AES 60th Conference: Venue

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The Venue

Leuven, Belgium is a relatively small city of about 100,000 inhabitants, and hosts the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), a nearly 600-year-old university where internationally acclaimed research, high-quality education and societal outreach meet. Leuven is a pleasant and safe city, and is very hospitable to international visitors due to the large numbers of international (under)graduate students enrolled at the university.

Leuven Town HallOude Markt

The Conference will take place in the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, a 17th century college that has been redesigned into a modern multi-purpose residential conference centre, located in the heart of the university city Leuven. The keynotes and plenary sessions will be organized in the Auditorium, which is a modern multi-purpose conference space housed in a former 17th century chapel.

Leuven InstituteAuditorium

Demonstrations and (eventual) poster sessions will be organized in one or two of the four available conference rooms, which are bright and spacious rooms overlooking the institute’s beautiful gardens. Coffee breaks, lunches, and a welcome reception will be served in the ancient cloisters of the Institute, which provide a relaxing and pleasant setting with plenty of daylight.

Wireless internet access will be available in the conference venue. Meeting rooms can be made available on request. The Institute is fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility.


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The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe offers accomodation in the form of 46 single/twin rooms and 13 duplex rooms (up to 4 persons), alltogether providing a capacity of 136 beds. All single/twin rooms as well as 4 duplex rooms have been pre-booked at a respective rate of 105/130 EUR and 200 EUR per night per room. All bedrooms have an internet connection, an ensuite bathroom and are serviced daily. To book the room please download the reservation form and send it to the following email address:


For the convenience of the AES 60th Conference participants we have also pre-booked a number of rooms in Hotel New Damshire which is located 150 m from the conference venue. To book a room in this hotel please contact the hotel reception mentioning the reference: AES60.

Due to the central location of the conference venue, a wide range of other accommodations (hotels, B&Bs) is available at a walking distance. You can discover different possibilities by clicking the links below.

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