Olomouc, due to its location right in the middle of Moravia, is easily accessible by road and train. Arriving from Prague (280 km from Olomouc) you can take the fast motorway via Brno, from Vienna (260 km) there is also a speedy and comfortable connection on roads and partly motorways via Bratislava and Brno. Olomouc is also conveniently accessible by car from Poland and Slovakia.
For train connection, Prague is definitely the easiest option. Olomouc is on the main international train line from Prague to Poland and Slovakia. The fastest trains make the trip in two hours, the slower trains take up to 15 – 60 minutes longer. Prices and departure times are detailed in the online timetables. Note that there are currently four companies operating trains from Prague to Olomouc (České dráhy/Czech Railways – the national carrier, RegioJet, LEO Express and ARRIVA), so it is recommended to check first the concrete connection and then to buy tickets accordingly.
Further details about arrival possibilities will be provided in September 2017.
In order to stir social life, the Conference will be convened in a conference hotel
Clarion Hotel **** (http://www.clarioncongresshotelolomouc.com/en/)
Participants are encouraged to stay there rather than to be scattered throughout the city, although Olomouc is not a big one. Considering that rooms in the Clarion may not be sufficient, additional rooms are reserved in two slightly cheaper hotels nearby one tram line away,
Hotel Flora ****/*** (http://www.hotelflora.cz/en/)
Due to long-term cooperation of Palacký University with all above hotels, attractive prices are arranged for IAMG 2018 participants. Moreover, all hotels have an excellent connection to the conference venue (all four places are located along one tramway line, and the venue can be even reached by walk).
Details about booking for IAMG 2018 will be provided in September 2017.