Registration form for the international conference "Food Isn't Only On the Plate"
Please fill in this form for your attendance.
The Conference Info:
WHEN? 4 - 6 April (4 - 5 April - recommended dates to attend, on 6 April there is an optional program available)
WHERE? The city of Pilsen (Moving Station, The Plzensky Prazdroj conference hall, Creative Zone DEPO2015)
ANY FEES? The main program of the conference is free.
We fully cover lunches (on 4 and 5 April) and coffee breaks (during the whole conference).
However, there is a fee for the optional evening program (including culinary workshops, wine degustation etc. - see the "admission fee" note for such events below in the form).
MAIN CONFERENCE LANGUAGE: English. The main program will be interpreted (CZE <-> ENG).
The Conference is limited to 100 participants; therefore we suggest to do your registration as soon as possible.
This event is a program part of the 10th year of the Festival of Arab Culture in Pilsen and it is organised under the auspices of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Among our other conference partners are: the City of Pilsen, the Goethe-Institut in Prague, The Pilsner Urquell Brewery, DEPO2015 Creative Zone, Koreni od Antonina.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at kontakt(at)
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Please indicate why would you like to participate and which part of the conference you are particularly interested in and would like to attend. (Do not worry this is simply preliminary information, it can be changed later).
Also, the program is subject to change.
Why would you like to attend this event? Do you have any experiences in the field of food history, food culture etc.?
Day 1, April 4th
Main program: Morning program: Keynote speech by Dr. Sami Zubaida (SOAS London): The Idea of Arab Food, tracing historical trajectories in the formation of food cultures, and the regional diversity in modern times, including Arab diasporas.
Main program: ORIENT COFFEE - coffee show and Arabic sweets tasting
Main program: Afternoon program: Lecture by Mariam Bachich: What I learned about food (food as a cultural element)
Main program: Workshop by Cora Josting : Spices - the Scents of [Be]Longing
Optional program: ArabFILMfest: Couscous: The Seeds of Dignity (2017)
FULLY BOOKED_Optional program: Culinary workshop by Rania Talala (admission fee: CZK350/ CZK270)
Optional program: Middle-Eastern vegan dinner or Kurdish dinner (admission fee: CZK220)
Optional program: Food memories_ boiling project! (performance by Suraia Abud Coaik) - admission fee: voluntary donation
Day 2, April 5th
Main program: Morning program: Food in a global context
Optional program: Pilsen Urquell Brewery tour (no fee)
Main program: Milos Mendel's lecture on alcohol in the Middle Eastern context
Main program: Afternoon program: Food as a tool of help/ power
FULLY BOOKED_Optional program: Culinary workshop by Suraia Abud Coaik (admission fee: CZK350/ CZK270)
Optional program: Sommelier Tom Blahut: talk about Lebanese wines + degustation + Lebanese snacks (admission fee: CZK 250)
Optional program: ArabFILMfest: With myself I started (adminission fee: voluntary donation)
Day 3, April 6th
Optional program: Culinary walk in the city of Pilsen
Optional program: Evaluation of the culinary walks and Conference closing remarks
Optional program: ORIENTAL STREET FOOD MARKET (admission fee: voluntary donation for the entrance; then according to the prices of individual sellers)
Do you need our help with accommodation? Note: We are able to cover accommodation only to the panelists, but we can help you with booking and getting a discount in one of our partner hotels.
If your answer was "yes", please fill in the exact dates of your stay
I do not have any.
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CONSENT OF PARTICIPATION
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Terms of Registration:
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