Venue Hochschule der Künste Bern

Highly individualised tuition and research strength: As Switzerland’s first transdisciplinary university of the arts, the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) offers a diverse study programme in the divisions of Music, Design and Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration, Opera/Theatre and Literature. It enables its students to enjoy a top-class education extending over all three academic levels up to a doctoral programme (in collaboration with the University of Bern) and attaches importance to tuition that takes account of the changing nature of the professional world. An outstanding infrastructure, orientation to the latest artistic and scientific developments, innovative teaching methods, a manageable size with a familial atmosphere together with its location in the cultural cities of Bern and Biel contribute to the unique nature of the Bern University of the Arts.

How to get to the venue

Closest train station: Bern Bümpliz Nord
Closest bus station: Fellerstrasse 

Closest tram stop: Bethlehem Säge 


For more information about public transportation please see:





+41 31 970 70 00

Opening just in time for the conference in mid-September, Hostel 77 is centrally located, offering single/double rooms and 4 / 6-8 person dorm rooms for affordable prices. Book directly from their website via mail:

Please note that a group booking (10% discount, breakfast included) is available in the case that 10 or more people are interested.
DEADLINE: send a mail to by 30. September; group booking will include 4 / 6-8 person dorm rooms depending on availability.

+41 31 311 37 71

Bern Backpacker's Hostel is located directly in the old town. It is recommendable to book as soon as possible, as the hostel is in high demand. There are shared (6 person dorm, men/women/mixed) and private rooms available. Check the current booking situation and reserve a room directly using the following reservation form:  

English: Klick here 
German: Klick here

Bed & Breakfast


Bern Tourism has compiled a comprehensive list of Bed and Breakfasts in the center of Bern and the vicinity: Klick here
Most include within the reservation fee the <<Bern Ticket>>, providing free public transportation for the duration of your stay (zones 100/101).


Bed and Breakfast Switzerland provides an overview with an interactive map and short descriptions of B&B providers: Klick here
The booking service is free of charge; you contact the host directly with an enquiry, after which you should receive a reply within 24 hours and complete the booking.

Airbnb is an international B&B service provider, which requires basic information for registration (name, email and date of birth) and includes a service fee: Klick here



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