The conference will be held at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.

The main entrance of the campus is via Portería Avenida España (Avenida España 1680, Valparaíso Chile), which is located within distance walking from the Valparaíso subway station called Portales. More information about the subway can be found in this link.

You can also move in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar using Uber or DiDi apps.

All the talks will take place in room M302 in the building M, located next to the entrance in Valdés street. Please note that the access via Av. España has plenty of stairs, then we suggest you to enter to the University via Valdés street (see image below).

From SCL International Airport to Valparaíso/Viña Del Mar

There are two main ways to go to Valparaíso or Viña Del Mar from the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL):

By bus: From the airport you can take a bus to Pajaritos station (travel time approx. 40 min). You’ll have a bus each 10 min from 6:00 to 23:30 every day and the company is Centropuerto. Price 2.200 CLP.

From Pajaritos station, you can connect with buses to Valparaíso or Viña Del Mar (travel time approx. 1 hour 40 min). The main bus companies are Turbus and Pullman bus. Price 6.500-7.000 CLP. You can finally use Uber, Didi or subway to reach the University or the hotel.

By taxi or transfer: There are direct transfers from the airport to Valparaíso or Viña Del Mar (see, e.g., Transvip). The price is around 100.000 CLP and the travel time is 1 hour 30 min approx. We can also reserve a taxi if you need one. Please contact us in this case.

Touristic information

Valparaíso is the third largest metropolitan area in Chile and Chile’s second most populated administrative region. The agglomeration is composed of several communes (Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concón, Quintero, Quilpué and Villa Alemana), and each is governed by its respective municipality.
Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Santiago by road, and have a warm-summer Mediterranean climate influenced on the coast by the Humboldt Current.


Valparaíso is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural significance. For more turistic information see the video below or visit the website: Valparaíso

Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar (meaning “Vineyard of the Sea”) is located north to Valparaíso and is one of the most turistic cities on central Chile’s Pacific coast. Often referred to as La Ciudad Jardín (“The Garden City”). For more information see the video below or visit the website: Viña del Mar

Casablanca Valley

Known around the world for its immense wine production, come and enjoy the best flavors of Chile in the Casablanca Valley, sitting between the coastal mountains and the Pacific in the valleys of Chile’s central area.

This fertile valley is characterized by the refined preparation of white wine in its Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. There is a glass of white wine waiting for you in the many wineries that fill the beautiful vineyards of Chile’s central valley with flavor not to be missed.

And if you are in the Casablanca Valley, don’t forget to pair the wine with the most sophisticated local food in any of the area’s many restaurants. A true festival for your senses! Casablanca Valley