Visitor information

20 April Deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals
1 June Formal confirmation of acceptance of papers
31 August Final date to pay reduced registration fee
31 August Final date for completing the visa request form
1 August Cancellation with 80% refund
1 August – 31 August Cancellation with 50% refund
31 August – 25 September Cancellation with 30% refund
After 25 September Cancellation with no refund
30 September Final date for registration
10 October Opening Reception
11-13 October Conference

Different types of accommodation have been reserved for your convenience. Please find the list of recommended hotels below. Special rates for ISSA Conference 2016 participants are applied if booked through the hotel booking form /via email to secretariat.

4 STARS HOTELS:

RADISSON BLU HOTEL LIETUVA (Conference Venue)

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This hotel’s 291 rooms and suites marry Scandinavian-influenced decor and amenities like flat-screen televisions with free and pay-to-view channels. Coffee and tea provisions and free high-speed, wireless internet create a welcoming accommodation for Vilnius visitors. Non-smoking, disabled-accessible and allergen-free rooms are available on request to meet the needs of all guests.

Address: Konstitucijos av. 20, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – 105 € per night
Standard Double Room – 115 € per night

AMBERTON HOTEL

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The Amberton is located in the heart of Vilnius’ Old Town, just a few steps from Cathedral Square. It offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TVs, work desks and free internet connection. The main shopping avenue of Vilnius is only 30 meters from the Amberton. The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is 200 meters away. Many cafés, restaurants and shops are nearby.

Address: L. Stuokos-Guceviciaus st. 1, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet
Distance: 20 minute walk from the conference venue. See map.

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – 95 € per night
Standard Double Room – 105 € per night

ARTIS CENTRUM HOTEL

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The Artis Centrum Hotel is situated within walking distance of all major sights. Vilnius International Airport is 7 km away, the main train and bus station 2 km. Located in the centre of Vilnius’ Old Town, Artis Centrum Hotels is set in a renovated 19th century building. An indoor pool and elegant, air-conditioned rooms are on offer. Satellite television and free access to wireless internet are also provided. All rooms at the Artis are elegantly furnished. Guests can enjoy views of the Old Town and of Gediminas Tower.

Address: Totoriu st. 23, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet
Distance: 21 minute walk from the conference venue. See map.

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – 95 € per night
Standard Double Room – 105 € per night

BEST WESTERN VILNIUS HOTEL

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The Best Western Vilnius Hotel is located right in the centre of the capital city, on Konstitucijos Avenue, in a modern district of business, commerce and entertainment. The hotel stands next to the river Neris, near the Old Town of Vilnius with its major sites of attraction: the Cathedral, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Gediminas Castle, as well as Pilies and Vokieciu streets which are popular amongst the city guests and local inhabitants.

Address: Konstitucijos av. 14, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet
Distance: 5 minute walk from the conference venue. See map.

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – sold out
Standard Double Room – sold out

3 STARS HOTELS:

HOTEL TILTO

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Make the most of your stay in Vilnius, Lithuania and enjoy the charms of its UNESCO protected old town. Our boutique Irish hotel is located on Tilto Street, a sleepy little lane running parallel to the city’s premiere high-street, Gedimino Avenue. Hotel Tilto offers guests a very rewarding experience by providing a comfortable stay within the old town, excellent service, and a place to connect with all the city has to offer.

Address: Tilto st. 8, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet
Distance: 16 minute walk from the conference venue. See map.

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – sold out
Standard Double Room – sold out

ECOTEL VILNIUS

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Ecotel, is the biggest economy-class hotel in Vilnius, is located in the city center close to the business district and within ten minutes walking distance from the historic old town. Recent extensive renovation of the entire Hotel makes it the preferred choice for the discerning budget, business and leisure traveller.

Address: Slucko St. 8, Vilnius
Internet specifications: free wireless internet
Distance: 10 minute walk from the conference venue. See map.

PRICES
The following prices are in Euro per room per night and include breakfast and VAT (21 %). 

Standard Single Room – 53 € per night
Standard Double Room – 60 € per night

Accommodation Payment and Cancellation Policy

You shall pay the hotel directly. Full payment for your hotel accommodation can be made in two ways:

  1. On-site at the hotel on your departure day during check-out. In this case, please fill the credit card details submission form. Credit card information is required to secure your booking.
  2. In advance via bank transfer on receipt of a proforma invoice issued by the hotel. Should this be the case, please send the company details for the pro-forma invoice.

Cancellations must be made in writing to the conference secretariat by email registration@issa2016.net.

There will be a fee for hotel booking cancelled after September 1, 2016.

CONFERENCE DATES

11-13 October 2016


REGISTRATION OPEN HOURS

10 October 2016 | 16:00-19:00

11-12 October 2016 | 07:30-18:00

13 October 2016 | 08:00-16:00


VENUE

ISSA Conference 2016 will take place at Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva.

The hotel is situated on the bank of the River Neris in the centre of Vilnius, only a 10-minute walk to the Medieval Old Town. It is easily accessible by taxi or public transport from the airport.

Address: Konstitucijos Av. 20 (N.B. there are two Radisson Blu hotels operating in Vilnius, please double check the address before ordering a taxi)


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official Conference language is English. English-Lithuanian-English translation will be provided during all plenary sessions and one parallel  session.


VISA AND INVITATION LETTER

All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport or identification card. For some countries a visa is required. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For all inquiries and invitation letters for visa, please check the section Travel documents or contact the conference secretariat. Please ensure you apply for a visa well in advance of your journey.


CLIMATE

Lithuania has a typical Central European climate. October is usually not very warm in Vilnius. It is a good idea to bring an overcoat for cool evenings and an umbrella for a shower. Daily weather updates can be found here.


CURRENCY

Official currency in Lithuania is Euro.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find an ATM on nearly every corner.


ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Lithuania is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.


OPENING HOURS

Post Office: 07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday. 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday.

Banks: 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday in the city centre & 10:00 – 22:00 in the shopping centres (closest to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is Panorama SC (Saltoniskiu str. 9).

Shops: food 08:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Sunday) others 10:00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday).

(Closest to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is Europa SC (Konstitucijos Ave. 7) & Panorama SC (Saltoniskiu str. 9).


INSURANCE

All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the technical organizer KALANIS are liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.


BY PLANE

Direct flights are available from all major European Cities and many from larger cities across the world. Connecting flights can be caught at main international airports in Europe, such as Copenhagen, Prague, Riga, Frankfurt.

Getting to Vilnius center from the International Vilnius Airport

Vilnius Airport (“Oro uostas” in Lithuanian) is just 7 km (12 min by car) away from Vilnius Old Town. Please find the distance in the map.

Taxi service

For your convenience the conference secretariat will be at your disposal for a taxi service reservation for reaching your hotel or any other place in Vilnius center. In order to reserve a taxi please contact a secretariat by e-mail.

An estimated price for a taxi from the airport to the city center is 20 EUR. Additionally, a taxi driver waiting for you at the airport waiting hall with a specially prepared your name card is available to be ordered via conference secretariat. This service is extra charged from 5 to 10 EUR.

How to reach Vilnius center by bus

Tickets for buses can be bought on a bus.

Regular ticket prices:

– regular ticket – 1,00 €;
– ticket for students – 0,50 € (you have to have your student ID)

How to reach Vilnius center by train

It is about 5 km from the airport to Vilnius Railway Station is, the journey takes up to 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every 60 minutes. The routes and schedules can be found at www.litrail.lt. Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station. Ticket prices are 0.67-1.00 €.


BY CAR

Lithuania has a well-developed network of roads. There are two European Highways, with branch lines, Via Baltica (Helsinki – Warsaw, part of the E67 that runs to Warsaw and Prague) and West – East (Klaipeda – Moscow). Traffic in Lithuania drives on the right-hand side of the road.

Speed limits

– 50km/h in towns
– 80 km/h outside the towns
– 100/110/130 km/h on highways according to a road type and season

Parking

Parking on pavement is forbidden unless the signs tell otherwise. Parking usually is paid, you can pay in the nearest parking automaton. The payment value depends on the parking lot place.

Fuel

Automatic gas stations serve customers all 24 hours. They accept cash and credit cards.


BY BUS

There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Vilnius with other European cities. There are direct buses to Vilnius from Belarus, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Poland, Estonia and Russia. Please find the routes and buy the tickets on the Lux Express website or on the Eurolines website.

The conference secretariat remains at your service for any help regarding your travel to Lithuania or for any questions or requests you may have.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Visitors who are not citizens of a European Union Member State and who want to enter the Republic of Lithuania must be in possession of the appropriate visa.

If you are in possession of a valid Schengen visa, or national visa issued by other Schengen state, you may enter the Republic of Lithuania and remain for the period indicated on a visa, but not exceeding 90 days in any 180 day period

VISA AND PASSPORT

To visit Lithuania, you must have a valid passport or ID card (if you are a citizen of an EU country). A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa-exemption agreements with Lithuania. Participants who require a letter of invitation from the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania may contact the conference secretariat to apply for the invitation letter. It is not obligatory for those who are going to take care of the visa by themselves.

We kindly request that you consult with the relevant institutions in your country about the procedure and required documents before inquiring for the invitation letter.

  1. Participant must be registered and have fully paid participant’s fee.
  2. Invitation letter preparation fee – 15 Eur. Payment must be made by bank transfer.
  3. Documents to submit for the secretariat:
  • Fully completed information for the invitation letter. Questionnaire in Word Document (.doc/ .docx) format. Click here to download the questionnaire;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Accommodation reservation confirmation in PDF format;
  • Bank payment receipt for letter of invitation letter.

Please send your inquiries to conference secretariat at registration@issa2016.net. We kindly remind you that your inquiry will be considered only if all the information corresponds and all the forms are received.

In case invitation letter issued by the conference secretariat is insufficient to apply for visa, please contact us directly. Please note that participant must be registered and fully covered participant’s fee.