Location, Travel Info

Location

View to Lago Maggiore Lake

The symposium takes place in the Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF) in Ascona, Switzerland. CSF is the international conference centre of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, situated in the south of Switzerland (Canton Ticino) at Monte Verità.

The unique microclimatic characteristics in this sunny southern part of Switzerland generate an exuberant and evergreen vegetation which creates a mediterranean and particularly reposeful atmosphere.


Travel Information

Ascona is well connected to international airports of Zurich, Geneva, and Milano.
Detailed information on how to get there.

Check-in at Hotel Monte Verità is open from Sunday 15.00 - 22.00 on. If you arrive later than 22.00 (i.e. 10pm) please *notify* one of the organizers. We need to inform the concierge regarding your late check-in.

Registration desk is open on Sunday from 16.00 - 19.00.

Shuttle Service on Sunday

Hotel Monte Verità provides a free Shuttle Service from the Locarno train station on Sunday. Note for those participants stying at Hotel Luna: Some shuttle runs will quickly stop at the hotel and then continue directly to Monte Verita.

The shuttle bus runs as follows:

Departure from Locarno train station
15:20 (stops at Hotel Luna)
16:10 (stops at Hotel Luna)
17:00 (stops at Hotel Luna)
17:50 (stops at Hotel Luna)
18:30 (non-stop from Locarno train station to Monte Verita)
19:10 (non-stop from Locarno train station to Monte Verita)
Additional runs on Sunday between Hotel Luna and Monte Verita:
18:30, Hotel Luna to Monte Verita
21:15, Monte Verita to Hotel Luna
Shuttle runs on departure day Friday 15th of March
On the day of depature transfers after lunch from Monte Verita to Lorcarno train station will be scheduled on-site.
Transfer runs between Hotel Luna and Monte Verita on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (regular symposium days)
08:20, Hotel Luna to Monte Verita
21:15, Monte Verita to Hotel Luna
Transfer runs between Hotel Luna and Monte Verita on Wednesday (social event)
08:20, Hotel Luna to Monte Verita
After Grotto Broggini stop at Hotel Luna
Transfer runs between Hotel Luna and Monte Verita on Friday (departure day)
08:20, Hotel Luna to Monte Verita
Transfers after lunch from Monte Verita to Lorcarno train station will be scheduled on-site.

Other options (bus, taxi) are listed on the Monte Verità travel page.

Accomodation and Internet Access

There will be free wireless access in the conference center and also in the hotel. More technical details can be foun via the CSF page on IT Facilities.