FoCM 2017 will take place in the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona, located at Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, in front of Plaça de la Universitat (University Square). The venue is also at a short walking distance from the neuralgic city centre, Plaça de Catalunya.
The metro lines L1 (red) and L2 (purple) have stations at Plaça de la Universitat and many city buses pass through this area. Other metro lines have stations at a walking distance from the venue, like L3 (green) at Plaça de Catalunya and L4 (yellow) at Passeig de Gràcia. See Barcelona Public Transport website for more details.
How to reach Barcelona's center from Barcelona's airport?
Barcelona's airport has two terminals, T1 and T2. If you come to Barcelona by plane, check at which terminal your flight is landing. Depends on your lodging, some transport options are more convenient than others to reach the city. Check this website for a complete list of transport options.
Bus: Aerobus is the shuttle bus service that connects the airport with Barcelona's center (Plaça Catalunya). It has two separated lines depending on the terminal. It costs 5.90 euros and the journey lasts about 35 minutes. More information in the following link.
Metro: The metro line L9 Sud connects both terminals with Barcelona, with connections with other metro lines L1 (Torrassa station) L5 (Collblanc station), L3 (Zona Universitària station). The ticket costs 4.50 euros. More information in the following link.
Taxi: There are taxi ranks opposite the arrivals area of each terminal. More information in the following link.
Train (only from T2): The train line R2 Nord connects airport's terminal T2 with Barcelona's center. This line has stops at Sants and Passeig de Gràcia stations in the city. More information in the following link.
How to reach Barcelona's center from Barcelona's train station?
How to move through Barcelona during the meeting?
The easiest (and also the cheapest) way to move through Barcelona is by public transport; namely, metro, bus and tram. As you probably know, the main advantage of Barcelona's public transport turns out to be that it is an integrated transport system. That is, the same ticket can be used in all the aforementioned transports (except at the airport). There are essentially three types of tickets which can be useful, depending on the length of your stay.
Single ticket: it costs 2,15 euros and only allows one journey through either metro, bus, or tram.
T-10: it costs 9,95 euros and allows 10 journeys through the aforementioned transports.
Barcelona travel card Hola BCN!: this card allows an unlimited number of journeys during several consecutive days after the first travel. It is available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days and it costs 14, 20.50, 26.50 or 32 euros respectively.
See Barcelona Public Transport website for more details.