Conference Venue:

November 19-21:
Hecht Museum Auditorium

Hecht Museum
University of Haifa

Please click here for a map of the University of Haifa


Perched on the slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking Israel's Mediterranean coast an hour from Tel Aviv, the port city of Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the major city in the north of the country.  Haifa is home to Jews, to Christians, and Muslims.  It is the world center of the Baha’i faith and a model of peaceful coexistence among its communities.  This cultural and linguistic diversity is replicated in the student body of The University of Haifa, numbering 17,000 students. 

​The university is located on a southern ridge of Mount Carmel, adjacent to a large national park, overlooking the bay and the beach. It is comprised of six faculties and five schools, and embraces the link between academic excellence and social responsibility as its credo. Campus attractions include the Hecht Museum, specializing in archeology and housing​ a wing devoted to a 2,400 year old boat discovered near the Sea of Galilee.  The campus is also home to the largest IBM research center outside the United States. 

Linguistics and language sciences are taught in several departments across faculties. The Humanities Faculty hosts the only Sign Language Research Lab in Israel.
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From Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa:
Israel Railways -
For Karmel Center, stop at Hof Hakarmel train station
For other locations, stop at Haifa Center-Hashmona train station

"Amal" ([ʃerut] sheroot) 'service' van, airport-to-hotel –
Depart from the sheroot service meeting post on Level G, next to Gates 01-03. There are signs directing to the meeting post

From Hof HaKarmel to Karmel Center
Bus line 132, 133, 3, 28, 31, 37, 37a or 136

From Haifa Center-Hashmona to the German Colony
Bus line 58, 1 or 2

From Haifa Center-Hashmona to the Hadar
Bus line 18

From Haifa Center-Hashmona to Downtown Haifa
You may take bus line 18 or 236

From Downtown Haifa to the University of Haifa
Line 236 and switch to lines 30/37/37a at Horev Center

From Hadar to the University of Haifa:
You may take line 37 or 37a

From the German Colony to the University of Haifa:
You make take line 24, 36, 37 or 37a

From Hof HaKarmel to the University of Haifa
You may take bus line 146

Moovit can help you plan your trip

Please note: If you take a taxi, it may cost up to 80 NIS per direction