14-17 November 2014
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel timezone

General Information

Satellite Workshop

The main workshop is preceded by a 2-day satellite workshop. For more details on that workshop (including timetable), see https://indico.cern.ch/event/339660/

Location

The Naturalness 2014 workshop will be held at the Weizmann Institute of Science campus in Rehovot, Israel at the following locations:

  • November 14-15 (Friday, Saturday): Habarvaz Auditorium in the Davidson Institute (building 74b).

  • November 16-17 (Sunday, Monday): David Lopatie Conference Center (building 2).

The building numbers refer to the map at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/campus_map/. Alternatively, see the maps below. (You only need this information if you are not arriving with the bus from the hotel.)

Weizmann Institute map


Transportation

We will provide a bus from the workshop hotel (in Tel Aviv) to the Weizmann Institute and back. The bus timetable is

Friday, November 14 

  • 8:30 - from the Hotel to Weizmann Institute
  • 17:00 - from Weizmann Institute to Vicky Cristina (the restaurant of the workshop dinner)

Saturday, ​November 15 

  • 7:30 - from the Hotel to Masada (2 buses) 
  • 15:00 (approximate) - from Masada to Weizmann Institute and then to the Hotel
  • 20:15 - from Weizmann Institute to the Hotel

Sunday, November 16 

  • 8:30 - from the Hotel to Weizmann Institute
  • 17:00 - from Weizmann Institute to the Hotel

Monday, November 17 

  • 8:30 - from the Hotel to Weizmann Institute
  • 17:00 - from Weizmann Institute to the Hotel

In case you have to miss the organized bus, or are arriving directly from the airport, we recommend taking a taxi (which would cost roughly 150 NIS, either using the meter or negotiating a fixed price at the beginning of the ride, either from Tel Aviv or from the airport). The taxi can bring you all the way to the relevant building on campus. In the likely case that the driver is unfamiliar with the campus, have him ask the guard at the entrance gate for directions.

Workshop Hotel

The official hotel of the workshop is the "Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach"
http://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/gb/en/tel-aviv/tlvil/hoteldetail
For getting there from the airport, we recommend taking a taxi.
The
address is: Hayarkon St 145, Tel Aviv

The hotel is located in the center of Tel Aviv, right on the promenade and close to many good restaurants, bars and other activities.

We have arranged for a rate of $200/night (including breakfast, Internet access, gym and spa facilities). For a couple, the rate is $230/night (please indicate this choice in the registration form).

We will take care of the reservation, while you will be responsible for making the payment to the hotel when you are there. Cancellation/change of the hotel reservation will be possible up to 3 weeks (sharp!) before the beginning of your stay (while beyond this period you will be responsible for the hotel cancellation fee).

Social Activities

Thursday, Nov 13 at 18:45
Welcome Dinner at Gilly's restaurant (in Tel Aviv Port district)
It's about 2 km north from the hotel, a nice 25 mins walk along the promenade. For a map, see https://indico.cern.ch/event/290373/picture/3.jpg

Friday, Nov 14 at 18:30
Workshop Dinner at Vicky Cristina restaurant (in HaTachana compound in Tel Aviv)
It's about 2 km south from the hotel, a nice 25 mins walk along the promenade. For a map, see https://indico.cern.ch/event/290373/picture/4.jpg


Saturday, Nov 15
Half-day excursion to Masada (http://masada.org.il/en) with great views on the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. You can choose to either hike up the mountain (~1 hr, medium difficulty) or take a cable car. Please note that it's likely to be hot and sunny, so we recommend dressing accordingly and bringing hats and sunscreen. Lunch boxes and water will be provided.
Departure from Crowne Plaza at 7:30am. (There will also be a minibus departing from the Weizmann Institute.)

Visas

All visitors entering Israel are required to have a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date, and for some countries a visa is required. For more information please contact your travel agency or the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

  • Included in the list of countries whose nationals DO NOT require a visa are: Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA.

  • Included in the list of countries whose nationals DO require a visa are: China. (Ask us for a letter of invitation.)

  • For other countries please check (the rightmost columns of): http://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Consular%20forms/VisaRequirements.pdf

Invitation Letter

Please let us know if you need an invitation letter for a visa application or border control.

Getting into Israel

The Ben Gurion International Airport is about a 30 minute drive from Rehovot or Tel Aviv.

In addition to El Al, many European and American carriers fly here, including some low cost airlines (e.g., EasyJet from Geneva, Norwegian from Stockholm, AirBerlin).