Probabilistic and Inferential Aspects of Skew-Symmetric Models A Workshop in Honour of Adelchi Azzalini's 60th Birthday
Departamento de Estadística
Facultad de Matemáticas

IV Skew Workshop

May 16th to May 19th, 2011

Practical Information


Getting from the airport to the hotel

Santiago International Airport is located approximately 20 kms west of the centre of Santiago. The quickest and easiest way to get from the airport to the hotel is to use an official taxi. Inside the main terminal when you exit customs you will find official taxi booths where you can arrange for a taxi to take you to your hotel. The cost of a taxi can vary but should be between $15.000 and $20.000 Chilean pesos.

The official taxi companies are:
Radio Móvil Turbus
Taxi Vip
Taxi Oficial (

The official hotel of the event is Park Suite Apartments and its address is Huérfanos 545, Santiago. The metro (underground/subway) station nearest the hotel is Bellas Artes.

For more information about the hotel please see:

Reciprocity tax

All passengers with passports from Albania, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the USA must pay a reciprocity tax before going through International Police. The current amounts are:

Albania USD 30
Australia USD 61
Canada USD 132
Mexico USD 23

Public transport in Santiago

The easiest way to use public transport in Santiago is with a prepaid card ("tarjeta bip!"). These can be bought in any Metro station. The cards cost 1200 pesos and each journey costs approximately 620 pesos, depending on the time of day.

Getting to the Workshop

The Workshop will take place at the Auditorium Ninoslav Bralic, Campus San Joaquin, Universidad Católica. The address is Avenida Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago. It is opposite the metro station San Joaquin (Line 5 - see map of the metro system).

From 6 am to 9 am and from 6 pm to 9 pm, Line 5 operates 2 services ("verde" (green) and "rojo" (red)) and the trains stop at alternate stations. Only the red train stops at San Joaquin station. If you are coming from Bellas Artes station you will need to get off the green service at Baquedano station and wait for the next red train.

On Monday 16th May we will have student helpers who will meet you at the hotel at 08:30 and take you to the Workshop.

Once you are on campus, there will be signs that guide you from the main entrance of the campus to Auditorium Ninoslav Bralic (see map below).

San Joaquin campus map


More information

Please see this page for more information: