Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC)

Open Readings 2024 will be held at the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Saulėtekio Ave. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania.

It is the most advanced base for physical, chemical sciences and technology not only in Lithuania but in all Baltic States. It is currently headquartered in a state-of-the-art four-storey building of 27 thousand square meters. Here both innovative science and advanced technologies are developed for business and society needs.

The center unites the best Lithuanian researchers and is equipped with the most modern laboratory facilities. Therefore most of the scientific investigations performed here are unique not only in Lithuania, but also all over the world, and the developed technologies along with the achieved scientific results are recognised at the international level. With over 40 laboratories and the potential capacity of over 700 researchers an even brighter future awaits.

The center is located in the renowned Sunrise Valley. “It [Sunrise Valley] is very different from the world-famous Silicon Valley in California. The latter is a project in Business, our Sunrise Valley is an integrated hub for science, education and business” – states Prof. Gintaras Valušis, the director of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Along with FTMC the Valley is also home to the Life Sciences Centre, faculties of Vilnius University, Gediminas Technical University and the modern Scholarly Communication and Information Centre. All of these constituents denote the Sunrise Valley as an ever-growing hub where new innovative ideas take birth.

The visionary outlook and the achievements of FTMC make it the perfect place to hold Open Readings 2024. Its principles of openness and strive for perfection align with those of the conference. Therefore we are very happy to invite both students and any interested visitors to the conference as well as the centre at which it will be held.


 Can I participate in the ‘Open Readings 2024’ conference online?

No, attendance and presentation at the conference is on-site only. The conference will be held in the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (NFTMC), Saulėtekio al. 3, LT-10257 Vilnius. Further information can be found in the Venue section.

 Where on-site do I have to sign up as a participant?

Having arrived at the venue participants have to sign up and pick up their participant badges at the registration desk. The registration desk is open all day long from 8AM each day throughout the conference.

 At what time should the participant be present at the venue?

The participant should arrive at least 20 minutes in advance in order to properly register and set up their presentation so as to prevent technical difficulties as much as possible.

 Will there be any refreshments provided at the venue?

Yes, everyone is welcome to enjoy provided snacks, coffee and tea present at the venue most certainly free of charge.