Travel Guide & Hotel

About Beirut

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and the country’s largest and most populated city. Beirut is on the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon and has a long history, which can still be felt today through the many historic ruins dotted throughout the city.

For more information on Lebanon, please visit the Official Tourism Website, Live, Love Lebanon.

Getting to Lebanon

Beirut is located at the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa so getting here is easy! The Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (formerly Beirut International Airport) is conveniently located 9 kilometers outside of the city center.

Hotel & Accommodations

WISC 2019 will be conveniently located in the Phoenicia Hotel, where a room block will be reserved for meeting attendees. Additional Housing Information can be found on the Accommodations Page.

Information Guide

See a full list of details for the meeting, from learning about Lebanon's climate and currency to getting information on the meeting's Social Media channels and Awards. Please review the Information Guide for additional details.


All visitors to Lebanon must hold a passport that is valid for at least three months from the date of entry to the country. Visitors from many foreign countries will require a visa so please visit your local Lebanese Embassy or Consulate for additional information.

Important Dates

Online Registration Opens
Open Now!

Abstract Submission Opens
Open Now!

Abstract Submission Closes
20 March 2019

Online Registration Closes
31 March 2019

On-site Registration Begins
4 April 2019

WISC 2019
4-6 April 2019