The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference will be held from 27 to 31 August 2018 in the Cité Centre de Congrès in Lyon: 50 quai Charles de Gaulle, 69463 Lyon.
Getting to Lyon, Cité Internationale or The Lyon Convention Centre is easy: there are various means of transport available.
Lyon is a center of excellence in security. The city hosts the headquarters of the two actors of forensics in the French Police and the National Police College which trains executives. At the International level, the General Secretariat of the ICPO - INTERPOL organizes every 3 years the International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, a key event for laboratory managers of from INTERPOL countries across the world.
Capital of the Gauls (Lugdunum and Roman relics) and of the gastronomy, Lyon is also well known for the silk factories, the beginnings of Lumière brothers’ cinema, Antoine de St Exupéry and his Little Prince and also the riverboats "Bateaux-Mouche" (yes, they are from Lyon !) to name just a few examples of its dynamism.
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Lyon can easily be reached:
The Lyon Cité Centre de Congrès is easily accessible:
All presentations will be given in English.
Simultaneous translation (English & French) will be provided to the participants for plenary sessions only.
Before and after the meeting:
EAFS 2018 - MCI France
18 place Tolozan – 69001 Lyon – France
Tel : +33 4 81 88 02 90
For specific questions regarding:
On-site Secretariat: (tentative opening hours)
Monday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 28, 2018: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
Wednesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 30, 2018: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Friday, August 31, 2018: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
The Conference documentation will be available there for pre-registered delegates and for anyone wishing to register on site.
Gala Dinner - Thursday August 30, 2018 at Palais de la Bourse
Imposing, grandiose, this Palace built in the heart of Lyon city remained unchanged from 19th century. It is today the seat of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon. The Palais de la Bourse architecture and decoration will be the shrine for the EAFS 2018 Gala Dinner.
Evening starts : 8:00pm
Price: 90€ including VAT
=> No transportation will be organised by the Conference
=> Public transportation is available - C5 Bus: around 15 minutes
=> Walking distance: 40 minutes
A Fun Run is organized on Thursday August 30, 2018 at 7:00am in the Parc de la Tête d'Or, just behind the Conference Centre.
Will you run with us? Register on the on-line registration platform!
Let’s kick-off the EAFS2018 Conference with a convivial cocktail reception on Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 6:00pm. Delegates, accompanying persons and exhibitors are kindly invited to attend the Get Together in the Exhibition Area to enjoy a very convivial moment and catch up with colleagues and friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
Register on the on-line registration platform!
A name badge will be provided with your registration documents on site (and not mailed out prior to the Conference).
The weather in Lyon in August is usually sunny with daily temperatures ranging from 20°C to 27°.
Night temperatures are usually very mild.
ALL RATES given in the programme are in EUROS: €
Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points.
Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.
A scientific and technical exhibition will be open from Wednesday to Friday to forensic science companies, manufacturers of materials and equipment and scientific publishers. It will be held in the Conference Venue.
The Organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to Conference participants, either during or as a result of the Conference or during all events.
Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.
Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the registration fees.
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