Dear LIDA Participants,
On behalf of LIDA 2008 Organizing Committee we welcome you to Croatia and to this Seminar. It is our pleasure to have you here with us. We have put together a very interesting professional and social program, and we hope you will enjoy it.
We would like to use this opportunity and give you several pieces of information that you may find useful.
When you arrive at the Dubrovnik airport, you can take the bus (cca 30 kn / 4,5 EUR ) or the taxi (cca 200 kn / 27,5 EUR) to reach the city center.
LIDA 2008 sessions will take place at the Inter-University Center - IUC (Don Frana Bulica 4, outside the Old Town). It is easily reachable from your hotel, either on foot or by public transport. Please ask at your hotel about local buses' schedules and rates. Please take a look at http://www.ffos.hr/lida/slike/iucmap.jpg and http://www.ffos.hr/lida/slike/pilemap for the map of the town Dubrovnik where the old town and IUC is marked.
Onsite registration opens on Monday, June 2nd 2008. at 09:00.
Please note that the Conference is moving to the nearby island of Mljet on Thursday morning, June 5th at 9.15 from the port Gruz. Transfer from Dubrovnik to Mljet and back from Mljet to Dubrovnik is included in the registration fee. You are entitled to the return ticket for Nona Ana ferry. However, you must get to port Gruz on your own. Arrival at Polace is at 10.55 a.m. Transfer to hotel Odisej is organized by the hotel (bus and small vans – 10 minutes drive, and included in Conference fee as well). Also, make sure you booked a room in hotel Odisej on Mljet!
Opening session is scheduled for Monday, June 2nd at 9.30 a.m. Monday evening at 7 p.m. welcome party for all LIDA participants (including accompanying persons) shall take place at the IUC .
Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is reserved for the Poster session with cheese and wine.
Programme continues in the hotel Odisej on Thursday, June 5th at 15 p.m. An Afternoon with Guest of Honor: Professor Peter Ingwersen is scheduled for Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the hotel terrace and is open to all. Banquet (at which prizes for the best poster and best student research proposal will be announced) starts at 8 p.m.
Friday morning is, traditionally, reserved for ASIST Student Chapter Breakfast where students can talk informally with prominent senior ASIST members. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. so make sure to turn up early enough if you want to get the good seats! Closing session and panel is scheduled for Friday afternoon, June 6th, and will be moderated by professor Natasa Milic - Frayling. Friday afternoon is free for those participants who have not signed up for Workshop E and Workshop F. We suggest that, if you are free, you take a tour (on bike, boat or on foot) in the nearby national park or have a swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea.
The return from Mljet to Dubrovnik is scheduled for Friday, June 6th or Saturday, June 7th n at 16.55 p.m. If you intend to return some other day, please, contact Conference organizers.
This should leave enough time for participants flying from Dubrovnik after 9:30 p.m. If you need to be in Dubrovnik earlier than that, please, make sure to check for additional connections and ferries to Dubrovnik, and transfer option by Hotel Odisej at Mljet, or ask at the Information desk. Also, make sure to check with your hotel, if you need an extra night in Dubrovnik on your way home from Mljet, whether your room is booked.
There will be several students at the Registration/Information desk throughout the conference so please feel free to ask them whatever problem/question you might have.
Should you have any problems/questions during the conference, please, feel free to contact either Tatjana at +385 91 57 37 183 or Sanjica at +385 98 525 148 or Maja at +385 91 412 00 00.
We look forward to meeting you at the Opening Session and Welcome Party!
LIDA 2008 Organizing Committee