Essential information

Conference venue

The venue of the LIBER 2023 annual conference (5-7 July) is the Central European University (CEU).

Address: 1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 15.

Registration, pre-conference workshops, and the main conference will take place here.

Floor Plans of the CEU Conference Venue




Leadership Seminar venue (2-4 July)

The Leadership Seminar will take place at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Address: 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 1.

Arriving at Budapest Airport

When arriving at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the easiest way to get to the city centre is by taxi. The official taxi company is called ‘Főtaxi’ and their booth is just outside the arrivals hall. Hosts and hostesses will help you to get a car.

An alternative option is to use the shuttle service Minibud.

Public transport is also an option. Bus 100E goes straight to the city centre (Deák tér), while Bus 200E goes to the nearest metro station (Kőbánya-Kispest), where you can take the metro to the city centre.

Planning your trip is easy with the official BudapestGO website and application.

Arriving by train

All major train stations (Keleti pályaudvar, Nyugati pályaudvar, Déli pályaudvar) are well connected to the city centre by public transport. We recommend using the BudapestGO website or app to plan your journey from train stations to the city centre.

Getting around in Budapest

If you choose to book accommodation with one of the Conference Hotels, with which we’ve negotiated a discount, you’re within easy walking distance of the venue.

At the conference registration at the venue, we will give you a complimentary 3-day unlimited public transport pass that you can use during your visit to Budapest.

Please note: you will need to cover your own transport before arriving at registration. The public transport pass is not valid on Bus 100E to the airport.

All conference venues (Central European University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – conference reception, Vigadó – conference dinner) are within walking distance.

Arriving by car and parking

Parking in the city centre is almost impossible, due to the limited number of parking spaces. In the city centre, the parking fee is HUF 600/hour between 8 AM and 10 PM.


The LIBER 2023 Conference staff are available to assist you at the Registration Desk during the following hours:

  • 5th July, Wednesday: 08:00–17:30
  • 6th July, Thursday: 08:00–17:30
  • 7th July, Friday: 08:00–12:30

Getting online

Each delegate will receive the Wi-Fi code at the Registration Desk.


Tea, coffee, and lunch breaks are included for all delegates. The conference reception on Thursday, 6 July is also included in the registration fee.

If you notified us of your dietary requirements during registration, your name tag will state that you have made a “Diet request”. You will find what you need in the coffee/lunch area.

If in doubt, please speak to one of our catering assistants.

Please note: we may not be able to fulfil all dietary requests, but our catering staff will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Pesti Vigadó, a historical building of Budapest that opened in 1865. This building was previously used for concerts and balls, with Ferenc Liszt giving concerts here as well. Nowadays, it is a prominent venue for concerts, gala dinners, exhibitions, and other cultural events.

Dress Code: Smart
Date: Wednesday, July 5th
Start time: 18:00
Location: Pesti Vigadó, 1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér 2

Please note: You must book and pay for the Conference Dinner in advance. The registration fee does not include the conference dinner. 

Conference Reception

Join us for an evening of Hungarian wines and cuisine at the Palace of the Academy. The Academy Club Restaurant has a unique past, this part of the building used to be the Library of the Academy. The building was opened in 1865 based on the plans of Friedrich August Stüler; the famous Berliner architect.

Dress code: Casual
Date: Thursday, July 6th
Start time: 18.00
Location: Palace of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi tér 9.

Please note: The Conference Reception is included in your fee, but you must have confirmed your attendance during registration.

Saturday excursion to Esztergom

Esztergom is a city in Northern Hungary, 46 km from Budapest. Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th century until the mid-13th century when King Béla IV. of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda. We shall visit the historical Cathedral Library of Esztergom and the Castle Museum during the one-day trip. On the way back to Budapest we stop at the Panorama Restaurant for lunch and where we can also enjoy the view over the Danube bend.

The coach leaves at 9 AM and arrives in Budapest at around 5 PM.

Date: Saturday, July 8th

Please note: The excursion is not included in the registration fee. You must book and pay in advance for this programme.

Obtaining a visa to attend the Conference

Visitors needing a visa to participate should contact the organisers by e-mail at Please note that the organisation adheres to European Union rules regarding visa applications.

52nd LIBER Annual Conference