GENERAL INFORMATION


Date
June 17-20, 2014

Venue The Symposium will take place in Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva (Address: Konstitucijos Ave. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania). The hotel is situated on the bank of the River Neris in the centre of Vilnius, only a 10-minute walk to the Medieval Old Town. It is easily accessible by taxi or public transport from the airport.

Official Language The official Symposium language is English. No translation will be provided.

Visa and Invitation Letter All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport or identification card. For some countries a visa is required. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For all inquiries and invitation letters for visa, please contact the Symposium Secretariat. Please ensure you apply for a visa well in advance of your journey.

Climate Lithuania has a typical Central European climate. June is usually warm in Vilnius. It is a good idea to bring a jacket for a cool evening and an umbrella for a shower. For daily weather updates, please visit Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service HERE.

Time Eastern Europe Summer time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Currency  The official currency in Lithuania is Litas. Litas is fixed to Euro at the rate of 1 EUR = 3.4528 LTL. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks and in hotels.

Credit Cards Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find an ATM on nearly every corner.

Electricity Electricity in Lithuania is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Opening Hours

Post Office: 07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday. 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday Banks: 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday in the city centre & 10:00 – 22:00 in the shopping centres (closest to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is Panorama SC (Saltoniškių str. 9) Shops: food 08:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Sunday) others 10:00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday) (closest to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is Europa SC (Konstitucijos Ave. 7) & Panorama SC (Saltoniškių str. 9)

Insurance All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the technical organizer ViaConventus are liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.