Getting to Sofia
Sofia airport is the main airport in the city and is located only 20 minutes away from the city center by car or public transportation. To find more information on how to plan your visit, please click here.
Getting around Sofia
Sofia’s public transportation network is very well developed with four metro lines and various bus, tramway and trolleybus lines. A single-trip ticket could be purchased in all means of transport with a contactless credit or debit card.
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The official language of the Conference will be English. All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.
Most European, US and Canadian citizens do not require an entry visa for Bulgaria. Please consult the Bulgarian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas. It is a responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
For further information about visa types and requirements, please click here.
Located at the foot of the Vitosha mountain and surrounded by the Balkan mountains to the north, Sofia is the third highest capital in Europe. The capital city has a continental climate and October is another enjoyable autumn month with predominantly warm and mild weather.
The average minimum temperature in October is 7°C (45°F). The average maximum temperature lies around 18°C (64°F).
October is the month with the lowest number of rainy days, however, make sure to bring an umbrella and a jacket with you as weather conditions in the autumn tend to be dynamic.
The unit of currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev (BGN). The Bulgarian lev is pegged to the euro at the following rate:
1 EUR = 1.96 BGN
Most international credit cards are accepted.
You can compare your local currency to the Bulgarian lev here.
Guest attendance policy
All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.
Liability and Insurance
The Conference Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of/damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.