The venue for social events will be the city center of Utrecht and the Campus and Science Park of Utrecht University will be the venue for the main conference. Main locations are described below. On the bottom of this page, you will find two maps
with all the conference venues.
The University Hall (Dutch: Academiegebouw), located
in the central Dom Square, is the heart and public face of Utrecht
University. Students graduate here and defend their PhD theses, while
professors deliver their inaugural lectures. It is a place of debate,
lectures and conferences. Annually, the University Hall attracts 100,000
to 200,000 visitors.
This is the venue for the pre-conference workshops and the welcome reception.
3512 JE Utrecht
Educatorium / Ruppert
Completed in 1997, the Educatorium building is one of the eye catchers of Utrecht University. Located in the center of the Uithof and designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. It contains several large lecture halls, examination rooms and a large restaurant for staff and students.
This is the main venue for the conference on June 5, 6 and 7.
3584 CE Utrecht
David de Wied
The David de Wied building is the latest building to join the plethora of architectural gems at the Uithof. It was finalised in 2011 and named after David de Wied, a Dutch Pharmacology Professor. Today it houses part of the beta faculty and pharmacy.
This is the venue for some of the track sessions during the conference
David de Wied
3584 CG Utrecht
The Jans church is positioned on Janskerkhof, one of the squares located in Utrecht. It was created around 1040 by Bishop Bernold and devoted to John the Baptist. During the middle ages, this was one of the five chapter churches. These days it is also known as the student church, seeing there is a weekly Sunday ecumenical service of students.
This is the venue for the conference dinner.
City Center and canals
Charming, vital and ambitious. These qualities represent the essence of Utrecht. Behind the picturesque facade of an ancient provincial capital beats the dynamic heart of one of the Netherlands' most prosperous and innovative cities. With its central location and creative talent, Utrecht is an important meeting place for culture, knowledge and business, and has been for more than 20 centuries. This, more than anything else, has made the city what it is today.
With more than 318,000 inhabitants, Utrecht is the Netherlands' fourth city. Utrecht is the capital of the province of the same name which has 1.2 million inhabitants. The city was built on Roman foundations but now stands at the very heart of the Netherlands, where the country's road and rail networks intersect. The city's central location mean it is at the heart of the Netherlands' business and leisure communities.
St. Martin's Cathedral or Dom Church (Dutch: Domkerk) was the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht during the Middle Ages. Once the Netherlands’ largest church, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, it is one of the country's two pre-Reformation cathedrals, along with the cathedral in Middelburg, Province of Zeeland. It has been a Protestant church since 1580. The building is the one church in the Netherlands that closely resembles the classic Gothic style as developed in France. Unlike most of its French predecessors, the Dom Church has only one tower, the 112 m (368 ft) high Dom Tower, which is the hallmark of the city.
The Dom Tower (Dutch: Domtoren) of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height, and the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city. The tower was part of the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht, also known as Dom Church, and was built between 1321 and 1382, to a design by John of Hainaut.wi The cathedral was never fully completed due to lack of money. Since the unfinished nave collapsed in 1674 the Dom tower became a free standing tower.
To see all the locations in the city center of Utrecht you might need to zoom in. For your convenience also the Utrecht Central Train Station and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are shown. Below this map you will also find a map that displays on the the buildings on the main conference venue: Utrecht University Uithof campus.