The conference will take place at PROGR.

Waisenhausplatz 30
3011 Berne

The talks will be held in the auditorium. We have access to the courtyard and the corridors for breaks.

How to get to the venue

Arrival from abroad

We encourage train travel whenever possible. Depending on your country of departure, it may be easier to find a connection to a city close to a border (e.g. Geneva, Basel, Lugano, St. Gallen) and change trains. Refer to the Swiss Federal Railways website for connections and tickets.

If your only option is air travel, the closest airports are Basel (BSL) and Zurich (ZRH). Once in Switzerland, you can take a train to Bern. Check train schedules and buy tickets from the Swiss Federal Railways.

Arrival from Switzerland

Please use public transport. The conference is 5-10 minutes on foot from the Bern train station.

We have planned the start time such that you can arrive by train from many corners of Switzerland on the same morning and be on time for the first talk.

Access for people with reduced mobility

The Auditorium can be accessed through the courtyard. On the east side of the courtyard (side Lehrerzimmer), a door signalled with PROGR OST leads to a wheelchair lift, which transports you to the mezzanine. To the right, past the main staircase, a lift brings you to the first floor. From there, the Auditorium to the left is reachable without thresholds.
Source: the venue website

Please contact us before the conference so we can also arrange appropriate room in the auditorium.


Stay tuned for hotel recommendations.

Food and drinks

Stay tuned for restaurant recommendations.