The Conference will take place in Haifa – Israel's third-largest city,
home base of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa sits on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea. Some call it ‘Israel’s San Francisco’.
It is the city of co-existence, home to Jews, Muslims, Catholics, atheists and Bahais. All of them living in peace, and in praiseworthy levels of co-existence, tolerance and respect. Haifa's port is the biggest of Israel's international seaports. The city plays an important role in Israel's economy. It is home to Matam, one of the oldest and largest high-tech parks in the country.
Set upon Mount Carmel, Haifa is an unusual city to navigate. However, the advantage is that its scenery and terrain is stunning. From the top of Mount Carmel, take in the view from the Louis Promenade across the Port of Haifa. It heads north right across into the Western Galilee.
The city’s crown jewel when it comes to tourism is undoubtedly the Baha'i Gardens. They form part of the Baha'i World Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These beautiful gardens are a place of pilgrimage for members of the Baha'i faith. They sit on terraces sloping down Mount Carmel towards the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. At the bottom of the gardens is Haifa’s German Colony. The area’s famous for its pretty streets of restored templar-era buildings. The main street of the German Colony runs directly from the bottom of the gardens towards the coast and is lined with restaurants and cafes.
EcoTech 2024 Venues
EcoTech 2024 will take place at Churchill auditorium at Technion Campus.
Important! Entry Visa to Israel
Passport holders of EU countries, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and some more, do not require entry visas to Israel.
For participants from other countries, we strongly suggest starting the Visa procedure as soon as possible.
We strongly suggest all foreign participants verify the Visa requirements for their country at the website of your local Israeli embassy or consulate, or consult with your travel agent.
A letter of invitation from the conference will be issued upon request. This invitation is prepared solely to assist with visa application or participation requirements and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program.
You can request the invitation letter at the time of registration, please make sure to check the box for the invitation letter and provide the additional information requested for that.
We recommend that you submit a request for visa as soon as possible.
International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) - Terminal 3, located near Tel Aviv.
The airport is 55 miles (95 km) south of Haifa. (and 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv / 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem), The drive from the airport to Haifa should take about an hour and a quarter.
To find out up-to-date transportation info, we recommend using Moovit or Google maps.
Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 8 P.M.
Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday or Saturday you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi.
All passengers departing from Ben Gurion Airport are required to go through a security check by the security personnel at the terminal from which your flight is departing (most of the international flights are from terminal 3)
During the security check passengers are required to present a valid passport and flight ticket/boarding card to the security rep, at which time they will be asked security questions relevant to their flight.
Passengers should arrive at least 3 hours prior to departure for the security check procedure.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, SIXT and other local firms have offices at the airport.
The following Haifa's hotels are conveniently located in the Central Carmel area or in the German Colony area, close to shopping, restaurants and cultural centers. Carmel hotels offer spectacular views of Haifa Bay and the coastline. German Collony hotels offer a neighborhood rich in tourist attractions, restaurants and cafes, view of the port of Haifa on one side, and the marvelous Baha'i Gardens, on the other side.
All hotels are about a 20-minute drive from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
German Colony Hotels:
Transportation to and from the conference venue
During the conference a free shuttle bus will be offered to the guests from the above hotels to the conference and back, in the morning and at the end of the day. More details to follow.
Local time in Israel is UTC+2 hours (Israel winter time)
The official language of the conference is English.
The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS or ILS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as follows: (updated May 2023) US $ 1 = NIS 3.6 | Euro € 1 = NIS 3.9
There are no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.
Electricity in Israel is supplied at 230V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug with either flat or round pins. Ungrounded Type C ("Europlug") plugs are compatible with Israeli sockets.