The IFERA 2023 Conference will be organized in partnership with the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Conference Venue: Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Krakow.
The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event.
Kraków (or Cracow) is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, the city dates back to the seventh century. It was the official capital of Poland until 1596, and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life.
Overflowing with legends, priceless historical architecture and art, as well as fabulous leisure and entertainment options, Poland’s historical capital, whose centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 40 years, captivates and enchants visitors at first sight.
Situated on the famous River Vistula, the city founded by the mythical Krak is surprisingly easy to navigate, whether you prefer to enlist the help of modern-day mobile phone apps or instead enjoy a more traditional system of maps and arrows pointing to the most important sites around the city centre.
The city can boast several hundred restaurants and over thousand other eateries from fast food joints to sushi bars. Good restaurants in Krakow are concentrated in the Old Town historic center, also nearby Kazimierz district. Most restaurant menus reflect international diet adapted to the country’s culinary tradition. Otherwise, despite deep inroads of foreign cuisines, Polish-style cooking prevails.
Wawel Royal Castle. St Mary’s Basilica
The International Krakow Airport (Balice) is located at only 11 km from the city center, with flights connecting the city with both national and international destinations. To reach the city center afterwards, a number of alternatives are available such as transportation via public transportation, via train, via cab, or via private transportation.
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Kraków Główny Train Station is the main railway junction of the city, located in the Stare Miasto district. From this station there are numerous daily runs to both the country’s major cities, including Gdansk and the capital Warsaw, and some of the nearest European capitals including Prague, Berlin and Vienna.
Krakow train station (Główny):
Krakow’s city centre is very well connected. There are a number of options to move around the city and to get to the Conference Venues from your accommodation area.
We show below some of the most commonly used ones:
If you plan to use public transportation to get to the conference venue, or to your accommodation, we recommend using Moovit app to find out bus and tram schedules: https://moovit.com/
You can apply for the Poland Schengen Visa as Poland is EU Member State and a member state of the Schengen Area.
Please note, we cannot issue business letters of invitation as we do not have the requisites to guarantee for a business visa. There is no need for a business visa as there will not be any commercial activity during the conference. The visa you should ask for is a visa for cultural and sport events or tourism. Even if you have been invited to present, please outline that the event is open to the public (anybody can purchase a ticket). A standard letter of invitation will be provided on request to all registered attendees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional query. For more information about the Visa Application Process please visit website.
Below you can find all hotels in Krakow that will offer preferential rates to IFERA 2023 delegates. Guests are expected to pay for their own accommodations.
Please contact these hotels as early as possible to take advantage of these rates.
SHERATON GRAND KRAKOW ★★★★★
Address: Powiśle 7, 31-101 Krakow (12 min walk to the conference venue)
Deluxe Room (standard)
Grand Deluxe Room (upgrade)
Rates are valid till 30 May 2023. Otherwise or in case of Non-Show one night stay will be charged. Rates are in PLN for one night, inclusive of breakfast buffet, high-speed internet access, Sheraton Fitness, and swimming pool access.
Reservations: Guests can book:
RADISSON BLUE KRAKOW ★★★★★
Address: Floriana Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Krakow (12 min walk to the conference venue)
Single room – 620 PLN / night (VAT included)
Double room – 670 PLN / night (VAT included)
Rates are valid till 30 May 2023. Rates are in PLN for one night, inclusive of breakfast.
Reservations: Guests can book here. Please make a choice of the destination (city) (Radisson Blue Krakow) and dates of your stay. For ‘Selected rates’ choose ‘Promotional code’ which is: IFERA
UNAFFILIATED RECOMMENDED HOTELS (★★★★/★★★★★)
Please note the following hotels don’t have special rates for conference delegates.