General information

Meeting Dates
14 – 17 May 2020

Meeting Venue
Grand Hotel Union
Miklošičeva cesta 1
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Language
The official language of the Meeting is English.

Climate
Spring runs in Ljubljana from March to June. The average temperature in May is 10°C – 20°C. Evenings may still get quite cool in May so we recommend to bring a light jacket.

Time Zone (in May)
UTC +2 hours (Central European Time).

Currency
EURO is the official currency of Slovenia. Most places and ATM’s accept major credit cards, such as Master Card, Visa, American Express.

Electrical Appliances
In Slovenia there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Slovenia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Visa Information
A national of another EEA Member State (EEA citizens are nationals of EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland may enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid personal identity card or passport. A national of a third country who wishes to enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia for the purposes of a tourist, business, personal or other type of visit should obtain a visa at a diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia prior to their entering the country.

Invitation Letter
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting can contact us on: registration@msoa2020.org. Please note that this letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the organizers.

Liability and Insurance
The Meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of Meeting participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the Meeting. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel and health insurance for the duration of their stay.

Meeting Secretariat
Liberty Adriatic
Dunajska cesta 109
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Email: registration@msoa2020.org
Tel: +386 1 620 25 65
Fax: +386 1 232 11 72

Dear friends, dear colleges, dear sponsors,

Unfortunately it is clear now that due to the Covid-19 epidemic it is impossible to organize MSOA as planed from 14-17. May 2020.

We would love to organize this conference and welcome you in Slovenia in May 2020; we have been enjoying in preparations for almost 4 years. We’ve received so many positive, supporting responses from more than 110 invited faculty members, from people whom we respect a lot regardless of the fact that it would be difficult for them to join us at these difficult times. More than 120 attendees have already registered to the conference. So many friendships, so many help and all sorts of support to our MSOA2020 conference we received - it was overwhelming trying to organize it. Sincerely thank you for all that.

Due to many postponed congresses and conferences, due to bad epidemic situation still going on, due to a vast number of meetings and ideas to globally change our ways of life with reduced traveling and gatherings – the decision was made. Our wish is to postpone MSOA2020 to the spring 2021. Many very important conferences will be postponed too and we would not like to force our Faculty members, sponsors and attendees into making difficult decisions, choosing between conferences or even expose them to danger. We are planning to have “online meeting” with other members of MSOA steering committee and will try to find the best time frame for MSOA2020 . We will keep you posted about our decision soon.

Thank you so much for supporting us as hosts of MSOA2020 Conference. We were eagerly looking forward to welcoming you at our conference this May – unfortunately Covid-19 epidemic made this impossible. We are hoping that we will have the opportunity to meet you soon.

Warm regards,
MSOA2020 Organizing committee