Planning your trip

A list of useful tips and links for planning your visit to Buenos Aires.

Before your visit

Registering for the conference

Make sure to take advantage of our discounted earlybird rate by 20th January 2017. Registration for the conference will open on 21st November. For full details regarding fees, please see our registration page.

Choosing your study visit

During the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in Study Visits – an afternoon of exploring the vibrant streets and architecture of Buenos Aires, learning more about its fascinating past, and discovering the historical effects of migration on a developing port city. Each walking tour is devised and delivered by historians that have graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, and will include a wealth of expert and local knowledge of the city.

You will be asked to let us know your preferred study visit when you register for the conference. Read about the different options here: Study Visits.

Preparing your presentation

You will be allocated a 30 minute slot within the programme. Your presentation should last 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes at the end for questions and discussion. Laptops, screen and projectors will be provided in the session rooms.


We strongly recommend that you consult your government travel website to find out the visa requirements for your trip to Argentina. Many countries enjoy 90 day visa free access to the country, however there are some exceptions. Visas can take up to three months to secure and may require additional documentation from the conference organisers.

If you require a visa to visit Argentina, please email Marta Pini (International Office at UNTREF) who will be able to support your application. Please clearly state the following information in your email:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Type:
  • Home/Mobile Number:
  • Email Address:
  • Arrival and departure dates for your trip to Argentina
  • The address of your hotel

Contact Marta Pini:

Booking accommodation

We have a list of recommended hotels with discounted rates for conference delegates. Please visit the following page for more information: Hotels

Booking flights

The main international airport that services Buenos Aires City is Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which is 22km outside the city. The airport is also known as Ezeiza International Airport. For more information, please visit:


The first language of Argentina is Spanish.  Why not try a website called DuoLingo to learn the basics? It’s a free language app that takes just 10 minutes a day:

The main language of the conference will be English, and there will be some Spanish language sessions within the programme.


The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso.

During your visit

Getting around

With its network of wide straight avenues, Buenos Aires is an easy city to navigate. The city has a well serviced subway system and and safe affordable taxis. For transport information within the city, including details on how to get from the airport, and how to the conference venues, please click here: Getting Around

Food and Drink

Buenos Aires has a vibrant and varied food scene with a real foodie culture! Kitchens tend to open at around 8pm and continue late into the evening. For some ideas of where to eat whilst you’re visiting the city, check out this handy Lonely Planet guide:

Top places to visit

Got a little extra time in Buenos Aires? Take a look at our top tips for places to visit in the city: Top 5 places to visit in BA

Image source: Archivo General de la Nación Argentina