INFORMATION FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS 

Travelling


From abroad:

Oporto international airport (code OPO) is situated 11 km north of the town and has connections to many cities in Europe and a couple overseas. Some companies sometimes offer the possibility of buying return tickets with arrival to Lisbon and departure from Porto or the other way round, with no extra charge.

 

Arriving from the airport:

Metro is the easiest way: use the violet line (line E), 1 ticket to the city centre: zone Z4 (1.35 euro);

 

Taxi: costs around 15 euro (+3 euro charge for luggage);

 

Bus: 56, 87 (same price as the metro).

 

The AeroBus

The AeroBus (http://www.stcp.pt/en/alugueres/aerobus.htm ) is a service of STCP (www.stcp.pt ) that assures the fast linking between the Airport and the main Hotels of Porto, and it stops at Av. dos Aliados, where you can take the metro at Trindade station (Ticket Z2: 0.85 euro ). Take line D in direction to Hospital S. João and exit at ”Pólo Universitário” station (500 m from the hotel) (http://www.metrodoporto.pt/).

 

At the Airport, the AeroBus is available at the arrivals terminal. It is convenient, fast and cheap. There are buses every 30 min, all week, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. with specialized drivers and modern buses fitted with air-conditioning.

The ticket is just 4.00 euro and can be bought inside the bus, and it is valid on any STCP line until the end of the day. TAP Air Portugal offers this service free of  charge to its passengers. Just turn in your boarding card to the Aerobus driver.

The trips to the Airport begin at Av. dos Aliados.

 

Taxi services

A ride to the conference hotels is around 25.00 €. Volumes exceeding 55x36x20cm needing to be carried in the luggage compartment are charged 1.50 €.

One day ticket for metro and bus: 4 euro.

 

Transportation in town:

The easiest way of travelling in town is using the metro. Tickets are called “andante” and are available from automatic machines. These are rechargeable tickets. The card itself costs 0.50 euro and you can charge it or recharge it with the amount you want. Choose zone Z2 when charging the card (it will allow you to travel in the all town area) - Cost: 0.85 euro for 1h trip, including bus.  Always present your “andante” to the yellow detectors when entering a station or changing lines. The total duration of a trip is defined as the time between detections of the yellow devices.
 

STCP Is the city bus company (map of the net). Price of 1 ticket: 1.3 euro (bought in the bus), 0.85x2 (allows 2 trips, bought in tobacco shops). “Andante” can also be used in the buses that exhibit the “andante” sign in the front.  No extra charge is automatically deducted if the total duration of the trip < 1h.

 

 

How to get to the conference?

FEP is about a 5 min walk to the east of the yellow line of the metro (Metro station: IPO).

 

Equipment for Presentation

All conference rooms are equipped with a computer and an overhead projector. We suggest that you bring your presentation on a pen disk. As a safeguard send an email to yourself with your presentation so that you access it on the webmail in our computer rooms.

 

Length of Presentation

Around 25 minutes for each talk, including discussion. Please note that we are running on a very tight schedule. Therefore, it is essential that you limit your presentation to the time which has been assigned to you. Session chairpersons will be asked to make sure that speakers observe the time limits.
 

 

Meals

Lunch - will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be hot meals (including a vegetarian option at request on registration) at the conference location.

Coffee Breaks – coffee and biscuits will be provided during scheduled coffee breaks.

 

Informal Get-Together

An informal get-together will occur on Sunday, 22nd July, between 15:30 and 20:00 at the conference location, FEP. Refreshments will be served.

 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place at on a boat in the River Douro. A bus will be available to take the participants to the Boat and back to the hotel.

 

Guided Tour

On Wednesday afternoon there will be a guided tour to the Porto Wine cellars. A bus will be available to take the participants to the Porto Wine cellars.