Note that the poster sessions are taking place fully online!


Register for MeetAnyway to join us

Participation in person is only possible for invited speakers or panelists, as well as a limited number of local researchers from Vienna. Please see below for the description of the location. Online participation is possible for everybody who has registered online before the end of July.

Regardless of whether you participate in person or online, please register on our online platform MeetAnyway:

Registration will allow you to complete a profile, including uploading a picture, which will make the online interaction more fun. Invited speakers will be able to test some of the features before the conference starts; more information in this will be posted here over the following weeks.


For in-person participants: location in Vienna

All talks on Tuesday (Sept. 7) and Wednesday (Sept. 8), as well as one talk on Thursday, and part of the panels [still to be decided], will take place at a beautiful campus spot of the University of Vienna (“Altes AKH“, the former place of the “old general hospital”). (The talks will be streamed online, with the possibility for online participants to ask questions.) Specifically, the talks will be held in the “Aula” room of the University of Vienna, which looks like this:

(copyright: University of Vienna)

A detailed map with directions for how to get there can be found under this PDF hyperlink.

The “Altes AKH” features some very nice cafes, restaurants and beergardens in a beautiful park-like area in the center of the city, in walking distance from IQOQI Vienna. The address is:

Hörsaalzentrum – Campus of the University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 2
1090 Vienna


Public Transport

Public transport in Vienna is convenient and safe. Trams and underground trains generally run until midnight on weekdays and throughout the night on weekends. Information on first and last trains is signposted at each station. There are also night buses.

Inside each bus, underground train or tram there is a list of all the stops on that line. The routes with all stops are signposted at bus and tram stops.

Route & travel planner:

Ticket vending machines take Euro-notes and credit cards but it is advisable to have some small change on you. Zone 1 (“Kernzone”) covers all of Vienna, while Zone 2 also covers the outskirts of Vienna including Vienna Airport (Schwechat). Vending machines are available in all underground and train stations and can be switched to English and several other languages. A single trip inside Vienna costs 2,40€ and can be bought by pressing the “Einzelfahrt Vollpreis”-Button. Tickets are also available at newsagents, tobacconists (“Trafik”), or ticket offices at railway stations. Single trip tickets are also available but more expensive on some trams and buses (note, you will need coins for the vending machines).

Ticket information and online purchasing:


Transportation from the Airport (Wien Schwechat) to the City

Taxis from the airport ( to the city centre are expensive. Limousine service can be ordered online, for example from (EUR 38).

If you prefer public transportation, please note that the CAT trains are currently suspended due to Corona. Thus, you should use the regular train S7 in the direction “Floridsdorf” to “Wien Mitte, Landstraße”. For this trip, you need a 2-zone ticket which covers transport to your destination within Vienna. The S7 train leaves from the airport every 30 minutes. Tickets are available from a vending machine just before reaching the platform from which the train leaves.

“Wien Mitte, Landstraße” and “Praterstern” are central train and subway stations from which you can easily reach all places in the city center such as the Institute or your hotel.

Dinner venue

For our invited speakers and panelists, and all others who have been invited, the dinner will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 7, starting around 19:00. The location is

Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Pfarrplatz 2, 19th district (1190 Vienna).

Some of us will go there by taxi directly after the panel discussion. Others may first want to go back to the hotel and join us later; in this case, we would kindly ask you to call a taxi yourself. You will have to pay the taxi driver, and we will reimburse you later.