Riga, the capital city of Latvia and the host city of our conference, will captivate anyone who comes for a visit. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fans of architecture will find exquisite Art Nouveau buildings and 19th century wooden houses. Dynamic culture scene will offer the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, concerts, exhibitions and performances of many local and world-class artists. However, if you need a break from the city noise, sandy beaches are just a short train or bus ride away.