• Join us in Bratislava, in November 2017

  • Join us in Bratislava, in Nov. 2017

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KVANT will be hosting the 2017 ILDA Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The dates are as follows:

     • Sun, 5 Nov: Laser Operator Class, Advanced Audience Scanning Class (both optional extras)
     • Mon, 6 Nov: LSO course (optional). The first official Full Conference event is the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner which will start in the late afternoon or early evening.
     • Tues, 7 Nov: ILDA General Business Meeting, Advanced Technology Workshop. Lase-Off & Laser Jockey competition.
     • Wed, 8 Nov: Workshops and seminars, ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation.
     • Thu, 9 Nov: Cultural Tour (optional), bus tour of Vienna city sites

As we begin to plan schedules and events, additional information will be listed on this page.

If you are curious about what goes on at a conference, below is last year’s schedule from 2016 in Baltimore (click to enlarge).

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Bratislava is centrally located in Europe. It is on the Danube River, less than an hour from Vienna by automobile and about two hours from Budapest.

For U.S. travelers, it is best to fly into Vienna (VIE in Schwechat, Austria) then take a bus or train to Bratislava. For example, there is a RegioJet bus from VIE to the Bratislava Most SNP (Novy most) station located a 6-minute walk from the Radisson Blu Carlton hotel. It takes approximately 45 minutes and costs just €5.

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Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel

The official conference hotel, the Radisson Blu Carlton embodies the grace, charm and elegance of centuries past. Welcome to one of the most prestigious buildings in the heart of Bratislava, originally constructed in 1837. The hotel retains many of its original features to provide you with a unique and memorable hotel stay.

It is one block from the Danube River, convenient to many of the popular attractions in the city. The hotel sits directly across from the historic Opera House, nearly midway between the Slovak National Theatre and St. Martin’s Cathedral. It is the perfect base for business and leisure travelers.

Whether by taxi or via the efficient bus, tram and trolley networks, guests find Bratislava easy to explore. The city airport is just 13 kilometers from the hotel, the Vienna International Airport is 62 km away. Other transport options include railways and regional bus lines. Hydrofoil ferries provide memorable passage to or from Vienna with a 2-hour cruise along the blue Danube.

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