38th InSEA World Congress venue
Olomouc, Czech Republic
The congress venue is Olomouc and the university campus located right in the historical centre of the city.
The Czech Republic is a popular tourist destination, known especially for the charms of its capital city Prague, its rich cultural life, valuable folklore and tradition, but also for its safety and accessible public transport.
The city of Olomouc boasts charming streets, museums, parks and a main square that counts among the most picturesque in the Czech Republic. It is surrounded by historic buildings and adorned with the Holy Trinity Column, a UNESCO-protected monument. Beautiful churches are scattered throughout the streets of the historic centre, as Olomouc was and is an important spiritual centre and the seat of an archbishopric.
Visitors to Olomouc can explore the foundations of the ancient Olomouc Castle and the valuable art collections in the Archdiocesan Museum. The experience of the beautiful city is completed by a unique set of Baroque fountains, as well as cafés, wine bars with Moravian wine and pubs with regional cheeses and beer delicacies from local breweries.
Olomouc is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe and an important historical area. Its symbol is the Column of the Holy Trinity, a monument registered on the UNSESCO list. The city, which is the spiritual center of the Moravian region, has also repeatedly appeared in the recommendations of the tourist website Lonely Planet, which called Olomouc a hidden treasure of Europe; see here.
The city of Olomouc is very suitable for organizing congresses, because the accessibility of the campus is very easy: the buildings where the congress would take place are 7 minutes away by foot and 3 minutes by tram. They are located in the very center of the city. The city has a very well-functioning and cheap public transport system — so even from the outskirts of the city, participants can reach the venue within 15 minutes. As already mentioned, Olomouc is a historical city, so moving around the city and around the main venue is not only easy, but also pleasant.
Want to know more about the venue and its availability?
The congress will be held in the premises of the Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc. These include the main building of the Faculty (adequate especially for the opening and closing ceremony and keynote/panel section) and the historical building of Art Centre of Palacký University Olomouc (the seat of the Department of Art Education). See here and here.
Olomouc has a wide range of hotels which are located within a walking distance from the venues. Participants could also avail of the student residences (dormitory rooms) which will be vacant in the summer (holiday period).
Travel – nearest airport etc.
There are two nearest airport: Prague and Vienna. If landing to Prague, the trip to Olomouc is very straightforward, participants can take a train from Prague to Olomouc which takes about 2.5 hours and goes more than once every hour. When landing to Vienna, participants can take a Student Agency bus that takes about 3-4 hours with changing in Brno.
Need to know more? Contact the organizers!