23 November 2015
The Value of Language II postponed (update: until 16 March 2016)
Update: #TVOL has been rescheduled for 16 March 2016.
The second edition of The Value of Language, which was to be held on the KU Leuven campus in Brussels on 26 November 2015, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to take place in March 2016. The exact date will be confirmed in the next couple of days. All event tickets remain valid for the rescheduled event.
Brussels has been under the highest terror alert level for three days now, with people warned to avoid places where large groups gather (including events, markets, concerts, airports and train stations) and authorities warning of a “serious and imminent threat of several individuals with weapons and explosives to launch acts in several places at one”.
Today, many banks, government administration buildings and all schools are closed, including the university campus where the language conference and language market of The Value of Language are to be hold on Thursday. The campus has been closed for three days now and will remain closed until further notice.
Given the current extremely uncertain situation, it’s become practically impossible to continue normal preparations for the event. We have therefore no choice but to cancel the entire event. We will reschedule the event for March 2016 and confirm the exact date in the next couple of days. All event tickets remain valid for the rescheduled event.
Thank you for your understanding. Do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information.
On behalf of the organisers,