Slovenia, a hidden gem in the heart of Europe, is a country that offers a diverse range of cultural experiences and natural beauty. Its culture is deeply influenced by its Slavic heritage, but it also reflects the influences of neighbouring countries like Italy, Austria, and Hungary. This fusion has resulted in a unique cultural tapestry that can be seen in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions.

The country is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with the Julian Alps providing a stunning backdrop for activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. The stunning Lake Bled, with its iconic island and castle, is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking postcard-perfect scenery.

Piran is a coastal city situated on the southwestern tip of Slovenia overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The city boasts a rich history, evident in its well-preserved medieval architecture, which includes the stunning St. George’s Church and the iconic Tartini Square. Visitors can explore the labyrinthine streets, experience the vibrant Mediterranean culture, and savour delicious seafood while enjoying panoramic views of the sea, making Piran a true coastal paradise and a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia, is a city that effortlessly blends rich history with a vibrant contemporary culture. Nestled along the banks of the Ljubljanica River, the city is known for its picturesque old town, characterized by cobblestone streets, colourful baroque buildings, and charming bridges. Ljubljana is a cultural hub with a thriving arts scene, hosting numerous music festivals, art exhibitions, and theatre performances throughout the year.

Visitors to Ljubljana can explore the Ljubljana Castle, perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the city. The city is also famous for its numerous green spaces and parks, including Tivoli Park, perfect for leisurely walks and picnics. For a taste of Slovenian cuisine, visit the Central Market, where you can sample local delicacies and artisanal products.

Conference venue

The venue of the conference will be the Grand Union Hotel.

  • Miklošičeva cesta 1
    1000 Ljubljana,


Travel to Ljubljana

By car:

Ljubljana is connected by major highways from all directions. The venue is located in the centre of Ljubljana, please use parking garages for parking. There is limited space available in the hotels.

By bus:

Travel to Ljubljana by bus is possible from many European cities (see e.g. Flixbus). The main bus station is within walking distance of the hotels and the venue of the conference.

By train:

Slovenian Railways connects most cities with Ljubljana and you can search options for train travel within Europe using Trainline. You can walk to most of the hotels and the venue of the conference from the main railway station in Ljubljana.

By plane:

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport is about 20 km from the centre of Ljubljana. It connects Ljubljana with major cities in Europe. From the airport you can take a bus or taxi. You can also rent a car.

It is also possible to land at one of the neighbouring airports: Zagreb Franjo Tuđman airport, Trieste airport, Venice Marco Polo airport and arrange a transfer to Ljubljana via GoOpti or Nomago.

Airport transfers:

Nomago offers bus transfers between Ljubljana city centre and several of these airports.

To/ from AirportTravel time to Ljubljana city (bus station)Price / person one-way
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport (LJU)30-50 mins (depending on the time of day)€12
Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE)3 hrs 5 mins€28
Venice Treviso Airport (TSF)2 hrs 40 mins€28

Tickets can be purchased online at their website: https://www.nomago.si/en/shuttle. They offer transfers not only to/from the Ljubljana bus station, but also have an option to drop off/pickup from a specific address in Ljubljana.

There are 10-12 departures a day between Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport (LJU) and Ljubljana city centre and there is a discount of 15% when you purchase a return ticket.

There are 4 departures a day from both Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) and Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) airports.