Conference Venue

Lyon Saint Georges

The conference will take place in Lyon, France. Together with its suburbs, Lyon forms the 2nd-largest metropolitan area in France. This city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks. It was an important area for the production and weaving of silk. It has now developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France.

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) in Amphitheater Charles Mérieux. Lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the Atrium of the amphitheater.

The Amphitheater Charles Mérieux is located on the Jacques Monod site of the ENS Lyon campus. Here is the address:
Place de l'École,
69364 Lyon cedex 07 - France.
Detailed information on how to reach the Jacques Monod site can be found here.

Note that Zorana Ercegovac maintains a blog presenting some must see places in Lyon and its surroundings for those who will travel with attendees.

Some hints and practical information.


See the website of the LIP laboratory for a list of hotels and restaurants nearby.

Social Events

On the evening of Tuesday June 23, the conference dinner will take place at the new Brasserie des confuences, almost exactly where the Saône and Rhône rivers meet. Before the dinner, we will take a short visit of the new museum, musée des confluences.

The afternoon of Wednesday June 24 will be devoted to a guided tour of the historic heart of Lyon. Lyon has been an urban settlement for more than 2000 years. Of particular interest are the Roman part (especially on the Fourvière hill), the Renaissance part (Vieux Lyon), and the silk district (slopes of Croix Rousse). You may have a look at:

Travel information

From the Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS), take the Rhône Express shuttle to the Part-Dieu train station.

From the Lyon Part-Dieu train station, take the Porte Rhône exit of the train station, then take the subway (line B) in the direction of the Gare d'Oullins station. Get off at the Debourg stop. Then follow this way to go to the Amphitheater Charles Mérieux.

From the Lyon Perrache rail station, take the tramway line T1 to the Debourg station, and exit at the ENS Lyon stop. Then follow this way.

Public transportation system in Lyon.