EPD meeting, September 2016


EPD symposium will be held at Starling Hotel Lausanne, conveniently located near the EPFL and easly reachable by public and private transports.
Here is a map that shows the path from EPFL metro station to the Conference venue


Arriving by air

The International airport of Geneva is conveniently located 45 min. from Lausanne. It is connected with all major european cities as well as North America and Middle East major hubs. The most convenient way of traveling to and from the airport is by train. The train station, located under the main terminal, is connected with Geneva and Lausanne with direct trains.

Alternatively, guests can flight to Zurich international airport. Although being well connected with the swiss rail network (direct trains to and from Lausanne each hour), the journey is much longher, taking almost 3 hours to reach the conference venue.

Arriving by train

Two train stations can be used to reach the conference venue: Lausanne or Renens.

Arriving in Lausanne: take metro M2 at the train station, direction Croisettes; stop at Lausanne - Flon; take metro M1 direction Renens and stop at EPFL. The conference venue is at walking distance from the metro station.

Arriving in Renens: take the metro M1 direction Lausanne; stop at EPFL. The conference venue is at walking distance from the metro station.

You can find a map of Lausanne public transport here and a map of EPFL here.

Arriving by car

Guest planning to arrive at the conference venue by car can use the highway E23, exit Lausanne-Malley (direction EPFL). The Starling Hotel is less than 1 km away from there. Guest parking spaces are available at the Rolex Learning Center.


Rooms have been pre-booked with the Hotels listed below special rates have been negociated with some of them. For the Starling Hotel, to claim the special rates make the researvation via e-mail of phone indicating the promotional code posted below. Please pay also attention to the deadlines until which the pre-reservations will be upheld.

Hotel Room rate (CHF)
No. of rooms
Promotional code
Deadline Notes
Starling Hotel
+41 (0)21 694 85 85
160 CHF
15 August Conference Venue
Breakfast and day
travel card included
Swiss Tech Hotel
+41 (0)21 694 06 10
120 CHF
17 August Walking distance
from CV
Hotel des Inventions
+41 (0)21 694 39 39
135 CHF
27 August Breakfast and day
travel card included
Jeunotel Lausanne
+41 (0)21 626 02 22
55-92 CHF
15 August Breakfast and day
travel card included

An extra city tax of CHF 3.00 per person and per night will be charged according to Swiss law.

More hotels and info on Lausanne can be found here