Good to know

Good to know

Badges

You will receive your personalized name badge when you register on site. Please wear your name badge throughout the conference, in particular for the coffee and lunch breaks. In case you have lost your badge, please report at the conference office.

Climate

The climate is a mixture of ocean and continental influences. July is one of the warmest months of the year for the Czech Republic. Czech summers are usually mild (20-27°C/70-80°F) and somewhat humid, with the highest temperatures climbing to 30-35°C/85-95°F (occasionally higher) for short periods. Such heat waves can be expected in July and August. Sudden showers and thunderstorms are common, so bring an umbrella or be prepared to dash for cover.
You can find the current weather at http://www.weather.com/

Currency and Banking

Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
For the official exchange rates on the website of the http://www.cnb.cz

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.

Health Care

Vaccinations are not required to enter the Czech Republic. An individual travel and health insurance is recommended.

Important telephone numbers

112: General Emergency for Europe
150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police

Liability and Insurance

The Organizers do not accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage of private property of participants and accompanying persons either during or while travelling to the conference. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Official Language

The Symposium and Workshop language is English. No translation service is provided.

Programme Changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to announce possible changes as soon as possible.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday.
Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Time Zone

Czech Republic is one hour ahead of GMT (UTC). At the time of the Meeting in July this will be GMT +2 due to Central European Summer Time (CEST).