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2018
Military Psychology: Knowledge Building Perspectives
Bucharest, Romania - May 7th - 11th, 2018
About Bucharest

Bucharest (1,521 sq km, 2,0666,723 inhabitants) is the capital and largest city of Romania as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the South-East of the country, less than 60 km north of the Danube River.

If you find yourself walking in the area, you will be rewarded by the experience of imagining what Bucharest could have been today – “The Little Paris.”

Please, don't ask if size matters. We have the biggest palace in the world, the gargantuan Palace of the Parliament. It is the second largest building in the world by area (330,000m2), having 84m high and 1,100 rooms. The museums hosted inside the Palace are the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Communist Totalitarianism and the Museum of the Palace.

In terms of visual arts, the city has museums featuring both classical and contemporary Romanian art, as well as selected international works. The National Museum of Art of Romania is perhaps the best-known of Bucharest museums. If you want to feel genuine Romanian village atmosphere, the Village Museum is one of the biggest and oldest outdoor museums in Europe. Its exhibits - monuments including houses, pens, churches, water and wind mills, cloth mills, of great historic and artistic value – familiarize the visitors with the specific of the Romanian village.

What about the weather? Spring is pleasant, with cool mornings and nights and warm days. During spring and autumn, daytime temperatures vary between 17 and 22°C (63 and 72°F), and precipitation during spring tends to be higher than in summer, with more frequent yet milder periods of rain.

Feel like starting to make plans? You should wait for the social activity included in our conference schedule, which consists of a guided tour of different sites within and around Bucharest; having the Palace of the Parliament as a starting point. If you have more time to spend in southern Romania, then Mogosoaia Palace & Brancovenesc Museum (15 Km), Snagov Monastery (40 km), Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Poenari Fortress (150 km) or Brasov (184 Km) are within easy reach by car or by bus.

Please feel encouraged to take your time and enjoy the stay.