Home to the Olympic Museum and the offbeat Collection de l'Art Brut, capital of
the canton of Vaud, and beautifully situated by Lake Geneva (Lake Leman),
Lausanne remains one of the most beautiful Swiss cities. A short drive or
train ride away will take you to Vevey (home of Nestle), Montreux (with its
famous Jazz Festival), Aigle or Lavaux (famous for their terraced vineyards,
great wines and gorgeous landscapes) and, of course, Geneva.
CONFERENCE: Bridging Research and Practice
Lausanne, Switzerland - November 4-6, 2010
November 4-6, 2010
Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne
Switzerland has two international airports. Most
airlines connect to Zurich/Kloten International Airport,
which is located approximately 230 kilometers from Lausanne.
Geneva International Airport is conveniently located at a
distance of 60 kilometers (40 mi) from Lausanne. Both
airports have direct train connections to Lausanne.
Lausanne is located on the main backbone of the Swiss
Railways. Trains are on time, and connect Lausanne to any
location practically every 30 minutes. Convenient
connections to Germany and Italy, as well as direct
bullet-train connection to France are available.
run from Geneva to Lausanne every 20 minutes and the trip
takes about 45 minutes. The Airport railway station is
located 300 metres (about 300 yards) from the
Lausanne is connected to the Swiss highway network and can
be accessed from all surrounding countries. From Geneva,
take the N1. The trip will be approximately 40
Between late May and late September, a lake steamer cruises
several times a day in both directions between Geneva and
Saint-Gingolph, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, and Nyon. Sailing
time from Geneva is about 3 1/2 hours. Round-trip transit
from Geneva costs 75CHF in first class and 55CHF in second
class, with 50% discounts for children 16 and under.
Students benefit from a
50% discount on presentation of
their student identity card.
See below for company info.
Geneva International Airport:
Zurich International Airport:
Railways timetable (SBB-CFF):
Générale de Navigation (for boat cruises/transfers):
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The links below
will take you to a page with a list of resources.
Switzerland visa regulations
Swiss embassies worldwide
plug-sockets supply the European standard voltage of 230 V
AC - 50 Hz. The plug-sockets are shaped rather unusual so
ensure you have or buy the adapters specifically made for
The dress for the meeting will be business casual for all
A Certificate of
Attendance will be provided to all registered delegates.
are not responsible for accidents or damage to participants
and accompanying persons which may occur during or arising
from the conference. Participants should therefore take the
necessary steps they consider appropriate regarding
Badges (which will be provided at the Registration desk)
will be required for all sessions and social events.
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Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the
shores of Lake
(Geneva). Lausanne is located some 50 km (31 mi) northeast of
Geneva. It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne.
The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne.
Read more about Lausanne's culture, shopping, museums, events at the
Lausanne Tourism and Convention Bureau website.
Lausanne is the
site of many museums:
Musée Olympique Lausanne ("Olympic Museum")
l'Elysée ("Elysée Museum")
Fondation de l'Hermitage ("Hermitage Foundation")
Collection de l'Art Brut ("Art
de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains)
Musée Historique de Lausanne ("Lausanne History Museum")
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
("Cantonal Fine Arts Museum")
Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy ("Lausanne-Vidy Roman Museum")
To learn more
about the Vaud canton, its travel destinations, business opportunities,
cultural and sports events, please
View of Lake Leman from the Movenpick Hotel
View from the Olympic Museum
The Chillon Castle