Date: October 17-18, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 19:00
The official conference hotel is Renaissance Minsk, that is located close to the city center.
Address: Dzerzhinsky Avenue 1E, Minsk, 220036 Belarus
Hotel offers rooms from 160$ (single\double). Prices are available till October 1.
As alternative accommodation we recommend you to use servise AirBnB – to rent flat/room in Minsk.
The complex of apartments “Comfort”
The complex of apartments “Comfort” is the only aparthotel in Belarus with 130 spacious studios, 1- and 2-room apartments the size of which varies from 38 to 85 sq. metres.
All the apartments are elegantly furnished. The kitchen areas in the apartments are equipped with modern household appliances and cutlery to help you prepare your favourite meals.
The Aparthotel “Comfort” is only 15 minutes away from the venue.
The nearest metro station: Grushevka is 5 minutes away from the Aparthotel.
Address: Belarus, Minsk, Schorsa str., 1.
You are welcome to accommodate in 1-bedroom apartments (58 sq.metres) during October, 15 – October, 20 and get 20% discount.
1-bedroom apartment Optima DBL – $104/night/for 1–3 persons (Rack Rate is $130)
1-bedroom apartment Optima TWIN – $104/night/for 1–3 persons (Rack Rate is $130)
1-bedroom apartment Standard DBL – $112/night/for 1–3 persons (Rack Rate is $140)
1-bedroom apartment VIP DBL – $120/night/for 1–2 persons (Rack Rate is $150)
Promocode for discount: DevGAMM
Email: email@example.com, tel. +375 44 5750800.
Minsk, 1E Dzerzhinskogo Ave., Renaissance Minsk Hotel****.
From the airport:
Bus № 300Э. It runs every 45 minutes. The stop you need is located in the 5-6 sector area.
The bus arrives at the central bus station (not far away from the railway station).
From the railway station (central bus station):
Trolleybus № 36. It runs every 15 minutes on weekdays.
One stop is on the left side, next to the subway exit (7 Bobruiskaya St.), the other one is in front of the bus station (21 Bobruiskaya St.).
You should use the pedestrian underpass to cross the road. Then travel 3 or 4 stops, accordingly, to get to the stop called “2nd R. Luxembourg Ave.”.
Take a train running on Moscow (dark blue) subway line to get to the “Ploshchad Lenina” station. Exit the subway to get to the railway station, then follow the instructions “From the railway station”.
From the “Ploshchad Lenina” subway station / from the railway station / from the central bus station.
1600 – 2000 m. Route: Bobruiskaya St. – go right across the intersection – K. Tsetkin St. – turn left when you get to the ring road – Dzerzhinskogo Ave.
It is less costly to order taxi by phone or online rather than hail it.
Here are the phone numbers of the largest taxi services: 135, 7788 (website: 135.by and 7788.by). The tariff for riding withi the city area is ~ 0.5$/km.
If you want to have access to mobile connection or 3G Internet, it’s better to buy an MTS SIM-card. To buy one, you should show your passport (any passport, not only Belarusian one).
Flight & trains
The official air carrier of Belarus is Belavia
- From Russia (Moscow): Flight duration: 1 h 20 min. Ticket price starts at $100.
- From Ukraine (Kyiv): Flight duration: 1 h 5 min. Ticket price starts at $100.
- From Europe: More than 20 directions covered.
Alternative option (for Schengen visa holders):
- You can fly to Vilnius, and pick any low-cost airlines out of a long list. For example, WizzAir
- It’ll take you only two hours and a half to get from Vilnius to Minsk by train.
Train schedule is available here.
You can also take train to get to Minsk from Kyiv or Moscow:
- Travel time (from Kyiv): 12 h. Price starts at 600 UAH.
- Travel time (from Moscow): 9 hours. Price starts at 2,500 RUR.
The organizers also provide visa support to your request.
Belorussian visa is required to the residents of all the countries except the members of the CIS.
You may receive further information in the local diplomatic mission.
You can get a visa in your embassy or at the Minsk airport.
Please see the detailed guideline to do it!
Deadline for applying for visa invitation:
- At the embassy – October 1
- At the airport – October 7
In case you have any visa questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org