When and where?
The conference will take place from 16th to 22nd September 2018 in the Mathematical Research and Conference Center in Będlewo, Poland.
Registration and deadlines
The registration is now open. To register fill in an interactive form on this web site, then activate your accound via a link from a confirmation email and wait for an acceptance from the organizers. Once your participation is accepted, you may submit proposals of your contribution. The deadline for the first round of registration is June 17, 2018. Late registration (after the deadline) is possible till the end of August.
The conference is partially supported by the Banach Center and the University of Luxembourg.
The conference fee is estimated at 260 EUR (or equivalent in PLN). The accommodation of accompanying persons is 280 EUR. The fee for the late registration is 350 EUR.
The fee will cover the accommodation (full-board) of participants in Będlewo and social events (bonfire, conference dinner, excursion). Participants are kindly requested to cover the travel expenses from their own sources. The organizers offer a number of grants for PhD students which reduce the fee to 100 EUR. Candidates should send the corresponding application to the Organizing Committee homotopy2018(at)impan.pl together with a CV and a list of publications.
The conference fee can be paid in cash upon arrival. There is also a possibility of paying by bank transfer. Participants willing to make a bank transfer should state it during the registration process. The details of the bank transfer will be sent to such persons by e-mail.
How to get there?
The nearest big city to Będlewo is Poznań - located about 30 km to the north. Poznań has its own airport (airport code POZ) connected by a regular service with several European capitals and also the main Polish airport in Warsaw. It is also connected by a regular train service with Warsaw and Berlin. When going by train you should look for connections to the station Poznań Główny (Poznań Main Station). The travel from either the airport, or the main train station to the conference center is described below.
Conference bus and organized taxis
Bus from the Airport Poznań Ławica (15:10) through railway station Poznań Główny (16:00) . Passengers at the airport (11): Michael Cahen, Jill Ecker, Simone Gutt, Mrs. Iohara, Satyendra Kumar Mishra, Norbert Poncin, Sergey Merkulov, Marcel Rubio, Ping Xu, Ai Guan, Martin Schlichenmaier. Passengers at the station (14): Matt Booth, Leonid Ryvkin, Christoph Schweigert, Tilmann Wurzbacher, Ricardo Buring, Sefan Waldman, Martin Bordemann, Ziemowit Domański, Tomasz Rybicki, Takahiro Matsuyuki, Akifumi Sako, Malte Dehling, Andriy Panasyuk, Michał Jóźwikowski. Large group arrives by Euro City train from Berlin at 15:45. In case of the delay please call one of the organizers (phone number sent to you by e-mail) and we will notify the driver.
Taxi from the Airport Poznań Ławica (16:40). Passengers (3): Giovanni Felder, Kenji Iohara, Andrey Lazaryev.
Small bus from the railway station Poznań Główny (19:15). Passengers (8): Kirill Salmagambetov, Oleg Sheinman, Johan Leray, Giuseppe Tortorella, Arthemy Kiselev, Alexey Kalugin, Clarisson Rizzie P. Canlubo, Daniel Wysocki.
Taxi from the Airport Poznań Ławica (21:00). Passengers (4): Jacob Kryczka, Pier Paolo La Pastina, Alice Fialowski, Michael Penkava.
At the airport the bus will wait near the entrance of the arrivals hall. At the station the bus will stop at the parking near Dworzec Letni. Meeting point with the taxi driver at the airport is near the money exchange office in the arrivals hall. Below you can see the location and Google Streetview of Dworzec Letni.
Reaching Będlewo on your own
Będlewo is rather a solitary place so reaching it by regular communication is quite a challenge. For this reason if you travel on your own we recommend you taking a taxi from Poznań Airport/Main Train Station to Będlewo (35 km, approx. 200 PLN=50 EUR). We recommend using the taxi company called “Taxi Express”.
Alternatively, from the main train station (Poznań Główny) you can take a train to Mosina and then a taxi to the Palace (9km, approx. 40 PLN=10 EUR). You can also go by bus from Poznań main bus station (in front of the main train station) via Mosina to Dymaczewo Nowe (3km to the east from Będlewo), or via Stęszew to the bus stop “Będlewo Skrzyżowanie” (2,5km to the west from the palace). You can get from the airport to the Main Train/Bus Station by a regular bus service.
Practical information about Poland
We encourage you to visit the official promotional website of the Republic of Poland. Some basic information are presented below.
Money and shopping
Polish currency is the zloty (zł, PLN), which is divided into 100 groszy (1 zł = 100 gr). Banknotes and coins used in Poland can be found here.
You can change money in numerous bureaux de change or in banks. Currency exchange points are usually located in city centres, at railway stations, airports, etc. 1 EUR is approximately 4.3 PLN, 1 USD approximately 3,7 PLN (September 2018).
Debit and credit cards (Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron) are widely accepted. There should be no problem when paying by card in supermarkets, at filling stations, in restaurants or hotels. Only in newsagent’s kiosks, local shops and sometimes railway stations(!) you will need to have cash. Cash machines are numerous in bigger cities.
Travel and visas
Poland is a member of the Schengen zone, hence you do not need a visa when travelling from another Schengen-zone county. Citizens from other countries may need a visa. The precise regulations can be found on the web page of Poland's missions abroad.
In case of any questions please contact homotopy2018[at]impan.pl or directly one of the members of the Organizing Committee.