1. Travelling around the town
In Debrecen, one can use different means of public transport. There is one tram line in the town, from the railway station to the University of Debrecen and back. There are also three trolley lines and several bus lines. Tickets bought prior to the journey cost 240 HUFs, and they are 300 HUFs when bought on board. If you use public transport (you might do that if you frequently want to go to the centre), it is best to buy a 3 days pass for 2190 HUFs, or a week-pass, which costs 2355 HUFs.

2. The town
For comprehensive info on Debrecen, visit http://iranydebrecen.hu/en, or
http://eng.debrecen.hu/, where you can find downloadable brochures, maps and travel info.

3. The conference venue
The conference venue is located at DAB Székház (Thomas Mann utca 49, Debrecen, Hungary, H-4032). For pictures of this building, click here. The simplest way to get there is to take bus 31. The bus stop is right outside the building of the railway station. The journey takes 19 minutes, and you have to get off at the 11th stop ("DAB Székház"). If you choose the tram, you need to get off at the university, from which it takes about eight minutes to get to the venue of the conference.
Click here for a map of the conference venues.

4. The weather
The weather is generally quite dry and hot at this time of the year, but there may be periods of rain and relative cold. Have a look at the situation before you leave at http://www.met.hu/omsz.php.

5. The language
Be prepared that most Hungarians you meet outside of ICSH only speak Hungarian, and info in the streets is usually written exclusively in Hungarian. Older generations tend to speak German, if anything at all, and younger ones usually know some English. A relatively good and trustworthy online translation service is provided for free at http://www.webforditas.hu. It translates from Hungarian to English and vice versa.

6. The currency
Hungary is not in the Euro zone but uses its own currency called "Forint", or HUF for short. The exchange rate may obviously be subject to variation. If you come from Central-European countries, you may be better off exchanging your local currency into HUFs than buying Euros for the purposes of your ICSH stay. The official daily exchange rates are published at http://english.mnb.hu/Engine.aspx.