ICAR 2017 Convention


October 18-21, 2017 in Soldeu, Andorra. Hosted/organized by DEPEIS-GRM Bombers d'Andorra / Grup de Rescat de Muntanya.

17 Oct TUE > Arrival
18 Oct WED > Practical Day (optional Pre-Convention Workshop)
19 Oct THU > Congress
20 Oct FRI > Congress (Local Evening Event)
21 Oct SAT > Congress (ICAR Assembly of Delegates, Gala Dinner)
22 Oct SUN > Departure

General Topic: Rescue from Big Walls.

Convention Program: All attendees will get a printed program brochure upon arrival. The final schedule (meanwhile approved by the ICAR Executive Board) is now availble for download below.

Convention Website: Follow the external link https://www.icar-andorra2017.ad/en (includes detailed venue and accommodation information).

Convention Registration: Follow the external link https://www.icar-andorra2017.ad/en/registration. Rate information is available on the Convention Website. As usual at ICAR Conventions, the minimum stay is 3 days (THU/FRI/SAT) / 4 nights. If you plan to attend the optional Pre-Convention Workshop on WED as well, you will stay 4 days / 5 nights. There is a "Help File / Useful Registration Information" available for download below. Online registration is intended for ICAR Members, Companions & Non-Member Attendees only. Register before September 18th, 2017 in order to avoid the late booking surcharge of 10%. ICAR Sponsors, Local Sponsors & Exhibitors do not register online; instead they get in touch with the Local Organizers directly via e-mail or phone (see below), thank you.

Recommended Airport for international arrivals/departures: Barcelona BCN (El Prat, Terminal 1 & Terminal 2). Book your air travel arrangements separately yourself, considering the bus schedule information below. This year the Local Organizers do not collect your flight booking information, however they will be present at Barcelona Airport to cover mishaps by unforeseen flight irregularities during the main arrival days TUE/WED.

Airport Transfer Bus Booking: Follow the external link https://www.andorrabybus.com/en. Advanced online booking is required. The return ticket costs 76 EUR per person. Travel time is approx. 4 hours each way. Type or select destination stop "Sporthotel Village Soldeu" in the online booking form. Passport or Identity Card number needed for each ticket holder. The latest bus on TUE/WED departs Barcelona Airport at 22:00, the earliest bus on SUN reaches Barcelona Airport at 08:15.

Contact to the Local Organizers (your Hosts):
Secretaria ICAR 2017
Parc de Bombers de Santa Coloma
C. Verge del Remei Santa Coloma
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Principat d'Andorra
Phone: +376 890 900 or +376 890 910
Mon-Fri: 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 (CEST, UTC+2)
E-mail: icar2017@govern.ad

Looking forward meeting you all in Andorra, travel safely!

Detailed Convention Program (approved final version) (pdf, 389.36 Kb)
Help File / Useful Registration Information (pdf, 401.92 Kb)
Official Invitation Letter for Visa Applications (pdf, 261.40 Kb)
Pricing Statement (pdf, 251.88 Kb)
Technical Manual for Exhibitors (pdf, 382.34 Kb)
Welcome Point at BCN Airport (jpg, 75.15 Kb)

Airport Transfer Bus Booking (external link)
Convention Registration (external link)
Convention Website (external link)
Facebook Reports (external link)
Instagram Reports (external link)
Member Contributions / Call for Papers
Video-Clip 1: Destination Andorra (external link)
Video-Clip 2: Sport Hotels in Soldeu Andorra (external link)