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Abstracts of all oral/poster presentations are available on the USB that you received during registration.


Should you need any help with accommodation please contact our staff at the Registration desk.


Václav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30-45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport - buses and taxis.

Airport information

Tel: +420 220 111 888 (non-stop)

An airport shuttle service from your hotel to the airport can be ordered on the website or on phone 800 870 888.

Arrival by Public Transport

Prague has a sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. During peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. For more information about Prague public transportation visit
Each delegate gets a free Public Transport Pass valid on all means of public transport from June 22 - July 2, 2015.



Along with your registration, you will receive your name badge, which must be worn when attending all sessions and official congress programme. Participants without a badge will not be allowed to enter the venue building.


Cash Points

Komercni Banka cash point is located right between the entrances No. 5 and 6. Ceska sporitelna cash point is located right next to the underground station Vysehrad entrance.

Komercni banka

5. kvetna 65
140 00 Praha 4
Prague Congress centre
Availability 24 hours
Wheelchair access

Ceska sporitelna

Na Pankráci 127
140 00 Praha 4
Vysehrad underground station
Availability 24 hours

Certificate of Attendance

All registered delegates present on site are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance, which can be printed by each delegate at the special registration desk counters in the ground floor. It can also be generated online after the conference.

City of Prague

For more information please visit following pages:


Prague is a city with a mild continental climate. The average temperature in June varies around 20 °C. Umbrellas maybe useful, however the month of June is usually more on the sunny side.

Daily forecast can be found here.


A cloakroom is located on the ground floor, the service is provide free of charge to all registered participants.

Congress Language

The congress languages are English and French. No simultaneous translation is provided.

Cultural tip

IUGG delegates can benefit from partnership with The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Present yourself with your IUGG badge and enjoy the largest scenography event in the world for reduced fee. For more info visit:


The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns.

Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices). ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS (€). Some big stores and restaurants accept Euro.

Click here for daily rates.



The General Assembly Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Congress, including accommodation and technical visits. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither IUGG neither the General Assembly Organiser nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The General Assembly Organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The General Assembly Organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under Czech Law.

Doctor / First Aid

Poliklinika Budejovicka is located at the station Budejovicka - 3 underground stations from the station Vysehrad (the location of the venue).

MEDICON a. s. – Poliklinika Budejovicka
Antala Staska 1670/80, 140 46 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 261 006 111, fax: +420 261 006 210


Emergency Call

General Emergency 112
Police 158
Fire Department 150
Medical Service 155


Exhibition is located on the 2nd floor and all exhibitors are listed here.


The electricity used in Czech Republic is 220 Volts/ 50 Hz (type E French 2-pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet identified by two round pins spaced 19 mm apart with a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. Type E outlet will also accept Type C plugs and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets. A transformer is necessary for your electrical and electronic equipment if using different voltage (ie USA, Canada).


Food and Beverages

Coffee-breaks/Poster Session refreshments (included in the registration fees) and Lunches (if purchased while registering) will be served in:

  • 1st floor foyer adjacent to Panorama Hall
  • 1st floor Restaurant Zoom (Buffet lunches - please make sure to have your lunch voucher with you)
  • 2nd floor Congress Foyer - Poster and Exhibition Area

Tickets for lunches may be purchased a minimum of 2 days in advance from the cashier at the Registration Desk. Tickets are subject to availability.

Cash Bars/Public Catering Outlets

Various catering outlets/cash bars will be set up within the Venue selling lights snacks, salates and other refreshment throughout the General Assembly.

Cash Bars location is indicated in the venue floorplans.

Offsite food and beverage options are visualised in the map - click here.

First Aid

First Aid is available at the Prague Congress Centre – the office is located on the ground floor adjacent to the Registration Area. Should you need any help please contact our Information desk staff, they will be happy to assist you.


Grant Recipients

All IUGG registration fee/monetary grants had to be applied for in advance and have already been assigned. No additional travel grants, reduced fees or financial support of any kind can be given to participants.

All monetary grants recipients are kindly asked to register at the on-site registration desk and than visit the Grant Office Room – No. 220 to proceed with their monetary grant administration.

GSM Operators

There are 3 major GSM Operators in the Czech Republic:


Children Care

Is unfortunately not provided during IUGG General assembly.





Information Desk

The registration staff will be happy to help you with questions you may have with regards to the General Assembly or any other matters.

Insurance and Liability

The organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the congress or during all tours and events.

Upon registration participants accept this proviso.

Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.


There is free Wi-Fi internet connection available.


Lost & Found

A lost and found service is available at the information desk at the registration.

Lost or stolen credit cards. Call one of the following services to take care of it:

Visa +420 800 142 121
American Express +420 850 882 028
Master Card/Eurocard +420 800 142 494


Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the off position in all meeting rooms while sessions are being held.



Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.


The nearest pharmacy is located in the shopping centre Arkady Pankrac – 2 underground stations from the Vysehrad station (venue location).

Shopping Centre Arkady Pankrac – 1st floor
Na Pankráci 86, 140 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 225 111 211

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday 9:00 – 21:00


The poster area is placed in the foyer next to the Congress Hall. For more information about Poster Sessions please click here.

Presentations – Speakers Ready Room

Please hand in your presentations to the technician in the Meeting Room 2.1. Make sure to hand in your presentation at least 2 hours prior to the start of your assigned session. Our staff in the room will be happy to assist you. Alternatively you can use an online uploader to upload your presentation.

Programme Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.



Opening Hours

Monday June 22 14:00 - 20:00
Tuesday June 23 07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday June 24 07:30 - 20:00
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Tueday June 30 07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday July 1 07:30 - 18:00

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on the Ground floor of the Prague Congress Centre.

Tel.: +420 261 177 010

Registration Entitlements

The registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • All official documentation including programme booklet
  • Copy of abstracts and list of participants
  • Admission to Union and Association Ceremonies
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Satchel
  • Free Prague public transport pass
  • Please note that lunch is not included in the registration fee.
  • There are 2 Lunch options available to pre-purchase:
  • Buffet lunch at EUR 25,- person/ day (buffet consist of a salad, hot meal item, dessert, fruit and water.)
  • Lunch Box at EUR 15,- (sandwich, fruit, water, chocolate bar)

Accompanying Person fee includes:

  • Entrance to the Assembly Venue
  • Admission to Union and Association Ceremonies
  • Free Prague public transport pass
  • Grand Tour of Prague (half day tour) please choose one of the dates June 24 or June 30.

Restaurants – Czech Cuisine

Czech cuisine is typical of Middle European gastronomy, yet clearly reflects a number of Czech elements – e.g. bread or fruit dumplings, various kinds of soups, sauces, numerous potato dishes, cakes and a wide range of festive dishes. In general, Czech gastronomy means roasted pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, plum dumplings and bilberry cakes … and, of course, Czech drinks – primarily beer and first-rate wines from South Moravia, not to mention “Slivovice”, a clear Czech plum brandy and “Becherovka” a delicious herbal elixir with legendary aphrodisiac qualities. People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and sit down for dinner between 18:00 and 21:00. However, it is possible to dine throughout the whole day and every visitor’s needs can be met.



Prague is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Statistics show that when compared to other major European cities the rate of crime is much lower in Prague. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.


Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 – 20:00, Monday through Sunday.

Smoking Policy

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the venue.



In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but we strongly recommend that you use hotel taxis or obtain taxis by phone through the radio taxi service e.g. AAA (+ 420 14 014), City taxi (+420 257 257 257) or Speed cars (+420 224 234 234).

Boarding charge: approximately 40 CZK.
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK/ 1 kilometre.
Do not board the taxi without finding out if there is a fixed rate.

Time Difference

The Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT +1). After the last Sunday in March the time in Czech Republic is shifted back by 1 hour to CET and this remains until the end of September.


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, suggested level is around 10 %.

Transportation in Prague

Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. is the main public transport operator in the Czech Republic. Almost two thousand metro trains, trams and buses are dispatched every day in Prague and the surrounding region. Tickets must be bought before starting your journey.


The Metro operates daily from 05:00 to 24:00. We recommend that you use this kind of transport as the fastest and cheapest way of moving around the city. The Metro networks consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated colours:
A-green colour, B – yellow colour, C – red colour – with transfer possible at Muzeum station (line A and C), Mustek station (line A and B), Florenc station (line B and C).

Tram and Bus

Trams and buses operate 24 hours a day.

Night trams from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 51 – 58) with traffic intervals of 30 minutes.
Night buses from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 501 – 514).
Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

Transport around Prague:



Czech legislation requires that all congress costs includes the Czech VAT (21 % or 15 %). In case the VAT rate changes, the change will automatically apply to the service ordered.


Prague Congress Centre
5 kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic

Click here for more information about the venue.


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