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Workshop 1

The first EVOBODY workshop took place in Malta on September 23, 2010. Here you find information on

Malta Airport
Malta International Airport is located between the villages of Luqa and Gudja, about 7 km from the workshop venue. For information on arrivals and departures see

Malta International Airport plc
Luqa, LQA 4000, MALTA
Tel: (+356) 21249 600
Fax: (+356) 21249 563

Taxi service is available 24 hours a day from Malta International Airport to any destination in Malta. Fixed rates are applicable and pre-paid tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth inside the Welcomers’ Hall on Arrivals.

From the prices displayed in the airport’s website, you should pay a 20.75 EUR fare from the airport to the workshop venue. This rate includes:
– Up to four (4) persons travelling and four (4) normal-sized luggage
– An adminstration fee of €0.75
Applicable at any time of the day, all days (including Sundays and public holidays).

Workshop: Venue
Our chosen venue is the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa. Across the road from the Presidential Palace and botanical gardens, this hotel is also in close proximity to the ancient walled city, Mdina.

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
De Paule Avenue, San Anton, BZN 9023, MALTA
Tel: +356 21 440301
Fax: +356 21 465713

Hotel services include WiFi access throughout hotel (surcharge). However, during the workshop, there will be free WiFi acess available for the participants.

The hotel also offers coach services (free of charge) to and from the cities of Valletta and Sliema.

Workshop: List of Experts (in alphabetical order)
Mikhail Burtsev, Russia
Gusz Eiben, The Netherlands
Kirsty Grant, France
José Halloy, Belgium
Yaochu Jin, United Kingdom
George Kampis, Hungary
Serge Kernbach, Germany
Sylvain Martel , Canada
Manuel Moreno, Spain
Valentin Nepomnyashchikh, Russia
Alexandra Penn, United Kingdom
Alfonso Rodríguez-Patón, Spain
Thomas Schmickl, Austria
Marc Schoenauer, France
Martijn Schut, The Netherlands
František Štěpánek, Czech Republic
Kasper Stoy, Denmark
Eörs Szathmáry, Hungary
Gunnar Tufte, Norway
Mihaela Ulieru, Canada

Workshop: Social Events
On Wednesday (Sept 22, 2010) we will gather for dinner in the Villa Corinthia restaurant, located in the hotel.

On Thursday (Sept 23, 2010), after the workshop, we will travel together to the medieval ‘silent city’ of Mdina. After a guided tour, we will have dinner in a very typical (Maltese) restaurant, The Medina, located at the heart of the city.

Workshop: Programme
September 22
19:30 Dinner at Villa Corinthia (hotel restaurant)

September 23
09:00 Welcome
09:15 Organisers presentations
10:00 What & How (working group session): Defining Embodied Evolution and its feasibility
11:00 Coffee-break
11:30 Plenary discussion on What & How
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Why (not) (working group session): Desirability and usefulness of Embodied Evolution
15:00 Plenary discussion on Why (not)
16:00 Coffee-break
16:30 Rounding-up/Closing session
17:30 End of the workshop
18:00 Bus to Mdina, followed by a guided tour
20:00 Dinner at The Medina restaurant

In the map below you can see the island of Malta and the relevant locations for the EVOBODY workshop.

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