15th CRYOGENICS 2019 / IIR International Conference / April 7 – 11, 2019 / Prague / Czech Republic

Good to know

Badges

You will receive your personalized name badge when you  register. Please wear your  name badge throughout the conference, in particular for the coffee and lunch breaks. In case you have lost your badge, please report at the conference office.

Cash

ATMs (cash dispensers) are available at most of the banks in downtown Prague; often they are accessible 24 h/day.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued upon request at the conference & registration desk.

Currency

Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
For the official exchange rates on the website of the http://www.cnb.cz/en/index.html.
ONLY bank transfers and cash are accepted at the Cryogenics 2019.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.

Emergency numbers

112: General Emergency for Europe
150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage of private property of participants and accompanying persons either during or while travelling to the conference. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones off in the meeting rooms during sessions.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday. Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Time Zone

Prague is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Visas

Entry visas are required from some foreign citizens.

Please, check with your travel agencies or with the consular offices of the Czech embassies whether you need a visa for the Czech Republic.

Don´t hesitate to contact the conference secretariat if you need a Visa Support Letter for your visa procedures.

- A Visa Support Letter will be issued only after you are successfully registered.

- A Visa Support Letter will be issued via e-mail in PDF format.

- Obtaining a Visa Support Letter will not guarantee that your visa application will be approved.

- The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose of travel to Germany.

Send us the following details:

  • Your name as appears on your passport
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Passport Number
  • Passport Date of Issue
  • Passport Date of Expiry
  • And, if you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please provide the title.

WiFi

WiFi is available in all conference halls free of charge.

Czech language

Even though at all the hotels, shops and restaurants in Prague are English spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Ahoj / Hi
Dobrý den / Hello
Dobrý večer / Good evening
Dobrou noc / Good night
Jak se máte? / How are you?
Mám se dobře. / I am fine.
Děkuji / Thank you.
Kolik to stojí? / How much is it?
Mohl byste mi pomoci? / Could you help me?
Pivo / Beer
Víno  /  Wine
Jeden / One
Dva / Two
Tři / Three
Deset / Ten