ICOM Kyoto 2019

25ème Conférence Générale de l’ICOM

1-7 Septembre, 2019


Language Support

There will be simultaneous translation - where translators are working on-site to translate at the same time as the speaker talks as you wear a headphone. It will be in 4 languages -English, French, Spanish and Japanese - at the most of the sessions.

The language support provided each of the International Committees will be decided by them, so please check individual Committee websites for details. See the program schedule for information on interpretation at each session. Click here for details.

Sound Support System

Throughout the Conference we’ll be using a fantastic sound support system called Omotenashi Guide. It’s a smartphone app that delivers subtitles in directly to your phone. It’s available in lots of different languages – and as bonus is that you can even use it to help you understand Japanese announcements in Supported Spots around the country. Please download and try out the app ahead of time. Click here for all the info.


ICC Kyoto is a barrier-free facility, including the following features:
- Elevators and ramps for those using wheelchairs
- Universal lavatories for those using wheelchairs and equipped to aid ostomates

Prayer Room

There will be two prayer rooms (male and female) available at our main venue, the Kyoto International Conference Center. You’ll be able to find all the details in the Conference Program on the day.

Dietary Information

Although vegetarianism isn’t quite as common in Japan as some other parts of the world, you’ll find that plenty of Japanese food is deliciously vegetarian. We have ensured that we will have a vegetarian menu available for all the conference lunches. At our social events, all the ingredients of each dish will be specified allowing you to make a decision about what is right for you.

On-site Childcare

ICOM Kyoto 2019 will provide support for parents who want to participate in the program of the conference while bringing along their kids on their trip to Kyoto, Japan. Lavatories at the ICC Kyoto are equipped with baby-friendly changing tables. A special nursery service will be offered to registered participants who wish to entrust their children to day care professionals on-site at the venue. Please read carefully the Terms of Service before registration.

Service Hours: 2, 3, 4, 7 September 8:30-18:30

Ages: 3 months to 6 years old

Location: Kyoto International Conference Center
*The exact location will be provided only to the applicants to ensure the security.

Registration Fee: Free of charge

ALPHA Corporation Inc.
Member of the All Japan Childcare Services Association (ACSA)


Sign up for childcare via e-mail and be sure to state the information below. ALPHA Corporation Inc. will contact attendees by email to confirm childcare registration with an application form attached. Please fill out the form and bring it on the actual day of your use.

 E-mail : yoyaku@alpha-co.com
 Subject: Registration for Childcare at ICOM Kyoto 2019
  1) Parent/Guardian Name, Occupation, Contact Number (Mobile Phone)
  2) Which days you will need childcare
  3) Number of child(ren), name, age, and gender
  4) Special instructions (Allergy / Health Condition)

Registration Deadline: 5pm (Japanese Time), 31 July 2019
As childcare spaces are limited, registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.

ALPHA Corporation Inc. joins the insurance in the case that something should happen to them of any accidents/injury. However, it is beyond the coverage if the accidents are not due to negligence of the sitter or in the case of force majeure. The Organizing Committee and the Secretariat of ICOM Kyoto 2019 do not take any responsibility.