Useful Information

This page contains useful information about the QIPC 2011 School:

Registration for the QIPC 2011 School and Conference

The registration for the QIPC 2011 School and Conference will be done at the site of the school. You will also receive your badges and the abstract book for the conference. Please do not discard or loose your badge as it entitles you to attend sessions and amenities such as the conference dinner at the QIPC 2011 conference.


Please remember that the school will take place at 3000 m above sea level. Even in summer it can get cold. Therefore you should bring warm clothing with you, e.g.: long trousers, jumper/fleece, robust wind jacket, gloves and a winter cap.
Since there is also some spare time, you might feel motivated to enjoy the nice surrounding during a hike. We suggest to take the following items with you for hiking: sunscreen, a hat, hiking boots, a water jug, sun glasses (UV safe), energy bars or some other sort of snack, necktie. There will be free tea, so bringing a thermos bottle along will be useful.


When spending extended periods of time at high altitudes the chance of anoxia (altitude sickness) increases, especially if you are not used to mountain climate. Typical signs are sickness, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness and insomnia. It is recommended to drink a lot of water and not to take additional medicine. In case symptomes don't vanish, a descend might be necessary.
If you go hiking, never go alone. Always go in groups of at least 2, ideally 3 people. You need to be equipped appropriately and have a map with you. Also inform the organizers of the school before you leave for an extended hike and leave a note of your destination.


Bedlinen will be provided at the School. Students will be hosted in shared sleeping quarters. Lecturers will be hosted in single rooms. For more information about the accomodation see the venue section.


Please note that the last cable car ride to or from Diavolezza will be leaving at 17.00 o'clock! For more information about how to reach the school site see the travel section.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price and will be served at the domicile.

There will be no tapwater, but free tea served. To bring a thermos bottle will be useful. Tea may be filled in PET bottles, but is not recommended.

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