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Ágora Bogotá (Convention Center)


Address: Calle 24 #38-71, Bogotá, Colombia

ÁGORA BOGOTÁ – International Convention Centre, strategically located within the trade fairs, events and congresses cluster of Bogotá, close to the main airport of the country and seeks to transform the business tourism industry in Bogotá, in Colombia and the Region, thanks to the versatility in its design, to the capacities and flexibility of its infrastructure and to the quality of its services.

This Convention Center has 64.883m2 of total area, with multifunctional and flexible spaces distributed in 5 floors, numerous meeting rooms, with a main hall able to host 4.000 people. It is the ideal place for organizing all types of events, national and international.

How to get there?

Important notification: Please note Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in Colombia on Sunday, 13 March 2022. There might be access restrictions through the area of the venue.
There will be bus transfers from the airport to the hotels in the Agora Bogota Convention Center area each hour on Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13, and Monday 14 of March. A staff person will be at the terminal waiting for you and will accompany you to the official buses (2nd floor, between entrances 5-7).

 

By private vehicle
Car parks available at the venue Ágora Bogotá. Price per day: 6,50 USD ($25.000 COP)

By cab
You can request the service by phone, Whatsapp or through the mobile App (Android and iPhone available). Check the following companies:

Taxis Libres TaxExpress Cabify
+57 (1) 311 111 +57 (1) 411 1111
taxislibres.com.co taxexpress.com.co cabify.com/co

 

From and to the airport

The Bogotá International Airport (El Dorado Luís Carlos Galán Sarmiento), is located Nord-West of Bogota and 9 km from the Venue. The street Avenida El Dorado directly connects the airport with the Venue. An estimate journey time from the airport to the city centre is 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Urban public transport

>>TRANSMILENIO
It is the public transport system of the city. You can download the App to check all routes. Transmilenio has 12 lines along the following routes: Caracas, Autopista Norte, Suba, Calle 80, NQS Central, NQS Sur, Américas, Eje Ambiental, Calle 26, Carrera Ten and Carrera Séptima (SITP).

>>INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT ( SITP )
SITP is an integrated system involving buses with routes all over the city. For details of routes and service schedules please check the website: www.sitp.gov.co
The nearest station to Ágora Bogota is “CAD” (Centro Administrativo Distrital) at the Avenue NQS, in front of “Catastro Recinto Ferial” which is located on Avenida 26.

COVID-19 Protocol

Check the Entry Requirements to Colombia regarding vaccines and COVID19: Entry Requirements to the country and vaccination in Colombia

To access to the Congress venue, you will be requested to wear a mask within the venue and a valid Covid-passport once you check-in.

EACCME Accreditation

The 17th World Congress of Neurosurgery (WFNS 2022), Bogotá, Colombia, 13/03/2022- 18/03/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 44 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Simultaneous Translation

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish will be provided at the plenary sessions ONLY. Remember to take the headphones with you. You will find them in your congress bag.

Scientific Programme

Check the latest version of the programme: SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Please note there will not be printed programmes at the Congress. Download the Congress App to check the Programme in real time !

Authors of accepted Abstracts

Abstracts accepted as oral presentation: Short oral presentations of 10 minutes at the Personal Neurosurgical Practice and Research sessions will be held in both floor 2 and 3. For more details, visit: Presentation guidelines

Abstracts accepted as e-poster: All e-posters will be available at the screens provided in the lobby of floor 3. For more details, visit: E-posters guidelines

Book of Abstracts: The Book of Abstracts will be published in PDF format in the official website and the Congress App.  

Simposiums and Workshops of the industry

Check the Simposiums and Workshops that will be held during the Congress: SIMPOSIUM PROGRAMMES

Congress Social Events

Check the Congress Social Events and Accompanying Programme here: SOCIAL PROGRAMM

ABOUT BOGOTÁ

General Information

  • Is the largest city in Colombia, a place where convergence people from all around the country with almost 11 million inhabitants including its metropolitan area of different origins, cultures, and accents.
  • Located 8,661 ft above sea level on the eastern mountain range of the Colombian Andes that allows an average temperature of 50-66° F, spring-like weather sensation all year round.
  • 70% of rural areas, natural and green ecosystems. There are countless routes to explore.
  • Time zone: Bogotá GTM-5
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Currency: Colombian Peso (COP), 1 dollar (USD) is equal to 4.000 COP approx.
  • Entertainment and cultural art like no other place, you can find 90 art galleries, 45 theaters, and 132 museums to visit.
  • Electricity: the voltage is usually 110 V, the frequency is about 60Hz, plugs are A/B type.
  • Communication: SIM cards are easy to find at local stores. SIM Card cost: US$5-10 USD

MUST-SEE PLACES IN BOGOTÁ - REGION

A destination full of unique and unforgettable experiences!

Use your five senses to discover Bogotá. Here, experiences are made through our traditions, people, and geography. We have thousands of stories to tell that will make you want to come back for more.

CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

La Candelaria Historical Center: the heart of Bogota: 482 years of history, traditions, and stunning colonial architecture. It has been a political, administrative, and religious center since the 16th century when the first structures were built.

Monserrate Sanctuary Hill, the natural guardian Hill of the city over 10,341 ft8.530 ft, closer to the stars, our icon in the eastern hills, a majestic view of the city.

Gold Museum, indigenous vestiges legacy rest here with more than 34.000 gold pieces is the biggest pre-Hispanic goldsmith collection in the world. Also, has 20,000 lithics, ceramics, textiles, and precious stones belonging to the indigenous culture.

National Museum of Colombia: The first museum in our country and one of the oldest in Latin America (1874). It was declared a national monument for its historic and architectural value. The building was a prison for almost 72 years. Ethnology, art, and archeology are all on display here dating from 10,000 BCE across 17 exhibition rooms.

Zipaquira´s Salt Cathedral is considered Colombia's First wonder and the deepest cathedral in the world, 590 Ft. underground the salt mine, its surrounded by nature and mystique is a jewel.

Bolivar Main Square, hailing from when the city was founded, is Colombia’s most famous public space and the first public monument in the city.

A cultural city that loves to dance, a nightlife city surrounded by art, culture, and musical charm, authentic typical rhythms such as salsa, vallenato, and cumbia a journey through the rhythms of Colombia. Wherever you are all year round you can enjoy a wide cultural offer that will leave you fascinated. Theaters, museums, restaurants, breweries, and nightclubs, witness the musical charm of nightlife.

Cutting Edge Street Art:  Urban and social street expressions with no limits, graffiti, artistic and inspiring stories of the city become a territory of art itself. The city packs a punch with its numerous art galleries, of which there are more than 100, many of which are free to enter.

"Shopping Tour": It's almost mind-boggling, and is famous for gold and emerald products, authentic Colombian and national products such as clothes, leather goods, pottery, accessories, and other handcrafts.

Local Market Squares: Tropical and fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers variety, a full carnival of colors, flavors, and scents you can find all of these at Paloquemao and La Perseverancia squares. Here in the epicenter of the country delight yourself with the most varied gastronomy.

Colombian Coffee Baptism:  Slow Molecular Cupping and more, a tasting experience that will awaken all your senses at the “Temple of Coffee” owned by Colombia’s most awarded coffee plantation, coffee is part of our cultural identity.

Play “Tejo” Colombia´s national sport: also known as turmequé, recalls the 15th century where indigenous inhabitants of the departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, called Muiscas, enjoyed playing a game that involved launching a disc to hit a target.

NATURE ATTRACTIONS

Botanical Garden of Bogotá José Celestino Mutis, Heart of the flora and fauna of Colombia, is a 50-acre oasis of palm trees and lush tropical gardens, one of a kind in the collection and preservation of exotic species from the Andes highlands and moor ecosystems, showcases the biodiversity that sets Colombia apart.

Bogotá and its surroundings: Embrace our natural treasures in less than 1.30 hrs. from the city that belongs to the National Natural Parks, landscapes full of contrasts, many scenarios of nature, and adventure to discover and enjoy a variety of experiences such as hiking, trekking, and birdwatching. You must visit Chicaque, Chingaza, La Chorrera waterfall, Sumapaz moorland and Guatavita Lagoon.

The Route El Dorado Legend  A Journey of Legend among the territory of MHUYSQA culture in Bogota and its surroundings, located at Guatavitas mystical and sacred Lagoon, the attractions that make up the Route El Dorado Legend according to your preference: Astronomy, Ceremonial Centers, museums, but also enchanted lagoons, moors, Mhuysqas indigenous communities, their cultural traditions, uses, and customs.

Bike-friendly City: +373 Miles of bike paths, discover the city riding a bike, almost 84,000 people use Bogota’s cycle route network every day, cutting their costs and reducing pollution at the same time, this is the largest circuit Latin America has and the second largest in the world.

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