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Practical information

Everything you need to know for your stay and your participation in the conference "The natural way forward"

How much does my participation cost?

The price of a ticket for the conference is 390 euros. Since the programme is set up as a whole, it is therefore not possible to buy single day tickets. Would you like to participate but can’t manage financially? Contact us via so we can discuss together ways to support your participation.

Included in this price:

  • Lunch, drinks and coffee breaks during the three conference days
  • Participation in the lectures, workshops and excursions
  • Transportation to the excursion sites on 24 April
  • Network reception on 22 April

Additionally, on Tuesday evening, you can attend an on-site networking dinner. This dinner is not included in the price and costs 100 euros on top of your registration fee.

How and where can I stay?

Each participant organizes and pays for his or her own stay. 

At following hotels in Hasselt you can book a room at reduced rates:

B&B Hotel, Hasselt

You book your room on the website of the hotel. You enter the discount code GREEN24 and you receive automatically a discount on the prices offered.

Radisson Blu Hotel or Park Inn by Radisson, Hasselt

Book your room at reduced rates on the website of the hotel. 

Important note: book your room as soon as possible. The later you book, the more you pay for your room.

What is the best way to travel to and in Belgium?

Belgium is easily accessible by car or train from most European countries. On the website you will find all information about international train traffic to and from Belgium.

If you have no other option than to travel by plane, you can use the airports of Liège, Maastricht, Zaventem, Eindhoven or Charleroi. In the case of unavoidable emissions, we would like to ask you to contribute to climate projects. There are many possibilities to do so. Thanks to BLES, one of our conference partners, and Greentripper you can calculate the carbon footprint of your travel and contribute directly towards an Agroforestry project in Peru and BLES or Wind India and BLES. With this contribution you are helping BLES creating green, climate-adaptive schoolyards in Flemish schools. More info: Greentripper

Once you are in Belgium, you can take a bus or a train.

How do I get to the Provinciehuis in Hasselt?

The Provinciehuis is located in Hasselt at 1, Universiteitslaan and is easily accessible by public transport. Coming from the city centre in Hasselt, you will find a bus stop just in front of the building where buses regularly stop.

If you stay in one of the suggested hotels in Hasselt, you can walk to the Provinciehuis. It’s a 2.2 km walk. Or you can take a bus at Kolonel Dusartplein, lines 20a, 20b or 45. Get off after about 6 minutes at stop Provinciehuis.

Are you coming by car? Then you can park in the large parking lot around the building. This can be done via the Bosstraat.

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How do I stay up-to-date before, during and after the conference?

The program and registrations are not ready yet. Would you like to stay informed? Sign up and we'll inform you when there's news about the conference.

Do you share your insights during or after the conference via social media? Then use #thenaturalwayforward in all your messages.

We will record the main lectures. As a participant, you will be able to watch the videos again afterwards.

What else is there to do in the area?

If you are travelling from abroad to Hasselt for the conference, it might be nice to also explore the city, the province and by extend, Belgium before or after the conference. Tourist information can be found here: