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, Mánes Gallery and the Goethe-Institut. All participants are required to upload a photograph. If they do not do so, their photograph will be taken on the spot. Registration is now open. Discussions and other events held at different venues around Prague as well as the Festival of Democracy are open to the public without registration, except those marked in the program as “by special invitation only.” 

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.

The name badges and conference materials are distributed at Žofín Palace. Badge claim starts at 8.00 on Monday, October 17 and at 7.30 on Tuesday, October 18 and a valid identification document (identification card or passport) will be required. Participants are requested to wear their non-transferable name badges visibly at all times at the conference venues. 

Parking at the Žofín Palace is not provided to participants.

Mobile app

The Forum 2000 app will allow you to get the most out of the 20th Forum 2000 Conference titled The Courage to Take Responsibility. Download it here:

Conference Venues

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


Only participants visibly carrying their conference name badge will be allowed to enter Žofín Palace, Mánes Gallery and the 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.

Venue Premises Accessibility

Please kindly note that the Delegates and Guests Lounge is only accessible to participants wearing a Forum 2000 Foundation, Delegate or Guest badge.

Access for Visitors with Disabilities

The following conference venues are wheelchair accessible: Žofín Palace, Mánes Gallery, and the European House.

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.

Dress code

The recommended dress code for the conference is business or business casual.


Professional photographers and TV press must be accredited 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 Žofín Palace.