The meeting will take place in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian building, in Avenida de Berna, close to Praça de Espanha (see map below). Fundação Gulkenkian is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.
In addition to the areas occupied by the Foundation’s management and various departments, the premises include a large auditorium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a congress area with auditoriums and other rooms, as well as a large building that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library. The entire complex is set in the Gulbenkian Park, which was designed by Ribeiro Telles. In 1983, the Modern Art Centre, consisting of a museum and an education centre, was opened at one end of the park. The Gulkenkian Park also comprises a magnificent garden.
Conference facilities are state of the art, and there is professional support staff provided by the Foundation. The auditoriums where the meeting will take place are located in the same building as the large auditorium, as well as the Calouste Gulkenkian Museum, and the Cafeteria, where coffee will be served during breaks. There are fully equiped auditoriums for 80 and for approximately 300 people, and several rooms that can be configured for a given number of people. It is also possible to set up an Internet Room with full networking facilities.
In the Fundação Gulbenkian setting, we will find a modern, aesthetically appealing, comfortable, configurable, fully equipped location, surrounded by hundreds of square meters of beautiful gardens, two art museums and several amenities. It is also very central, conveniently close to hotels, car parks, public transportation such as subway, trains and buses, not far from the airport (less than 10€ by taxi).