The workshop will take place in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics Faculty of Universidad de Chile, while the symposium will take place in the Centro de Extensión of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, right in the heart of downtown Santiago.
Details will be given soon.
The first thing you will notice arriving in Chile will be the two natural barriers, the majestic Andes Mountains to the east and the grand Pacific Ocean to the west. This makes the country rather isolated, but very rich in its culture.
As it is a very long and thin country, you can find different types of climates from the desert in the north, passing through the jungle, to the arctic in the south. This provides a vast array of products, diverse types of cattle, and, as the floor is very rich in nutrients. All this have made Chile famous by its food, like seafood, wines and the exportation of different fruits.
The largest economic activity is copper exports, and both domestic and international companies have found in Chile a good place to invest. Its political and economic stability have provided a good base for business deals, and for constant immigration.
In Chile the national currency is the Peso. In the following webpage you will find the actualized price of the dollar in Chilean pesos.
To exchange money it is better to use official money exchange institutions, such as banks and official currency exchange houses or just ATM machines.
It is unlikely that foreign currency will be accepted, except at some hotels, so it is important to have enough cash in Chilean currency. However, most places accept credit cards such as Visa, Master Card, Diners Club and American Express.
Throughout the city you will find a lot of ATM machines, which dispense Chilean pesos the whole day to card holders of most major international networks (including Cirrus, Plus, and Maestro). This machines can be found not only in banks, but also may stores and shopping malls, gas stations, and pharmacies.
The Value-added TAX (VAT) in Chile is 19% and is normally included in the price of goods.
Tipping is customary in all restaurants and is usually about 10% of the whole amount of the check. Tips to taxi drivers is not mandatory.
Arriving to Santiago
After getting your plane ticket, it is important to check that your passport or identity card has not expired.
If your nationality is from the following countries you can travel with your national id card: