At The Convention Centre
The Palma Convention Centre was built to provide Palma with a large multifunctional space that could host major conferences and congresses as well as cultural events such as concerts or exhibitions. Thanks to cooperation between the Balearic Islands Government, Palma City Council, and Meliá Hotels International, the doors to the Palma Convention Centre were opened to the public in April 2017.
Francisco Mangado, the chief architect for the project, managed to take full advantage of all of the attractions offered by Palma. Inspired by the Mediterranean waves, the gleaming sunlight, and sandy beaches, Mangado has created a space that is a flagship for sustainability. Marés sandstone, typical of the Balearic Islands, padouk wood, and aluminum combines in the unique design of a building that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.
Internet/WiFi is available at no charge in the Palau Congress Center. Bandwidth is limited so we ask that you be respectful of your fellow attendees and limit your time as much as possible. The password is: Aslo2023
The Palau Congress Center uses European socket 220V so adapters (Type C and F) may be necessary for you to charge your electronic devices. Please check and bring any adapters necessary. There will not be non-EU adapters available. There are two charging cabinets that will be in the Congress Center where you can lock your electronic device while charging.
Emergencies and First Aid
In the event of a medical or other emergency, do not contact authorities but come immediately to the Registration Desk and you will be directed to the onsite medical team or staff person to assist you.
If you have a disability or limitations that may require special consideration to ensure your full participation in the meeting, please see a staff member at the Registration Desk. You may also send an email to [email protected] prior to your arrival at the meeting. The Palau Congress Center and Melia Palma Bay Hotel are mobility assessable properties.
Palma is a very friendly and safe city. However, please take safety precautions as you would in any city. Remove your name badge when you leave the Congress Center.
There are various ATMs throughout the city. Currently, there are no ATM facilities at the Congress Center. Please check via your search engine for the most convenient location. There is no business center at the Congress Center. Please check with your hotel if you need any business services such as shipping, mailing, copies, etc.
Want to have a nice portrait remembrance of yourself at Palma ASM 2023? This spot, Floor 3 behind Auditorium Mallorca, in the Congress Palace is the perfect place to get selfies with Palma Bay as the background!
Palma Tourism Bureau
The Palma Tourism Bureau will have an office at the Palau Congress Centre on the first floor, main entrance near registration. They will have maps of the city and be able to help you with information about Palma. The office will be open:
- Sunday, 4 June 12-7:30pm
- Monday-Friday, 5-9 June 9am-5:30pm (closed for lunch 1-1:30pm)
Communication during the meeting with be through cell phones or the meeting app. If you need to leave a message for someone, please do so at the Registration Desk.
Lost and Found
Should you find any lost items, please bring them to the Registration Desk. Please come to the Registration Desk to inquire about any lost items.
Visit the ASLO booth in the exhibit area for any jobs that might be posted.
Food and Food Allergies
Meals are not provided at the meeting but there will be several opportunities for you to have food.
There will be light snacks at the opening mixer, poster sessions, Student mixer, Early Career mixer, and closing party. All food will be labeled.
There will be coffee breaks in the morning and in the afternoon at various locations in the Palau Congress Center. Coffee and tea will be available. Morning coffee breaks are at 1000-1030 and afternoon breaks are at 1630-1700 Monday-Friday.
For foodie lovers, there are food trucks on-site for your convenience offering delicious Spanish, international, and fusion cuisine (with vegetarian and vegan options) by local chefs. Aside from the food these trucks offer, they provide a great opportunity to mingle with fellow participants.
Water Service and Bottles
Drinking water for the entire meeting will be provided from two “water rockets” that use a reverse osmosis system to purify the water, each with a capacity of 600L and 7 faucets. These will be available outside the Palau Congress Center. Additionally, two water fountains will be available inside the congress center. Refillable water bottles will be given complimentary to each meeting participant at registration.
If you are a nursing mother or need to express breast milk, there is a private room available in the Palau Congress Center, Dressing Room 1. There are a refrigerator and microwave in the room. This room is available for private use throughout the hours of the meeting. Please check at the registration desk for access.
There is no formal media room. If you are media and wish to access the meeting, please stop, and register at the Registration Desk and we will try to accommodate your request.
Baggage Check or Holding Area
There is no place to leave your luggage or coats at the Palau Congress Center. Please leave your luggage at your hotel with the hotel bell stand.
Registration/Help and Information
All attendees must be registered and paid to attend the conference. Please check in at the registration desk located in the Palau Congress Center in the Hall Auditorium Illes Balears on the first floor near the main entrance.
If you need help or information, please come to the Registration Desk. There will also be a Tourism Desk available at the Palau Congress Center to assist you with any local activities that are not part of the conference but that you would like to explore on your own.
- Sunday, 4 June: 1500-2000
- Monday-Friday, 5 June-9 June: 0800-1800
If you have not uploaded your oral presentation prior to arriving in Palma, you must do so at least 24 hours ahead of time. Presentations may not be loaded directly onto the computers in the concurrent session room.
Onsite presentations may be uploaded in the presentation room, Cabrera 1&2 during the following hours.
- Sunday, 4 June: 1500-2100
- Monday, 5 June-Friday, 9 June: 0700-1900