at the Convention Center of the Ciudad del Saber (Cds/City of Knowledge), located 35 minutes from Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panamá City, Panamá. CdS sits adjacent to the Panamá Canal on what was previously the United States Military Base Fort Clayton.
CdS is a 120 hectare campus where entrepreneurs, scientists, thinkers, artists, community leaders, as well as expects from the government, NGOs, and international organizations work together to develop initiatives that trigger social change.
We are excited to host ICRSME XVI at this unique location
The Holiday Inn Panamá Canal (left photo below) is situated adjacent to the Canal and offers panoramic views of passing ships. It also provides complimentary internet access, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, and complimentary shuttle service to Albrook Mall, Panamá’s largest shopping center with over 500 shops and restaurants. The Holiday Inn is a short 10-minute walk to the Convention Center.
Alternatively, you can also stay at the CdS dormitories (right photo below). These hotel quality dorms are across the street from the Convention Center and are available for $65.00 per night for a double occupancy twin room. Dorms come with a private en suite bathroom, TV with cable, air conditioning, Wifi, telephone, and a balcony.
There are only 15 dorms available. You can use the link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
If you are thinking of attending the Consultation, reserve your room TODAY. The best rate is on a first-come-first-served basis. Free cancellation is available.
The CdS is truly a city within a city with many dining options available without ever leaving the campus. In addition to Holiday Inn's Panamá Ship View Restaurant and its neighboring La Taberna del Canal, there are many other options in the outdoor food court as well as a grocery store and coffee shop. However, for just a few dollars, an Uber can take one from the CdS to many other dining options throughout Panamá City.
Located just 13 miles northwest of CdS, the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve overlooks the Chagres River and provides opportunities to explore the wildlife of Panamá. An aerial tram travels high into the forest and allows travelers to then climb up an overlook tower where they can observe the Bridge of the Americas, the rainforest and river, and even a village of the native Emberá. Attendees will certainly want to coordinate an excursion to Gamboa to ride the tram or take a boat trip to Monkey Island and observe ocean tankers up close as they navigate the canal.
Just six miles to the southeast of CdS is Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Town), a designated World Heritage site, where one can find many restaurants, boutique hotels, rooftop cafes, nightclubs, shops as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Panama Canal Museum, and other historic landmarks.
Just a few miles further southeast of Casco Viejo is the Amador Causeway. This collection of four small islands is connected to the mainland by a land bridge and offers visitors the opportunity to rent bicycles or scooters to explore approximately four miles of beautiful Pacific views.
On the causeway one can also visit the Biomuseo, the Punta Culebra Nature Center, as well as many restaurants.