13th ICCE Global Coach Conference
International Council for Coaching Excellence
Treinadores de Portugal


The venue will be held in the University Campus of Lisbon which is the largest higher education campus in Portugal. The campus holds 4 Universities, 8 Faculties, 2 university canteens, several institutes and investigation centres, 3 museums, multisport facilities, garden areas, the main Lisbon public hospital "Hospital de Santa Maria", a good network of transports and several hotels of different stars within a short walking distance from the venue or short public transport connection.

The main hall of the venue will be “Aula Magna” which is a multifaceted building of the University Rectory which is perfect to provide all the GCC 2021 requirements:

• Registration / information desk area;

• Exhibition / poster area and coffee-break and refreshments;

• One auditorium for the plenary room for 1584 places;

• 8 to 12 parallel rooms for other sessions held in the main building or nearby faculties in a short walking distance;

• Rooms for pre-conference meetings such as Research Fair, ICCE Board meeting, committee and projects meetings (ICCE projects, Research Committee, Coach Developer Group, etc.);

• Air conditioning, multimedia equipment and free and strong WI-FI.

Aula Magna is a unique room of its kind in the country. It was designed practically since the first studies of Pardal Monteiro in the 1940s. The current physiognomy and capacity, from c. 1600 places, thanks to António Pardal Monteiro, who finished the work. On the opening date, in December 1961, it was reported in the newspapers as the largest room in the country.

Arranged in an amphitheater, it was designed so that spectators could watch in front of the parade of the academic procession, which, descending the Noble Hall by the staircase, enters through the huge golden door. The interior architecture, including furniture and the design of the plaster ceiling, planning elements of light and acoustics, was a project by Daciano da Costa, whose studio in his own name here had his first work. Even today it fulfills its functions, preserved and adapted.



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