Following the tradition of EEE community we are organising the pre-conference. This is a great opportunity for participants to feel comfortable in a hosting country, spend some quality time in nature surroundings and make connections within a group.
The 2023 EEE pre-conference will take place on 24th – 27th of April 2023. We invite you to Białka Tatrzańska, which is a village in Podhale – a mountainous region in southern Poland. During our time there we will have a chance to hike, raft, climb and relax in thermal pools. All this accompanied by traditional local cuisine and amazing views of the highest mountains in Poland – Tatra.
Our main goal is to get everyone closer to each other through various activities – depending on the group’s preferences. We have several options prepared, but the final programme is up to the group.
Most of the meals we will eat together at a traditional-styled venue. Additionally, we will have an opportunity to taste the delicious local specialties.
Join the pre-conference by signing up
We welcome you to Tatra Mountains in Poland. Let’s enjoy great company and discover beautiful nature.
When: 24 – 27.04.2023
(start: 24th April at 20:00, finish: 27th April at 14:00)
Where: Białka Tatrzańska (Tatra Mountains, Podhale region) https://goo.gl/maps/B6vZ7VB7fo93QvYy9
Here are some propositions we prepared for you:
1-day hiking trip in Tatra Mountains
Difficulty adapted to the level of participants/group, several various options to choose: Gorce Mouintains (Turbacz), Tatra Mountains (The Valley of Five Ponds, Chocholowska Valley), Pieniny Mountains (Three Crowns). Together with our guide we can pick the most suitable trekking path.
You need trekking shoes and outdoor clothes. No special equipment required.
Relaxing trip on traditional polish rafts (tratwa), with traditional local guides – “Flisaks”. Czorsztyn Lake/Dunajec River surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes.
You need outdoor clothes. Don’t forget about a water protection for your electronic devices.
Evening in the winter capital of Poland – Zakopane
Sightseeing, including the most famous places in Zakopane – Krupówki street, Gubałówka viewpoint and many more. And a traditional regional dinner at the end of a day.
You need warm outdoor clothes – April evenings can be a little chilly in Zakopane!
Relax in thermal pools www.termabania.pl/en/
Terma Bania offers pools filled with natural thermal water, hot tubs, chillout areas and sauna zones, where special scented sauna ceremonies take place every hour. You can also grab a drink at a bar in an outdoor pool with an amazing view of Tatra Mountains.
You need a swimming suit and a beach towel.
Outdoor experience workshops: this will be a surprise 🙂
Additionally to everything above we plan integration evenings by the campfire or cozy fireplace with Werewolves game and Polish cherry liqueur.
Pre-conference fee: 180,00 EUR (number of participants is limited)
All meals, program-activities, accommodation. The pre-conference fee has to be paid with a bank transfer together with the conference fee when signing up.
How to get there?
You can take a flight to Kraków (more details here: https://eeeurope.org/eee-2023-poland/eee-2023-how-to-get-there/)
From Kraków Bus Station you can take a bus:
- to Białka Tatrzańska https://www.szwagropol.pl/pl/linie-autobusowe/rozklad-jazdy/?rozklad=6&kierunek=9
- to Nowy Targ https://www.szwagropol.pl/pl/linie-autobusowe/rozklad-jazdy/?rozklad=1&kierunek=2
We will also organize a pick up from Kraków or Nowy Targ in agreement with participants.
We expect you 24th of April by 8:00 PM.
If you have any doubts about this part of pre-conference, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Hope to see you soon,
Pre conference team
Igor & Paulina