The conference will take place at the IGESA Village Club, on the island of Porquerolles (South of France). Some informations can be found on the web site of the Hotel.
There is only one way to reach Porquerolles: the boat.
You must arrive in Toulon (South of France) on Sunday afternoon, either by train or by plane. There
will be a bus from the train station and from the airport to the Harbor (called "La Tour fondue") during
Sunday afternoon (the bus will make two round-trips, at 1 pm and at 4 pm).
Then you will have to take a shuttle boat to the island of Porquerolles.
1 - Train Station: More precisely, the bus will be parked at the "gare routière", which
is located 100 meters from the parking of the train station. The bus will have lots of posters
of the conference, so you will not miss it. The first bus will leave at 1 pm, the second one at 4 pm.
2 - Hyères-Toulon Airport: The bus will arrive around 30 minutes after its departure from the
train station. The buses will leave the airport respectively at 1.45 pm and 4.45 pm to the Tour Fondue
3 - Once arrived at the Tour Fondue harbor, a member of the organizing committee will give you tickets
for the shuttle boat. The departure times for the island of Porquerolles are equally spaced: 1.30, 2.30,
3.30, 4.30, 5.30, and the last one at 6.30.
You may want to check the website of the boat company: http://www.tlv-tvm.com/horaires-porquerolles.html
The reverse trip from the island to the airport or the train station is similarly organized : Two shuttle buses will leave from the "Tour fondue" at 2:30 pm (the shuttle boat leaves from the Porquerolles island at 2 pm). The bus will head to the airport and then to the train station. If there is no traffic, one can expect to reach the airport at 3 pm, and the train station before 4 pm.
All these transportation fees will be taken in charge in advance by the conference (you will not have to pay anything).
If you miss the shuttle bus, don't worry, you can always order and take a taxi (the same does not hold for the boat!!!).
The price for the week (including accommodation, meals and participation fees) will be 650 Euros for a single room (it will be probably less than 650 Euros at the end depending on the number of participants, but consider this price at first) and 530 Euros for a double room (to share with someone).
The reservation includes Sunday's night and does not include Friday's night. So we will have to leave the island during Friday's afternoon.
We can also provide some financial support, especially for PhD students. If you wish to apply for a financial support, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will come back to you within a month (before end of February) with an answer.
The conference rooms of the IGESA hotel do not possess boards (neither black- nor white-boards).
There will be small boards on which some equations can be written, but don't count on it for the whole presentation.
The final details will be given probably in March 2011.