Conference venue

To host RIAO/OPTILAS for the first time in Chile, the organizing committee has chosen Pucon as the meeting site. Pucon, a favorite tourist destination in Chile, is a lovely city in the Araucania Region full of attractive activities for  nature lovers, which makes for an ideal location for a meeting of such international importance.

The plenary, contributed talks and other principal activities will be held in the emblematic Gran Hotel Pucon, a historic building just steps away from the principal beach of lake Villarrica and at the foot of the majestic Villarrica volcano.



The hotel features dividable meeting rooms, with an area of  816 m2. Along with its audio equipment, video, air-conditioning system and illumination, the hotel offers all the amenities necessary to make the event a successful one.

The participants will have access to:

  • *Audio and video system
  • *Electronic projection
  • *Big screen
  • *Laser pointer
  • *Wireless microphone
  • *Internet WI-FI at the lobby
  • *Basic and special illumination
  • *Heated rooms

Gran Hotel Pucon also offers complementary services such as hotel transfer and simultaneous translation, among others.



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