LACNIC on the Move – Medellin 2017

This edition of LACNIC on the Move will take place in the city of Medellín, capital of Antioquia’s state; it is the second most populated city of Colombia with 2.508.452 inhabitants. The latest global state survey of Smart Cities of Indra Systems catalogues Medellín as one of the best cities to live in South America. In 2016 it won the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, and in 2013 it was chosen as the most innovating city of the world within the framework of the City of the Year, which is organized by The Wall Street Journal and Citigroup.

Venue of LACNIC on the Move

Eafit University

A Colombian University, located in the city of Medellin. It has received for the second consecutive time the Institutional Accreditation of high quality by the Ministry of National Education, in force until 2018, and is currently in the process of renewing its third accreditation. It is considered as one of the best in Colombia, according to the QS’s (Quacquarelli Symonds) ranking.

Address: Carrera 49 # 7 sur – 50

Telephone number: +57 4 2619500


Nearby hotels

Hotel NH Collection Medellín Royal

Address: Carrera 42 # 5 sur 130

Telephone number: +57 4 2619500


Distance to the event venue: 1km

 Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Medellín

Address: Carrera 43 C 6 sur-100

Telephone number: +57 4 2619500


Distance to the event venue: 1km

General information

Language: Spanish

Altitude: 1,495 meters above the sea level

Temperature: around 22°C

Time Zone: GMT ‐ 5, all year.

Phone code: + 57 (4)

Medical services and emergency line: 123

Voltage: 110 V/60 Hertz. In some cases, the use of adapters will be necessary.                                                

Flights and Transportation

José María Córdova International Airport (IATA Code:   MED,   OACI Code :  is the international airport that serves Medellín.  It is located in the municipality of  Rionegro, 30 minutes from the city of Medellin approximately.

Cost of an official taxi from the airport to the hotel: between $50,000 and $60,000 COP (USD 20).