The conference will be held at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas of the University of Buenos Aires. The address is Av. Córdoba 2122. It is located in the city center, right in front of Facultad de Medicina metro station (see a map of the metro).
From Córdoba Avenue, enter the main entrance (of the old building) and climb the stairs (once you enter the building they will be in front of you; they are huge and made of marble).
A few hotels that are at a walking distance of the venue location are the following:
- NH 9 DE JULIO (4 stars) Av. Cerrito 154.
- SAVOY HOTEL BUENOS AIRES (4 Stars) Av. Callao 181
- NH LATINO (4 stars) Suipacha 309
- IBIS Congreso (3 stars) Hipólito Yrigoyen 1592
Their location can be seen in the map later in this page.
You can find information about hostels and other inexpensive lodging in Buenos Aires at these web sites:
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The public transport in Buenos Aires is very good, although crowded during rush hour. The metro (or underground railway) here is called the "Subte", which is short for Subterraneo (underground). The network itself is not very large, but reaches most tourist attractions of the city, and there is a large range of bus routes and several suburban railways used by commuters.
Finding your way around is relatively easy. Most of the city grid is divided into equal squares with block numbers in the hundreds, using a grid system similar to Manhattan, New York. Most streets are one way with the adjacent parallels going the other way, so beware that the bus or taxi won't follow the same route back. If traveling by taxi, you simply need to tell the driver the street and block number, eg. "Santa Fe 2100"; or two intersecting streets, eg. "Corrientes y Callao".
The easiest way of moving around the city is by metro or buses. The metro journey costs 2.50 pesos. You can buy a card of 1, 2, 5 or 10 journeys to use whenever you want. The bus costs 2 pesos. You get the ticket inside the bus and you need coins or a SUBE card (a SUBE Card is a prepaid proximity card which you can get if you are planning to stay in Buenos Aires for a while; if not we do not recommend it because it is not straightforward to get it).
Here is a good description on how to get around in Buenos Aires.
The best electronic resources to find bus routes is this site. Unfortunately it is only in Spanish. Click on ¿Cómo llego? (How do I get to?), select Transporte Público (Public Transport), write the origin in Desde (for instance Cordoba Av. y Junin, or Cordoba Av. 2122) and the destination in Hasta (for instance Rivadavia Av. y San Martin, or San Martin 1). At the left of the screen you will find many options of public transport (bus, subway, train and connections).