Practical Information

Registration

Please notice that the registration will be done at the FORS website (not at the EDDI website).
At the Registration overview page you find all information of the registration process at FORS (linked registration page, payment, tutorial booking etc.).

Lokal information


Host & Venue

The Host

EDDI17 will be hosted by FORS.

The institute is the largest infrastructure facility for the Social Sciences in Switzerland and located in Lausanne. The mission is to render substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services.

  • FORS is located in the modern building "Géopolis", which is part of the campus of the University of Lausanne.
  • View EDDI locations at Google Map and  Interactive Map of public transport.

The Tutorial & Side Meeting venue

The tutorials (Monday, Dec 4) and the side meetings (Monday, Dec 4 & Thursday, Dec 7) will take place at FORS.

FORS at building "Géopolis" FORS Meeting Room

The Conference Venue

EDDI17 will be held at Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne.

The Mövenpick Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Details on the Mövenpick Hotel:

  • Address: Avenue de Rhodanie 4, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland, view Google Map
  • Phone: National: 021 612 76 12 - International: +41 21 612 76 12

 

Moevenpick Lake view Moevenpick Room view

Conference Rooms

 

 

Moevenpick room_Olympia A (plenum) Moevenpick room Zürich

Directions and travel advice

The conference venue Mövenpick Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
You can reach the hotel most simply by métro (3 stops) or a 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Lausanne central station (compare section "Accommodation" below).

Transport and travel information:

1. Public transportation within Lausanne by TL

The Lausanne Transport Card gives any guest staying in Lausanne and paying the overnight “taxe de séjour” free and unrestricted access to all public transport services in the city (bus, train, metro). This personalized card is given to each visitor paying the overnight “taxe de séjour” by the hotel or guest house on arrival at their place of accommodation. It is valid for the duration of the reservation, including the arrival and departure days.

You will find more information on how to find the easiest way to get from one place to another by public transport here: http://www.t-l.ch/en/ & Interactive Map

2. Transport between Geneva airport and Lausanne central station ("Lausanne Gare CFF") by train

Lausanne does not have an airport but Geneva Airport is only a 50 minutes train ride directly from the airport to Lausanne. Most convenient is to travel by train from / to the airport.

  • Buy the ticket before you enter the train.
  • The price is 28 CHF one way.
  • For more information see: SBB

3. Travel between Zurich airport and Lausanne central station ("Lausanne Gare CFF")

The second option is flying to Zurich Airport which is a 2,5 hours train ride directly from the airport to Lausanne. Most convenient is to travel by train from / to the airport.

  • Buy the ticket before you enter the train.
  • The price is 79 CHF one way.
  • For more information see: SBB

4. How to get from the Lausanne central station to the Mövenpick Hotel and to the Hotel Aulac

  • Exit the train station, cross the street and take the Métro "m2" going to "Ouchy".
  • At the stop "Ouchy", exit the station, turn right and walk for two minutes.

5. How to get from hotel Mövenpick & Hotel Aulac to FORS in the building "Géopolis" (for tutorial & side meetings)

  • Take the Métro "m2" from the stop “Ouchy Olympique” (direction “Epalinges Croisettes”) to the stop “Délices”.
  • Then take the bus 25 (direction “Glycines”) and get off at “Dorigny-Léman”
  • Cross the street, walk down 70 meters and at the light turn right, walk another 50 meters and you’re there.
  • It takes aprox. 25 minutes.

6. How to get from the other hotels to FORS in the building "Géopolis" (for tutorial & side meetings)

  • Take the Métro "m2" from the stop “Lausanne - Gare” (direction “Epalinges Croisettes”) to the stop “Lausanne - Flon”.
  • Then take the Métro "m1" (direction “Renens - Gare”) and get off at “UNIL - Mouline”
  • Walk 50 meters slightly uphill and you’re there.
  • It takes aprox. 15-20 minutes.

Accommodation

Please take notice about
  • Lausanne's “taxe de séjour” of 3.50 CHF that you will have to pay per night. On the other hand it will give free public transportation during your stay.
  • How to get the discount on the room rate at the follwowing hotels with preferred rates:
    When you register for the conference, you will be sent a confirmation email with a promotion code to receive the discount on the room rate.
    Make your reservation by email.

1. Conference hotel (at preferred rates) and conference venue

Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne

  • Discount price per single room per night including breakfast: 198 CHF
  • Please notice: The code for the reduced rate is valid for the December 5 and 6.
    For additional nights, please contact Mrs. Francesca Astarita by email: francesca.astarita@movenpick.com.
  • The reduced rate is only available until November 5, 2017 - prolonged until 08.11.2017.
    The number of reserved rooms for EDDI participants is limited to 40 rooms.
  • Guests can cancel their orders until November 5, 2017 free of charge - prolonged until 08.11.2017.

2. Other nearby hotel (with preferred rates)

Hotel Aulac (closest to the venue)

  • Address: Place de la Navigation 4, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland, view Google Map
  • Phone: National: 021 613 15 00 - International: +41 21 613 15 00
  • E-mail: aulac@cdmgroup.ch
  • Discount price per single room per night including breakfast: 145 CHF
  • Discount price per double room per night including breakfast: 190 CHF
  • The reduced rate is only available until November 3, 2017  - prolonged until 13.11.2017.
    Guests can cancel their orders until November 3, 2017 free of charge - prolonged until 13.11.2017.

How to get from Hôtel Aulac to the conference venue Mövenpick Hotel:

  • It takes an approximately 1 minute walk since it is located about 50 metres from the conference venue.

Hotel À la Gare

  • Address: Rue du Simplon 14, 1006 Lausanne
  • 15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)
  • Discount price per single room per night including breakfast: 125 CHF
  • Discount price per double room per night including breakfast: 145 CHF
  • The reduced rate is only available until November 1, 2017  - prolonged until 17.11.2017.
    Guests can cancel their orders until November 17, 2017 free of charge.

Hotel Agora Swiss Night

  • Address: Av. du Rond-Point 9 - 1006 Lausanne
  • 15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)
  • Discount per room per night including breakfast: 10% CHF (if rooms are still available)

Hotel Alpha-Palmiers

  • Address: Rue du Petit-Chêne 34, 1003 Lausanne
  • 15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)
  • Discount per room per night including breakfast: 10% CHF (if rooms are still available)


Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held on December 5 at the

It’s located in the heart of Lausanne and is very easily reachable by metro from the conference venue and the suggested hotels (view Google Map).

  • Drinks from 18:30, dinner served at 19:00

 

Lausanne

Information on Lausanne

For more information on things to see and do in Lausanne, check out the official website Lausanne tourist information.

Lausanne

 



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