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Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Educatorium and the Marinus Ruppertgebouw on the Utrecht University campus.

The City

Utrecht, the Netherlands' most central large city, is incomparable with any other place. You can walk straight from the train to the shops, have a beer or a delicious meal right beside the old canal, and enjoy a history spanning almost 2000 years.
Utrecht has an interesting past, beginning with a Roman castle established in 47 AD as part of reinforcements along the Rhine. At the end of the 7th century, the English missionary Willibrord settled in Utrecht. Utrecht subsequently acquired great ecclesiastical power and developed into an international trade centre. The canals and wharves date from this golden period.

With regard to museums, this city has more than its fair share. Utrecht is especially proud of its unique Museum Quarter. In the Museum Quarter, situated in the heart of the city, there are seven large museums. The Museum Quarter forms a chain of courtyards, canals, mediaeval houses, churches, galleries, museums, restaurants, and much, much more. In this municipal treasure trove the beauty, history, art and culture of Utrecht can be explored. The Dom Tower, more than six centuries old, at 112 metres literally forms the area's high point.

Finally, as previously stated, the city of Utrecht is centrally located in the Netherlands, approximately 30 minutes by train from both Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport and 45 minutes from Rotterdam and The Hague. See further http://utrecht.utrechtyourway.nl

The University and the Campus

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is firmly founded on tradition. Utrecht University, which celebrated its 370th anniversary in 2006, has developed into one of Europe's largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. Utrecht University offers the broadest spectrum of disciplines available in the Netherlands, innovative research and liaises with universities and research centres all over the world.

Prompted by its rapid growth in recent decades, the University has moved many of its departments from the city centre to the University's Uithof campus. The campus has been enriched by some much-discussed buildings designed by prominent Dutch architects, which has led to its reputation as a showcase for modern architecture. As a matter of fact, the main venue, The Educatorium was designed by Rem Koolhaas, a world renowned Dutch architect. This campus will host the conference. It has a large number of both small and large lecture facilities to allow plenary sessions, paper sessions, workshops and demonstrations. Also, the main lecture centre has accommodations for exhibitors.

Conference Venue

Utrecht University
Leuvenlaan 19
3584 DE Utrecht
The Netherlands
Throughout the conference there will be a registration and information desk in the central hall of the Marinus Ruppert Building, located next to, and linked with a corridor to the Educatorium.

Venue conference dinner

University Hall (Academiegebouw)
Domplein 29
3512 JE Utrecht