The ANDESCON conference is an opportunity for professional members, academics, researchers and industrialists to will meet and present the developments and technological advances that move the Andean region countries.

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.

In 2018, Andescon will be held in Colombia, at the wonderful city of Santiago de Cali, located south of Valle del Cauca with an elevation of 1080 meters above sea level, which provides a warm climate with a maximum temperature of 31⁰ C and a minimum of 23 ⁰ C, during the month of August.

The city is adorned by the Farallones that are part of the central mountain range and by hills of the Tres cruces and Cristo Rey

The international airport that serves the city of Santiago de Cali is the Alfonso Bonilla Aragon (CLO) located near the city of Palmira, 25 km from the Intercontinental hotel.

The airport offers save taxi and bus services to go to the transport terminal, where you can make use of the public transportation system such as the MIO ( or take a Taxi, the distance from the transport terminal to the hotel intercontinental its 4 KM.

The Intercontinental Hotel is located on Av. Colombia No. 2-72, in the western area of the city, close to several centers of interest like the Bulevar del Rio where the Ermita Church and the Jorge Isaac Theater are located, the San Antonio neighborhood is also located close to the hotel, where you can find a wide variety of restaurants with typical food of the region,to the east of the city you can also find the Gato del rio and the Tertulia museum.

Similarly, near the Intercontinental Hotel, is the Centenario shopping center and the Jaime Varela square with the salsa museum.


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