Registration Desk: It is located at the entrance hall of the castle.
Sunday (Sept 7): 16:00 - 22:00 h for Summer School participants
Monday (Sept 8): 8:00 - 22:00 h for participants of the MMEI Conference
Members of the organizing committee will be identifiable by their yellow badges.
Internet Access: There is a free wi-fi connection available in the castle.
MMEI2014 Conference Programme:
Invited lectures: Tuesday - Friday morning
Contributed talks: Tuesday, Thursday morning and afternoon
Closing of the conference: Friday after the lunch
Lectures and tutorials for the Summer School: Monday, Thursday
Detailed program of the MMEI Conference and Summer School Printable version of the program
Conference Language: English. The time schedule for invited lectures of the conference is 50 minutes including 5 minutes for discussion. Contributed session talks are scheduled for 25 minutes including 5 minutes for discussion. The presentation should be prepared in either Adobe Acrobat PDF file format or as a Microsoft Power Point presentation. Please upload your presentation to the presentation computer 15 minutes before the beginning of the session. You can use your own computer for presentation if it is necessary (please contact the conference organizers for assistance).
To get to Smolenice, you need to get to Bratislava (the capital city of Slovakia) first. In Bratislava, you need to get to the Main Bus station and from there take a bus to Smolenice. You can access Bratislava by train, bus, or plane. Please follow the detailed info below.
Bratislava has two airports with direct connection with the city center, the Vienna International Airport (VIE) and the Bratislava Airport(BTS):
By plane arriving to Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Austria: the airport is about 50 km from Bratislava. From the VIE airport take a bus to Bratislava, departing from bus terminal No.4. There are two different bus companies going from the airport to the city center, Slovak Lines and Blaguss. They depart at different times so you might choose whatever is more suitable to you.
Schedule for the Blaguss Bus
By plane arriving to Airport Bratislava (BTS):
To get from the airport to the Main Bus Station (Autobusova stanica, Mlynske Nivy), you can:
By train arriving to Bratislava Central Railway Station (Hlavná stanica): To get from Central Railway Station to the Main Bus Station at Mlynske Nivy, you can:
By train arriving to Petržalka Railway Station (ZST Petržalka): To get from Petržalka Railway Station to the Main Bus Station at Mlynske Nivy, you can:
FROM BRATISLAVA TO SMOLENICE:
From Bratislava main bus station (Autobusova stanica, Mlynske Nivy) to Smolenice: Take a connecting bus from Bratislava Main Bus Station to Smolenice. Busses to Smolenice usually depart from bus stop No. 45 or 46. Tickets are to be bought directly from the driver when boarding. To plan the journey, please follow this webportal for intercity transportation. Take a direct bus connection to Smolenice (it takes approximately 1hour 15min). Get off at the bus station Smolenice OcU (Obecny Urad - Municipal Office) which is approximately 500m far from the entrance to the Smolenice Castle.
How to use the webportal for intercity transportation: 1. In the right bottom corner of the website you can switch the language to English, 2. type/choose From: Bratislava AS (stop, district Bratislava), To: Smolenice, OcÚ , 3. check "Direct connections only", 4. set up the date and time, 5. Click "SEARCH".
Please find the schedules for Sunday (7-sept) and Monday (8-Sept) bellow,
Bratislava - Smolenice (SUNDAY)
Bratislava - Smolenice (MONDAY)
Congress Center SAV
Zámocká 18, 919 04 Smolenice
Tel.: +421 33 558 61 91, +421 33 558 61 92
Position of the Smolenice Castle:
LATITUDE: 48° 30' 50.05" N
LONGITUDE: 17° 25' 58.10" E
ELEVATION: 293 m
Daniel Sevcovic +421 940 741 065
Igor Melichercik +421 903 653 153
First aid (ambulance): 112 or 155
Police: 112 or 158
Fire dept: 112 or 150.
One may choose one of the following trips on Wednesday afternoon:
Thursday evening: Wine degustation and wine tasting at the Smolenice Castle Chapel guided by winemaker and taster Peter Križan. The tasting includes 10 wine samples including white, rose, red and berry wine.