At the Conference

See you in Ljubljana!

We're excited to see you in Ljubljana! Check here for information about events, activities, restaurants and more that you'll find in when you're at the conference! The conference takes place from Thursday, June 23rd - Saturday June 25th.

Get to Know the City

The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has built a special informational page for ISA attendees. This is a great resource for learning about activities and opportunities in the city. They have also partnered with local businesses to bring exciting deals for our attendees. We look forward to welcoming you to Ljubljana.

Program and Events

The Program Chairs have worked hard this year putting together a great program.

Hours and Details

Day Registration Desk Exhibit Space Travel Grant Check In
(ISA & CEEISA)
Wednesday, 22nd 12Noon - 7:00pm (Closed) (Closed)
Thursday, 23rd 8:00am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm (Closed)
Friday, 24th 8:00am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm 12noon - 4:00pm
Saturday, 25th 8:00am - 12noon 9:00am - 12noon
10:00am- 12noon

Checking in on Site

If you have registered online, we will have your badge printed and ready to pick up in the pre-registration area. Staff will also be there to help with any questions you have about your membership, registration, letters of participation, and more.

Panel Sessions

CEEISA-ISA 2016 runs four normal blocks of sessions each day. These are the A, B, C, and D blocks. Session codes for each day then start with the letter of that day, followed by the block letter, and then the room code. So, "TA03" is the 3rd session in the A block (9:00 am) on Thursday.

  • "A" slots: 9:00 am - 10:45 am
  • "B" slots: 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
  • "C" slots: 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • "D" slots: 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Lunch/Coffee Breaks

There is time scheduled for lunch and coffee breaks throughout the conference. The conference venue has 3 coffee shops/restaurants onsite and additional facilities for self-service coffee and cold meals (sandwiches, fruit, cakes) will be located outside the conference building in the garden area. (Meals are not included in registration.)

Travel Grant Check-In

If you have been awarded a travel grant from ISA or CEEISA, you'll need to check in at the desk in the registration area. Note that this service will only be available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the hours listed above.

Exhibit Hall

Entrance to the exhibit hall requires your badge. The hall is located in the Grand Ballroom on the lower level of the Hilton Atlanta, accessible via the First Floor escalators. You can see the floorplan here.

Check Out Ljubljana

Check out below for location and travel information for the conference.

As its inhabitants and numerous visitors will tell you, Ljubljana is a people-friendly city. Categorised as a medium-sized European city, it offers everything a metropolis does, yet preserves its small-town friendliness. It is the political and cultural heart of the Slovene nation, an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education centre of Slovenia

Food and drink in Ljubljana are reasonably priced. A cup of espresso would cost you one Euro (1.3 USD); a good lunch would cost you about 15 Euro (19.5 USD). A glass of good wine you can get for about 2.5 Euro (3.25 USD).

In short: Ljubljana is a city that people often return to, be it because of work or because of pleasant memories of previous visits. It is similar to a number of other pleasant European cities - yet it is those small differences that makes it attractive, time and again.

The amazing diversity of Slovenia, the green heart of Europe tucked away between mountainous Austria and Italy, the plains of Hungary, and the warm Adriatic Sea, always astonishes first-time visitors. Slovenia is among the greenest countries in Europe and with the largest share of forests on the Continent. Its moderate climate gives it a Mediterranean flavour in the coastal region, whereas at the same time, the Alps invite with a slightly cooler climate. A mere two-hour drive separates the rugged mountain peaks from the alluring waters of the sunny Adriatic and the excellent cuisine and wines of Slovenia's coastal region

Plentiful opportunities for exploring are offered by the unspoiled karst world of plateaus, disappearing lakes and rivers that stretches from the high Alps to the warm Adriatic Sea. There are more than one hundred subterranean caves open to the public in Slovenia, ranging from the world-renowned Postojna and Škocjan caves to less accessible caves you can explore in the company of experienced local guides. Along with the wines produced under the influence of the Mediterranean climate, Slovenia is also renowned for its wines from the hills of the Brda, Posavje, and Podravje winegrowing regions. Slovenia has many thermal and mineral springs - natural health resorts where families, businessmen, patients, and those who enjoy active holidays can recuperate and regain their strength and energy.

Some attractive destinations are in the vicinity: Trieste (96 km / 60 miles), Venice (250 km / 155 miles); the long Croatian coast, starting in Istria (100 km / 60 miles). Some famous capitals are within reach: Vienna (380 km / 236 miles), Budapest (484 km / 300 miles), Belgrade (535 km / 332 miles) and Sarajevo (577 km / 358 miles).

The history and identity of the Slovene people is closely linked to the Slovene language. Spoken by only two million people, it has preserved numerous peculiarities and fosters a lively cultural life that is reflected in the architecture of cities and in the many cultural events that always enchant visitors. Let us not forget its historical landmarks, such as Isonzo/Soca where one of the last major battles took place during the First World War (only 100 km / 62 miles from Ljubljana). It inspired Ernest Hemingway to write his masterpiece "Farewell to Arms".

A tip: In the summer, with a little bit of luck, you can ski in the morning and enjoy the sunny afternoon at the coast – all within the range of 100 kilometres (60 miles).

Attractive tourist destinations in Slovenia:

To date, historians have not yet agreed about the origin of the city's name. Those who - like the playwright and historian Anton Tomaž Linhart - are fond of the city believe that its name can only derive from the Slavic word "luba", meaning beloved. In Ljubljana the old meets the new; and it seems that history has spent all of the settlement's five millennia preparing it to become the nation's capital. It has managed to retain traces from all periods of its rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods characterised in the house fronts and ornate doorways of the city centre, the romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river, the lopsided rooftops and a park reaching deep into the city centre. Here eastern and western cultures met. The city owes its present appearance partly to Italian baroque and partly to Art Nouveau, which is the style of the numerous buildings erected immediately after the earthquake of 1895. In the first half of the 20th century, modern Ljubljana was shaped by the style of Jože Plečnik, a great European architect and a local of Ljubljana. All the different facets of Ljubljana blend harmoniously into a single image.

Ljubljana is a city of culture. It is home to numerous theatres, museums and galleries, and boasts one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world. The first music society in Slovenia, the Academia philharmonicorum, was founded in 1701. Its honorary members included such renowned composers as Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, and distinguished musicians such as the violinist Nicolo Paganini. For the people of Ljubljana culture is a way of living and thinking and is very much a part of everyday life. Over 10,000 cultural events take place in the city every year, among which there are 10 international festivals. In warmer months, the tables and chairs of the numerous cafés fill the banks of the Ljubljanica and the old city markets.

Ljubljana is also home to over 50,000 students, who give it a special vibe. Today scientists are drawn to the city because of its high-calibre institutes and university, as are artists due to its world-famous graphic biennial, art academy and countless art galleries. International businessmen, economists and experts from all fields frequently attend the city's many business and congressional meetings, exhibitions and trade fairs. The Slovenian capital is within easy reach and easy to negotiate. The Central Airport is roughly 20 km (12 miles) from the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana has direct flights to and from all major cities in Europe: Frankfurt, Munich, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Moscow (Sheremetyevo), London (Gatwick and Stansted), Zurich, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Brussels, Warsaw, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, etc. Most of the highways in Slovenia are new, and if you travel by bus or by train, you are likely to have a walking distance to your hotel. Namely, the bus and railway station are located in the centre of the capital.

Our partners at CurioCity offer several unique options to explore Ljubljana and to help you enjoy what this lovely city has to offer.

The FSS is located about 30 minutes walk from the centre of Ljubljana, about 15 minutes by city bus and 10 minutes by taxi. A bus ride costs about 1 Euro (1.3 USD). Taxi cost around 5-6 Euros (7-8 USD). Taxi drivers are obliged by law to use the meter and to issue a passenger with the payment receipt.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is part of the University of Ljubljana. Established in 1961 as the School of Political Sciences it has grown into one of the largest academic units of the University of Ljubljana, with over 5,000 students. It offers over 40 different study programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels, ranging from Political Science and International Relations to Sociology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Informatics and Journalism

The FSS has a long tradition in IR scholarship. The Chair of International Relations, established in 1963, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary in 2008.

The Faculty of Social Sciences also has a large research unit – the Institute of Social Sciences. The FSS has become well integrated into international networks of research and higher education. It hosts over 150 events a year, many of them include participation of scholars and practitioners from abroad. It is very lively during the summer months as well, with an increasing number of summer schools and conferences taking place. The FSS is well equipped to host such events. It went through a complete renovation in the period 2001-2006. It has a complete service infrastructure. Within the Faculty's premises, there are computer rooms, a student restaurant and several cafeterias, photocopying service, a cash machine etc. Near the FSS, there are shops and a few more restaurants (5-10 minutes of easy walk). The FSS can offer 26 rooms of different size (from 25 to 280 seats) plus a big Convention Room for about 500 people. All rooms are equipped with audio-video facilities and connection to the Internet. The FSS has access and facilities for the disabled people. The FSS offers ample space for registration facilities, book expositions etc. There ia also an in-house parking garage, and there is ample space around the FSS available for parking.

In short, the FSS is ready to offer you every comfort for a successful participation at the conference.

This is a direct link to the FSS homepage: http://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/en/home

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