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Location: Florence, Auditorium al Duomo, Italy (

Dates: September 12-14, 2013.

Working languages: English.

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr. Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Romualdo Del Bianco® Foundation–Life Beyond Tourism®, Professor Emeritus of Ivanovo State University (Florence, Italy)
  • Prof. Janet DeCesaris (Barcelona Pompeo Fabra University, Spain)
  • Prof. Geoffrey Williams (Université de Bretagne-Sud, France)

Topics of the lectures to be announced in January 2013.

  • Sessions
    1. Cultural Tourism and Heritage Dictionaries
    2. Cultural Aspects of Learner Lexicography
    3. New Dictionaries Projects
  • International students’ workshop A Dictionary without Boundaries: Florence in the Works of World Famous People. Project of a Dictionary for Guides and Tourists. Moderators: Prof. Dr. Olga Karpova and General Secretary of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation®–Life Beyond Tourism® ( Mr. Simone Giometti
  • Round-table discussions
  • Poster sessions
  • Video bridge with Ivanovo State University
  • Book exhibition
Participation fee
Participants: 390 EURO to cover:

·         opening at Palazzo Medici Riccardi,

·         a conference kit for each participant,

·         welcome reception at Auditorium al Duomo,

·         3 coffee breaks,

·         discount cards for lunches,

·         2 days conference room at al Duomo,

·         entrance to the Palazzo Medici Riccardi museum,

·         support for accommodation through discounted hotels,

·         organizing secretariat before and during the conference (support with visa, registration, payment, etc.).


Early bird reduced fee (registration before May 30, 2013): 330 Euro.

Accompanying persons: 330 EURO.

Several options of accommodation will be provided by promo Florence Events in Circular 2.

Additional fee is required for:

·         closing dinner (60 EURO);

·         post conference tour: Laurenziana Library + Accademia della Crusca.


Publication of the Conference Proceedings will be provided at the expenses of Ivanovo State University (Russia).


The official site of the conference is under construction.


Presentation time:

  • plenary sessions – 30 min.
  • sessions – 15 min.
Important dates:
  • registration and presentation of abstracts: March 15, 2013 (Registration Form is available in Appendix 1);
  • notification of acceptance to the selected speakers: April 1, 2013;
  • early bird registration (reduced fee): May 30, 2013
  • presentation of final papers for publication: June 1, 2013;
  • program of the conference: June 30, 2013.

Executive Secretariat

  • Scientific secretariat       
    To get further information, please, contact the Conference manager Dr. Ekaterina Shilova.
    E-mail address:  

       Tel/fax: +7 (4932) 37 54 02.          
       Mailing address: Ivanovo State University, 39 Yermak St., Ivanovo 153025 Russia.

  • Logistic secretariat         
    Promo Florence Events(
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