CONFERENCE VENUE and where to go for lunch

We booked Conference Halls in the modern building of Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (also called “Golden Brains”).

This building is located near Gagarin square and very close to the metro station “Leninskiy prospect” (orange line of the metro scheme) (~0.5 km) and to the station of the new railroad Moscow Central Ring. It is very comfortable for participants of the conference to choose any Hotels near metro stations.


The Big Concert Hall seats 1000 persons and will host the Opening Ceremony, the Barringer lecture and the invited lecture.  

Special passage on the third floor connects the Concert Hall with all other Conference Rooms: Blue Room, Red Room, Green Room and Beige Room – also referred to as “Color Rooms”).

Color Rooms will host all sessions and the speaker-ready room. Adjacent lobby area have enough space to host all scheduled events including poster sessions (poster sessions will be hosted in the lobby area of Green Room and Beige Room). 

Blue Room and Red room seat ~150-200 persons each.

Green Room and Beige Room are smaller. Green Room will host small sessions. Beige Room will be used as a speaker-ready room (all participants will go there to check in their presentations). 

Wonderful winter garden and lobby area will be used for coffee breaks, relaxation and networking.

NEW!  Wi-Fi Instructions:

Wi-Fi network: MetSoc2018  (no password required)

NEW! Where to eat during lunch time?

The Presidium RAS building hosts several places where you can go for lunch:

♣ 2nd floor: nice canteen (max capacity: ∼100 people), where you can have full hot lunch (drink, starter, main dish and desert) for ∼300 RUB (5$) per person. It is just 1 min walk from the Colors Room (one floor down). Food style: traditional Russian cuisine. There will be indications on how to rich the canteen from reception. No reservation needed. Open hours: 12:00-16:00. 

♣ 22nd floor: gorgeous Sky Lounge restaurant with summer terrace (outdoors space) with panoramic view to Moscow city. Russian and European cuisine, sea food. Average check: 1500-2500 RUB (25-40$) per person. Open hours: 1:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The following restaurants are within walking distance from RAS (=the venue place):

♣ “Ilya Muromets” restaurant (∼10 min walk): 37, Leninsky Prospect. Russian & European cuisine. Average check: 1000-1500 RUB (15-25$) per person. Open hours: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm.

♣ “Taras Bulba” restaurant (∼10 min walk): 37, Leninsky Prospect. Ukrainian & Russian cuisine. Average check: up to 1000 RUB (15$) per person. Open hours: 9:00 am – midnight.

♣ Dragon’s Temple restaurant (“Hram Drakona”) (∼10 min walk): 37, Leninsky Prospect. Chinese & Japanese cuisine. Average check: 1500 RUB (25$) per person. Open hours: 12:00 am (noon) – 11:00 pm.