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Venue and Useful Info
Congress Card
The venue
How to reach Florence

Congress Card

CDC attendees can benefit of a special Card downloadable for free and valid for the whole period of the conference, as well as a few days prior to and after.

It provides special offers and discounted fees at museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants, wellness centers, golf clubs, bike rental stands, and car rental agencies. Other services at special rates include sightseeing tours, taxis, and airport transfer with private driver. The Congress Card is not nominal and can be used by attendees and accompanying persons.

Activating the Card is very easy:
  • select the event here;
  • register;
  • download the .pdf file with the card and the list of included services;
  • print the card.
You will benefit of all discounts simply by showing the Card.

The venue

Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Center
Piazza Adua, 1

CDC2013 will be held in an exclusive conference area, right in the middle of one of the most beautiful city in the world: Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center.
The center is located in the heart of Florence, between the city historic centre and the boulevards built over the lay-out of the ancient city walls.
CDC 2013 sessions will be hosted in Villa Vittoria, an architectural jewel of the 18th century and the adjacent Palazzo Affari planned by architect Pierluigi Spadolini and opened in 1974. The conference rooms are surrounded by a centuries old garden providing a relaxing environment for participants.

The Congress and Exhibition Center is located in front of Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station about 1 km from the Duomo, and is also easily accessible by public transportation, by bus or by the modern and newly opened tramway.

The graph shows the distances between some of the main attractions of the city, the Palazzo dei Congressi, and the railway station.

Click here to view the map .

How to reach Florence

Florence AMERIGO VESPUCCI AIRPORT is an international airport located just 4 kilometers from the city centre.

If you fly to either Rome FIUMICINO AIRPORT or Milan MALPENSA or LINATE AIRPORTS, you may also reach Florence by train and arrive at Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station located just in front of CDC2013 Conference Venue. High-speed trains are available from Milan and Rome (1 h and 40 min from Milan and 1 h and 30 min from Rome).

For timetables visit the Italian Railways web site or Italo trains web site.


Pisa's GALILEI AIRPORT is an international airport located about 80 kilometers from Florence.

Bologna Airport is an international airport located about 110 kilometers from Florence.

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Key dates (2013)
Submissions Open:January 4
Session Proposals Due:March 4
Workshop Proposals Due:March 4
Initial Submissions Due:March 11
Decisions Notification:mid-July
Registration Opens:Currently Open
Final Submissions Due:September 11

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