ANDESCON is the biannual Technical and Scientific Conference of the Andean Council of the IEEE that brings together IEEE professionals and scientists from the Andean countries. The ninth edition of this IEEE event will be held in the wonderful city of Santiago de Cali in Colombia. Santiago de Cali, is the capital of the department of Valle del Cauca and the third most populous city in Colombia. By extension it is the second largest city in the country having an area of 564 km². It was founded on July 25, 1536 by Sebastián de Belalcázar, which makes it one of the oldest cities in America.
SANTIAGO DE CALI , is the epicenter of Colombia on the Pacific. Its warm, cheerful and friendly people, who receive their visitors with great affection and simplicity, become the main attraction of this cosmopolitan city, of national and international image. The sunny days are complemented by the pleasant breeze that from the Cordillera by the Farallones refreshes the caleñas evenings. The permanent cultural and artistic activity has its maximum expression every two years in the Art Festival and complements each December with the Feria de Cali. Santiago de Cali has the most beautiful natural framework formed by the hills of Cristo Rey and Tres Cruces and the hill of San Antonio. Santiago de Cali, subsidiary of heaven thus becomes the ideal place to visit.