General Information

Conference Venue:
Jerusalem Crowne Plaza Hotel
Givat Ram, Jerusalem
Telephone: +972-2-6588888

Date: January 6-8, 2015

Language: The official language of the Conference is English.

Hospitality Desk:
Jerusalem Crowne Plaza Hotel Lobby
Early registration: Monday, January 5, 2015 – 17:00-19:00
January 6-8 – during conference hours

Social Events:

Welcome get-together dinner and folklore evening
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Jerusalem Crowne Plaza Hotel – 19:00
Price: $65

Gala farewell dinner and entertainment
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Jerusalem Crowne Plaza Hotel – 19:00
Price: $70

Letters of Invitation:
Upon request, the conference secretariat will supply participants with personal invitations to the World Conference. These invitations are meant to help visitors raise travel funds or obtain visas and do not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Certificate of Participation:
A certificate of participation will be supplied upon request.

Transportation from Airport:
Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 40 minutes from Jerusalem. Taxi service and shared “Nesher” shuttle service provide safe, fast and economic transportation into Jerusalem.
As you exit the arrivals hall there will be a sign near the exit doors directing you to taxis.
There are shared taxis available to Jerusalem called “NESHER”. A dispatcher is just outside the exit doors by the taxi stand. These taxis fill up with 10 people and then bring each person to their destination in Jerusalem. The cost is approximately $20 per person.
The other option is a private taxi which costs approximately $75 per vehicle and takes only you directly to your destination without letting others off first.
To order return taxi service from Jerusalem to the airport, please see the hotel concierge.

Visas:
All visitors to Israel are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest embassy, consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Currency / Exchange:
Israel’s currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). International major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Climate:
The weather in January is cool with possible rain, temperatures ranging from 6-14°C / 45-60°F.

Clothing:
Clothing is informal for all occasions. A sweater or jacket is also recommended, as the conference rooms may be cool.

Important Notes:
ISAS International Seminars and all sponsors shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided.
Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.