How to participate

How to participate


You can register as a participant and come to Bratislava for the whole Gathering or for a part of it and simply enjoy the speeches, the informal talks in between the talks, common lunches and dinners and a rich social program.

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Participant can contribute to the program and share their language learning know-how and best practices with other polyglots. We welcome speech proposals and workshop ideas related (but not exclusively) to the following topics:

The call for paper is closed, thank you to everyone who proposed a talk or a workshop!


The Polyglot Gathering is an event for polyglots, run by polyglots, and it is the result of many hours of work of a lot of people. We welcome help from any volunteers who can help us, whether it’s before, during or after the gathering, be it for just a few hours or every day. It is not required that you speak Slovak or live in Slovakia. If you would like to help us and get a discount from the registration fee in exchange, please register as a participant and write in the Note how you would like to help. We’ll contact you by email afterwards. 🙂 Thank you!

Registration fees

All participants must be registered. It is advised to register in advance. People who are not registered will not have access to the session halls and exhibition area.

Participant feesThe whole eventPer day
REGULAR until 31 March 2019120 €40 €
LATE after 1 April 2019 to 21 May 2019140 €45 €
ON SITE from 22 May 2019160 €50 €

Early bird offer: the Polyglot Gathering 2019 T-shirt is free for the first 100 registered participants!

Student discount

Students get a 50% discount provided they are less than 26 years of age at the beginning of the Gathering and produce a valid student ID card when registering.

Participants under 18 get a 75% discount.

Cancellation charges

The appropriate refunds will be made after the event with the following conditions:

Name change

If you are prevented from attending, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place. Name changes should be notified in writing to email ( A handling fee of 20 € will be charged for each name change. No name change will be possible after 22 May 2019.

Updating your registration

It is normally not possible to change the registration details you submitted when registering. However, if you really need to change something, please send us an e-mail at with the change request.

Participant fees include:


There is a possibility of having lunches at the Gathering venue together with other participants. When registering for the Gathering, you can choose whether you would like to order them or not. You can of course use the lunch breaks to go out and eat at places of your choice. However, please bear in mind that there are not many restaurants close to the university, and you will most probably need to use public transportation to get to them.

Also, the common meals are a great possibility to hang out with fellow polyglots outside of the lectures and get to know new people. The canteen is a very cozy place to get together and use the Gathering to its fullest potential.

There are meaty, vegetarian and vegan options.

Payment information


Upon receipt of the correct participant fee (clear of all bank charges), each participant will receive a confirmation of registration.

Bank transfer

BeneficiaryE@I (if your bank doesn’t accept the @ symbol, you can write “EAI”)
Beneficiary addressVíťazná 840/67A
SK-958 04 Partizánske
Bank addressFebruárová 152/1
SK-958 01 Partizánske
Account number:

Note: When sending money, please write “PG2019” and your name and surname in the field “Message for recipient”, e.g. “PG2019 John Smith”.

Note: If you use a foreign bank account to transfer money to the account in Slovakia, please arrange your transfer so that you, the sender, will pay the transfer cost (otherwise, you will need to pay us the transfer cost at the event, since it will have been deducted from the money that we received). If your bank account is not in euros, consider using TransferWise to avoid high transfer cost.


It is also possible to pay through PayPal to the address Do not forget to write “PG2019” and your name and surname (see above).

Check out with PayPal

Note: when you send money through PayPal for a good or a service, PayPal usually takes a commission. Please arrange your transfer so that you, the sender, will pay the commission (otherwise, you will need to pay us the commission at the event, since it will have been deducted from the money that we received).