Setting, Transportation and Hotel

Organization

Logistics

  • Local Arrangements: Paula Dias, Gabinete de Comunicação e Imagem (GCI), UFP
  • Design Team: Paulo Matos, Oficina Gráfica, UFP
  • Docents for Festival and Exibits: UFP and RIT students (tba)
  • Book standings: Sandy Baldwin (RIT) and GCI-UFP
  • Hotels: Agência Abreu

Contacts

For general questions about the conference/festival/exhibits, you can email Rui Torres, Chair (rtorres [at] ufp.edu.pt)
For questions about registration and other logistics, you can email Paula Dias and UFP's GCI team (gci [at] ufp.edu.pt)

Setting

Porto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto), also known, in English, as Oporto, is the second-largest city in Portugal. Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1996). In 2012, 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency.

Accomodations

A selection of accommodations has been secured at available hotels located around the conference venues: https://conference.eliterature.org/2017/accomodation

Transportation

Porto is easy to reach by land or air. There are direct and non-direct flights to Porto from anywhere in the world. The airport serving the city (OPO) is the International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Pages/Homepage.aspx), located about 11 km north of the city centre. The main Portuguese airline company is TAP Portugal (http://www.flytap.com/Portugal/en/Homepage) which serves numerous destinations. In addition, there are a growing number of international airlines flying to Porto, many of which are low cost companies. The airport has various public transport links and car hire services, including a Metro connection directly to the city center.

Porto is is also connected to various European destinations by regular bus services, such as Rede Nacional de Expressos and InterNorte.

You can also travel to Porto by train. CP (http://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/), the Portuguese Railway Company, has regular international links. The city of Porto is served by two main stations: Campanhã Station (for international journeys, but also for journeys to Lisbon, Douro and Minho); and S. Bento Station (for urban and regional connections and connections to Galicia).

Within the city limits, public transport services are mainly provided by bus (STCP, http://www.stcp.pt/en/travel/) and Metro (Metro do Porto, http://www.metrodoporto.pt/en/).

UFP can provide a bus to and from hotels and the conference site. The cost will be minimal, but not included in the conference fee. More information will be available about this service soon.