Mar 2 – 6, 2015
America/Santiago timezone

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News

18/02

Timetable: 
We are finalizing the program of the conference, but in order to complete it we ask the participants, who submitted talks, to confirm their attendance, and those who have submitted abstracts but have not registered so far, to do it ASAP.

Transportation: 
For those who need transportation from and to Arturo Benitez International Airport in Santiago, please email to David Vidal (david.vidal@alumnos.usm.cl) your flight information and time of arrival and departure. The cost for a car is 120 USD or 75.000 CLP.

This price will be shared with other passengers, but not less than 45.00 USD or 30.000 CLP per person. Attendees who will NOT contact David Vidal to arrange for transportation cannot travel with other participants who made reservation.

The transport will wait up to 30 minutes after the anticipated time of departure. Participants who do NOT arrive in time, will need to take public transportation or taxi to Viña del Mar. For information regarding travel to Viña del Mar by public transport, please see our web site.

Local transport: 
Daily transport to/from the University will be available each day of the conference starting at the entrance of Hotel San Martin, passing the crossing of the street 3 Poniente with 3 Norte (picking up those will stay in Hotel 3 Poniente, Hotel Florencia, Hotel Agora and Hotel Rondo) and stopping in the bus stop in front  of the sculpture shaped as a Calla  (for the people who in Offenbacher Hostal), with the same return route. For the participants, who do not stay at these locations, there are several ways of public transportation with an easy access to the University. Anyone can take a very frequent bus in Viña del Mar on 1 Norte going to Valparaiso (10-15 min) or in Valparaiso take a bus in Av. Errazuriz and get out at the stop Universidad Santa Maria (8-10 min). The timetable for daily transportation will be included into the program of the conference. Please check this map.

Registration fee: 
The payment of the registration fee will be accepted in CASH only. We accept the following currencies as payment:

Dollars: 400 USD
Euros: 350 EUR
Chilean Pesos: 250.000 CLP 

Payment will be made upon registration, as well as the cost the conference dinner and transport (from/to the airport). Full payment (registration fee plus dinner, and transport) must be made in a single form of currency.

We accept CASH only payment. Several ATM machines are available at the University.

Excursions: 
The Agency "Tour for tips" will be in charge of three options for excursions, which are scheduled on Saturday, March 7. 
A)    Trip to the Coast in Cachagua: Tour along the coast of Reñaca - Cachagua, where you will spend time
B)    Trip through the hills of Valparaíso: Get to know the colorful port city of Valparaíso with a bus / walking tour through the hills of Valparaíso with stops at beautiful views and museums.
C)   Trip to the vineyards: Chile is known as one of the world leaders in wine production, and in this excursion you will visit the vineyards of the Valley of Casablanca where you will see the production process and enjoy a wine tasting.
For more information about each tour and their prices and reservation please check in the the link Excursions.

Weather: 
While it is summer in Chile, weather can be somewhat unpredictable. Fortunately, it is unnecessary to bring an umbrella or rain gear, but you should be prepared to hot and sunny afternoons, and cool nights with wind, as well as foggy mornings.  Layers are recommended. For participating in active excursions, please bring walking shoes and hats. And while the beach is nearby and a great place to relax, the ocean is very cold, and perhaps not ideal for bathing.

21/01

Transport to/from the UTFSM:
Daily transport to/from the University will be available each day of the conference at the entrance of Hotel San Martin, passing by corner of 3 Poniente and stopping in the bus stop of the Calla (for the people that is staying is Offenbacher Hostal), with the same return route. For passengers not staying at these locations, there are several ways of public transport at with easy access to the University. Anyone can take a very frequent bus on 1 Norte going to Valparaiso (towards the ocean) and get out at the stop Universidad Santa Maria (It takes 10-15 min). The timetable for the arranged daily transportation will be made available in the program of the conference.