Travel and Venue
If you need a visa and/or invitation for you conference participation, please contact us as soon as possible.
Utrecht has an international train station: Utrecht Centraal.
The conference venue is 15 minutes walking distance from Utrecht Central Station.
Utrecht is 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam International Airport (Schiphol) and 40 minutes from Rotterdam Airport. Please think of the environment and consider coming by train if you do not come from far!
The conference will mainly take place at Utrecht University, City Centre, Drift 21. The entrance to the conference venue is via Utrecht University Library, Drift 27.
The nearest bus stop is “Janskerkhof”.
The programme on Thursday, 31 August afternoon / evening will take place as Parnassos Cultural Centre. Parnassos is located on Kruisstraat 201, 5 minutes away from the main conference location.
The nearest bus stop is “Stadschouwburg”.
WLAN is available throughout the premises. You can either use the EDUROAM network or connect yourself to UU visitor network without prior registration.
The main venues for the conference, coffee breaks, rest rooms and presentations are accessible without stairs. Some rooms for workshops or breakout sessions may only be accessible by stairs and cannot be reached by elevator. Please indicate in your registration form (online from mid-April) if you have special requirements for accessing the conference so we can schedule the programme accordingly. Utrecht University does not own an induction loop; please let us know by 30 June if you wish to use this facility so we can arrange for it to be set up. We will use microphones for most parts of the conference, but some artistic demonstrations and breakout sessions may be held without microphones. Utrecht University City Center does not provide parking lots for people with reduced mobility. There is public parking 250m from the conference venue. Please inform us if we can do something to make the conference more accessible to you!
Parnassos cultural centre is accessible without stairs and has wheelchair accessible toilets. At the moment, we do not know if we will use microphones. Parnassos does not own an induction loop, so please let us know by 30 June if you need this facility so we can arrange for it to be set up. There is a garage on the opposite street.
Phoenix paper theatre is only accessible by stairs. The guided tour will not use microphones.
Utrecht University supports initiatives for sustainability. Here are some suggestions:
Bring your own badge!
Taking up the idea of our colleague, we ask you to bring your own conference badge. In the spirit of creative re-use, we suggest to use old materials again. Needless to say, you are free to let your creativity go loose in the design of your badge. We will also provide badges for those who could not bring one.
Bring your own bottle
The tap water of Utrecht is of very good quality. Bring your own water bottle and reduce plastic waste and C02-emissions for the transportation of bottled water.
Sustainable lunch options
The production of meat consumes more resources (Water, energy, land) than the production of vegetables and grains (see, for example, this blogpost). University rector Bert van der Zwaan started a lively discussion with his idea for a vegetarian cantine. We will opt for sustainable and vegetarian lunches as standard versions. If you have special dietary requirements, please indicate this in the registration form.