July 19, 2023
Registration for INTERCOM Paraguay 2023 | Museum Leadership in Climate Action is open Conferences
Leadership in Climate Action
The conference aims to inspire and offer guidance on how museums can be part of the solution and identify where they can contribute to climate action and sustainability.
For INTERCOM the role of the museum leadership in Climate Action is highlighted in our selection of speakers and Keynote. Besides the changes in leadership within the institution, speakers (and the workshop) will look at the personal aspects of museum managers leading innovation to steer towards more activation of the public for climate change.
Be part of this conversation on climate action from 15-17 November 2023, when ICOM Paraguay will host an International Conference with four International Committees of ICOM: ICMAH, INTERCOM, ICTOP and MPR.
Registration is now open! To register open this link and fill out the form: https://forms.gle/MBNT9sqSLnfzp9YJ9
Event venue: ITAIPU Binacional and ITAIPU Guaraní Land Museum.
ITAIPU Binacional is the world’s largest generator of renewable clean energy, binational property of Paraguay and Brazil, and located on the Paraná River, within the limits of the city of Hernandarias on the Paraguayan side. ITAIPU is the engine of Paraguay’s technological, social, cultural, and environmental development, promoting various communitarian, inter-institutional, and multinational projects, seeking to contribute to creating a sustainable society. Its area of influence makes up the ITAIPU Biosphere Reserve, recognized by UNESCO in 2017.
The ITAIPU MUSEUM was created in 1979 to house the samples from the archaeological, historical, anthropological, and flori-faunistic research carried out in the departments of Alto Paraná and Canindeyú during the construction of the dam and the creation of the reservoir. Over the years, it has become one of the country’s leading museums, carrying out conservation, research, and educational programs to promote the region’s cultural and natural heritage.
The meeting will take place at the Visitors Reception Center of ITAIPU, located in Hernandarias, Paraguay.
How to get there
The ITAIPU Guaraní Land Museum is strategically located in the Triple Border area (Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina), so it can be accessed through any of the international airports of Foz do Yguazu (Brazil), Puerto Iguazu (Argentina), and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). Some hotels offer free transfer services from the airport to the accommodation.
From Asunción (Paraguay)
By plane to the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. To travel to Ciudad del Este, you can take a connecting flight to the Guaraní International Airport or travel by bus (different companies leave almost every two hours from the Asunción Terminal to the Ciudad del Este Terminal; for safety and comfort reasons, we recommend traveling with the company Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Bus tickets can be purchased online at www.nsa.com.py, or the Terminal). The journey by land takes approximately 5 hours.
From Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)
By plane to the Guaraní International Airport. Currently, this airport is only receiving connection flights from Asunción: https://www.paranair.com/en-us/home-english-2/
From Foz de Iguazú (Brazil)
By plane to Cataratas International Airport. There are different options to get to Ciudad del Este or Hernandarias, either by taxi or by bus.
From Puerto Iguazu (Argentina)
By plane to the Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport. There are different options to get to Ciudad del Este or Hernandarias, either by taxi or bus.
In Ciudad del Este and Hernandarias, various accommodation options have varied prices and services. Family hostels are also available, with breakfast service included, at a lower price.
The organization will release a list of recommended hotels with special price rates for participants of the conference.
Depending on the country of origin, visa requirements may exist to enter Paraguay. Check here the local requirements. If you need a letter from the organization for the visa application, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is not currently required to enter Paraguay. We will let you know if the situation changes in the following months.
Through Resolution SG No. 040/2022, the Ministry of Health establishes that all national or foreign travelers from risk areas: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela, must be vaccinated against Yellow Fever and have the International Vaccination Certificate.
The personnel of the transport company may require the presentation of the International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever at the time of the purchase of the ticket or by officials of the surveillance area of the Ministry of Health before carrying out the migratory procedures.
Pre and post-conference cultural program
The organization will be communicating about cultural and touristic activities to be carried out in the days before or after the conference. Some of these activities may have a fee paid by the participant.