The conference took place at the Centro de Congressos of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), conveniently located in the heart of Lisbon.
IST Congress Center
Phone: +351 218 418 069
Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Situated in the west coast of Portugal, where the Tagus river meets the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe. The light, the atmosphere, and the climate offer marvelous walks all over the city. Lisbon is also extremely lively, with a wealth of cultural events happening every day, and a vibrant nightlife. A huge selection of restaurants is available, featuring Portuguese and international cuisine.
In September the weather is usually very pleasant, with sunny days and warm temperatures (25ºC – 77ºF). The public transportation system is far-reaching and reliable, and has the Metro (subway) as its main backbone. To get to the conference venue, you can take the subway on the airport or the Lisboa-Oriente train station (red line) until the Alameda station. Lisbon can also be easily reached by daily direct flights from major international cities.
This video below provides some background on what to expect.
Some of the best reasonably-priced hostels in the World can be found in Lisbon, right in the middle of the historic and night life district. There are plenty low-budget options in Lisbon starting from 25 euros a night for a shared dorm to a 50 euros room. Several options also exist in close proximity to Instituto Superior Técnico. Check your favourite search service for accommodation options in Lisbon and close to the conference venue, e.g. Booking.com, TripAdvisor or Airbnb.