General Conference Organisation
The Opening Plenary Session is held on Monday morning in the Audimax Lecture hall of Humboldt University, Unter den Linden 6. We will then walk (1600 m) to the Berlin Congress Center bcc, where all other sessions are held. Conference staff and signs will guide you along the way.
Berlin Congress Center bcc hosts all sessions from Monday noontime until Friday. It is located at the south-eastern end of Alexanderplatz (Alexanderstr. 12. The lecture halls, the area for poster display and the technical exhibition are in close proximity to each other on the ground floor of bcc.
Please note that we will generally have two parallel sessions. However, on Wednesday, the lecture halls will be subdivided to accommodate three parallel sessions.
Registration facilities will be available at the Welcome Reception in the City Hall on Sunday evening, 18 - 21 h. ("Rotes Rathaus", for more info see Social Events)
There will be no registration facility at the Opening Plenary Sessions, but registration will resume in the Berlin Congress Center bcc starting at noontime, Monday. During the entire conference, the registration desk will be available for general support also.
Your conference fee includes:
- Conference workbook with program overview and short abstracts
- Memory stick with full 2 page abstracts
- Conference proceedings
- Refreshments during conference breaks
- Welcome reception
- Conference excursion
- Conference banquet
Your name badge gives you access to all conference activities including the excursion. Please be sure to wear it at all times.
Lunches are not included in the conference fee. Light lunch can be purchased at the catering desk of bcc. Moreover, numerous restaurants are within easy walking distance.
During the entire conference, WLAN access will be available in the bcc. Access info is displayed near the reception desks.
The welcome reception is held in the City Hall on Sunday afternoon from 18- 21 hrs. The City Hall, also known as "Rotes Rathaus" due to the red colour of its brick facade, is located at Rathausstrasse 15, 600 m from the conference venue at bcc. You can easily spot the "Rotes Rathaus" by its clock tower built form red brick. The entrance is on the northern side.
The conference excursion on Wednesday is held as a boat trip on the river Spree and provides impressive views of Berlin. The location for embarkment is a 20 min. walkway (1000 m) from the conference venue, at Jannowitzbrücke/Märkisches Ufer (see map).
The trip starts at 16.30 h and its duration is about 3 hours. Cake and one beverage are offered by the conference. Further refreshments and light food are available on board at your own expense.
We will hold the conference banquet on Thursday evening, starting at 19.00 h at the event location "Wasserwerk", Hohenzollerndamm 208a. The building is a historical industrial monument for drinking water purification and is partially set up with historical equipment.
Reaching the "Wasserwerk" by public transportation is easy and convenient and takes about 25 min: Take the subway U2 from Alexanderplatz towards Ruhleben (or Theodor-Heuss-Platz) and change trains at Wittenbergplatz. There you take the U3 towards Krumme Lanke which leaves from the same platform. Get off at station Spichernstrasse and follow our signs.
("Wasserwerk" is about 200 m from the station Spichernstrasse. Walk south, i.e. in the direction of your train and take the next right into Hohenzollerndamm. The "Wasserwerk" is a brick building on the southern side of the boulevard)
Accompanying Persons Program
The organisational staff at the conference registration desk is happy to assist with the booking of guided tours or with the coordination of group visits of museums etc. Suggestions for a number of cultural and sightseeing tours are on display.