Practical Info

1. HOW TO GET TO ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE

 

Arriving by plane, bus, and train
 
If you are going to arrive by plane, the nearest airport is in Prague (LetisteVaclavaHavla airport) which is about 160 km from Ceske Budejovice. To travel from Prague to Ceske Budejovice, you may take either bus or train. Both means of transport leave Prague almost each hour and the journey takes about 2hours. 
Bus: From the Bus Terminal Praha-Na Knizeci. There are two companies providing busses to Ceske Budejovice:  Regiojet and Flixbus. Please, keep in mind to book your ticket in advance. 
Train: From the Main Railway Station (Praha-Hlavni nadrazi). Connection to Ceske Budejovice can be found HERE. Keep in mind that there are, unfortunately, some transport restrictions on the way from Prague to Ceske Budejovice, which means that you will use rail replacement bus service in certain section of your travel. 
 
How to get from the airport to your terminal/railway station in Prague
 
From Prague airport to bus terminal Praha-Na Knizeci:
From the airport, take the bus 100 to the Zlicin station (it is the final stop). Then change to Metro and continue to the station Andel. Keep in mind that there are two exits in this station. You must choose the one that is located opposite the direction you came from. It will be sighned in the station or you may ask where the Bus Terminal Na Knizeci is, to be sure. The terminal is directly at the exit from metro.
From Prague airport to the Main Railway Station Praha- Hlavni nadrazi:
From the airport, take the bus 119 to the Nadrazi Veleslavin station (it is the final stop). Then change to Metro and continue to the station Hlavni nadrazi. Keep in mind that you need to change to line C at the station Muzeum.
The general application to find connections via public transport is IDOS.
 

2. HOW TO GET FROM THE TERMINAL BUS/RAILWAY STATION IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE TO THE REGISTRATION

 

Arriving by train
 
The building of the train station is unfortunately in reconstruction. You must cross the main street and on the bus stop (located directly opposite the train station) take one of buses:
Number 6 (bus)– direction to Kněžské Dvory
Number 9 (trolleybus) – direction to České Vrbné
Number 11 (bus) – direction to Staré Hodějovice
 
Exit the bus /trolleybus at Mariánské Náměstí. If You will walk in direction of the bus for another 200 meters, you will see Clarion Hotel on the right.
Arriving by bus
 
The bus station in located on the roof of the shopping centre Mercury. You must use the escalator to go to the grounfloor and continue directly to the main entrance. Then, on the left side cross the street and in front of the Grand Hotel, take one of buses:
Number 6 (bus)– direction to Kněžské Dvory
Number 9 (trolleybus) – direction to České Vrbné
Number 11 (bus) – direction to Staré Hodějovice
 

Exit the bus /trolleybus at Mariánské Náměstí. If You will walk in direction of the bus for another 200 meters, you will see Clarion Hotel on the right.

 
Tickets
The price for the 60 min ticket is 20 CZK.
You can easily purchase the tickets on a bus by credit card or use the machines located at bus stops (but not all machines accepts credit cards and you will need only coins). There is also option to purchase SMS ticket but be in mind you need to obtain it before boarding to public transport.
 

3. VENUE LOCATION 

 

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice
Pražská třída 2306/14
370 04 České Budějovice
Czech Republic 
 
The hotel is located in the centre of České Budějovice. It is close to the main railway station for those arriving by train. We recommend parking in our hotel's car park when arriving by car. The hotel's nearest public transport bus stop is "Družba ⁠-⁠ IGY ". 
 

4. REGISTRATION 

 

The Registration desk is located on the ground floor of the Clarion Congress Hotel at the main entrance.
 
The Registration Desk can be reached at +420 727 803 204
  
All documents including the registration package (Conference bag, personal name badge, printed programme, networking events tickets etc.) will be handed out to registered participants during the following opening hours. 
  
Registration desk opening hours:
Monday, 13 June 2022  12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 8:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 15 June2022  8:00 – 17:00
Thursday, 16 June 2022       8:00 – 17:00 
Friday, 17 June 2022  8:00 – 15:00 

Delegates who have not yet settled the registration fee in full will be asked to pay the amount due. The Registration desk accepts Credit / Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard) or cash (EUR only). 

Please note that badges need to be always worn at the venue during this Conference.   
 

5. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME 

 

The final version of the detailed programme is available online at the IWGP website. You can use filters to search for specific sessions or speakers.
 
Your presentation must be handed over to the technical personnel in the Lecture room with your USB stick, as far in advance as possible but at least TWO HOURS before the start of the entire session where your presentation is to be displayed. The presentation for an early morning session should be handed over the evening before.
We kindly ask all speakers NOT to come at the last minute into the Lecture room to upload the presentations. All presentations must be uploaded in advance.
If your presentation includes sound/video, check with the technician that everything works well after uploading.
 
The Abstract Book will be available in the Portal at the beginning of the Conference.
 

6. EXHIBITION 

 

Exhibition opening hours are listed below: 

Monday, 13 June 2022  12:00 – 17:003
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 8:30 – 17:00
Wednesday, 15 June2022  8:30 – 17:00
Thursday, 16 June 2022       8:30 – 17:00 
Friday, 17 June 2022  8:30 – 15:00 

The exhibition is located on the main conference floor

 

7.  SOCIAL PROGRAMME 

 

Welcome Reception 

When: Monday, 13 June at 19:00
Where: Ceske Budejovice City Hall – guides will arrange transfer from the venue after the scientific sessions
All participants and Accompanying persons are welcomed. 
 

Sukas

When: Tuesday, 14 June, starting at 19:00
Where: Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 1760, Blažkův pavilon (Pavilon B), Entrance Hall, 37005 České Budějovice
The closest public transport stop is "Jihoceska univerzita". Guides will arrange a transfer from the venue after the scientific sessions, and there will be signs to navigate from the bus stop or other directions within the university campus.
All participants and Accompanying persons are welcomed. 

Conference Dinner 

When: Thursday, 16 June 2022 at 19:00
Where: Kněžínek Brewery
Price: 50 EUR 
Please note that the number of participants is limited. Shuttles will be provided from the venue. Please check the information or ask at the registration desk.

Guided Tour  A 

When: Saturday, 18 June, 08:00–17:00 
Tickets: 50 EUR (including lunchbag)
Meeting point: at 07:45 Registration desk (ground floor) 

Guided Tour B

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022, 08:00 -18:00 
Price: 50 Euro per person (including lunchbag) 
Meeting point: at 07:45 Registration desk (ground floor) 
 

8. Public transport and parking

 

České Budějovice is quite a small city where everything is within walking distance.
Public transport works throughout the city. The price for the 60min ticket is 20CZK, or you can buy a 7days ticket for 130CZK. You can easily purchase the tickets on a bus by credit card or SMS or use the machines located at bus stops. To find your way, the best app you can use within the whole Czech Republic is Idos.
Parking
Participants arriving by car could use the parking available at the hotel. Please note parking fees are not included in the registration fees. 
 
Shared bicycles REKOLA
České Budějovice is a city suitable for bicycles. You can use the shared bikes service REKOLA – scan the code and install the app! For conference participants, you can use the promo code "IWGP "and get two rides for free.
 
 
 

9. OTHER  

 

Internet 
Free WiFi internet connection is available in the venue.  There is no password required.
 
Certificate of attendance 
All registered delegates present on-site are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate can be downloaded from the Online Portal after the Conference.
 
Printing services
In case you need to print your posters on site, we advise to use one of the following printing services:
 
D PRINT
Senovážné náměstí 2, České Budějovice
Web: https://www.dprint.cz/
 
REPROCO
Dům služeb – 2nd floor
Senovážné náměstí 9
Web: https://www.reproco.cz/
 

10. Food and drinks

 

There are several options close to the conference venue to have lunch. The nearest to the hotel is the IGY centrum, with several restaurants. You can find many restaurants in the nearby old town city centre. Check the map we have prepared with our recommendations!
 
 

 

11. USEFUL LINKS 

·         Airport: www.prg.aero/en
·         Currency converter: www.xe.com/ucc
·         Central bank exchange rates: www.cnb.cz/en 
·         České Budějovice (information about): https://www.budejce.cz/en
·         Official Tourist Board: www.czechtourism.com/home
·         Public Transport in české Budějovice: https://www.dpmcb.cz 
·         Current COVID-19 Measures   
 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at registration@iwgp2022.eu.
We look forward to welcoming you onsite! 
Kind regards
IWGP 2022 Conference Secretariat