EVENT OPENING TIMES
The Conference: Sessions start from 8.30am (see here for complete timetable)
The Exhibition: 9am – 5.30pm
Before you come to Prague for EuMCE 2019
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 1st EuMCE - European Microwave Conference in Central Europe, to be held in Prague at the Prague Congress Centre from 13th to 15th May 2019. By organizing the EuMCE the European Microwave Association (EuMA) contributes to the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the accession of several Central European countries into the European Union in May 2004.
The European Microwave Association and Horizon House created an “Initial Condition” and in cooperation with TPC and LOC also a “Boundary Condition” for EuMCE 2019 in Prague. Now it will be up to all of you/us – EuMCE participants (Delegates, Speakers, Session Chairs, Exhibitors and Exhibition Visitors) – what new results in the area of microwave theory technique and technology will be presented and discussed. And what new scientific contacts will be established and new research projects built on them in the near future.
EuMCE 2019 will start in a few days, so I would like to give you some up-to-date information in this letter:
EuMCE Social events
Social events are a very important part of each scientific meeting, conference, symposium etc. EuMCE, even if organized as a “low cost conference” oriented on scientists from “low income countries”, it offers its participants these 2 social events:
1) Welcome Reception sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz takes place on Monday (May 13) from 19:00 to 21:00 at the EuMCE venue - the Exhibition Area and Forum Hall. Free admission for EuMCE participants (i.e. registered as Delegate, Speaker, Student / SR,).
2) “EuMCE 2019 - Get Together Meeting and Dinner" takes place on Tuesday (May 14) from 19:30 to 22:00 h in Café Slavia (address: Smetanovo nabrezi 1012/2, Prague 1, https://www.cafeslavia.cz/en/ ). We have no sponsor for this meeting and dinner, tickets can be purchased at EuMCE Registration (price 600 CZK / 24 EUR).
This social event is meant as an informal meeting of EuMCE participants in a nice setting of a famous Prague restaurant and cafe. Located on the bank of the Vltava River, it offers views of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Piano music complements the welcoming atmosphere of this café.
Café Slavia is located very close to the National Theater, which Prague is very proud of. Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and other historical sights in Prague are less than half an hour away from the Café Slavia.
Prague – historical monuments and cultural events
The venue of the meeting, the Prague Congress Centre, is located near to the Old Town of Prague, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Prague is a beautiful, romantic and historical city with a very busy lifestyle and culture. Historically it is an international city - architects from many European countries, especially Germany, Austria and Italy, have contributed to its construction in its 1,000-year history.
There are numerous theatres, museums and other outstanding historical monuments and buildings. Most world renowned is Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and many other historical sites both in and outside of Prague. Each evening there are several concerts in different historical buildings to choose from. More information about Prague and cultural events can be found e.g. on webpage www.prague.eu/en and/or www.informuji.cz/en/events/praha/music/.
Although you can find all the information about Prague on the Internet, we will provide you with a map of Prague, where all the main sights of Prague are marked. And also with a printed Pocket Guide to Prague, where you can find information about the main Prague historical monuments.
Weather in Prague in period of EuMCE 2019
May is the month that is generally considered the best for visiting Prague. It is a month when Prague blossoms - many trees are covered with pretty flowers.
May also features nice spring weather in general. But weather forecast for the period of EuMCE predicts temperatures slightly lower than usual - around 5° C in the morning, then around 12° C in the afternoon. Occasionally rain showers.
Public transport in Prague
Prague has very well functioning and not very expensive public transport. All information (including ticket prices) can be found on webpage https://pid.cz/en/ . This site also offers a search for suitable connections throughout Prague - from any metro, tram or bus station to any other location in Prague. All you have to know are the names of those stations. The Timetable is quite reliable (with some exaggeration it is possible to say that in this area Prague is catching up with Switzerland or Japan).
As for the EuMCE venue - please remember that it is in close proximity to the "Vysehrad" metro station (line "C"). This is the place where Prague was founded more than 1000 years ago.
Dear friends and colleagues, I would like to thank all of you - EuMCE participants - for your interest and support of EuMCE 2019 in Prague. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Prague from both a professional and personal point of view!
EuMCE 2019 General Chair
Czech Technical University in Prague
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