The Volga State University of Technology situates in the centre of Yoshkar-Ola city
, capital of the Republic Mari El
, which is located in the central part of the Volga river basin, in the European part of Russia. Population is about 700,000 people, of whom 250,000 live in the capital city of Yoshkar-Ola.
Due to the natural beauty of forests and numerous lakes, Mari El is a popular destination for tourism and recreation; it is one of the ecologically cleanest regions of the Russian Federation.
Hotels are located in central part of the city within short walking distance from VolgaTech, shops, restaurants and banks. Taxis are available at taxi stands and can be ordered via phone (contact your hotel's reception).
The meeting will open at 9.00 am on 18 June 2012. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the venue at 8:30 am for registration and to pick up of meeting materials.
The conference sessions will take place in the comfortable auditoriums.
In mid-June the weather in Yoshkar-Ola is quite warm: 15∞ to 25∞C. However, participants should be prepared for rainy weather, have sturdy footwear for field trips, and insect repellent.