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General Information

Olsztyn is a city in the north-eastern Poland being the capital of Warmia and Masuria region. The Masurian Lakes district is one of the most attractive and beautiful areas in Poland that was one of the finalists of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Masuria is a paradise for sailors and nature enthusiasts. Nicknamed the Land of Thousand Lakes, actually have two thousands of them surrounded by the forests and unique nature. Once there, one can also find many historical sites dating back to the times of the Teutonic Knights and Prussian rule. Interestingly, Nicolas Copernicus resided at Olsztyn Castle as economic administrator of Warmia for many years.

For more information about Olsztyn visit city webpage.

Official Language
The official language of the conference is English.

Passport and visas
For passport and visa requirements please check consular information on the webpage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland or contact the nearest embassy or consulate in your country.

Weather conditions
The June in Poland is the beginning of the summer. The temperatures are usually within the range of 16-20°C. You can find more information about the weather forecast on the webpage of Polish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

Currency
The official currency of Poland is Polish zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy. Exchange rate in March 2012 was 1 USD = 3,08 PLN, 1 EUR = 4,11 PLN. Currency exchange offices can be find at every airport and railway station. The most common and thus the most easily exchanged currencies are EUR, GPB and USD.

Exchange rates may vary. For current exchange rates please visit www.banki.kantory.pl

Credit cards are increasingly widely accepted for buying goods and services in Poland, though their use is still limited to major cities. Among the most popular cards accepted in Poland are Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners Club, Eurocard and Access.

Electricity
The electricity voltage in Poland is 220V. Plugs are the same as for the rest of continental Europe.

Force Majeure
The organizers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.

Disclaimer
The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers high encourage all delegates to take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Poland.