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The venue for the 16th International Pragmatics Association is The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The conference opening on Sunday 9 June 2019, as well as all plenaries on 9, 12, and 14 June will take place in the Jockey Club Auditorium (Wing S-T). On Sunday the adjacent Q-T wing podium will be the location of the registration desk, tea/coffee will be served at the T-U podium, and the welcome reception offered by John Benjamins Publishing Company will take place at the Chan Sui Kau & Chan Lam Moon Chun Square (MN core), where the Hong Kong Tourist Board will also offer some local entertainment.

Monday to Friday, registration, book exhibit and poster boards will be found at the F-J wing podium. Parallel sessions are centered around Wings A-G, B-C, C-D, N, P-Q, Q-R, and TU. Coffee/tea breaks will be served in two locations: the C-F and P-Q wing podiums. Lunches will always be served at the C-F wing podium.


For the POSTERS, poster boards will be available of size A0. The display structure will be 1m wide and 2.5m high. 

It is best to bring posters along when you arrive in Hong Kong. If that is not possible, there is a limited-capacity printing shop near campus which can offer next-day A0 size poster printing at around HKD 120. Service cannot be ordered by email, and the shop is closed on Sunday. When ordered and paid in cash before 18:30 the print is available at 14:00 the next day.

Rainbow Printing Company, Basement shop L53, Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong. Tel. 2153 1616, Fax. 2153 1676, Email:, Website :

Office hours: Monday to Saturday (14:00-19:00)


Audio equipmentWired microphone

Video equipment:

  1. Overhead digital projector (resolution: 1024 x 768)
  2. Digital document overhead projector
  3. Projection screen
  4. VGA input for laptop (no HDMI)
  5. 3.5mm audio input plug for laptop


  1. Microsoft Windows 10 English edition
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint English edition
  3. Microsoft Word English edition
  4. Microsoft Excel English edition

Note on SKYPE:

In exceptional cases, when a panel paper presenter cannot be present physically, presentations can be made via Skype. However: panel organizers should then use their own laptop with Skype pre-installed.


  1. Whiteboard (Please bring along your whiteboard markers)
  2.  Free wireless access on the whole campus: ‘Wi-Fi.HK via PolyU’ service


For reasons of sustainability, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University no longer sells or offers bottled water on campus. Conference participants are urged to carry their own drinking vessels for refilling with drinking water from the dispensers on campus. 

The 16th International Pragmatics Conference was planned in June to avoid the tropical cyclones and rainstorms that may hit Hong Kong in July and August. Still the possibility of bad weather can never be excluded. For arrangements during really bad weather, in case it happens, consult the PolyU website at