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SIGNIS WORLD CONGRESS 2013
SIGNIS WORLD CONGRESS 2013

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Does Rome still need any introduction? The ’Eternal City’ has been the heart of Catholic faith for almost 2,000 years. The Vatican, St Peter Basilica, St John of Latran, Holy Cross of Jerusalem, etc. are among the sights that have always made Christians come - and come back - to Rome.

Rome was also the venue of the first SIGNIS World Congress in 2001. This is the place where SIGNIS was created. Thirteen years later, it is appropriate that SIGNIS comes back to Rome to consider its future.

Domus Pacis

The Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park Hotel is located only 3 km from Vatican City. This 3 star hotel offers 235 comfortable rooms divided between four buildings set in a magnificent park, whilst the main body of the hotel is home to the hall and internet point, the conference areas, the restaurant and the bar with its pretty outdoor seating area.

Reception facilities and internet point are available around the clock, while free wireless internet is available throughout the public areas.

The Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park is part of the “Rome Congress & Expo Center” – a multifunctional conference venue offering 2800m2 of conference facilities divided between two hotels. The centre offers 2 auditoria, 5 expo areas and thirteen meeting rooms of varying capacities and sizes offering a combined seating capacity of more than 2000, all of which are equipped with high speed wireless internet access.

Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park Hotel Roma
Via di Torre Rossa 94 - 00165 Roma, Italy

http://goo.gl/maps/VPskN

More information: www.domuspacistorrerossapark.it

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Transport

Transport from the airport or station to the hotel (and back) is not included in the registration.

Buses 98, 881, 889 and 892 stop at "Aurelia Antica", a few metres away from the entrance of Domus Pacis.

To go to the Vatican, take bus 98 or 881 and get off at the stop "Cavallegerri – San Pietro", or get off at the last stop for the centre of Rome.

To get to the underground station "Cornelia", take bus 892 or 889 up to "Casa di Cura Villa Benedetta".

Valid tickets for buses, trams and the underground can be bought at the bar of the hotel.

Registration

A secretariat will be set up in the hotel lobby to welcome and register you from 12:00 pm on 24th and 25th February. From 25th February at 14:00 pm to 1st March, the secretariat and information point will welcome you in the Basement, in the conference hall.

During registration, your name badge will be given to you. Please make sure you wear your badge at all times within the Congress. It will allow you access to all events.

You will also receive a bag with documents, the Congress programme and tickets for the meals.

Meals

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided within the Congress are taken at the restaurant in Hotel Torrerossa, on the ground floor.

During registration, you will receive an envelope with your name, with tickets for all lunches and dinners provided within the Congress (you won’t need any for breakfast). Please hand over the ticket to the member of staff present at the entrance of the restaurant before the meal.

There is also a bar available to you on the ground floor of the hotel. It caters snacks (pizzas…) and drinks until 23:00.

Papal Audience

On Wednesday 26th February from 9:00 am, we will have the opportunity to participate in the General Audience of Pope Francis. This will take place in St. Peter’s Square, in the open air : remember to bring suitable clothes. We will get to St. Peter’s Square by bus from Domus Pacis. We will meet at 8:00 am in the hotel lobby.

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Future Search

We remind you that the ‘Future Search’ conference is a private session accessible upon invitation only. Those not participating in the conference will have free time at those moments.

Liturgies

Eucharist celebrations are planned for 25th, 28th February, and 1st March at 07:30 am in the Domus Pacis chapel. On 26th February, the celebration will take place with the Papal Audience. On 27th February, the Congress closing mass will take place from 18:30 to 19:30 pm in Sala Giotto.

Translation

Simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish will be available in Sala Giotto for the Opening Ceremony, the Plenary sessions, Show & Tell, Workshops W1, W5 and W9, the Closing Ceremony as well as the Assembly of Delegates.

To benefit from this translation, you will be able to borrow headphones at the entrance of the conference room, in exchange of your badge or, if need be, an ID card. Lost headphones will have to be paid for so please make sure you return them !

Internet

An Internet Wifi connexion is available for free in the hotel lobby. A Wifi connexion is available in rooms when you buy an access card at the hotel reception.

Dress Code

We would also like to ask you, if possible, to attend the Opening and Closing of the Congress wearing the traditional dress of your country or region.

Currency

The currency used in Italy is the Euro (1 EUR = 1,25 USD app.) Current credit cards are accepted at the hotel and in most cash machines.

Climate

Average temperatures in February are 5°C at night and 13°C during the day. It may rain a little so we suggest you bring suitable clothes.

Electricity

Italy uses power supplies of 230V/50Hz. Power sockets in Italy are of L type and compatible with types C, E and F. Bring an adapter if necessary.

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