Helpful Information

Congress Office    Congress Badge    Emergency Telephone Contact   
Cash Machine   Book Store/Sales Room   Head Books/Floor Coverings
University Classroom Equipment    Safety    On Time  
Personal Responsiblity

Congress Office

Congress Office is located in Room D at the Congress Center .
Registration / Information Desk in the Congress Center Foyer is open
Monday 8 August 7:30 to 18:00 // Tuesday 9 August through Friday 12 August 8:00 to 18:00 //
Saturday 13 August 9:00 to 13:00

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Congress Badge

Your Congress Badge is your admission ticket to all sessions. Please wear it all time, or you may be refused admission to Congress sessions.

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Emergency Telephone Contact

If you are in a serious emergency situation and do not know what to do, please contact our dedicated Congress Helper on this number: +41 76 519 2700. Do not use this number for anything other than serious emergency situations. For general information, refer to the Congress Guide, website or Office.

Police 117
Firework Brigade 118
Grünes Kreuz 144
Medical and dental emergency 091 8001828
Hospital: Ospitale Civico 091 8116111

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A cash-machine can be found at the University Main Building Level 1 and in lots of other places around Lugano.

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Sales Room / Book Store

For your convenience we have arranged room C at the Congress Center for the sale of books and other Congress related materials. Hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 to 18.00 // Saturday 10.00 to 12.00.

The cost for selling and displaying items is free to registered attendees and 200 CHF for non-registrants. We cannot guarantee any security for items left unattended in the room. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a table in the room. We will attempt to accommodate everyone.

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Head Books and Floor Coverings

So many workshop presenters have asked for head books ( supports for the head when lying down ) that we will be unable to provide for such a number. Please bring with you something that you can use underneath of your head when lying down, so that you can use it in multiple workshops. All of the classrooms have beautiful hardwood and modern floors except for one which has a rug. So if you would like lie on something other than the floor, please bring it with you.

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University Classroom Equipment ( Univ. MB & RB )

Digital projector, DVD player, CD player, etc.

If you will be using the University's audio or visual equipment ( digital projector, DVD player, CD player, etc. ) for your congress workshop, we will have training sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. in the University Red Building, Room A11.

The equipment can be confusing as the instructions are in Italian, so please learn to use the equipment ahead of your workshop time. We will have to end the instruction at 8:45 a.m. so please arrive promptly at 8 to make sure you learn how to use your room's equipment completely.

Laptops and cables for presentations

If you will be using a digital projector for your workshop or presentation, please bring your own laptop or iPad, that you will run your presentation program on. We will not have laptops or computers available for use. Since there are so many styles of laptops, be sure that your laptop has a VGA (female) out port, or an adaptor to connect to a VGA (male) cable that will go to the projector. ^

Don't forget plug adaptors that fit the standard European electrical sockets used in Switzerland if you are coming from afar. Also please bring your own laser pointer if you wish to use one.

R.J. Fleck (Mail) will be handling the equipment questions in the University classrooms. Congress Center Main Hall Equipment ( CCA ) + Room E.
Andreas Dirscherl
(Mail) will be available there as well to assist with German instructions.

Ian Kleinman (Mail) will be arranging the equipment needs in the main Congress Hall. I have given Ian a list of your equipment requests. Please make contact with Ian if you have any further questions. We also will not have laptops available for the Congress Hall.

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Please help us be absolutely sure any tables you use are completely set up and locked into place. They may be taken up and down during the week.

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On Time

Please start and end your workshops on time, as your attendees will need to move on to their next workshop, and there may be another teacher coming into your room who needs to set up for their workshop.

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Personal Responsibility

ATCA Alexander Technique Congress Association, does not take responsibility for accident, injury, illness, damage and loss of any participant attending the 9th International Congress of the F . M. Alexander Technique.