Panorama of Olsztyn (photo by Wojciech Krom).
The conference is organized in Olsztyn which is the capital of Warmia and Masuria district, land of over a thousand lakes in Poland.
Olsztyn is the largest city in the region, with more than 170,000 inhabitants. The main tourist attractions of Olsztyn include the castle, where the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lived in the sixteenth century and led the defense of the castle against the Teutonic Knights. In addition, Olsztyn has a beautiful old town with numerous eateries, pubs, restaurants and is encircled by the river Łyna. The city has the wonderful cathedral of St. James built in Gothic style and perfectly preserved.
Best time to visit Olsztyn is in the summer, since the city is characterized by an outstanding landscape, where the wonderful harmony of nature is integrated into the small modern city architecture. Within the city there are many green places, like forests or parks as well as we can find fifteen lakes. On the largest of the lakes (Ukiel) is located a newly restored beach with many tourist attractions, such as boat hire, a place for active recreation, fitness or water ski lift.
Moreover, in the vicinity of Olsztyn there are a large number of hiking trails, both pedestrians, cycling and canoeing. Not far from Olsztyn a network of interconnected lakes is located, ideally prepared for inland sailing.
Kortowo – university campus
Kortowo is the most beautiful university campus in Poland, and perhaps even in Europe. It is located within the administrative borders of Olsztyn, but is a separate district in which you rarely can find a person not related to the university. Within Kortowo they are located two beautiful lakes, parks, forest, or even athletics stadium. On the shores of one of the lakes the horse stable is located. These attractions allow students to find a place on the beach or in the shade of trees for rest beyond duties associated with the university.
The Old Power Plant
All sessions and lectures will take place in the Old Power Plant (Prawocheńskiego 9 Street, 10-720 Olsztyn)– the real old power plant nicely rebuilt in the modern post-industrial style. To disposal of participants there will be 4 lecture halls: the Senate Hall (120 seats), and three halls of respectively 60, 40, 40 seats plus the Business Room for 18-20 seats. All lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the Old Power Plant.
Old Power Plant is situated in the centre of Kortowo campus, in the walking distance from the Hotel Park.