The conference will be held both in-person and online.
On-the-spot venue: main building of Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is the 3rd floor; Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1
The closest public transport stops (bus, tram, metro) encircle the building. All are called “Staroměstská“.

We organize the conference as a hybrid event, i. e., speakers, audience, and chairs can be present either online or in person. We expect that these forms of participation will be mixed during each presentation and section. The website will serve as an entrance for online participants. The site is password protected during the conference. All registered participants will receive the password in advance. For security reasons, we ask the participants not to shareware the password.
Please use your real name when entering the MST rooms – this will help the chairs to moderate the discussion and will help us to protect the conference from zoom-bombing.

The program will be organized into five lecture rooms. Each room and day will have its link to MS Teams room for online participants. I. e. if you want to follow the program in room 300 on the first day of the conference, you will click on the particular link. For the second day in the room 300 there is a new link in the online program. We ask all participants who will present their papers in a particular section to connect at least five minutes before their section will start. It will help the chairing person to organize the section better. We ask the in-person participants to bring their presentations on a flash disk and copy them on the PC in the given lecture room before their section starts. Online speakers can play their pre-recorded presentations or present their papers live.

Lecture rooms will be equipped with a PC (and web camera) for the presenters and a notebook for the chair or the assistant. For technical reasons, we ask all in person participants not to connect to the MST room via their own device and if they do so, to make sure they turn off both their microphone as well as the loudspeaker.

All our assistants are instructed to be present in the meeting 10 minutes before the start of the session, so that they check the technical equipment, upload all presentations that will be delivered from Prague, check together with the chair if all on-line presenters are present + make the arrangements for the discussion.

The discussion should follow this structure (please note there is a slight change in the organisation of the discussion, due to technical reasons): All lecture rooms are be equipped with a PC (and web camera) for the presenters and a notebook for the chair and/or the assistant. The in-person participants will present their questions during the discussion using the PC (and web camera) in the room, or a shared microphone.  

The first question will be reserved for the on-line participants, the next for the in-person participants (so that they have time to come to the shared PC in the room). If there is time enough, the on-line and in-person audiences will take turn in posing their further questions. In each classroom, our assistants will help the chair to mediate the communication between online and in-person participants during discussions (in case the chair will be present only online).

Please try to be strict with the time of the presentations (20 minutes) and the discussions (10 minutes) - we keep the timing in the responsibility of the presenters and the chairs.


Internet access is provided at the Faculty premises via the Eduroam.

We will provide the in-person participants without Eduroam access with visitors' internet access.


Václav Havel airport (Letiště Václava Havla) is located within 40 minutes distance by public transport from the conference venue. The best way to get to the venue is to take bus line 119 from “Letiště Václava Havla“ to “Nádraží Veleslavín“ (17 minutes) and then to change to metro line A from Nádraží Veleslavín“ to “Staroměstská“. For searching through Prague Public Transport timetables, use

The leading taxi company in Prague is AAA taxi The prices for Taxi transport are regulated in Prague. The actual highest prices as stated on the Czech version of the Prague municipality website are: Boarding (Base Fare): 60 CZK; Driving: 36 CZK per kilometer; Waiting Time: 7 CZK per minute. For additional info about Taxi, please visit However, note that prices are not updated on the English version of the web; prices mentioned here are copied from the Czech version of the same web.


2021 GLS Conference, Prague
Pre-booked affordable accommodation at the facility of Charles University.

Krystal Hotel
Please reserve individually, when doing your reservation mention either the name Zdeněk Uherek, or GLS conference.

Price list:
Single room             900,- Kč per night (approximately 42 USD or 36 EUR)
Double                      1200,- Kč per night (approximately 55 USD or 48 EUR)
Three-beded room 1400,- Kč per night (approximately 64 USD or 56 EUR)

The prices include breakfast and VAT.

Public transport:
While the hotel is located a bit outside the city center, it has a direct public transport connection to Prague airport (bus no. 119) as well as to the venue of the conference (metro line A; it would take you about 25 minutes to get to the conference venue from the hotel).

Krystal Hotel
José Martího 407/2, 162 00 Praha 6-Veleslavín

metro (A = green line), tram and bus station „Nádraží Veleslavín“

Venue of the GLS konference
Faculty of Arts, Charles University, náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1

metro (A = green line) and tram station „Staroměstská“

For more information, contact:
Zdeněk Uherek: or


For lunches, please use the restarants in the vicinity of the conference venue.
There is a plenty of them, here’s a few recommended ones:


The official currency in the Czech Republic is CZK (Czech crow / koruna česká). Recognised credit/debit cards are accepted in all restaurants, shops, hotels and cash machines. For the official exchange rate of CZK towards major currencies, see here (


For enquiries in relation to the conference, please contact Pavel Kubaník or Helena Sadílková, conference coordinators, at

 In case of emergency - 00420 604 630 290 (Helena Sadílková), 00420 608 566 267 (Pavel Kubaník)
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