Travel & Accommodation

International travelers are recommended to book their flight into Catania Fontanarossa International Airport offering connections from virtually every country worldwide (

Bus schedules from Catania airport to Taormina:

Taxi contact +39.095 8833
€ 100 Catania airport -> Taormina or Taormina -> Catania airport. No possible to book the service in advance.

Sicily by Car is pleased to offer a 10% discount for rentals to all TSC2023 scholars and companions by accessing here.


tel. +39 0916390407

There are blocked reservations available at a number of three-star to five-star hotels in walking distance from the Center.

A selection of hotels with pre-reserved rooms for accommodation is available through the registration app where the detailed hotel info is available. The available hotels are the following:

  • Hotel Isabella***
  • Hotel Metropole Maison D'Hotes *****
  • Hotel Monte Tauro ****
  • Hotel Vello D'Oro ***
  • Hotel Villa Diodoro ****
  • Hotel Villa Paradiso ****
  • Porta del Tocco Design Rooms ***
  • Splendid Hotel Taormina****

However, since Taormina is an ideal venue there are plenty of other options available and participants are free to make directly hotel bookings at the hotel of their choice. Room rates in Taormina range between 100 and 600 EURO per night and per person.

Congress Center

The Science of Consciousness 2023 will be held at the Congress Center Taormina (Palazzo dei congressi), in a key location at the core of the historical center of Taormina at a walking distance from the world renown Greek Theater of Taormina (Third century BC), which is the most fascinating historical monument of the “pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Wolfgang Goethe in his famous “Journey to Italy” wrote: “No theater audience has ever had such a sight in front.” Carved directly into the hard rock of Mount Taurus in the 3rd century BC, it was capable of accommodating thousands of seated spectators.
It is fascinating to bring philosophy and science back to where it all started, at Plato’s time and places.
Taormina is a gem in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its unique combination of historical beauty, sea, beaches, the imposing presence of one of the most active volcanoes in Europe (mount Etna, 3357 mt) provides the town with a unique atmosphere and vibrant vibe.

Concurrent info

Presentation format

Please bring your presentation as a ppt. or pptx. file (screen format 16:9) on a USB memory stick. Presentation laptops will be provided in the session halls. Please note, a presentation with your own laptop is not possible. Make sure you deliver your presentation to your assigned session room at least 2 hours before the session starts.

Presentation time

20 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion

Poster info

Poster size

Printed posters should be made in vertical orientation: 100 cm (height) x90 cm (width)

Poster printing

We have arranged for a local printer to support delegates with poster printing and delivery to the venue, optional and paid service. Please liaise directly with them if you wish to use their services, sending the poster complete pdf file with your name and poster details.

Price: 15 EUR including VAT

contact details:

Poster setup and removal

Poster presenters are requested to set up their printed poster in the appropriate exhibitors (double sided boards ) on the assigned day. Team of volunteers will be available to help you set up your poster in the correct location.

There will be time allocated to stand by the posters when participants are free to pass by and inquire on a one-to-one basis.

Poster sessions will be held Wednesday, May 24 (Poster Session 1) and Friday, May 26 (Poster Session 2) from 11:15 to 12:30.

Presenters are responsible for setting up and removing their poster by the required time.

P1 = Poster Session 1, Wednesday, May 24 Time: 11:15-12:30

Set Up: Tuesday, May 23 at Lunch Break 12:30-14:00

Removal: Wednesday, May 24 by 19:00

P2 = Poster Session 2, Friday, May 26 Time: 11:15-12:30

Set Up: Thursday, May 25 at Lunch Break 12:30-14:00

Removal: Friday, May 26 by 19:00

Presenters must be available with their posters during their scheduled session to discuss their research with interested viewers. The Poster Sessions are a great showcase forum to inform colleagues, researchers, members of the press and other interested parties of your basic and clinical research projects. We encourage posters from: undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, post docs, authors, medical residents, fellows and professors, artists, designers, authors, and other professionals.

Poster should be printed on paper, the Conference Organization will supply double-sided tape to set up posters on the boards.