Central European Pragmatist Forum - Bratislava, Budapest, Praha, Warszawa, Wien (www.cepf.sk)

Board of Directors

Emil Visnovsky
co-chair, Slovakia
Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Comenius University
Šafárikovo nám. 6
818 01 Bratislava

John Ryder
co-chair, USA
Provost, American University of Malta, Triq Dom Mintoff Bormla, BML 1013, Malta jryder6682@gmail.com

James Campbell

Scott L. Pratt

Roberta Dreon

Krystyna Wilkoszewska

Leszek Koczanowicz

Alexander Kremer

Sami Pihlstrom

Lyubov Bugaeva

Radim Šíp
Czech Republic

Carlos Mougan

Jane Skinner
South Africa

Lubomir Dunaj





Central European Pragmatist Forum

Fifth International Conference
"Identity and Social Transformation"

The 5th Central European Pragmatist Forum,
Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic, May 25 - May 31, 2008

The conference venue:
Masaryk University Conference Center, Slapanice

Nádražní 58, 664 51 Šlapanice
tel. 00420-549 49 241
fax 00420-544 228 337
e-mail slapanice@skm.muni.cz, sip@fsps.muni.cz

The Conference Venue is located in the downtown of Brno City.

The detailed organizational information including the conference program shall be delivered to participants in time.


600 USD for Americans, West-Europeans, South-Africans and South-Koreans
300 USD for Central-East-Europeans

The extra fee for spouses and/or accompanying persons may be negotiated

Included in these fees are:

  • Accommodation during the conference from May 25 (earlier arrival is possible with extra cost) till May 31 (departure).
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Conference package
  • Excursion to Brno City and The Napoleon Battle of Austerlitz (1805)


Keynote Speaker: Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Purdue University, USA

The conference will allow all participants to present their papers within the schedule of 45 minutes including the discussion. Sufficient time for all asessions is selected, no parallel sessions are held. The language of the conference is English.


Please send your:

  • Confirmation of participation by October 31, 2007
  • Paper titles and short abstracts (of 50 words) by January 31, 2008
  • Full papers or paper theses for pre-circulation by April 30, 2008.
  • Full papers for publication in Rodopi Publishers Series by January 31, 2009.


Radim Sip
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Sports and Studies
Masaryk University
Údolni 53
602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
00420 541 146 250


Emil Visnovsky
Dept. Social & Biological Communication,
Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
tel 00421-7-54775683, fax 00421-7-54773442


1. To Brno by airplane via Prague
From Prague airport take a bus to Brno. You can buy tickets for special Prague-Brno link named "STUDENT AGENCY" (SA) directly at the airport. Here is the website of the SA timetable:
You can also take a bus from the station "Florenc" near the Prague City Centre, search again for "STUDENT AGENCY" (SA) buses or "Eurolines" buses.
Here is the website schedule for "Eurolines": http://www.bei.cz/jizdnirady/pdf/english/B100.pdf
The prices for both buses are 150-250 CZK (10-16 USD).

You can also take the "AIRPORTEXPRESS" (AE) shuttle to the train station "Nadrazi Holesovice". The best train connection to Brno is "Pendolino" express. The ticket prices are 600 CZK (35 USD) for the first class, and 400 CZK (23 USD) for the second class.
Here is a website for the timetable: http://www.scpendolino.cz/files/jr-AE-08.pdf

2. To Brno by airplane via Vienna
From Vienna airport there is also the "STUDENT AGENCY" (SA) bus. However, it is not possible to book a ticket in advance via the internet without unless you speak Czech. But you can try to buy a ticket directly on the bus from a driver. The timetable is available at: http://www.studentagency.cz/mainpage.php?switch=101537

From Vienna airport you can also take the centre city train CAT, departing every half-hour, and then take a train to Brno. It is "Pendolino" train departing from "Südbahnhof" Station. The timetable is available at: http://www.scpendolino.cz/en/kdy-kde-jede/jizdni-rad-SC-jih-2008/:/page.xhtml

When in Brno:

1. The SA or Euroline buses will take you to the bus station opposite the Grand Hotel which is very close (250 meters) from the main railway station "Hlavní nádraží". On the half way to the main railway station, just before the entrance to the subterraneous passage, there is the trolleybus stop of the link No. 31, which will take you to Slapanice, the site of the University Conference Centre.

2. Trains from Prague or Vienna stop at the main railway station "Hlavní nádraží". Pass the main entrance hall, turn to the right and cross the street. You will get to the trolleybus stop of the link No. 31, which will take you to Slapanice, the site of the University Conference Centre.

For the trolleybus No. 31 you will need tickets of 21 CZK, which you can buy in railway station building or in the machine just by the No. 31 stop. After getting on the bus, you will have to mark the ticket in the yellow ticket-machine.

In front of the main railway station building there is also a taxi rank. You can take a taxi to the University Conference Center in Šlapanice. It costs about 400-500 CZK (25-31 USD).

In case you will need to exchange money, after passing the main entrance hall of the railway station turn the left and cross the street. You will get to the "Masarykova ulice" (street) where there are many exchange places, open until 6 pm.

When in Šlapanice:

At the stop called "Kalvodova", follow the direction opposite to the trolleybus and you get to the first cross (it is very short - 5 meters). Turn to the left and walk until you see the restored building on the right side of the street (200 meters). This is The University Conference Center Šlapanice.
Here are some snapshots of the building: http://www.muni.cz/general/mu_quarters/addresses/25/gallery

Bon Voyage

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