The meeting will take place in EPFL, Lausanne on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November, 2014.
EPFL is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of the largest lake in Europe, Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps and Mont-Blanc. EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has grown in many dimensions, to the extent of becoming one of the most famous European institutions of science and technology… >> read more
Lausanne is a medium sized Swiss city with a population of 150,000 on the lake of Geneva, one of Europe’s most beautiful and pleasant spots.
If you are planning to visit to Lausanne or other parts of Switzerland you might find it helpful to check out the Official Tourist Site of Lausanne. If you want to move around within Switzerland it is convenient to take the train.
Getting to the Meeting
Lausanne is only 60km from Geneva international airport. The direct train connection (four per hour) from the city center to the airport takes 45 minutes. The train also provides easy connection to the rest of Switzerland and Europe (Zurich: 2:30hrs, 2 trains/hour, Paris:4hrs, 4 trains/day, Milano: …)
From Geneva-Airport to Lausanne by train
After passing through customs, turn to your left and walk through to the end of the building. Go through the revolving door, which will take you straight into the railway station. Buy your ticket for Lausanne at the counter on the opposite side of the hall or at the automatic machine (credit card or Swiss francs cash accepted). The one-way train ticket in 2nd class costs: chf 25. 1st class costs: chf 43.
For Lausanne, check on the departure panel above each track. The journey to Lausanne lasts approx. 45 minutes (all trains stop first at the Geneva Main Station).
The city has excellent public transport with an extensive bus and metro system. All hotels in Lausanne, upon request, will provide a free pass valid for the public transportation network of Lausanne for the duration of your stay (you can use this pass on the Metro M1 which connects downtown to EPFL). Don’t forget to ask for it !
Getting to EPFL
You can find maps and directions here.
Meeting Room in EPFL
BC02 (in the BC building) on Thrusday 27/11 and BC04 room on Friday 28/11
Map from EPFL metro station and SwissTech to the meeting room.
Getting Around in EPFL
We have negotiated a special rate with SwissTech hotel for the SCoRPiO meeting. The hotel is located next to the metro station of EPFL allowing easy access to Lausanne and the seminar rooms where the meeting will take place.
- Basic room: 100 chf
- Standard room: 125chf
- Superior room: 140 chf
In order to get the preferential rates, mention the “Scorpio Meeting-EPFL” while you book your room. More information about the hotel can be found here.
As an alternative hotel we recommend the Starling Hotel situated also very close to the meeting room, 5 minutes from the metro station.
You can have WIFI access as a guest in EPFL campus by connecting to the network with SSID
public-epfl or to the network with SSID eduroam if you are member of Eduroam.
More information can be found here.