Congress Venue
Prague Congress Centre
5. kvetna 1640/65, Nusle
140 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic

Arrival to the Prague Congress Centre

Arriving by plane:
Prague Vaclav Havel airport is located 30 minutes away from the city center. All major European airlines serve Prague, and there are direct oversea flights from Dubai, New York, Philadelphia, Seoul, Shanghai and Toronto.
An Airport express bus directly connects the airport and the main railway station (enabling direct access to the metro C line.)

Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

By taxi:
Use the provider FIX TAXI and Taxi Praha for getting from/to the airport. They operate nonstop at guaranteed prices, based on number of kilometres travelled.
Sales counters of taxi service providers are located at the Terminals 1 and 2 Arrival Halls. Boarding points are clearly marked in front of both Arrival Halls.

Arriving by train:
Prague is well connected by long distance trains among others from Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna. Further details for train travel can be checked at https://www.seat61.com/Czech.htm .

Cut your CO2 emissions by taking the train, by up to 90%

Public transportation:
The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vyšehrad station on Line C of the Prague underground railway network. You receive your complimentary public transportation pass* once picking up your name badge.

* The transfer tickets are valid at the territory of Prague in “P”, “0” and “B” zones (covering extensive areas from the city centre to its peripheries, including the Prague Congress Centre area, and all the sights and monuments – please see the “Transit Scheme” attached) on buses, trams, subway trains, ferries and the Petrin hill funicular railway (a popular tourist attraction). They are not valid on the „PID (or PIT in English)“ railway (suburban commuter trains) and the AE – Airport Express bus line (however they are valid on all the other 4 airport bus lines)!

Paper tickets are approximately the size of a business card (specimen attached)- about 9 x 6 cm, with an event title (and the logo in this case as well) and validity dates – from 0:00 am of the first day until 0:00 pm of the final day of the conference – printed, and therefore they do not need to be validated! For the case of the ticket inspection, the delegates are recommended to have the conference badges or other identification items documenting their participation in the conference.

To find out more about the Prague public transportation, including the schemes, timetables, temporary changes, information for disabled passengers, and recommendations please visit the official website of the Transit Company: http://www.dpp.cz/en/.

Climate:
Prague has a continental climate, with warm, humid summer days. In June the average temperature is 20°C/68°F.

Currency:
The official currency is the Czech Koruna CZK. Exchange of foreign currency is available at the airport, train station, at most hotels, banks and exchange offices.

Disclaimer
The Organizers cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.

Language
The official language of the Congress is English.

Personal Insurance
We recommend that all participants take out a personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Prague Pub Night on Monday, 08 June 2020
After a tough congress day local trainees/residents will take small groups of IAPRD delegates to iconic Prague pubs to sample the famous Czech beer (pay on your own—sorry!) and get to know the city. Registration for the Pub Night (Monday, 08 June 2020) is possible during the registration process.

Program Changes
The Organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external unforeseen circumstances.

Safety
As in all major cities and congress venues, people should take care of their personal belongings. It is not advised to wear your congress badge outside the XXV IAPRD Congress activities. Especially in touristic hotspots (Charles bridge, Old town, Prague castle) please be aware of pickpockets.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is not allowed at the venue; the meeting is a non-smoking event.

Visa
The Czech Republic is part of the European Schengen area. The entry formalities for Czech Republic vary accordingly to the country of origin. A letter of invitation can be issued by the congress and registration office.