Democracy: In Need of a Critical Update?

22nd Forum 2000 Conference

Practical information

Arriving at the Event

The conference is open to the public; however, registration is required to participate as an observer of the discussions held at Žofín Palace and Goethe-Institute. All participants are required to upload a photo to make the registration complete. If they do not do so, their picture will be taken at the venue. Registration opens on Wednesday, August 1. Discussions and other events held within the Festival of Democracy are open to the public without registration.

Due to the large number of participants and the limited capacity of the conference halls, a timely arrival is highly recommended. If full capacity is reached, participants may be denied entrance.

Parking at the Žofín Palace is not provided.


Only participants visibly carrying their conference name badge will be allowed to enter the Žofín Palace and Goethe-Institute.

For safety and security reasons, large backpacks and packages are not allowed at the conference. Visitors may leave small bags and accessories in the cloakroom.

Visitor regulations

Conference Venues

The main conference program will be held at the Žofín Palace and Goethe-Institute.
Other panels and the Festival of Democracy´s events will take place at the European House and several other venues in Prague.

Access for Visitors with Disabilities

The following conference venues are wheelchair accessible: Žofín Palace and Prague Crossroads.
Prague Crossroads and the Goethe-Institut are wheelchair accessible only with prior arrangements.


The working language of the conference is English. Some events will be translated or held in other languages. Please see the program for details.


Professional photographers and TV press must be accredited to be permitted to take photographs and video recordings during the conference. Non-professional photography is only permitted with automatic still-picture cameras or mobile phones and without the use of an external flash. Further information about press accreditation, are available here.


An open wireless internet connection will be available in the Forum Hall at the Žofín Palace.
We invite you to share with us your impressions from the conference and your opinions on: