Università degli Studi Roma Tre was founded in 1992. Their buildings and departments were built to pursue urban renewal of abandoned industrial areas of the city. The conference venue will be the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, which was formerly an Alfa Romeo’s factory. The plant was built in the 1930s and was mainly devoted to producing trucks and aircraft engines for the Italian Army. After World War II, the factory was reconverted for the production of racing cars and heavy-duty engines and for the assisted sale of cars. The old showroom is now the lecture hall of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, with 500 seats. A permanent photographic exhibition pays tribute to those who made glorious the Alfa Romeo brand.