Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the organizers of the 11th Symposium on the Conservation of Saproxylic Insects decided to cancel the event.

Depending on the circumstances, we propose to organize the Symposium in 2021 on a similar date. Please visit this website for updates.


Getting to Poland

To get to Poland, we recommend taking a plane to the Warsaw Chopin Airport (Okęcie) which is connected with most of big airports across Europe. Alternatively, you may arrive to the Warsaw Modlin Airport (about 40 km from Warsaw) and select one of the several travel options (via bus, taxi, railway) to get to Warsaw. Please, visit https://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/ or https://www.modlinairport.pl/ for more travel information.


Getting to the conference venue from Warsaw

By conference bus

The free conference bus will be available for the participants to go from Warsaw to the conference venue in Białowieża. The bus will leave on Thursday, June 4, from Warsaw Chopin Airport (Okęcie) at 17:00 (5:00 PM). The bus will also go from Białowieża to Warsaw on June 7 at 14:30 (2:30 PM). The approximate travel by bus to and from Białowieża is about 4 hours so plan your flights properly. If you wish to use conference bus, please select this option when registering. Please, check this website for departure details and let us know in case of bus cancellation.


By car

Travel time by car from Warsaw to Białowieża is approximately 3–3.5 hours. A number of route planners are available online to direct you to the conference venue. Why not use: https://goo.gl/maps/RCH4A3c9xJ9DVaeU6


By public transport

There is one direct bus connection between Warsaw and Białowieża, however, it runs only once a day. For details, please visit the following website (available in Polish only) https://www.pksnova.pl/pl/dla-podroznych/aktualnosci/nowe-polaczenia-pks-nova-v1. You may also choose several other travel options, e.g. train or bus from Warsaw to Białystok (~90 km from Białowieża) or to Hajnówka (~20 km from Białowieża) and further travel to Białowieża by public or private bus service. You can check out the current timetables of busses and trains in Poland on the following website https://en.e-podroznik.pl/.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at t.jaworski@ibles.waw.pl if you need further information about travel options.




The conference is partly supported by the project entitled "Open Resources in Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes (OZwRCIN)" is co-financed by: Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. Contract No. POPC.02.03.01-00-0029/17-00.