Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics
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General Information

Group and individual social programs are available for participants and accompanying persons. We will continue to add more options when they become available. Visit our Web site again later for new information. Also, check the information provided at the registration desk upon your arrival for the latest social program options. We hope that information below will help you with planning your trip in Krakow.

Reception & Dinner

The reception for the meeting will take place in the Wavel Castle restaurant at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2004. Admission is free for the participants and accompanied persons.
The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 7 pm in the restaurant Cherubino. Admission is $35 dollars and can be paid with the conference fee or separately in advance or by arrival at the meeting. If you have paid conference fee already, you may pay for the dinner by arrival at the registration desk. However, we ask you to send a note to Ms Katarzyna Graczyk that you will come to the dinner. The restaurant has a limited space and reservation will be made on the first come first served basis. To see the menu of the dinner, please, click here. Individual requests based on the dietary restrictions are welcome.

Night Club

Since our official meeting program is very busy, the organizers have reserved the "night club" section of the C.K. Broward brewery to provide an additional opportunity for informal meetings and networking. If you still have some left over energy after a busy day at the conference, please, come to meet other participants and taste the local beer in our Nano & Giga Night Club. We have arranged the concerts of the local bands playing in our Club:
Sunday, September 12, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Ma?gosia Markowska and the jaz band (jazz/soul);
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am: Latajace Talerze (rock);
Thursday, September 16, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am: Ula Lazar Band (jazz):

and there will be also a free beer! :-)



The Carlson Wagonlit Travel agency in collaboration with NGCM2004 organizers offers the following sightseeing tours and excursions for the participants and their accompanying persons. The prices listed below require at least 10 people in the group. However the individual tours can be also arranged with the Agency. You need to order the tour at least four weeks before to make sure that it will be conducted. To get a full refund you need to cancel a tour by the end of August. The date and time of the tours will be listed later when the scientific program is finalized. Please, check this web page for updates or/and contact Ms. Jadwiga Rudzinska when you plan your trip.

  • Sightseeing walking tour ofKrakow (September 14th)
    Tour includes : an English speaking guide and tickets to St.Mary’s Church, Wawel Cathedral & Royal Chambers and transportation.
    Highlights: Places to be visited include Barbican (outside), Florian Gate, the European largest mediaeval Old Market Square, Royal Route (Grodzka Street); Wavel Royal Castle (inside: Royal Chambers) and the Cathedral (inside: Kings Tombs or Sigmundus Bell), St Mary's Basilica (inside: unique altar curved in wood in 15th century).
    Admission: EUR 20.00/ person; Duration: 3,5 h

  • Salt Mine – Wieliczka (September 15th)
    Tour includes: English speaking guide assistance & English speaking local guide, entry tickets & coach.
    Highlights: Wieliczka salt mine is one of the oldest and largest salt mines in Europe. It is included in UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. Visitors will take a 3 km walk down to the ground level located 136 m below the surface. The walk goes through chambers and passage ways excavated in the 17th century. On the way visitors see underground chambers and chapels hewn out in the salt rocks, statues sculpted in salt, and saline lakes. Note: temperature inside is +15oC (55 oF)
    Admission: EUR 35.00/ person; duration: ca. 4.5h

  • Auschwitz - Birkenau (September 16th)
    Tour includes: English speaking guide assistance & local guide, tickets for documentary movie & coach.
    Highlights: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum was established in 1947 by the Polish Government on the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp, which was set up in 1940 for prisoners from Poland. From 1941 on Nazis imprisoned there people from all the countries occupied by the Third Reich. From 1942 it also became one of the biggest extermination camps for the European Jews. There is the exhibition entitled "Man Did This To Man" in the huts once used to house inmates. In recognition of its historical significance as a memorial to all who suffered and died there, in the 1979 the site of the former concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
    Admission: EUR 35.00 / person; duration: ca. 6h

  • Zakopane full day tour (date TBD)
    Tour includes: guide in English and tickets for cable car to Gubalowka & transportation. The only Alpine-like mountains in this part of Europe with the highest point in Poland - the peak Rysy (2499m), with the alpine climate and the landscape showing sharp peaks overgrown with forests, broken up with by several broad valley and lakes. At the base of the Tatras - Zakopane - the tourist centre of winter sport and mountain tourism, a city showing many monuments of old wooden architecture built in the special, local style.
    Admission: EUR 55.00 / person; (lunch included) Duration: 8h

For reservations and further information, please contact Ms. Jadwiga Rudzinska. Carlson Wagonlit Travel agency has some flexibility in accommodating the time of the tours if suggested in advance by participants.

Krakow Tourist Card

For those who want to explore Krakow by themselves, the Krakow Tourist Card may be of interest. It is also a perfect tool for the accompanying person. The card can be bought for two (45 PLN ~ 12 USD) or three days (65 PLN ~ 17 USD), includes free city public transportation, and a score of interesting museums and galleries (note, it does not cover Wawel or Salt Mine Wieliczka) and discounts. It can be bought at many convenient locations.

If you need more information regarding all listed social events please contact: Jadwiga Rudzinska

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