Buck Advisory Council Fall 2016 Meeting

Aging: Is Time Relative?
An Adriatic Perspective

October 14-16, 2016

Hotel Park, Split, Croatia

Agenda

Under development

Basic Conference Timeline

Friday, October 14, ~9AM - Optional group tour of Split
Friday, October 14, ~6PM -  Official conference start with reception/dinner at Hotel Park

Saturday, October 15,  All-day conference sessions
Saturday, October 15,  Group dinner

Sunday, October 16,  Half-day session (AM) plus lunch
Conference will officially adjourn after lunch

Registration

Please click here to register online. If you have questions, please call/email Jan King, (U.S.) 415.209.2037,jking@buckinstitute.org

Conference Venue

The conference will be convened at the Hotel Park, a storied luxury hotel situated next to Bacvice beach and just 10 minutes’ walk from the old city center. Split’s top hotel during the 1920s and ‘30s, the Park just emerged from a 10 million euro renovation. It’s 25km (15 miles) from the Split airport.

HOTEL PARK
Hatzeov perivoj 3
21000 Split, Hrvatska
Phone: +385 21 40 64 00
Fax: +385 21 406 401
E-mail: booking@hotelpark-split.hr
Website: www.hotelpark-split.hr/

Please book your accommodations directly with the hotel using this form.

Both conference sessions and lodging will be at the Hotel Park. We have reserved a small block of rooms and secured discounted room rates: €250 plus tax/night including wifi and breakfast.

This special rate will also be extended to “shoulder” dates before and after the Oct. 14-16 conference, subject to rooms availability. Do note hotel cancellation policies detailed on the booking form.

Flight Arrangements/Other Travel

Our friends at S. R. Travel in San Francisco have secured some free upgrades on Lufthansa flights from the United States.  Ms. Jaiden Morales, who has booked many of you to previous conferences, would be happy to handle your flight reservations on Lufthansa or any other airline, as well as any pre- or post-meeting arrangements. She can be contacted at Jaiden.morales@srtravel.com, 415.782.5281. (Between 7/25 and 8/9, please contact Mr. Michael McCarthy, michael.mccarthy@srtravel.com, 415.434.6137.)

We highly recommend S.R. Travel, owned and operated by BAC member Jessica Lewin, CEO.

Entry Requirements/Visas

You need a passport to visit Croatia. Your U.S. passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure.  If you transit a Schengen country enroute to Croatia, we recommend your passport have at least six months of validity to avoid difficulties. You don't need a visa if you are a U.S. passport holder coming for tourist or business trips of less than 90 days within each 180 day period. Visit the Embassy of Croatia’s website for the most current visa information.

Although Croatia is a member of the European Union, it is not yet a member of the Schengen area, and a passport is required for travel between Croatia and other European Union member states. For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see the State Department’s Schengen Fact Sheet: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/schengen-fact-sheet.html

Attire

Friday reception & dinner: Business or cocktail
Saturday & Sunday sessions:  Business casual

Weather

The end of October and beginning of November usually represent the end of Split’s summer season, which means there will be fewer tourists visiting at that time. The weather is chillier and probably won't be suitable for swimming and sunbathing, although it depends on the year; some years they enjoy beautiful weather all the way to December.

Average temperatures in October:
High: 21C (70F)
Low: 12C (54F)

Average rain days in October: 7 days
Average sea temperature: 20C (68F)

Local Currency

The Kuna is the official currency in Croatia. Euros also are accepted for certain items such as lodging and some restaurants.

Airport Transfers

The Hotel Park is located 25km (15 miles) from the Split airport.
One-way airport transfer, Mercedes E class sedan: €77

Please let me know if you want to book a private transfer and I’ll connect you with the provider.

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