Aug 16 – 21, 2019
Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Kolympari, Crete, Greece
Europe/Athens timezone


The conference will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) in Kolympari on the north coast of the west part of the island of Crete, Greece (please see map).

OAC is a public welfare institution in the category of National Foundations.  It organizes and hosts local, national and international conferences on its own initiative or in cooperation with churches, universities or other organizations.  It runs various programs and activities of an educational and/or practical nature (e.g. seminars introducing Orthodoxy, iconography, Cretan cuisine and nutrition, seminars about Crete, its history and culture).  It produces scientific work in the fields of theology and the environment.

The OAC modern Conference Center is situated in an exceptionally beautiful location, only a few meters from the sea and next to the 17th century Gonia Monastery. Following the inauguration of the new Conference Center in November 1995, the OAC offers all the facilities necessary to meet the most demanding conference requirements. It provides a multi-purpose hall with a capacity for 730 persons. In addition, the OAC has 7 meeting rooms, offices for consultations, secretariats, areas for displays, posters, exhibits, and areas for outdoor events. Most facility rooms  are air-conditioned. The OAC is fully equipped with modern technology tools to cover all conference needs.

For example, the conference rooms are equipped with all technical means necessary such   as video projectors, screens, speaker-podium with microphone, table microphones for the panels as well as standing microphones for the aisles, laser pointers, and  also OH-projectors, and slides-projectors. There are also 30 poster boards which can be used on both sides with dimensions of 1.40m x1.40m and 0.90m x1.40m.  OAC technicians provide technical support throughout the conference. An internet room is available for the conference participants. Furthermore, the venue provides free wireless connection.

OAC administration
730 06 Kolympari – Chania
Tel.: 0030-28240 22245/22500
Fax: 0030-28240-22060


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