Conference Venues

There are two venues for the conference. The main venue of the conference is at M Grand Royale located at the Executive Heights, Guinsorongan Catbalogan City, Samar while one of the breakout session will be at the AVC Hall of the Samar State University.

The M Grand Royale Convention Center s the newest of its kind in Catbalogan City completed only in April 2017. The hotel has rooms that can accommodate up to 50 guests at sharing capacity. For participants who want to stay at this hotel needs early reservation.

Participants must register their arrival at Catbalogan City and must keep hold of the organizers number to facilitate transfer from the SSU Main Campus holding area to the M Grand Royale. The transfer will take about a ten minute drive from SSU Main to the venue.

The following events will be held in this venue; (1) Opening ceremonies, (2) Paper and Poster Presentations, (3) Governor’s night and the (4) Mayor’s night/Closing program.

The breakout session with the local government participants will be conducted at the AVC Hall of SSU located at the Main Campus. On second day, LGU participants will be requested to go to SSU-Main to have a dialogue with invited national figures (keynote speakers) and listen to some presentations from LGUs about their successful anti-poverty initiatives. For participants belitted at the M Grand Royale, a vehicle will conduct them to SSU Main where the AVC is located. The dialogue will happen during the second day of the conference.