Venue

Prague Congress Centre

We are inviting crystallographers from all over the world to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the principal European cities with a long history. Its original medieval monuments are attractive for visitors from any part of the world and its modern infrastructure makes the city easily accessible and friendly. The congress will take place in the modern and well-equipped Prague Congress Centre that has already hosted several large congresses, the largest were NATO Summit in 2002 (8,000 participants), the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group (17,000 participants), and some international medical conferences. The centre has five halls for 400 – 3,000 people and 8 rooms with capacity of about 100 people. The total number of meeting rooms is 50 and exhibition space covers 13000 m2. The Prague Congress Centre is located within a walking distance from the city centre and offers a magnificent view on the historical part of the city including the Prague Castle.

Prague has an accommodation capacity of about 100,000 visitors. There are almost 800 guest rooms in 4 or 5 star hotels in the close vicinity of the congress centre. Many other hotels and dormitories of all categories and prices from 20 to 200 EUR per day are easily accessible via public transport in less than 30 minutes. Our frequently running and comfortable underground system ensures very fast transport from any part of Prague.

Crystallography has a long and rich tradition in the region of the former Czechoslovakia. It was cultivated under the auspices of two principal Czech scientific organizations, Charles University (founded in 1348), and the Academy of Sciences (formerly the Academy of Sciences and Arts, founded in 1770). Johannes Kepler, known as a famous astronomer, wrote a paper On hexagonal snow flake during his stay in Prague (1600-1612). This work is the oldest written document of the new era of crystallography and deals with the outer symmetry seen in morphology of crystals as a reflection of the inner symmetry of matter, without any ideas about the nature of building elements at that time. Ivan Puluj developed an X-ray emitting device as early as 1881 in Prague, Friedrich Reinitzer discovered liquid crystals there.

Website of the venue: https://www.praguecc.cz

Address of the venue:

5. kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic

Metro station: Vysehrad (red line, C)