General Information

Official Invitation and Visa 
Conference participants are advised to check the passport and visa requirements for travel to Georgia well in advance. More information on visa support will be provided after participants' registration on the conference website.

Conference Venue 
The Conference will be hosted by the Tbilisi State University (TSU). The venue will be the main building of TSU, located at Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue 1.

Conference Language
The language of the conference is English.

Information about the Excursion to Mtskheta on Saturday, April 13 
A ½-day excursion for conference participants to the ancient city of Mtskheta is planned for Saturday, April 13. Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities in Georgia.  It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) north of Tbilisi. Currently a small provincial capital, Mtskheta was a large fortified city for nearly a millennium until the 5th century AD and a significant economic and political center of the Kingdom of Iberia. Mtskheta was also the location where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion of Georgia in the year 337. Up to now, it remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.

The favorable natural conditions, its strategic location at the intersection of trade routes, and its close relations with the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, Syria, Palestine, and Byzantium generated and stimulated the development of Mtskheta and led to the integration of different cultural influences with local cultural traditions. After the 6th century AD, when the capital was transferred to Tbilisi, Mtskheta retained its leading role as one of the country's important cultural and spiritual centers.

Due to the historical significance of the town and its several outstanding churches and cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

Please sign up for the excursion during the registration.

Financial support
The MultIChem COST Action provides financial support to reimburse MultIChem members – participants of the conference for their travel expenses. Detailed information about the COST reimbursement rules can be found in the Annotated Rules for COST Actions (see Section A1-3.1 “Travel reimbursement rules”, pp. 83-90).

The number of participants to be reimbursed will be limited by the MultIChem budget allocated for this meeting. In order to be reimbursed, you must receive an official invitation through e-COST indicating that you are eligible for the reimbursement. After the meeting, you will be required to fill in your online travel reimbursement request (OTRR) through the link you will find in the invitation email.