IFRAO 2018 – General information and logistics

Dears Collegues and friends,

At its meeting of 4 September 2015 in Caceres, Spain, the IFRAO committee chose Valle Camonica as the location for the upcoming XX INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONFERENCE IFRAO 2018 and named the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (Camunian Centre for Prehistoric Studies) and the Cooperativa Archeologica “Le Orme dell’Uomo” (Archaeological Cooperative “The Footsteps of Man”) as the organisers of the event.

The organizing committee is glad to announce the call for papers for IFRAO2018
Abstracts should be sent to our email: ifrao2018@ccsp.it, session e-mail contact or submit your proposal
Including the following:
– The title of communication, the name of author, affiliation, session of interest
– An abstract in English with a maximum length of 200 words and 5-6 key-words
– Two images in .jpeg or .tiff format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
Deadline: 30th of November 2017
download list and rational of the sessions

To fill in the registration form click here.
Payment of the full registration fee will entitle delegates to attend all conference sessions, receive conference material including the book of abstracts and to take part in social events and light refreshments (some planned excursions may incur extra costs)
The payment of the registration fee is mandatory for the speakers. We would like to remember to the speakers that the payment of the registration fee will not imply the acceptance of the abstract submitted.
The access to the halls in which there will be the presentations is free.

Welcome to Valcamonica, a narrow alpine valley, situated north of the cities of Bergamo and Brescia (Lombardy, Italy). At the southern end of the valley lies the beautiful lake Iseo, while in the north are the high peaks such as the Adamello (3554 meters) between the two you find the renowned and world heritage rock art sites of Valcamonica and surrounds.

Congress Venue
The IFRAO 2018 Congress sessions will be hosted at the prestigious venue of Darfo B.T. Congress Centre and in the connected location of the Consolata. The Congress Centre occupies a structure of more than 3,000 sq. m.; designed by Gregotti and Associati studio, one of the most prestigious Italian architectural firms of international renown (for further information – only in italian – click here)

How to reach Valcamonica
Nearest airports: Orio al Serio International Airport (Milan – Bergamo); Linate International Airport (Milan) (140 km); Malpensa International Airport (Milan) (190 km); Airport V. Catullo (Verona) (110 km).
The most convenient way to reach Valcamonica is by car, for details about car rental please click here
Valcamonica can also be reached by bus and train; the nearest stations are Darfo and Boario Terme. You can find the timetables from Brescia and Bergamo on the following sites:

The average cost of a taxi from and to major airports
Orio al Serio International Airport (Milan – Bergamo) – Darfo B.T. 90€ (one way)
Linate International Airport (Milan) – Darfo B.T. 120€ (one way)
Malpensa International Airport (Milan) – Darfo B.T. 150€ (one way)
Airport V. Catullo (Verona) – Darfo B.T. 180€ (one way)

The Destination Management Organization (DMO) “Valle Camonica – La Valle dei Segni” is the official partner of IFRAO 2018. Speakers’ accommodation packages will be available from January 2018. Below is a table with the approximate accommodation costs.
A catering service will be organized at the Congress venue.

On the webpage you will find the preliminary program of the Congress, which will be monthly updated. The sessions are programmed between August 29th and September 2nd. The excursions and trips programmed within the Congress will take place between September 3rd and September 6th. Major information will be available soon.