Szczyrk is a picturesque mountain resort (with hiking and skiing facilities) lying in Silesian Beskid Mountains located in the southern part of Poland. It is approximately 16 km (10 miles) south of the city of Bielsko-Biala and about 100 km (65 miles) south-west from Krakow (Cracow), the ancient Polish capital.
The resort has many tourist attractions. It can be easily reached by bus from the Krakow (KRK) international airport (ca. 2 h by bus) or from the Warsaw (WAW) international airport (ca. 3.5 h by Express-InterCity-Premium train to Bielsko Biala). In late August, the weather is sunny and warm (20-25oC, 70-80F) but the temperature may drop at night.
The meeting will be held in ”Klimczok Hotel”, a conference-recreation center nicely located in between mountains. Bearing in mind the size of the meeting (150 participants) and our intention to keep the cost reasonable (i.e. affordable both to regular participants and for students), we are going to offer a package covering accommodation, full board and social events (get-together, banquet, grill party etc.)