Dresden, host city of the conference and the capital of Saxony, is a special place in many ways: it welcomes its visitors with a unique constellation of the river Elbe and downtown development. You can experience historical Dresden dating back to the Baroque era with its famous sights, such as the Zwinger, the Semperoper, the Hofkirche, the Frauenkirche, and many famous art collections such as the Grünes Gewölbe.

The TUD – Dresden University of Technology is one of 11 German Universities of Excellence designated in June 2012. Its roots date back to 1828. Today, it hosts about 30,000 students, offers academic education in 17 faculties, and serves industry with a vast annual research budget.

The venue for the conference is the Dorint Hotel in Dresden, strategically located in the heart of the city. Its central positioning offers easy access to iconic attractions listed above, the Gläserne Manufaktur and the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum, and many more. The hotel serves as an ideal gateway for both the historical and contemporary treasures that Dresden has to offer.

© Katrin Klunker

How to get there?
Participants have several opportunities to reach Dresden. The Dresden International Airport offers flights to important European capitals such as Amsterdam and London that provide countless possibilities for further flights to countries around the globe. The ICE, IC and EC trains connect Dresden with many big German cities and airports such as Frankfurt or Berlin.
Additionally, due to the good connection to the highway network Dresden can be easily reached by car or long-distance busses.