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Venue

Conference venue

Universidad de los Andes (Main campus)
Address: Cra 1 Nº 18A – 12
Bogota – Colombia

The conference will be held at Universidad de los Andes located in Bogotá, Colombia. Founded in 1948, Universidad de los Andes is the first private university in Colombia conceived as a study center, a research center, and a place where truth could be upheld. Ever since, its activities have focused on excellence.

 

 

About Bogotá

Weather

The average temperature in Bogota is 57,2 °F (14°C). Colombia does not have seasons, but temperature could go down to 46,4 °F (8ºC) or rose to 73,4 °F (23°C) and normally rains through the year.

Altitude

Bogotá’s altitude is 8700 feet (2650 meters), for this you could experience mild altitude sickness which would feel similar to flu symptoms. Once you arrive, take it easy the first 36-48 hours.

Traveling to Bogotá

 By plane

The largest airport of Colombia “El Dorado” is located in the city of Bogotá, at about 14 kilometres from the city centre. There are many airline companies operating at El Dorado Airport, providing flights from around the world. El Dorado Airport is the hub of Avianca, the national flag carrier of Colombia, with more than 100 destinations.

El Dorado is served by TransMilenio, buses, taxis and private transportation companies. We recommend taxi, from airport to the University the fare may be around USD $10.

It is also possible to rent a car at the airport.

 By bus

The Bus Central Terminal in Bogotá is located in the city, about 8 Km from the city center.

 By car

If you come from another city, reaching Bogotá is easy. Colombia has a good network of highways.

 About Colombia

Colombia has a privileged geographical position in the northwestern corner of South America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the north side and the Pacific Ocean on the west side. Colombia has a wide range of climates and topography making it one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It shares its borders with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. It also shares its maritime borders with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti. The territory is divided into a flat región to the east and the Andes Mountains to the west, with three ramifications. Its incomparable beauty is a tribute to its many rivers, snowy peaks, and desert surfaces.

Time zone

Colombia has the UTC-5 time zone.

Tourism information

According to Lonely Planet, Colombia was the 2nd best country to visit in 2017 and, according to Forbes, Bogotá was one of the Top Destinations to visit in 2017. The city offers many types of accommodation places, lots of restaurants, historical sites and lots of places to visit.

Visitors can find information about Bogotá at the official website of the Instituto Distrital de Turismo.

Accomodation

Arrangements have been made with various hotels in different price ranges. Here you can find the list of hotels that the University reconmmends. Bicentenario and IBIS hotels are located near the university. Mercury hotel is around the finantial center. City U is the provider that manages the University dorm rooms.
The prices below are approximate, shown in COP and USD currency.

CityU (University dorms)

Address: Calle 19 No. 2a – 10 / Torre Séneca, Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Distance to the university: 0,28 km

Price per night: All the prices below include breakfast

  • Suite type apartment: COP 201.000 (one additional person + COP 65000) (Aprox. USD 75 + USD 25)
  • Individual apartment: COP 138.000 (Aprox USD 47)
  • Double apartment: COP 106.000 (Aprox. USD 40)

  • Quadruple apartment: COP 74.000 (Aprox. USD 25)

Contact info:
Diana Franky
Voice: (+571) 3394949 ext. 5457
For booking, please contact the dorms directly indicating INTERACT- Uniandes in the email subject.

Mercure Bogota bh Zona financiera

Address: Carrera 7 No. 65 – 01, Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Stars: 4.5
Distance to the venue: 5,9 km

Price per night: COP 231.000 (include breakfast) (Aprox. USD 75)

Contact info:
Maria Claudia Gonzalez
Voice: (+571) 7447790 Ext. 127

Cell: (+57) 3212336107

For booking, please contact the hotel directly indicating INTERACT-Uniandes in the email subject.

BH Bicentenario

Address: Carrera 4 # 16-03, Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Stars: 4
Distance to the venue: 0,9 km

Price per night: COP 215.000 (include breakfast) (Aprox. USD 73)

Contact info:
Maria Claudia Gonzalez
Voice: (+571) 7447790 Ext. 127

Cell: (+57) 3212336107

For booking, please contact the hotel directly indicating INTERACT-Uniandes in the email subject.

IBIS Hotel

Address: Tv. 6 #27-85, Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Stars: 4.4
Distance to the venue: 1.8 km

Price per night: COP 201.000 (include breakfast) (Aprox. USD 72)

Contact info:
Katherín Mogollón
Voice: (+571) 3814666 Ext. 308

Cell: (+57) 3502604803

For booking, please contact the hotel directly indicating INTERACT-Uniandes in the email subject and the payment method.

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