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Registration and accommodation:
Registration for this conference has now closed. As CL2019 is a cashless conference, it will not be possible to pay on the day of the event, so if you have not already registered, it will no longer be possible to attend.
CL2019 will be held in the Main Building at Cardiff University, which is located centrally within the City of Cardiff. Delegates had the option of booking basic Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Colum Hall and Senghennydd Hall. – this has now closed. If you still need to reserve accommodation, please do so via online hotel booking sites or through Visit Cardiff. Accommodation was not included within the workshop/conference registration fees.
We have planned a range of exciting activities and entertainment for the CL2019 conference, including a conference dinner at the Principality Stadium (the home of Welsh rugby); music from the amazing local duo Little Rock; a post-dinner DJ; opt-in walking or bus tour of the beautiful city of Cardiff; wine and cheese receptions (one of which is kindly sponsored by John Benjamins Publishing Company) and other networking opportunities. Full details of these are included below:
Monday 22nd July
An evening plenary by Professor Svenja Adolphs follows the first day’s workshops. Delegates are then invited to join us in the conference marquee for a wine, cheese and nibbles – accompanied by the close-harmony duo Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This event, which is kindly supported by Cambridge University Press, will run from 6-9pm and all are welcome (i.e. this event is free).
Tuesday 23rd July
On Tuesday, there will be two options for getting out and about and taking in some of Cardiff’s cultural and gastronomical highlights. These activities were booked during the registration process and only registrants for these events will be able to attend (please refer to your name tag for details of your selections).
1. Private bus tour (begins at 6pm – participants to meet outside of the National Museum of Wales)
New to Cardiff, or just curious to learn more? Navigatours have been commissioned to take conference delegates on an exclusive guided tour of the city and its landmarks on their open-top bus. On this 1-hour round trip, you will be able to take in the capital’s highlights such as Cardiff Castle, Principality Stadium and the National Museum of Wales (Image courtesy of Visit Wales).
NOTE: Guests wishing to alight at the Bay will need to arrange their own transport back to the city. Trains run from Cardiff Bay to Cardiff Queen Street train station roughly every 10 minutes. Cardiff Bus lines 6 and 8 run from outside the Wales Millennium Centre, taking you directly to the university campus at Cathays Park.
Those looking for a bite to eat are free to alight at Cardiff Bay (next to the Wales Millennium Centre). Here, you can explore one of Britain’s most ambitious regeneration projects. Once the heart of the Welsh coal exporting industry, at its peak the Cardiff docklands exported up to 9 million tonnes of coal internationally. It was also here, at the Coal Exchange, that the world’s first £1 million cheque was signed. Cardiff Bay is now home to the Welsh government, BBC Wales studios, not to mention the setting for Dr. Who and Torchwood scenes. It is also host to a wide range of bars and eateries to suit all budgets and tastes. If you feel like a stroll, why not take in the sights across the English Channel from the Cardiff Bay Barrage, or head to see the swans at the wetlands reserve? For more information on things to see, places to eat and seasonal events in the Bay, please head to: https://www.cardiffbay.co.uk/.
2. Private walking tour of the city centre (begins at 6pm – participants to meet outside Cardiff University Student’s Union)
“Cardiff is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe; a young, vibrant, modern capital with a strong Welsh identity.” – Fogo’s Tours
For those wishing to stay closer to the city centre, local tour guide and history enthusiast Eugene of Fogo’s Tours has prepared a private walking tour especially for our delegates. Join us to learn more about Cardiff’s fascinating 2,000-year history, covering topics from the industrial revolution to Dr Who! (Image courtesy of Cardiff Castle)
Wednesday 24th July
Join us for a cheese and wine reception in the conference marquee. This event is free to attend and kindly sponsored by John Benjamins Publishing Company and will be accompanied by music from local Welsh choir Côrdydd at 6.30pm. To find out more information about Côrdydd (how they were formed, where they have performed etc.), click here. The choir will be followed by music from another local band, S.O.S. Band Penarth from 7.15pm. For more information on S.O.S. Band Penarth, see here. The reception will run until 9pm.
Thursday 25th July
Thursday is the main event in the CL2019 entertainment calendar, the CL2019 conference dinner at The Principality Stadium (with optional 30-minute stadium tour). The conference dinner and optional tour were booked during the registration process and only registrants for these events will be able to attend (please refer to your name tag for details of your selections).
See out the week in style at the Corpus Linguistics Conference dinner! Join us for some fine dining and fabulous dancing, accompanied, first, by the amazing local duo Little Rock, and followed by some of the latest and greatest hits from the in-house DJ.
The running order for this event is as follows:
- 7pm: gates open – please use gate 3 to enter the Stadium. Drinks will be provided on arrival.
- 7pm – 7.30pm: stadium tours (if you have booked to attend), other delegates are welcome to sit back, relax and socialise in the suite during the tour.
- 7.30pm – 8.00pm: musical interlude from Little Rock
- 8.00pm – 9.30pm: 3 course meal
- 9.30pm – 10.30pm: main performance from Little Rock
- 10.30pm – 1am: DJ, dancing and socialising
There is a bar at the venue – last orders are at 12.30 and the venue closes at 1am.