Important Dates and Guidelines

Contributive presentations and posters guidelines

We are accepting contributive talks and contributive posters. All submissions must consist of a title and an abstract consisting of less than 300 words. This must also be submitted in .tex format at the moment of the application. Mind that contributive talks should last less than 25 minutes and posters be presented in A0 pages.


  • Submissions open: May, 2018
  • Deadline for mini-symposia proposals: 21st of May, 2018
  • Decision on mini-symposia proposals: 1st of June, 2018
  • Deadline for contributed presentations and posters: October 13th, 2018 (last extension!!!!)
  • Decision on contributed presentations and posters: in progress


  • Registration opens: June, 2018 (early bird registration)
  • 1st deadline (fee increases): 15th of August, 2018 (intermediate registration)
  • 2nd deadline (fee increases): October 13th, 2018 (last extension!!!!)
  • On-site payment (cash only): last increase in fee

See Registration for more details on the registration fees and also for the on-line payment link.

Mini-symposium proposal submission guidelines

Mini-symposiums should include 4 speakers. Larger mini-symposiums can be requested, but mind the length of it so that appropiate time-allocation can be arranged. Other variations, such as satellite meetings or discussion panels are also welcomed.

The organizers need to provide the following details:

  • Organizers’ Full name and Affiliations
  • Mini-symposium/satellite/panel title
  • Brief summary (< 250 words) including context and relevance of the activity
  • Speakers’ Full name and Affiliations

At this stage, we are not requesting titles or abstracts of the mini-symposium speakers.

How to arrive to Punta del Este

Flying to Uruguay

We strongly recommend flying into Uruguay via Montevideo International Carrasco Airport. Below you can find all airports with direct flights into Montevideo (click to enlarge).


If flying from outside South America, we recommend planning for a layover in São Paulo, Miami, Panama or Madrid, as these are airports with a larger number of flights inbound from around the world.

If flying into São Paulo (Brazil) or Buenos Aires (Argentina), please note there are two airports in each city: Guarulhos and Congonhas in São Paulo, and Aeroparque and Ezeiza in Buenos Aires. Plan your trip accordingly, taking into account inbound and outbound airports, and layover times. Transit between airports can be time consuming and/or expensive, and will imply checking out your luggage, and checking in again at the new airport.

When planning connecting flights, please take into consideration the Alliances different airlines belong to. This will simplify purchasing tickets and transit between flights:

  • SkyTeam Alliance: Air Europa, Gol Linhas Aéreas
  • Oneworld Alliance: American Airlines, Iberia, LATAM
  • Star Alliance: Copa Airlines, Gol Linhas Aéreas

Travelling from Montevideo to Punta del Este

The inter-city bus service in Uruguay is of good quality. Two bus companies, named COT and COPSA, operate between Montevideo and Punta del Este, both having bus shuttles going from Montevideo’s main bus terminal (Tres Cruces) and from the airport. These buses depart from Terminal Tres Cruces at Montevideo, having a stop at the Carrasco Airport to pick up arriving passengers. Both companies have commercial offices at Tres Cruces Terminal, but only COT has a commercial office at the Carrasco Airport. The distance from Montevideo to Punta del Este is approximately 140km, which takes the bus about 2 hours from Montevideo.