The conference will be held at the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia situated in the heart of Riga - the capital of Latvia with about 700 000 inhabitants. Heritage of 800 years old Gothic churches, built by founders of Riga, medieval buildings in the Old Town, exquisite Art Nouveau, as well as wooden buildings make Riga a true pearl of architecture.
Accommodation should be booked independently by each participant. The hotels in Riga are expected to be busy over the conference dates. The organizers therefore strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservation as early as possible (February-March) to secure your room.
Accommodation is not included in the basic registration fee, but we have reserved a limited number of rooms at student dormitories for economic travellers. This can be selected during the registration process and added to your invoice. Click here to book your accommodation (you need to be registered and logged in). Student dormitories offer triple rooms for 7 EUR/person per night. Basic kitchen equipment (stove, microwaves, fridges) and dining-room on the each floor's household area (no pans, pots, dishes included) is available, shared shower/WC for all tenants of each floor, NO breakfast included. Direct public transport connects dormitories and the conference venue. Booking possible only for the whole stay period (payment should be done also for nights you will not stay in a dormitory (e.g. pre-conference excursion).
Riga is well connected both by plane http://www.riga-airport.com/en and busses http://www.autoosta.lv/?lang=en. Traveling from Riga’s airport to the city center is 30 min with public transport https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/.
In case you need an invitation, please contact Lauma Gustina (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those who would likte to participate in the post-conference excursion personal data will be asked by organizers, because a visit in EU borderland with the Russian Federation is planned.
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