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|MAIN Annual Conference, October 2007|
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DATE: 18th-20th October, 2007 in Madrid:
Thursday 18th (Welcome Buffet Dinner @ 20.30)
Conference all day Friday 19th-to & including lunch on Saturday 20th.
EAB, LIC's, Scientific Officer & External Reviewer's Meetings post-lunch
to c. 17.00.
LOCATION: Hotel Jardin Metropolitano
Reina Victoria 12, 28003 Madrid, Spain
Contact: Yolanda Garcìa
Please CLICK HERE for the BOOKING FORM
Located in Avenida Reina Victoria, next to Cuatro Caminos Square & underground station and only 5 minutes from Paseo de la Castellana.
Transport from the Airport:
UNDERGROUND: Take the underground from Barajas Airport to Nuevos Ministerios Stop, and then change line to the Cuatro Caminos station (1 stop, see map: ). The Hotel is just by the Underground.
The underground ticket prices from T1, T2 and T3 of Barajas Airport are: 1 Euro and from the T4 are 2 Euros. There are also underground/bus tickets valid for 10 trips, which cost 6.40 Euros.
TAXIS: There is taxi service available from terminals at Barajas Airport.
The taxi fares range between 25-30 Euros, depending on the traffic. From the train station the taxi fares are a little lower, given that it is nearer the city center.
BUS: There are buses from all Terminals at Barajas Airport to Avenida de America and Plaza de Colon. Once there, you can take the underground to reach the hotel. From Avenida de America there is a direct underground line (line 6) to the hotel (Cuatro Caminos stop).
Transport from the Train Station:
From Chamartin Station, in the North of Madrid, you can take the underground to the Cuatro Caminos stop.
The Conference itself comprises three poster sessions, which will be the core of the meeting and an ideal forum for discussion and appraisal of progress in the various Workpackages. There will not be a formal presentation of each poster but the PI or Researcher to whom the poster belongs in each session should remain nearby to answer any questions. We hope this will encourage a more relaxed and stimulating atmosphere for the exchange of ideas and comments. The poster sessions will be interspersed with three PI overviews: a maximum of two PIs per Institute will talk about their ongoing Work Packages in their half-hour time slot. Overviews are meant to give insight into promising findings and exciting developments emerging from the Joint Plan of Activities. On the final day of the Conference there will be a joint meeting of the Steering Committee (comprising all Local Institutional Coordinators) and the External Advisory Board, to discuss current problems and future plans.
The Conference itself will be run along similar lines to last year's, although there will be some alterations. The conference will include three poster sessions, which will be the core of the meeting and an ideal forum for discussion and appraisal of progress in the ongoing Work Packages.
The poster sessions will be interspersed with three overviews sessions introduced by PIs/Researchers as appropriate. These will be highlighting the developments made in the ongoing extended & merged Work Packages. Work Packages discussed during the presentations will have their poster displayed in the preceding poster session (wherever possible).
The idea of this meeting is that the LICs, PIs & Researchers involved in all the current Work Packages in this NoE should attend this meeting to get together to discuss their progress. The second MAIN Annual Conference took place at the Parc Hotel, Lake Garda, Italy (6-8th October, 2006) & was very successful.