Find here the Attendees guide for TEDxEdges!
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is the perfect place for a brain-SPA, in Lisboa and, therefore, the perfect place to host the TEDxEdges 2011 and our main partner in this event.
On October 1st, the climate is still warm in Lisbon, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe, blessed by the proximity of the Atlantic ocean, The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is the perfect match for this year's TEDxEdges after-Summer event, with its enjoyable environment where ideas can flow in a relaxed manner.
The conference will take place in a large auditorium and presentations will be displayed on a 12 square meters screen. A number of activities will take place in the venue hall.
This event is being hosted at the Auditorium at Building B of The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, with capacity for 400 people, is located at:
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Av. Brasília 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal
GPS coordinates: 38° 41´ 31´26 N - 9° 13´15´77´O
Lisbon has plenty of taxis and they operate quite reasonably cheap fares, and you can do your overnight phone reservation for your taxi from companies like Taxi Lisboa calling +351 217 932 756 (phone reservation charges 0,80€ extra).
Cascais CP Line: Cais do Sodré – Cascais (Stop in Algés).
From both directions, train departing every 30 min starting from 05:30 and every 20 min as from 08: AM. We recommend the 08:00 AM train from Cais do Sodré and 07:43 AM from Cascais.
You can also consult the train schedule from CP website.
- Follow the signs Torre de Belém or outdoors "TEDxEdges signs".
- IC17: Take the last exit to Algés then take first right on the roundabout
- Lisbon – Alcântara
- Take the bridge direction Santa Amaro Docks to cross Av Índia and Av Brasília, on the roundabout follow the signs Torre de Belém and follow Av Brasília.
- After passing IC17 Viaduct, take first right viaduct North change direction in front of restaurant Vela Latina.
If you are driving to the venue, Fundação Champalimaud has a paid subterranean parking. Alternative parking is near Torre de Belém.
If you're coming to Lisbon and you're on a budget, we recommend Hostel and Suites The Independente! Situated in the heart of the portuguese capital, The Independente offers modern and comfortable accommodations in a beautifully restored palace between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real. The Independente promotes a cool and relaxed environment for you to experience Lisbon in a less orthodox way. The sharing of ideas, stories and emotions happens between tourists and locals alike, be it in its open-for-all restaurant, The Decadente, in the more secluded beer garden, or in the lounge of any of the 13 dorms available, with a concern for the environment and all things sustainable throughout. Take a peak at their website or facebook page. Bookings start from 12,99€ per night!
Please inform us in advance if you have any accessibility issue, so we can better accomodate you.
Please note that there will be a General Strike on October 1st. In the city of Lisboa, the district of Saldanha and Restauradores will have transit restricted around 15:00. Please consult further information on Carris , and Comboios de Portugal websites.