The main venue is the CONFERENCE CENTRE of CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION, which will host the pre-conference WORKSHOPS, the INAUGURAL SESSION and the three full days of PLENARY and TECHNICAL SESSIONS.
GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION headquarters opened in 1969. The project was developed by a team of Portuguese architects (Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid, Ruy d’Athouguia) and landscape architects (António Viana Barreto and Gonçalo Ribeiro Teles) with Sir Leslie Martin serving as a consultant and advisory board member. In 1979, Sir Leslie Martin was invited to design the Modern Art Center José de Azeredo Perdigão at one end of the park. This complex opened in 1983 and consists of a museum and an education centre.
The CONFERENCE CENTRE of CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION is located in the main building complex, where the administrative services, the museum and the art library, the temporary exhibitions galleries and the main auditorium are concentrated.