2nd ACTRIS General Meeting and General Assembly
From: Monday, 4 Jun 2012
To: Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012
Place: Stresa (Lago Maggiore), Italy
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Registration:  Registration is closed. If you are planning to attend, please send an email to the Coordination office.

For participation, a one-time meeting fee of EURO 50 per person has to be paid and will cover costs for meeting rooms, mineral water in the conference rooms, and coffee breaks (a priori no pro-rata amount for reduced attendance).
Meeting venue:  The meeting will take place at the Hotel La Palma, Corso Umberto I°33, 28838 Stresa (Lago Maggiore), Italy, E-mail: info@hlapalma.it, Tel: +39 0323 32401, Fax: +39 0323 933930.
Contact:  ACTRIS Coordination office / S. Philippin (actris-co@actris.imaa.cnr.it)
Programme:  An overview is given below, the more detailed meeting agenda (final version, 01/06/2012) is available for download.


Monday
June 4
Tuesday
June 5
Wednesday
June 6
09:00-10:30 ACTRIS General
Assembly I
Integration meetings I
Scientific
presentations I
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
Poster session II
during a.m. break  
11:00-13:00 ACTRIS GA II
Integration meetings II
Scientific
presentations II
13:00-14:00  Lunch break
14:00-16:00 ACTRIS GA III
Key note talks I
Steering Committee
 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
Poster session I
during p.m. break
(incl break, until 17:00)
16:30-18:00 ACTRIS GA IV
Key note talks II
    Official dinner
 

You may also download an overview of poster presentations (version 01/06/2012).
Accommodation:  Block reservations with special ACTRIS rates have been made at the below listed hotels. Please note the different reservation deadlines and booking conditions:

1) Hotel La Palma 4* (25 rooms, meeting venue)
Lungolago Umberto I, 33, 28838 Stresa, Tel: +39-0323-32401, Fax: +39-0323-933930, E-mail: info@hlapalma.it. The rates are 139 € (double room for single use, per person) and 168 € (double room, per room). The prices include breakfast, 10% VAT and tourist tax. To confirm booking, please send the completed La Palma registration form before April 30 by email or fax (ref. 'ACTRIS'). Please respect reservation policy and booking conditions (please check availability first as the number of rooms is limited).

2) Hotel Milan Speranza 4* (20 rooms, 5 min walk to meeting venue)
Lungolago, 28838 Stresa, Tel: +39-0323-31178, Fax: +39-0323-31190, E-mail: info@milansperanza.it. The rates are 96 € (single room) and 153 € (double room). The prices include breakfast, 10% VAT and tourist tax. To confirm booking, please send an email indicating the reference  'ACTRIS', reservation dates, room type, and credit card information (number, date of expiration) before April 16 (please note the different deadline!).

3) Hotel Saini 3* (10 rooms, 10 min walk to meeting venue)
Via Garibaldi 10, 28838 Stresa, Tel: +39 0323.934519, Fax: +39 0323.31169, E-mail: info@hotelsaini.it. The rates are 100 € (double room for single use, per person). The price includes breakfast, 10% VAT and tourist tax. Only few rooms are available. To confirm booking, please send an e-mail (or fax) with the booking dates, the number of persons/nights and your credit card details before April 30 (ref. 'ACTRIS').

Furthermore the Regina Palace Hotel, located next to the meeting venue, has availabilities (~ 40 rooms), but no block reservations are possible (the reservation is possible on a first-come, first-serve basis):

Regina Palace Hotel 4* (3 min walk to meeting venue)
Corso Umberto I n. 33, Stresa, Tel: +39.0323.936936, Fax: +39.0323.936666, E-mail: sales@regina-palace.it.The rates are 139 € (double room for single use, per person) and 168 € (double room, per room). The prices include breakfast, 10% VAT and tourist tax. To confirm booking, please send the completed Regina registration form. Your reservation will be taken into account upon availability.

Stresa is a busy tourist destination at this time of the year. Therefore, we were unable to make block reservations in less expensive hotels, often being much smaller and with little availabilities during that period. In case you want to check on your own, you can download here a list of hotels.
Meals:  Lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be provided at the meeting venue. On the on-line registration form please confirm if you wish to order lunch (note that ordered lunches must be paid) and indicate your choice among the following options:
  • 25€: Light lunch buffet
  • 27€: 3 Course lunch
  • 33€: Buffet Lunch
(The above prices include water and coffee, but exclude wine).

An official social Dinner will be organized on Tuesday, June 5th, for the meeting participants on the Isola Pescatori, a small fisherman's village on the lake. The price for dinner is € 45 and includes the fee for the boat ride.
Travel Info: 
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Stresa is 45 km from Milan Malpensa (MXP), 110 km from Milan Linate (LIN) and 130 km from Milan Bergamo (BGY).

FROM MILAN'S AIRPORTS TO STRESA

From Milan Malpensa Airport to Stresa
By bus
Take the Alibus shuttle for Stresa ("on call" bus service). The service has a timetable (6 journeys a day), but you need to book the day before by 11 am (and by Saturday for service on Sundays and Mondays), via email: verbania@safduemila.com, phone: +39-0323-552172 or fax: +39-0323-552165 (60 min, 12 € p.P. one way).

By train*
There are 8 daily connections to Stresa, but you will need to change trains en route. From Malpensa Terminal 1 take the Malpensa Express and get off at Busto Arsizio RFI***. Then take the train going to Domodossola (1 hr 30 min, 4 €).

By car
Follow the signs for the A26 Genoa - Gravellona Toce motorway. Take the A26 motorway in the direction of Gravellona Toce. Keep heading towards Gravellona Toce until the Carpugnino exit. At Carpugnino follow the signs for Stresa (50 min, 50 km).

By taxi
The price varies according to the day and time (50 min, 100-150 €).

From Milan Linate airport to Stresa
Take the shuttle for Milan's Centrale station (25 min, 4 €) and carry on by train (see below).

From Milan Orio al Serio airport to Stresa
Take the shuttle for Milan's Centrale station (1 hr, 10 €) and carry on by train (see below).

FROM MILAN CITY TO STRESA


By car
Take the A8 motorway towards Laghi-Sesto Calende-Varese, then the A26 motorway towards Gravellona Toce to the Carpugnino exit. At Carpugnino follow the signs for Stresa (1 hr 20 min, 90 km).

By train*
There are 21 trains a day from the two stations in Milan which stop at Stresa:
1- from Milan's Central station, take one of the 6 regional trains heading for Domodossola (1 hr 10 min, 5 €) or one of the 5 international trains heading for Geneva/Basle** (55 min, 14 €).
2- from Milan's Porta Garibaldi station, take one of the 10 regional trains heading for Domodossola (1 hr 30 min, 5 €).

By bus
From Lampugnano underground station, 2 buses a day go to Stresa (1 hr 15 min).

* Tickets must be bought and validated before boarding the train. There are no discounts for advance purchases or for return tickets. At Stresa the station is near the lakeside and the town centre (5 min on foot).
** Some international trains to Switzerland do not stop at Stresa: check before leaving. Booking is necessary for international trains.
*** NOTE: do not get off at Busto Arsizio (2nd stop) but at Busto Arsizio RFI (3rd stop).
Other Info:  Information about Stresa: www.visitstresa.com
Map: Stresa town map
Self-guided walk: Stresa town trail
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