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General Information

  • Foreign participants

During check in when you present your passport and the B2 entrance card which you receive at the airport (which indicates your exemption for paying vat), the rate of the accommodation will be reduced accordingly.
 

  • Entry Visa

Passport holders of EU countries, the USA and Canada, do not require entry visas to Israel. For participants from other countries we suggest you check the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following links or check with your local Israeli embassy, consulate or travel agent.
Tourist Visa Information for Each Country
Application Form for Entry Visa to Israel

 

  • Currency / Exchange

The currency unit in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS – “Shekel” in short). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at Ben-Gurion International Airport. We recommend that you change some of your money at the airport for immediate needs.
 

  • Liability

Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The workshop organizers  will not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants nor for personal injuries sustained during the workshop or during tours.

  • Transportation

Buses - For bus information and updated timetables please look up the Egged’s (the bus company’s) website.

Israel Railways – For information on trains, click here.
Please note that Israel Railways does not work on weekends (from Friday at 3pm to Saturday 9pm)
Please pay attention to updates of Israel Railways.

Taxi (Airport) – For your convenience there are licensed taxi stands located along the sidewalk on the ground floor level at the Gate 03 exit.

Moovitapp - Get around Israel by public transit with moovitapp
Private car -
If you are attending the conference with your private vehicle, please say at the gate you attending the “Micro-Swimmers conference”.


  • A letter of invitation

A letter of invitation from the workshop will be issued upon request. This invitation is prepared solely to assist with visa application or participation requirements, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program.
To apply for a letter of invitation from the conference, Please send an email to Ms. Anna Shreder sanna@technion.ac.il and she will send you the details required to fill the order.

 

  • Climate and Clothing

The average temperature in Haifa area in February ranges between 7°C-20°C.
Some rainfall and fog may be expected in February, however, rainstorms or snow are rarely observed in Israel. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny and warm, nighttime weather is expected to be colder, thus, it is recommended to pack warm clothes as well. 
Casual dress is appropriate for all conference occasions.

 

  • Electricity

The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.
 

  • Arrival at the Technion:

From Tel Aviv Center, the easiest way to reach Technion is by train to Haifa Hof H'acarmel station.
From Haifa Hof H’acarmel train station, take bus number 17, or a short taxi to Technion.

If you are attending the conference with your private vehicle, please say at the gate you attending the “Micro-Swimmers conference”.
Please note, parking is not reserved for the conference. Therefore, you can park your car only at the parking areas that are marked in blue. It is recommended to park outside the Technion and walk to the faculty.

Workshop Buses:

  • 03.02.2020:
    07:40 AM - A bus will wait in front of the Bay-View hotel to pick up the registered participants to the Technion.
    17:50 PM - A bus will leave back from the Technion to the Bay-View hotel.

    18:20 PM - A minibus will leave from the Forchheimer Guest House to Bay View hotel, and than back at the end of the Reception
    (
    approximately at 20:45).

  • 04.02.2020:
    07:40 AM - A bus will wait in front of the Bay-View hotel to pick up the registered participants to the Technion.
    17:00 PM - A bus will leave back from the Technion to the Bay-View hotel.

  • 05.02.2020:
    07:40 AM - A bus will wait in front of the Bay-View hotel to pick up the registered participants to the Technion.
    14:30 PM - A bus will leave back from the Technion to the Bay-View hotel.

Poster Instructions

The posters should be hung at the D.Dan and Betty Kahn Mechanical Engineering Building, Technion,

in designated locations - the posters should be set up independently.
 

Poster size: Maximum poster size - 70 width / height 100 cm

Presentations Instructions

We recommend sending your presentation by 10.01.20,  to sanna@technion.ac.il  to save the installation process. 

  • Make sure to have your PowerPoint presentation on a DiskOnKey with you.

  •  If you wish to project the presentation from your own computer please arrive with an HDMI adapter.

Talks

The designated time for each talk is 30 min (including setting up the presentation and answering questions). 

Social program

3.2.20  – Reception dinner - at the Bay View hotel, "Nofim" hall,  19:00 PM.  

Pre-registration  required.