It is end of summer in Dresden/ Germany in July and the average temperature is 18°C (64 °F). Please note there may be occasional showers. Weather information and forecasts are available at www.wetter.com
Credit cards are accepted at most businesses including restaurants, shopping centers (malls) and gift stores, gas stations, grocery stores. Major credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. ATMs are also located at many areas throughout Dresden.
The German currency is EURO (€). The official exchange rate is published daily in the newspapers. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, main train stations and exchange agencies. Cash and travelers checks are easily exchanged in banks and hotels. Most hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit www.oanda.com or de.finance.yahoo.com
Electric sockets are 230 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use. You need a transformer and a plug that fits the German socket.
The conference language is English.
EU citizens only need their national identification document. Citizens from most other countries will need a valid travel passport. They are encouraged to contact their local German embassy or consulate to enquire about the necessity of a visa.