The conference is organized in Elewijt Center near Mechelen, Belgium. Mechelen is located between Brussels and Antwerp.


By car:

the conference center is near the highway between Brussels and Antwerp. See the map

Traffic alert: expect traffic jams on the E19 around Mechelen (coming from Antwerp/The Netherlands) and the Ring around Brussels (other directions).

By train:

  • Mechelen can be reached easily from most Belgian railway stations.
  • Mechelen is a stop on the international line Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels.
  • Travelers from the UK, France and Germany can take the Eurostar/Thalys to Brussels Midi and take a train to Mechelen (25-30 min from Brussels)
  • You can take a bus or taxi from the train station to the conference center or carpool with other conference participants. Bus 280 "Mechelen-Vilvoorde" stops right in front of the Elewijt Center, a blocky building (see the pictures below and the plan of the center).
See the route planner

By plane:

Brussels airport can be reached from most international airports. A taxi will bring you to the conference center in +/- 25 minutes.

Ryanair flies into 'Brussels South' (actually Charleroi). You can take the bus shuttle to 'Brussels Midi' train station (+/- 1 hour) then take a train to Mechelen (25-30 minutes).

Car pooling

If you're looking for or can provide a ride from/to the conference center, add your name to the Carpooling page.

Staying in Mechelen

The conference center has a number of hotel rooms on site. There is a large choice of hotels in Mechelen. The conference organizers can help you to find and book accomodation.

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