The University of Gdańsk and the co-organisers including the Foundation for the Development of the University of Gdańsk and Lichenological Section of Polish Botanical Society welcome you to Gdańsk, Poland, to participate in the XX Symposium of Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists, September 25-29th, 2017. This is the first time this Symposium is organized in Poland.
During it meetings of the Nordic Lichen Society as well as the Lichenological Section of Polish Botanical Society will also take place.
The Symposium will take place in Novotel Gdansk Marina Hotel (link) in Gdańsk. It is located near the border with Sopot (a well-known seaside resort) approx. 150 metres from the Gulf of Gdańsk (part of the Baltic Sea). For more details see notes under accommodation.
15.00-18.00 – Registration
19.00 – Welcome reception
9.00-9.30 – Registration
10.00 – Conference opening
10.30-18.00 – Oral and poster sessions
19.00 – Laboratory work
8.30-11.30 – Field trip
12.30-13.30 – Lunch
14.00-17.00 – Oral and poster sessions
17.30-19.00 – Laboratory work
19.00 – Nordic Lichen Society meeting, visiting Gdańsk or Laboratory work continues.
Note: This evening organizers do not provide meals as many people will go to visit Old Town in Gdańsk, where plenty of good restaurants serves meals up to 22.00
8.30-16.30 – Field trip
17.00-18.30 – Laboratory work
19.00 – Symposium dinner – closing the symposium
Registration fees include symposium materials, attendance to all symposium sessions, field trips, lunches, coffee breaks, get–together party, and symposium dinner. Accommodation not included.
Fundation for the Development of Gdańsk University
ul. Bażyńskiego 1A,
Bank Zachodni WBK Grupa Santander,
Account holder: Fundacja Rozwoju Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego,
ul. Bażyńskiego 1 A,
PL 69 1090 1098 0000 0000 0901 5841 (payment in PLN)
PL 12 1090 1098 0000 0001 1104 3019 ( payment in EURO)
BIC code (Swift address): WBKPPLPP
Comment: BML 2017 (this code MUST be included on the bank transfer documents)
The rooms located at the same place as the conference can be booked and paid for using the code XX BML 2017 until the 1st of June 2017. Consequently, if payment is not received before 1st of June 2017 you would need to find an alternative option for your accommodation. However, we would prefer for all participants to be accommodated in the same hotel.
The Symposium (including all meals and both parties) will take place in Novotel Gdansk Marina Hotel and, as the hotel also offers plenty of rooms in SPECIAL PRICES available only for the Symposium participants, we recommend you book accommodation there. Please include ‘XXBML’ during booking.
Rooms must be booked and paid for before 1st June 2017.
BY AIR. The most convenient way to get to Gdańsk is by air. The Lech Walesa Airport is located approx. 10 km west of Gdańsk (address: Słowackiego 200, 80-298 Gdańsk; www.airport.gdansk.pl). The major airlines operating at this airport include Lufthansa, SAS, Finnair, LOT, Ryanair, WIZZ and other.
You can also fly to Warsaw and then use trains going to Gdańsk (see below).
BY TRAIN. Gdańsk is well connected with many large cities in Poland. Many Polish cities offer direct train services to Gdańsk. For time tables see website PKP Intercity.
How to get to the Hotel. The easiest way is to use car transport. Gdańsk offers services of different taxi companies, and taxi rank can be found outside the arrival terminal. The other possibly is to use UBER services.
For those who would like to use public transport, there is a train stop ‘Gdańsk Port Lotniczy’ outside the airport. Please take the train going to ‘Gdańsk Wrzeszcz’ railway station and get off there (tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines located at the platform). Once you got off, consult the map to find the tram stop ‘Klonowa’ which is located on ‘Aleja Grunwaldzka’. From there get tram No. 6 going in the direction of ‘Jelitkowo’. Get off on the last stop and then walk approx. 5 minutes. Tram tickets can either be bought from the ticket machines located near ‘Gdańsk Wrzeszcz’ railway station or from kiosks (a single ticket in Polish is ‘bilet normalny’). The cost of the ticket is 3.20 PLN. The ticket must be validated immediately upon getting on the tram in machine located near the doors.