Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012
Sixteenth International Conference
February 27–March 2, 2012
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort
The conference hotel is located immediately adjacent to the heart of the capital Kralendijk, in easy walking distance of restaurants, (low-key) nightlife, etc.
A group rate has been negotiated with the hotel of US$160/night, double or single occupancy, run-of-house, including breakfast and all taxes and service charges. A number of rooms have been blocked for FC12 attendees and will be held until 28 December 2011 (update: extended until 25 January 2012). Although it may still be possible to obtain the group rate after this cutoff date on a space-available basis, attendees are strongly encouraged to book their rooms by then, and in particular to book their flights by then. Rooms can be reserved and paid for online (see below for instructions). Attendees can extend their stay before or after the conference at the group rate if desired, on a space-available basis.
In recent years the FC conferences have been held mostly in 4-star or 5-star resorts. The Divi Flamingo possesses a funky charm but is solidly 3-star. Those expecting or desiring a more upscale experience should consider staying at the Harbour Village Beach Club. This would probably necessitate taking taxis back and forth to the conference or renting a car.
If rooms are no longer available at the conference hotel an alternative to consider is the Plaza Resort down the road (within walking distance).
Participants are encouraged to bring their families. The hotel rep says this concerning rates for families: “Delegates may take their kids. Kids under 12 years old do stay free of charge, max. 2 in their parents' room. Kids from 12–18 years old pay the special extra person rate of US$37 per night plus US$6.50 per night tourist tax. Breakfast is not included for kids, they have to pay this extra.”
To book a room at the conference hotel at the group rate, first go to the Reserve Your Bonaire Vacation page (this page can also be reached from the hotel website under Reservations). Click on the Search button (you needn't fill in the form information), and on the resulting reservation page click Groups in the nav bar along the top. Enter the Attendee Code "Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012" and click Sign In. You will be directed to the conference's reservation page. The rest should be self-explanatory except for one thing that might be confusing: it's necessary to click on the room type Run of House even though it's the only choice.
Note that booking at the group rate requires prepayment, however a full refund is given for cancellation at least 7 days in advance (there is a 1-night penalty for cancellation within 7 days).
Budget AccommodationsA B&B across the street, Sonrisa, is suggested by the conference hotel. Another possibility to consider is doubling up. Those wishing to share a room can visit the FC12 room sharing finder to look for a roommate.
This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.