Practical information

Arriving at the Event

The participation to the Forum 2000 Conference is upon invitation, although limited number of spots is reserved for the public. The registration is required to participate as an observer of the discussions held at Žofín Palace and Goethe-Institut. However completing the registration form does not guarantee you the access to the conference, and each application must be confirmed by organizers. Once your registration is confirmed we expect your participation during the whole duration of the conference.

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-Institut.

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.

Conference Venues

  • Prague Crossroads, Zlatá (entrance from Liliová), Prague 1
  • Žofín Palace, Slovanský ostrov 226, Prague 1
  • Goethe-Institut, Masarykovo nábř. 224/32, Prague 1
  • Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 1
  • Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 1/2, Prague 1

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

Access for Visitors with Disabilities

The following conference venues are wheelchair accessible: Žofín Palace.
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: