Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre

Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone : +386 1 241 7100
Fax: +386 1 241 7296
Official contact: Ms Tina Kramberger (+386 1 241 7141)

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Official Language

The official language of the Conference is English.

Projection Facilities

Technical equipment available for presentations:
  • DATA projectors (LCD) for computer presentation (resolution up to 1024 x 768 pixels)
  • Video projections (DVD)
  • PC with Windows XP operating system and Microsoft Office 2007
While you should be able to connect your own laptop to the data projector, you may want to consider using the Preview Centre a day or two (if possible) before your talk to test your presentation and to load it onto the appropriate room computer.

If you are bringing data or documents to display in your talk, a USB memory stick should be adequate. However things can go wrong, so as a back-up we would recommend that you bring either a second memory stick or (preferably) a CD containing your data/documents. Having two different formats should eliminate any compatibility problems.

Preview Centre

Conference staff will make sure that your presentation will be available on the computer in your specific session room. Please make sure that your computer presentation is fully operational before your talk. Version MS PowerPoint 2007 is recommended. We suggest that your computer presentation be installed and tested at least two hours before your talk. A technician and a room attendant will be in every room to provide assistance when needed.
The Preview Centre will have the same opening hours as the registration desk and will be located in the 2nd Foyer.

Instructions for Poster Preparation

Posters must be brought to the Conference by the presenting author and should not be mailed in advance. Poster boards will accommodate posters that are portrait A0 size. This is 0.85 metre wide and 1.2 metre high (2.8 by 3.9 feet). Posters may be slightly smaller but must not exceed this size limit. Double-sided tape or pins will be provided at the venue.
Posters will be displayed throughout the congress.
For full details concerning poster presentation please consult the Guidelines.

Liability and InsuranceAll participants are reminded that neither the Organising Committee nor the technical organiser Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre are liable for any losses, accidents, or damage to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.
Coffee BreaksDuring session breaks, refreshments will be served free of charge to participants wearing conference identification badges.
LunchesLunch coupons can be purchased at online registration and upon presenting a coupon lunch will be served during lunch time.
Money ExchangeThe Slovenian legal tender is the Euro €. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, airports and railway stations. There is a bank in the immediate vicinity of the Congress Centre.
Automatic Cash DispensersAutomatic cash dispensers accepting Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express credit cards and Maestro Cirrus are situated at all main banks in Ljubljana and also at Ljubljana Airport. The nearest cash dispenser to the Conference Centre is at the main entrance to the Maximarket department store located 50 metres from the Conference Centre.
Credit CardsAll major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.
ElectricityElectricity in Slovenia is 220V, 50Hz. Continental Europe (Schuko) plugs are used.
Drinking WaterTap water is safe to drink in Slovenia.
TimeEuropean summer time, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
WeatherThe weather in Ljubljana in July is generally hot with morning temperatures around 20 degrees and afternoon high between 25 and 35 degrees. Afternoon showers or thunderstorms are not unusual but prolonged rain or cold is unlikely.
Public Transportation City buses have an electronic payment system based on a no-contact smart card called Urbana. Urbana cards are electronic ticket carriers. The Urbana card can be purchased at LPP Information Centres Slovenska 56, 1000 Ljubljana: 7:00 to 19:00 and at all sales points Kiosk Delo, 3DVA, etc. Detailed information is available on the webpage
TaxisTaxi service is available day and night. To order, dial 9704, 9708.
ShoppingMany antique shops, sales galleries, arcades, and the open-air market create the spirit of the Old Town. Normal shopping hours during the week are 9.00 to 19.00, Saturdays 9.00 to 13.00. On Sundays, there is a flea market in center city at the banks of the Ljubljanica river.

By Train

Ljubljana is an important railroad junction and can be reached by trains from all major European cities. The railway station is within walking distance of the city centre. See Slovene Railways

By Motorway

From the NORTH (E57/A1 and E61/A2):
    • Austria (Klagenfurt 79 km, Graz 160 km, Vienna 387 km)
    • Germany (Munich 390 km)
From the EAST (E61/A2 and E70/A2):
    • Hungary (Budapest 491 km)
From the SOUTH - EAST (E70/A2):
    • Croatia (Zagreb 135 km)
From the WEST (E70/A1):
    • Italy (Trieste 90 km, Venice 220 km, Milan 520 km)

By Plane

Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik (Brnik) is situated 23 km northwest of the city. It is connected with all major European cities and airports. The Slovene national air carrier is Adria Airways.

For intercontinental flights we recommend a connecting flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, London or Paris.

Other neighbouring international airports are in:
    • Austria (Klagenfurt 79 km, or Graz 160 km)
    • Croatia (Zagreb 135 km)
    • Italy (Trieste Ronchi 120 km, Venice 220 km)

If you are travelling by the low-fare carriers (Ryanair, Wizzair, Myair, Easy Jet), please note that the closest airports to Ljubljana are Maribor (129 km), Graz (160 km), Klagenfurt (79 km), Trieste (90 km) and Venice (220 km).

Transfers from/to the airport:

Taxi and bus transport from Ljubljana Airport to the city centre is available on a regular basis. Bus fares are payable on the buses.

The organisers have engaged the transportation services of the company Eminenta Group, represented by Mr Domen Grah (mobile phone +386 41376964, fax +386 1 5110637).
Arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus service is available from Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana city for these dates:
ARRIVALS: July 9th, 10th and 11th
DEPARTURES:  July 16th, 17th and 18th
Private transfers are available every day.
Possible forms of transfer are:
  • Shuttle bus transfer: 10 EUR per person (max. waiting time 1 hour, price of one-way transfer, VAT included)
  • Private transfer: 38 EUR per car (1 - 3 persons in car, price of one-way transfer, VAT included)
To enable organization of group transfers you are kindly asked to register using this Transfer order form. TO OPTIMIZE WAITING TIMES ALL TRANSFERS HAVE TO BE REQUESTED BY 5TH JULY 2010.

They also have Rent-a-Car and Rent-a-Van services.