General Information


The conference will be hosted by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) in the heart of downtown Barcelona (C. del Carme, 47. 08001 Barcelona). Talks will take place in Sala Prat de Riba and Sala Pere i Joan Coromines. (Venue Map)

Day 1 & 2: Sala Prat de la Riba IEC
Day 3: Sala Pere i Joan Coromines IEC


Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the Meeting activities and social events

Liability and Insurance

Neither the organisers of ISQBP President’s Meeting 2018 nor the Conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their own personal travel and health insurance.


Delegates with European citizenship do not normally need visas.Check the regulations at Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters cannot grant any financial support. Requests should be made by e-mail to and should include the participant's full mailing address and fax number.


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How to arrive?

By plane

The El Prat airport is situated 20 km from the Barcelona city center. Barcelona airport has two terminals: T1 and T2. Travelling from Terminal 1 adds an extra 4 km to the journey and takes approximately 5 minutes longer.

By taxi the journey time from the airport is 30 minutes at an approximate cost of 30 €.

Aerobus: This special service is clearly signposted at the stops outside the terminal and it takes you to "Plaça Catalunya", at 5 minutes walking distance from the venue.

By Metro (L9 South)

The metro line 9, L9 Sud, connects "Zona Universitària" to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (both T1 and T2). From Zona Universitaria take Line 3 (green) and get off at the station called "Liceu".

By train (T2 only)

Go to “Barcelona Sants” mainline station (metro stop “Sants Estació”) which has connections with the metro system (Line 3, green). Take the metro in the direction to "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Liceu"

By metro

Take Line 3 (green) in the appropriate direction, and get off at the station called "Liceu".

By bus

Routes 41, 55, 141 (Pl. Catalunya stop)
14, 18, 59, 91 (Rambla stop).

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