More than 150 volunteers, mostly students of the two collaborating universities, are happy to welcome you and assist you during your attendance at the conference! You can recognize them by their distinct t-shirts and badges. You will find them in venue entrances, programme rooms, meeting rooms and every other step of your way at EARLI 2023!
All venues are accessible by wheel chair, accessible toilet facilities are provided, and the Local Organising Committee has marked the easiest path within all conference buildings. However, be mindful that city pavements and streets might be narrow and less comfortable to go through. Therefore, we advise anyone requiring assistance, to contact the Welcome Desk upon arrival in order to be able to help you if needed at all times during the conference.
The Local Organising Committee has focused a lot on offering to all delegates some unique and healthy (including vegetarian and vegan) options from the Greek/Mediterranean cuisine. Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided at all conference venues (AUTH_DC will be accommodated at AUTH_T). For the purpose of balanced distribution of portions, you are strongly advised to be served at the location where the session last attended ends. Regarding special allergies, please make sure you ask the catering staff about the exact ingredient of each menu plate.
For anyone wishing to have a coffee or snack in between breaks, you can easily access the two canteens on the Ground Floor of the University of Macedonia (UOM) and the Tower Building (AUTH_T).
It is summertime in Greece and we all need to hydrate! This is why you will find a water cooler in many different spots, in all venues. You can fill and refill your EARLI water bottle as many times as you wish and is needed, but please note that there are no plastic cups as we are making an effort to be as sustainable as possible. Freshen also youself with your personal EARLI hand fan!
Since we all have nowadays a computer in our hands and our bags, there is no computer lab provided. However we have 2 allocated Lounge Areas (in more busy foyers) and Working Spaces (in quieter rooms) where you can take a break from the conference programme and work as much as you wish!
All venues have a space for you to sit and take a break. However our designated Lounge Areas are on the Ground Floor of the University of Macedonia and the 1st Floor of the Tower Building.
Any information you may need you can contact us at the Welcome Desk at the Ground Floor of the University of Macedonia, or ask the designated Desks at each venue.
Sometime common spaces can become too crowded and noisy: if you wish to work in a quieter space, you are more than welcome to use one of the two Working Spaces on the First Floor of the University of Macedonia (marked on the floor plans).
In case you need to have a meeting with a working group or some colleagues, we will definitely be able to assist you with one of our available Meeting Rooms located in UOM, AUTH_T and AUTH_DC. Please contact the Welcome Desk in order to be able to check availability and book a room for you.
Relax & Prayer Room
If you wish to relax or it is that time of the day for praying, you can isolate yourself from the conference buzz and pause conference time by using the designated room at AUTH_T (Tower Building) and specifically on the underground level of the outer building, In case you wish to locate a specific Place of Worship in the city, please contact the Welcome Desk.
EARLI 2023 strongly believes in making the event available to everyone in the community, and as part of that effort, daycare is offered at a small cost to parents attending EARLI 2023. We have partnered with the Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) EPTTA, an experienced and highly recommended professional daycare for children provider, who will be on-site on the conference floor keeping your children safe, entertained and happy. The children will be supervised by trained and skilled staff at all times.
More info: https://www.earli2023.gr/destination/before-you-arrive
(please also contact the Welcome Desk if you require a room for breastfeeding or nursing)
Harmony between mind and body is what we may require during some intense conference days: therefore EARLI2023 provides organised YOGA sessions.
- every morning (7:00 am) at the Umbrellas on the city’s waterfront, and
- every lunch break (13:30 pm) in the Yoga Room at AUTH_T.
If you wish to join, please make sure you inform us by email or at the Welcome Desk the day before!
There is always enough time between sessions (15 minutes) to move from venue to venue. You will probably get familiar with all buildings and routes after the first conference day, but you can always consult the website, the app and the signage available in the entrance of each venue with detailed maps and orientation tips.
More info: https://earli2023.gr/venues/orientation-tips