Schedules, trips and accommodation

The World Summit of Arts Education 2023 will be a conference of a hybrid character and, although we want to receive as many people as possible in Funchal, in March, we are aware that some of you will be joining us virtually.

For those of you who will be joining us here, on the main island of the Madeira archipelago, we leave you with some information that you should take into account.


When booking your trips, transfers or other personal plans, please ensure that your arrival and departure times allow you to make your presentation on the day and time scheduled. Whether you plan to attend the conference virtually or in person, please make sure you calculate any time difference accurately. Madeira Island has Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) / Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +0, i.e. the same time as London.


To get to Madeira Island you need to come by plane. It is the only means of transport that, at the time, makes the connection between our island and the rest of the world. Therefore, there are several airlines that operate with Madeira. On the Madeira Airport website, you can find out which one best suits your destination.

To make your transfer between the airport and the center of Funchal, you have a few alternatives at your disposal. You can check here the list of public transports that we have available and even schedule in advance what to choose. If you prefer to rent a car during your stay, Madeira Airport has several rent-a-car services available that can help you with this service.


Being a tourist location, Madeira Island offers many alternatives in terms of accommodation. We advise you to choose the one that best suits you through the Booking platform.

However, we inform you that the Porto Bay Group is a partner of our event and, therefore, grants a 15% discount on all reservations made. To take advantage, just make your reservation for those days at and enter the discount code ‘PARTNER15’.

The World Summit of Arts Education will take place in various spaces, highlighting the Conservatório – Escola Profissional das Artes da Madeira and the Conference Room of the Hotel Pestana Carlton as strategic points for researching your stay.