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<span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:110%; margin-left:5px;"> Prior to attending the workshop:</span> '''please make sure to join Team Example.  Instructions on how to do that can be found [http://2010.igem.org/wiki/images/d/d0/How_to_join_team_example.pdf here [pdf]]'''.
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===Location===
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=== Travel Information===
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Most major airlines serve their routes from your location to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). However, our venue is not located at Taoyuan, so all participants will need to travel from Taipei (Northern Taiwan) to Hualien (Eastern Taiwan) with the following options:
Most major airlines serve their routes from your location to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). However, our venue is not located at Taoyuan, so all participants will need to travel from Taipei (Northern Taiwan) to Hualien (Eastern Taiwan) with the following options:
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** Room for two at NT$ 5580 (USD 170) from June-25 to June-27
** Room for two at NT$ 5580 (USD 170) from June-25 to June-27
** Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
** Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
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** Contact: 886-3-8575118
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** Contact: 886-3-8575118 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              886-3-8575118      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
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* [http://www.city-hotel.com.tw/leisure/c1/c1-tw.htm Charming City Hotel]
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* [http://www.city-hotel.com.tw/leisure/c1/c1-tw.htm Charming City Hotel] <span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:100%;">(ALMOST FULLY BOOKED)</span>
** Room for two at NT$ 6000 (USD 190) from June-25 to June-27
** Room for two at NT$ 6000 (USD 190) from June-25 to June-27
** Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
** Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
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'''Bed and Breakfast'''
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* [http://www.class41.com.tw/ Class 41] <span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:100%;">(FULLY BOOKED)</span>
** Room for two at NT$ 1300/day (USD 40) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for two at NT$ 1300/day (USD 40) for 3 consecutive days
** Additional beds could be added at NT$400/person (USD 12)
** Additional beds could be added at NT$400/person (USD 12)
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** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
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* [http://www.netete.com/taiyang/about.htm Sunflower]
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* [http://www.netete.com/taiyang/about.htm Sunflower] <span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:100%;">(Only room left: Room for Six)</span>
** Room for two ranging from NT$ 1100 to 1500/day (USD 35 to 46) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for two ranging from NT$ 1100 to 1500/day (USD 35 to 46) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four ranging from NT$ 1500 to 2400/day (USD 46 to 74) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four ranging from NT$ 1500 to 2400/day (USD 46 to 74) for 3 consecutive days
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** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
** Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
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* [http://www.lifestory.com.tw/ Life Story] <span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:100%;">(FULLY BOOKED)</span>
** Room for two at NT$ 4280 (USD 133) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for two at NT$ 4280 (USD 133) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four at NT$ 6400 (USD 200) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four at NT$ 6400 (USD 200) for 3 consecutive days
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** 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip
** 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip
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* [http://www.038329292.com.tw/ Oil Railway Track]
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* [http://www.038329292.com.tw/ Oil Railway Track]   <span style="color:#ef111f; font-family:georgia, serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:100%;">(ALMOST FULLY BOOKED)</span>
** Room for two ranging from NT$ 7140 to 9340 (USD 223 to 290) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for two ranging from NT$ 7140 to 9340 (USD 223 to 290) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four at NT$ 10340 (USD 323) for 3 consecutive days
** Room for four at NT$ 10340 (USD 323) for 3 consecutive days

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Details:

  • Date: June, 26-27
  • Location: Main Building, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
  • Room: TBD

  • Prior to attending the workshop: please make sure to join Team Example. Instructions on how to do that can be found here [pdf].


    Sponsors

    The Asia iGEM workshop is sponsored by Tzu Chi University.

    Who should attend?

    Every team MUST send at least one instructor. In the past the workshops were targeted specifically towards the instructors. This year, however, students are highly encouraged to attend as well!

    You only have to attend one of the three workshops, whichever one you choose, but you must attend at least one regardless of whether you are a returning iGEM team or not.

    Why attend the workshop?

    iGEM is growing and changing. There will be a lot of changes in the coming years and the iGEM community needs to communicate, discuss, and be involved in figuring out what iGEM will look like in the future. Will it turn in to one large conference? What about regionals?

    Having the Jamboree as the only event where we all get to meet up in person is not ideal. We are encouraging teams to attend the workshops so that they can be involved in the discussions of how iGEM is changing and what the future of iGEM will be.


    Your Role in the Teachers Workshop

    Each team will be given less than 5 minutes to speak about their team and their involvement in iGEM this year. We advise against presenting slides because of time - as we are getting larger we want to give everyone the opportunity to speak but appreciate that we aren't just inviting you to come listen to team backgrounds all day. Please think about and be prepared to speak informally about the following:

    • How did you hear about iGEM and why did you get involved?
    • What are your expectations and hopes for iGEM 2010?
    • What has happened at your school to get ready for iGEM 2010?
    • Please describe the team - the students, the instructors, and the facilities available.
    • How are you supporting your team financially?
    • What projects is your team considering so far? (optional)

    Please do not plan to give a presentation of the team's project. That will happen at the Jamboree.


    Represented teams

    1. TzuChiU_Formosa
    2. Monash_Australia
    3. NYMU-Taipei
    4. Hong_Kong-CUHK
    5. USTC
    6. Peking
    7. Tokyo-NoKoGen
    8. ZJU-China
    9. CBNU-Korea
    10. Korea_U_Seoul
    11. NCTU_Formosa
    12. Osaka
    13. Tokyo_Tech
    14. RMIT_Australia
    15. Tsinghua
    16. IIT_Delhi
    17. UT-Tokyo
    18. Tokyo_Metropolitan
    19. KIT-Kyoto
    20. Kyoto
    21. HokkaidoU_Japan

    Agenda

    Download the workshop schedule Workshop schedule pdf

    Location

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    The Asia iGEM workshop will be held at the Tzi Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

    Main Building
    Tzu Chi University
    No.701, Zhongyang Rd., Sec .3, Hualien, 97004 Taiwan.



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    Travel Information

    Most major airlines serve their routes from your location to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). However, our venue is not located at Taoyuan, so all participants will need to travel from Taipei (Northern Taiwan) to Hualien (Eastern Taiwan) with the following options:

    By Air: Partipants are advised to travel by taxi(cap) from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport(TPE) to Taipei SongShan Airport(TSA) for regional flight to Hualien Airport (HUN) (Cost around USD 35). Travelling by taxi will take around 1 to 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
    TransAsia Airways offers 5 flights daily (USD 90/round trip).

    SongShan - Hualien

    Flight No.    Departure Time    Arriving Time    Remarks
    GE 007               0650                 0725          Operating daily except Sunday
    GE 009               1020                 1055          Operating daily
    GE 011               1435                 1510          Operating daily
    GE 013               1630                 1705          Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
    GE 013               1605                 1640          Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    GE 015               1730                 1805          Operating daily
    GE 071               0935                 1010          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

    Please be noted that the airlines did not offer English website. If you cannot read Chinese, we are willing to help you with the air ticket purchasement. Please email your itinerary to Nathan Hew, e412lab AT gmail DOT com.

    By Train:For budget traveller, this is the cheapest way to get to our venue!You will be travelling with Taiwan High Speed Rail (Travels up to 300km/hr!!!) and Taiwan Railway.

    Depending on your arriving terminal at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, we have prepared different instructions for you.

    If you are arriving through Terminal 1:

    • Turn left after clearing immigration and baggage claim
    • Walk to the end of the building, there will be a row of counters selling bus ticket to the city
    • Look for "UBUS counter", purchase ticket to THSR Taoyuan Station (NT$ 30)


    If you are arriving through Terminal 2:

    • Turn right after clearing immigration and baggage claim
    • Look for "Shuttle bus to city" sign
    • Look for "UBUS counter", purchase ticket to THSR Taoyuan Station (NT$ 30)


    When you arrived at THSR Taoyuan Station, purchase ticket from "Taoyuan Station" to "Taipei Station" (NT$135). Then, proceed to Taiwan Railway Station, purchase ticket from "Taipei Station" to "Hualien Station" (NT$445/single trip, NT$802/Roundtrip).

    Please refer to the railway timetable when planning your trip. Pleaes allocate around 1-1.5 hours from immigration clearance and baggage claim, 1 hours to travel from the airport to the train station.

    We will be providing free shuttle service from Hualien train station to our listed hotel/homestay below. Please be noted that the shuttle service is only available from June-24 to June-25. You MUST email us your arrival time and your hotel/homestay name to e412lab AT gmail DOT com to schedule a pick up and MAKE SURE you get a confirmation from us.

    Sounds CoMpliCaTeD?

    Thanks to NYMU-Taipei team, we are proud to offer you Taiwan Hospitality. We are glad to announce that we are determined in providing a pick-up service once you landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Imagine after hours of flight and possible jetlag, you just need to look for your name, "Mr. iGEM or Miss iGEM" and we will arrange the following transport for you. Of course, you will have to pay for own travelling expenses and possible accomodation fee.

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    So, if you are not looking for "independent" or "backpack" travelling experience, we are more than happy to provide airport pick-up service to our beloved guest around the globe. Although we cannot promise we could handle all guests from iGEM workshops/Asia, but we promise to do our best. Please email us your itinerary to e412lab AT gmail DOT com if you require our service.

    Accommodations

    Hualien is always rated as the most-welcomed, highly on-demand travelling spot in Taiwan. Please be noted that during our workshop period (6/25-27), it is the PEAKEST travelling season in Hualien. We are experiencing difficulties in reserving hotel blocks for workshop participants, especially on 6/26. Thus, we urge you to plan your accomodation in advance. CALL NOW!

    Hotel/Inn

    • Corner Inn
      • Room for two at NT$ 5580 (USD 170) from June-25 to June-27
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
      • Contact: 886-3-8575118 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              886-3-8575118      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
      • Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
    • Charming City Hotel (ALMOST FULLY BOOKED)
      • Room for two at NT$ 6000 (USD 190) from June-25 to June-27
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
      • Contact: 886-3-8353355
      • 10 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 120/trip

    Bed and Breakfast

    • Class 41 (FULLY BOOKED)
      • Room for two at NT$ 1300/day (USD 40) for 3 consecutive days
      • Additional beds could be added at NT$400/person (USD 12)
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
      • Contact: 886-9-13309200
      • Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
    • Sunflower (Only room left: Room for Six)
      • Room for two ranging from NT$ 1100 to 1500/day (USD 35 to 46) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for four ranging from NT$ 1500 to 2400/day (USD 46 to 74) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for six at NT$ 3660/day (USD 112) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until early June
      • Contact: 886-9-559054467
      • Within walking distance to Tzu Chi University
    • Life Story (FULLY BOOKED)
      • Room for two at NT$ 4280 (USD 133) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for four at NT$ 6400 (USD 200) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until June-5
      • Contact: 886-9-80587209
      • 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip
    • Manado
      • Room for two at NT$ 5400 (USD 168) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for four at NT$ 8400 (USD 262) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until June-5
      • Contact: 886-3-8350699
      • 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip
    • Rose Land
      • Room for two ranging from NT$ 4600 to 5800 (USD 143 to 181) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for four ranging from NT$ 6400 to 7000 (USD 200 to 218) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until June-5
      • Contact: 886-3-8325857
      • 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip
    • Oil Railway Track (ALMOST FULLY BOOKED)
      • Room for two ranging from NT$ 7140 to 9340 (USD 223 to 290) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room for four at NT$ 10340 (USD 323) for 3 consecutive days
      • Room block under "iGEM", reserved until June-10
      • Contact: 886-3-8329292
      • 15 mins travel to Tzu Chi University with cap/taxi at around NT$ 150/trip

    Please be noted that most B&B do not provide credit card payment option.

    We will be providing more recommended hotel and homestay options for you soon. If you have problem communicating with hotels or B&B that we recommended, please write to us!

    Resources

    Visa Information

    30 days is given on arrival for nationalities of: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.

    UK and Japanese passport holders are given 90 days on arrival.

    Source: ProjectVisa.com

    Travelling spot

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    • Taroko National Park
      • Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung County. It is the second largest national park in Taiwan. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons.

    Feel like TrAVelLinG? We are trying to arrange a tour group to Taroko National Park on 6/28 (Monday). It will cost around USD 10 per person. If you are interested in joining the tour group, kindly email us: e412lab AT gmail DOT com

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    • Qi Xing Tan Scenic Area
      • Cisingtan Scenic Area is the only county-level scenic spot in Hualien County which is connected to Taroko Gorge, East coastline and East Rift Valley.

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    • Carp Lake
      • Carp Lake is the largest inland lake in Hualien County. It earned its name because of the shape of mountains surrounding the lake.