Travel and Accomodation

The gathering of all participants, official registration, distribution of conference materials, and the icebreaker party will take place on September 9th (afternoon, since 5 pm) in Warsaw at the Museum of Evolution of the Institute of Paleobiology PAS. On September 10th, transport to the main venue will be provided by the organizers. A meeting point (approximately at 10 am) is located on the parking lot just in the front of Museum of Evolution (map below).

Accommodation and meals during the symposium (September 10th-15th) will be organized at the Centre for Geological Education [map below; the cost included with the registration fee]. There will be conference tours from there [transport provided]. The workshops will be organized on site. We are also planning a non-science social networking program.

The conference will be held in ECEG in a region of exceptional natural/geological value and therefore without extensively developed hotel infrastructure. The organizers have booked all accommodation places in ECEG: rooms of similar standards will be available (all equipped with a bathroom); the order in which rooms are allocated to participants will be linked to the order in which the conference fee is paid. Participants will be accommodated individually in double standard rooms, however, participants with accompanying persons will be accommodated together in one room (we will consider specific requests re: accommodation). A variety of traditional non-vegetarian and vegetarian meals will be served during the conference (please indicate your preferences during registration. We will also try to accommodate individual dietary requirements, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requests.. The congress will end in Kraków (September 15th), from where you can fly away or conveniently return to Warsaw.

The Conference Dinner (casual or even geological dress code) will be held in the UNESCO World Heritage Wieliczka Salt Mine (map below). This event can be booked during registration; the costs will cover: guided tour of the mine with an English-speaking guide, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as drinks for the evening, and the transfer to Kraków). Please note that the number of places for this event is limited to ca. 100 guests.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: St Kinga’s Chapel:

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in Warsaw (September 9th/10th) and Kraków (September 15th/16th). As in September Warsaw and Kraków attracts many tourists, we warmly suggest that you book/reserve your accommodation well in advance of the congress dates.

Visa application: Participants who require a support letter for visa application please directly contact: fossilcoralreefs(at)



Warsaw: Icebreaker (September 9th: since 5 pm) and meeting point before the transfer to ECEG conference venue (September 10th: 10 am)

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Chęciny: ECEG conference venue

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Kraków/Wieliczka: Conference dinner at Wieliczka Salt Mine

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