The conference will take place in the premises of the beautiful campus of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane,  Morocco 

Official website of the university: http:/

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The participants will be hosted at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and/or hotels in the region. All the arrangements will be ensured by the organizers.


Ifrane is located in the the region of the Middle Atlas in Morocco.
Ifrane (nicknamed Little Switzerland) is a town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco (population around 15,000).  Ifrane is 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in altitude and is part of the Meknès-Tafilalet region. In Tamazight, the regional Berber language, "ifrane" means caves.

Getting to Ifrane on your own: 

Airport Transportation for individuals or groups can be arranged. Check with organizers at for arrangement and price.


Around Ifrane 

The mountain resort of Ifrane is like no other in Morocco. Built by the French in 1929 as a colonial retreat, the first impression upon entering Ifrane city, at 1655 meters above the sea level, is that of a little village in Switzerland. Within the village are tall alpine triangular chalets, neatly trimmed gardens, a leafy park surrounding a mountain fed lake, and a central square surrounded by stone-wall cafés and restaurants. The climate is cool in summer, and cold in winter. Winter season is definitely the best time to visit Ifrane, when skiing in the adjacent hills attracts Moroccans and foreigners alike. 

Fast Facts about Al Akawayn University in Ifrane (

Morocco’s first English-language international University based on the American model
 75-hectare (185-acre) spacious modern campus in an immense natural forest above Ifrane, in the heart of Morocco’s beautiful Middle Atlas mountains. 
1,700 students from around Morocco and around the world. Al Akhawayn students graduate with abilities in English, Arabic, French, and more. 
20 residence halls on and off campus, open-stack library with thousands of print and electronic resources, 3 on-campus restaurants and cafe, and much more, 
40 percent international faculty
10 percent international students
Over 90 active international agreements for Research and education
3G/broadband Internet access throughout campus
WiFi and many computer labs and access points
Over 40 percent of fulltime students travel internationally on exchange or study abroad programs, to dozens of countries
Over 40 student clubs and dozens of activities
Over 30 percent of Al Akhawayn students receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus work study opportunities are available