General information

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.

About Lyon

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.

See more about Lyon: ONLY LYON

Lyon can easily be reached:

  • by plane as it is served by an international airport:  27 French cities connected by daily, scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international flights, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes
  • -> Express tramway between Lyon St Exupéry airport and the Part Dieu TGV train station
  • by train: 2 hours from Paris, 1½ hours from Marseille, 4 hours from Brussels
  • by car: 4 hours from Paris, 3 hours from Turin, 5 hours from Barcelona

The Lyon Cité Centre de Congrès is easily accessible:

  • by car, situated close to the Lyon Périphérique Nord (Northern Ring Road), car parks available under the Convention Center
  • by local city bus: 3 bus and trolley lines linked directly to the Métro, TGV station and City Centre (lines C1, C4, C5 – the station is called “Musée d’Art Contemporain”)
  • by bicycle: 6 Vélo’v stations (pushbike rental) within easy reach


Official language

All presentations will be given in English. 
Simultaneous translation (English & French) will be provided to the participants for plenary sessions only.


Conference Office

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:

General information:
Registration & Accommodation:
Exhibition and Sponsorship:
Abstract submission:


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


Fun Run

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!


Get Together 

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).


Climate and clothing

The weather in Lyon in August is usually sunny with daily temperatures ranging from 20°C to 27°. 
Night temperatures are usually very mild.


Currency exchange

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.


Exhibition and Sponsorship

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.

For exhibit or sponsorship, you can contact any time the Conference Office: or visit the following page 



Insurance & Liability

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 & Breaks

Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the registration fees.



For international calls to France, dial the international code followed by 33 and the correspondent’s number without the “0”.




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