Date: December 10-11, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 19:00
The official conference hotel is Renaissance Minsk, that is located close to the city center.
Hotel offers rooms from 100$. Prices are available till December 4th.
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As alternative accommodation we recommend you to use servise AirBnB – to rent apartment/room in Minsk.
From the airport:
Bus № 300Э. It runs every 45 minutes. The stop you need is located in the 5-6 sector area. (Details)
The bus arrives at the central bus station (not far away from the railway station).
You can also take a train. Schedule.
From the railway station (central bus station):
Trolleybus № 36. It runs every 15 minutes on weekdays.
One stop is on the left side, next to the subway exit (7 Bobruiskaya St.), the other one is in front of the bus station (21 Bobruiskaya St.).
You should use the pedestrian underpass to cross the road. Then travel 3 or 4 stops, accordingly, to get to the stop called “2nd R. Luxembourg Ave.”.
Take a train running on Moscow (dark blue) subway line to get to the “Ploshchad Lenina” station. Exit the subway to get to the railway station, then follow the instructions “From the railway station”.
From the “Ploshchad Lenina” subway station / from the railway station / from the central bus station.
1600 – 2000 m. Route: Bobruiskaya St. – go right across the intersection – K. Tsetkin St. – turn left when you get to the ring road – Dzerzhinskogo Ave.
It is less costly to order taxi by phone or online rather than hail it.
Here are the phone numbers of the largest taxi services: 135, 7788 (website: 135.by and 7788.by). The taxi tariff within the city area is ~ 0.3$/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 $60.
- From Ukraine (Kyiv): Flight duration: 1 h 5 min. Ticket price starts at $75.
- 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): 10-12 h. Price starts at 800 UAH.
- Travel time (from Moscow): 9-10 hours. Price starts at 2,400 RUR.
The organizers also provide visa support to your request.
Belarusian 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!
In both cases you need an invitation.
To get an invitation fill in this form and send it to email@example.com together with passport scan.
Deadline for applying for visa invitation:
- At the embassy – November 30
- At the airport – December 1
In case you have any visa questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org