Akademy 2013 is divided among two different venues. At the weekend the events are being held in the “Bizkaia Aretoa”, the main hall of the University and during the weekdays they will move into the Faculty of Engineering. Both places are in the centre of the city and it is easy to get there with public transport. Moreover, it is possible to move through the whole city on foot and both venues are connected by tram; otherwise it is a walk of approximately 20 minutes.
- Faculty of Engineering: Named in Spanish Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ETSI) but widely known as “la escuela de ingenieros”, was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest centres in the University of the Basque Country.
Nearby are Termibus, the main bus station of Bilbao, the headquarters of the Basque Television and Radio (EITB) and the football field San Mames.
In order to get there it is highly recommended either to use the underground or the tram. Both stops are called “San Mames”.
Address: Alameda Urquijo s/n (unnumbered) - 48013 Bilbao
Telephone number: (+0034) 94 601 4024
Further information in: http://www.ingeniaritza-bilbao.ehu.es/p224-homeen/en/
- Bizkaia Aretoa-Paraninfo de la UPV: Opened in 2010 it is located in one of the most emblematic parts of the city, just next to the Guggenheim museum and the Iberdrola Tower, the new icon of Bilbao. The building is surrounded by a park and the river. It is composed of several rooms and the conference will take place in the main auditorium Mitxelena with capacity for 441 attendees and Baroja which has 161 seats.
In this case the most comfortable way of arriving is using the tram and getting off in “Guggenheim”. The nearest underground station is “Moyua”, which is about 10 minutes far.
Address: Avenida Abandoibarra, 3 - 48009 Bilbao
Telephone number: (+0034) 94 601 81 00
Further information in: http://www.bizkaia.ehu.es/p209-sharethm/en/