2022 IASNR Conference Meeting Space:
The University of Costa Rica (UCR)
Venue: Originally founded in 1843 as the Universidad de San Tomás, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious university in Costa Rica. Its prestige has extended worldwide, ranked in 2018 among the best 500 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Costa Rica’s model resembles that of the Land-Grant Universities in the US, based on a commitment to education, research, and extension. A total of 40,585 students are currently enrolled at UCR, studying in undergraduate and graduate fields. The university has 13 colleges with 47 departments across 12 different campuses nationwide (see Figure 1). In terms of infrastructure, UCR has a total of 67 auditoriums, 1,026 labs, 23 libraries, 46 research units, 3 museums, and 14 farms/reserves across its 12 campuses.
The 2022 IASNR Conference will be held at UCR’s main campus, called Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio located in San Pedro de Montes de Oca (see blue arrow in Figure 1), one of the Cantones in the capital city of San José.
Most of the conference activities will take place in UCR’s Ciudad de la Investigación (Research City), a recently built 52 acre campus within two blocks of UCR’s main campus. Research City is located about 5km (3 miles) from downtown San José, where the conference hotel is found.
Continuing Education Building
Meeting Space: Most of the conference activities will take place in UCR’s Ciudad de la Investigación (Research City), a recently built 52 acre campus within two blocks of UCR’s main campus.
Most of the conference (registration, parallel sessions, and the majority of coffee breaks) will take place in the Educación Continua (Continuing Education) building and the Research City Aula Magna.
Conference participants will have access to the computer labs/office space in the Continuing Education Building to prepare their presentations as needed.
Additionally, conference participants will have access to the private lactation room (also in the Continuing Education Building) which includes a fridge for milk storage.
The Keynote addresses will be held in the recently built Aula Magna building, also located in the Ciudad de la Investigación.