General Information

MEETING ROOMS

Main Conference Hall (Level -2): Banqueting Hall
Parallel Conference Halls (Level -1): MC2, MC3, MC3.2, MC3.3
Exhibition Area (Level -2): Banqueting Foyer
Poster Area (Level -2): Foyer of Level -2

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT AND IBBY INFORMATION

The Congress Secretariat and IBBY information desk is located at level -2 of the MAICC.

OPERATION HOURS – CONGRESS SECRETARIAT

Wednesday, August 29 2018           17:00 – 20:00
Thursday, August 30 2018               07:30 – 18:00
Friday, August 31 2018                    08:30 – 18:00
Saturday, September 1 2018           08:30 – 17:00

OPERATION HOURS – EXHIBITION

The exhibition is located at Banqueting Foyer, and will be operating according to the following schedule:

Thursday, August 30 2018              09:00 – 17:00
Friday, August 31 2018                    09:00 – 18:00
Saturday, September 01 2018        09:00 – 17:00

CONGRESS MATERIAL

Badges and Congress material will be provided to all registered participants by the Congress Secretariat. The badges are absolutely necessary for the admission and access to the congress halls.

BADGES

Name badges that will be provided to all participants serve as an admission pass to all scientific sessions and exhibition area.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered participants by the Congress Secretariat upon completing the relevant evaluation questionnaire.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the Congress is English. Interpretation will be provided in selected sessions, as indicated in the programme. 

INTERNET AVAILABILITY

Wireless Internet access will be provided free of charge in public areas of MAICC.
Wi-Fi is available only for checking emails and updating social media.

PROGRAMME CHANGES

The Organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external unforeseen circumstances.

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is not allowed at the venue; the meeting is a non-smoking event!

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Organizers accept no liability for any personal injury, loss or damage of property or additional expenses incurred to conference participants either during the conference or as result of delays, strikes or any other circumstances. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

TIME ZONE

UTC/GMT+2 hours

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

CLIMATE & WEATHER

The average temperature this month is 30-35°C (86-95°F), while the average low is just 22°C (72°F). The weather in August stays relatively the same throughout. The beginning, middle, and end of August are all warm with lots of sun. 

Important Dates

30.08.2017  - Abstract submission opens

05.09.2017  - Registration opens

31.10.2017 / Extended until 20 November 2017  - Abstract submission deadline

20.12.2017/ New deadline 29.12.2017  - Notification of acceptance

31.03.2018  - Early bird deadline

01.10.2018  - Deadline for submission of the full paper - Oral Presentations only

30.06.2018// // Extended to 20 July 2018  - Digital files submission