Conference Venue

The conference was held at the “Centro de Extensión of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile”, which is located near Santiago’s downtown, at the main campus of this University. [Check the exact location in the map here].

How do I reach the conference venue from my hotel?

By public transport:

The best way to get to the “Centro de Extensión UC” is by subway. You must take Line 1 (red) in the right direction and get off at “Universidad Católica” station. At this station, take the south exit and walk one block to the west (you will have to cross one traffic light at Portugal street and you will pass in front of the main entrance of the Catholic University). You can also reach the conference venue by bus by taking the right route number (210, 226, 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 412, 413, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427 or 431). To use the public transport you must get Bip! the contactless smart card that allows you to access the entire system and to reduce or free transfer fare. Be aware that buses do not accept cash, only Bip card. You can buy and charge the card in Subway stations or Bip Centers located throughout the city. The price of the card is CL$1300 (US$ 2.8). The fare in the subway depends on the time of the day while in the buses the fare is flat.

Bip card (Spanish)

Fares (English/Spanish)

TranSantiago trip planner (Spanish)


By cab:

Another alternative is by cab. You should tell the cab driver that you are going to “Alameda con Portugal” at the “Universidad Católica”. From “El Golf” area, the cab should cost about 8-10 US dollars. The required time in this case will vary depending if it is rush hour (40 min) or not (15-20 min).

How long does it take to get to the conference venue from my hotel ?

From “El Golf” area, where most of the recommended hotels are located, it takes about 12-15 minutes by subway to get to “Universidad Católica” station. You should take the subway either at “El Golf” or “Tobalaba” stations and follow the Line 1 (red) in the “San Pablo” direction. It is recommended that you use “El Golf” station if the time is between 8:00 and 8:30 am, since it will be less crowded (Tobalaba station connects two subway lines). You should add 5-10 minutes walk time to get to the subway station.