ICCJ 2011 Conference Cracow: General Information and Registration

The 2011 annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) will be held in Cracow, Poland, July 3-6. The ICCJ is honoured to co-host the conference with the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Cracow.

The conference is part of an ongoing ICCJ project dealing with interreligious dialogue in Central and Eastern Europe. The countries of this region, emerging from communist rule, are in a process of integration into a free and democratic Europe.

The theme chosen for the conference is “Religions and Ideologies, Polish perspectives and beyond”. In the 20th century Poland experienced occupation and dictatorship, first by the Nazis and then by the Soviet communists. We recognize the courage and resistance shown by both religious and non-religious Poles. We also recognize the revival of Jewish life and culture in Poland, largely due to the efforts by non-Jews. That is why Poland was chosen as the venue for an exploration of our theme, with Cracow being an ideal location, both because of its historical associations for Christians and Jews and for its central role in Polish history.


Please register for the 2011 ICCJ conference on our homepage www.iccj.org. Fill in the registration form and indicate your way of payment. Please note: Outside the Euro zone payment only by credit card.

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Day visitors

On Monday morning July 4 and Wednesday morning July 6 day visitors are welcome to take part in the conference sessions. Please note the following:


Plenary sessions: Showing their student identification card students may take part for free in the plenary sessions on Monday and Wednesday morning 9 am

Workshops:  As workshop rooms have limited space, students who want to attend workshops sessions, should let the ICCJ know as soon as possible by separate email in which workshop they want to take part: info@iccj.org


Please register fully at www.iccj.org, follow the payment procedure (bank transfer or credit card), ignore the amount of € 250 conference fee. The day visitor fee is € 10 or PLN 40. After ICCJ has received your day visitor fee, you are welcome to attend both the plenary sessions and the workshops on Monday July 4 and Wednesday July 6. Like all participants you will be asked to sign up for workshops in due time.


The welcome for the conference will start on Sunday July 3, 4 pm, at the Qubus Hotel, Nadwislanska 6, Cracow. There will be no seated dinner this evening as there will be two receptions, one preceding the first conference session at the Qubus Hotel and a second following the  official opening of the conference at Cracow Town Hall.

The 2011 ICCJ conference will be co-hosted by the Faculty for International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. The plenary sessions on Monday July 4 and Wednesday July 6 will be held at the Collegium Novum, the University’s Aula. The workshops following these sessions will be held in the surrounding University buildings. Both panels on Wednesday afternoon July 6 and the following concluding sessions will also take place in or around the Collegium Novum.

On Monday afternoon there will be outings in Cracow. Details to be advised in due course. On Tuesday July 5 all participants will be in Oswiecim/Auschwitz.  The morning program will be held at the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer. The afternoon will be spent on workshops in and around Oswiecim/Auschwitz.
After having registered, participants will be regularly updated on the conference program by e-mail.

For more details about the current status of the program please see:
Tentative Program

Young Leadership Council

The ICCJ Young Leadership Council will have its own meetings the days preceding the ICCJ conference. As from Sunday July 3 there will be an overlap with the ICCJ conference program. ICCJ and YLC conference participants are welcome to take part in the respective Monday and Wednesday workshops. See the conference program for detailed information.


All transfers will be by bus. Busses leave on Sunday evening, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning from the Qubus Hotel.

Hotel reservation

The conference hotel in Cracow is the Qubus Hotel. You are requested to make your reservations directly with the Qubus Hotel. On a first come first serve base 80 rooms (60 single and 20 double) will be blocked for ICCJ conference participants. Settle your bill when checking out from the hotel.

Deadline for reservations at the Qubus Hotel: May 31, 2011.
After that date no guarantee can be given for rooms. Please use the attached Qubus reservation form.

Single room incl. breakfast and taxes:     80,00 € p. night
Double room incl. breakfast and taxes:   90,00 € p. night

Qubus Hotel
Nadwislanska 6
30-527 Kraków, Poland
Tel.: (+48 12) 374 51 00
Fax: (+48 12) 374 5 200
E-mail: krakow(at)qubushotel.com

Hotel reservation form:
Reservation form

Conference fee

The conference fee is € 250. Registration is valid only and receipts can be sent only after the conference fee has been received an processed. Deadline for conference registration: June 1, 2011.
The conference fee includes payment for:
- two Sunday evening receptions,
- lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- dinner on Wednesday
- all transfers & outings during conference program
- conference plenary sessions, workshops and panels

The conference fee can be paid

--- If you live in a country in the Euro zone:    

Preferably through credit card while registering on line.  Or by bank transfer to:     
Sparkasse Starkenburg Heppenheim, Federal Republic of Germany
IBAN:  DE  20509514690000121350

--- From non-Euro countries payment only through credit card while registering on line


In case of cancellation reimbursement of the conference fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellation until March 31:   80 %
  • April 30:   70 %
  • May 31:    50 %
  • Cancellation on or after June 1:   no reimbursement

Travel to Cracow

Most participants will arrive by air. The Cracow John Paul II Airport in Balice is 15 kilometers from Cracow city centre. Busses to Cracow city centre are available. The most convenient way to reach the Qubus Hotel is by taxi, however. A single fare, depending on traffic etc., will be approx. 80-100 PLN.

Cracow is within reach by train from several Central European cities. A taxi
from Cracow main train station to the Qubus Hotel is recommended.


1 PLN = approx. 0,22 £ = approx. 0, 26 € = approx. 0,33 $

Further information

For further information, please contact the ICCJ office at the Martin Buber house:

Werlestrasse 2
64646 Heppenheim

Looking forward to seeing you in Cracow!

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