Coming from France you can reach Barcelona by train and will most likely arrive at one of the train stations "Estacio de França" or "Estació de Sants". At "Estació de Sants" you can directly chance to the subway. From "Estacio de França" the closest subway station is "Barceloneta" (line L4) which can be reached walking.
Barcelona has an international airport (BCN), which has two terminals, T1 and T2. Most flights land at terminal 1.
It is connected to the city center by a shuttle bus (Aerobus) and train (Renfe). The Aerobus connects both T1 and T2 to the city center (Plaça Catalunya), while the train connects terminal T2 and the city center. If you want to use the train to go from Terminal 1 to the city center, you need to use a free airport shuttle bus to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 first. In most cases the bus is more convenient than the train.
The airport shuttle bus Aerobus departs at the exit of the airport every few minutes.
Depending on the traffic the journey to the city center takes about 30 minutes.
The bus stops at Plaça Espanya, plaça Universitat and plaça Catalunya.
One way: 5,05 EUR
Round trip: 8,75 EUR
A taxi from the airport to the city centrer costs around 30-45 EUR.
Some low-cost airlines head for "Girona" or "Reus". These airports are not in Barcelona and it is less convenient to reach Barcelona from these airports.
Local public transport in Barcelona
The conference venue is the central building of the University of Barcelona in Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585 at Plaça Universitat. You can reach it by subway and the closest stations are "Universitat", "Passeig de Gràcia" and "Catalunya". There is a ticket for the local public transport system called "T-10" that can be used for 10 trips in subway or bus. Compared to single tickets it is more economic. Tickets can be bought from ticket vending machines at the entrance of the subway.
Here you find a map of the historic building in which the conference takes place.