In September 2016, Florin Nechita, Lecturer for Marketing, Advertising and Branding at the Transilvania University of Brașov, invited
Dracula expert Hans Corneel de Roos to have the next World Dracula Congress hosted at his university. This series of symposia had been staged by the Transylvanian
Society of Dracula since 1995; Hans was the initiator of the Fourth World Dracula Congress held at Trinity College Dublin in October 2016. During the Dublin event, Hans
discussed this idea with his co-organisator Magdalena Grabias (Film Studies specialist) from Poland and with the particpants, proposing a new international
Dracula conference series supported by the foremost scholars in the field, independent of their affiliation. The response was enthusiastic and an initiative group
was formed to support this cross-platform conference series, to be held every second year in Brașov, in the centre of Romania.
By now, our conference proposal had received the support of the Faculty of Letters, the Department of Tourism Studies and the Departments of Ethnology, Folklore and Music and the rooms have officially been booked already.
Date of the first Conference: 17-19 October 2018, parallel to the Dracula Film Festival in Brașov.