We are proud to announce the first international e-conversion conference to be held at Venice International University (VIU), San Servolo, Italy from September 9 – 13, 2019. e-conversion is a new Cluster of Excellence funded by the German Research Council (DFG) with a focus on investigating fundamental mechanisms of energy conversion processes.
Beautiful surroundings for the conference (Image 495756 @ Pixabay)
With this grand kickoff conference, we wish to foster scientific exchange between the members of the cluster and renowned scientists from around the globe. The talks shall also give the graduate students of e-conversion an overview of current research topics on fundamental research concerning energy conversion processes. We trust that the enchanting atmosphere of the beautiful island of San Servolo in the Venetian Lagoon will stimulate many discussions between speakers and participants. A majority of the 40 PIs involved within e-conversion will be present at the conference, ensuring a broad and stimulating audience.
In addition to the talks, the PhD students are invited to present a poster at the poster session. The standard poster size will be DIN A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) upright. Please submit your abstract by July 15, 2019 during registration or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use our template. Figures have to be submitted separately.
We have booked rooms at the following hotels in Venice from Sunday, September 8 to Friday, September 13, 2019:
Rooms with two, three or four beds will be available for students, single rooms for professors, post-docs, group leaders and speakers.
We will organize a train transfer from Munich to Venice on September 8 as well as from Venice to Munich on September 13:
Departure: September 8, 2019, 11:34 h, Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
Arrival: September 8, 2019, 18:10 h, Venezia Santa Lucia
Departure: September 13, 2019, 13:50 h, Venezia Santa Lucia
Arrival: September 13, 2019, 20:25 h, Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby. For the transfer from the airport to the historic part of Venice you may use the bus or the waterbus. Once in Venice, you have to take the waterbus No. 20 to reach the conference venue on San Servolo.
Boat to Conference Location (linea 20)
The boat from Venice to San Servolo (No. 20) leaves from the stop “San Zaccaria” close to the Piazza San Marco; the stop is in front of the “Londra Palace Hotel”. Please check the timetable.
For those participants going to Venice by train on September 8, the e-conversion staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid from Sunday to Saturday) in advance and hand them out after arrival in Venice. These tickets are valid for all buses and waterbuses in Venice and also for the boat traffic through Canal Grande, to San Servolo and to other islands.
In case that you do not book a conference ticket, you can buy waterbus tickets in Venice at the ACTV counters found at major waterbus/bus stations.