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General info

Language

The official language of the meeting is English: no simultaneous translation available.

Visa requirements

Visitors from non-EU countries must possess a passport valid for at least three months ahead. Participants requiring a VISA should apply immediately to the Consular Office or Embassy of the Italian Republic in their Country in order to avoid inconvenience. Please note that VISA application procedure can take up to four months. Check the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for further information.

Letter of invitation

Individuals needing an official letter of invitation in order to attend the Congress may write to the Scientific Secretariat at essxxrc2014@dei.unipd.it. This invitation is intended to help potential delegates to obtain a VISA and will not imply any commitment on the part of the Scientific/Organizing Committees to provide any financial support.

Badges

Badges must always be visibly worn during the scientific session, coffee breaks and lunches at the Conference site but also during social program and extra activities.

Coffee breaks and launches

Coffee breaks and lunches will be served free of charges at the Conference to fully registered participants wearing their badges.
Accompanying Persons have no access to scientific session nor to coffee breaks and lunches.
Please note that vegetarian dishes will be on daily menu; for other special needs, we will try to serve a good variety of food so that it will be easier for you to get some alternatives in case of special diet restriction.

Internet / Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi connection will be available on site. 

Certificate of attendance

Certificates will be given on request to all registered participants at the Registration Desk at the end of the meeting.

Liability

In registering for the Conference, participants agree that neither the Scientific/Organizing Committees nor the Organizing Secretariat assumes any liability. Participants should therefore organize their own health and travel insurance.

Persons with special needs

Every effort has been made to ensure that people with special needs are catered for during the Conference. Should you require any specific assistance, please let us know in advance to enable to assist in making your stay at the Conference a pleasant and comfortable one.

Banks - Currency

All banks in Italy exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques. Banks are open from Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and most of them also open for one hour early in the afternoon.The local currency is € (Euro). There is no restriction on the import of foreign currency into Italy and there are no limits for traveller's cheques. Automatic teller machines and exchange offices are readily available. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards but check first!

Mail and telecommunication

Post offices display the sign PT in blue on a yellow background. At a PT office you can telephone, send mail, telegrams and faxes. For local calls you can buy phone cards here or in any tobacconist. When calling abroad from Italy, you must first dial the International code "00", then country code and private number. Italy Country Code is +39 and Venice City Code is 041. Emergency numbers: Police 113, Ambulance 118, Fire 115.

Electricity

Electricity in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). If you plan on using your own 110-volt appliances, you will need a voltage converter, unless your appliance is designed to also work with 220 volts electricity (dual voltage). Voltage converters might not be always easy to find, and definitely, you don't want to bother with looking for one while you should be working, sightseeing or relaxing.  If you think you will need one, it is a good idea to get it before you leave home. Regardless of voltage, if your appliance has flat prongs, you will need a plug adapter: Italian sockets are designed to accept round prongs. Do get one before your leave!

Tipping

Tipping up to 10% for outstanding service is of course accepted, but not necessarily expected in Italian restaurants, hotels and taxis.

Smoking policy

Participants are requested to refrain from smoking inside the Palazzo del Casinò.

Climate

Due to its geographic position, the city enjoys a pleasant climate year-round (ranging from 25°C to 35°C in summer and 0°C to 7°C in winter). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions (and a swimsuit for your free time!). Evenings might be windy and humid cause of the sea nearby.

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