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Travel and Venues
The Conference Venue
The conference will take place at the recently opened 5 star EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel ideally located in Lisbon city centre, close to the Amoreiras shopping centre, Sao Jorge Castle and the Gulbenkian Museum.
We have also negotiated special delegate room rates at the conference hotel. To find out more and to book your room please visit our Accommodation page.
Address: Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100 Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: +351 211 597 535
Getting to the conference hotel from Lisbon Portela airport
Lisbon Airport can now be reached directly by underground train. The Airport Metro Station operates from 06:30 to 01:00.
- At the Airport, take the red Vermelha line down to Saldanha Station
- Change at Saldanha Station for the southbound yellow Amarela line (towards Rato Station)
- Get off at the Marquês de Pombal Station located at less than 10 minute walk from the hotel.
Journey time: around 50 minutes
Cost: Single bus/metro ticket - €1.40 / 1 day bus/metro ticket - €6
Take the Carris Bus number 744 to the Marquês de Pombal Station located less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
Journey time: around 25-30 minutes
Cost: Single bus ticket (purchased on the bus) - €1.80 / Single bus/metro ticket - €1.40 / 1 day bus/metro ticket - €6
There are plenty of licensed taxis available at the airport.
Journey time: 15-20 minutes
Cost: approximately €15
From Estoril/Cascais (A5 motorway)
Take the A5 motorway to the Viaduto Duarte Pacheco. Continue straight ahead on Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco until the exit for “Amoreiras/Campolide”. Continue on Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and after 500 metres you will come to the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel.
From the West (A8 motorway)
Take the A8 motorway to Calçada de Carriche. Continue straight ahead for about 2.7 km until you reach the “IP7 - Eixo N-S/A2 Sul/IC19/Sintra/Telheiras” exit. Continue on the A2 to the “Av. Ceuta/Serafina/Alvito” exit and follow signs for “Alvito”. After 40 metres, turn right in the direction of “Amoreiras/Mq. Pombal Centro” exit. Take the direction of Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and stay on it until the “Amoreiras/Campolide” exit. Continue on Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and after 500 metres you will come to the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel.
From the North (A1 motorway)
Take the A1 motorway to the “Eixo N-S/Sete Rios” exit, then follow signs for “Av.Ceuta/Serafina/Alvito”. Follow the signs for “Alvito” and after 330 metres turn left in the direction of Estrada Pimenteira. After 350 metres turn right in the direction of “Amoreiras/Mq. Pombal Centro”. Join Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and stay on it until the “Amoreiras/Campolide” exit. Continue on Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and after 500 metres you will come to the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel.
From the South (A2 – A12 motorway)
Take the A2 motorway in a north-westerly direction until the “Mq. Pombal Centro” exit. Join Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and stay on it until the “Amoreiras/Campolide” exit. Continue on Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco and after 500 metres you will come to the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel.
Conference Evening Events
Address: Castelo de S.Jorge
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa
Telephone: +351 919 356 414
The City of Lisbon will provide some buses to take delegates to the castle. These will depart from the conference hotel at 19.00. The drop off point is at the bottom of the castle grounds which means that there is a short uphill walk to get to the Praça d’Armas where the Reception will take place. Please note that the ground is very uneven so we do advise sensible footwear (no high heels!). You are however welcome to make your own way to the venue by taxi which will drop you off just outside the venue. There is disabled access – please contact the conference team directly to organise this.
Delegates will be expected to make their own way back after the Reception – the centre is a short (downhill) walk away!
Journey Time: 30 minutes
Local showcase: “Fado Dançado” Project
Batoto Yetu Portugal (BYP) is a non-profit youth and culture organization supported by the Luso-American Development Foundation, the Oeiras City Council, Oeiras Child Protection Agency and Caxias School District. It is financed by the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue and co-financed through European Structural Funds.
BYP’s philosophy is based on the conviction that despite people’s diverse socio-economic situations, the (re)discovery and appreciation of their cultural roots constitutes a fundamental factor for the consolidation of their self-esteem, sense of belonging and social inclusion.
Dress code: smart
The Gala Dinner will take place at the Epic Sana Hotel (Rooms Morus II-III-IV).
Fogo Fogo offer an infectious celebration of Cape Verdean rhythms, embracing Lisbon’s multiculturalism and highlighting the vast reach of the Portuguese speaking diaspora… while of course reaching out to all those who love to dance!
Stemming from the ‘Orquestra Todos’, a project supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation aiming to foster cultural diversity through music, these five musicians discovered a common ground through their shared nostalgia for the island of Fogo in Cape Verde. With further support from Casa Independente, a non-profit cultural association and a collaborative co-sharing space in Lisbon, Fogo Fogo found a space to create and to showcase this more traditional side of African music.
Musicians: João Gomes (keyboard), Francisco Rebelo (bass), Marcio Silva (drums), David Person (guitar) and Danilo Lopes (guitar)
Dress code: smart