University of Lausanne. Lausanne Tourism and Convention Bureau is set to host the 15th European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) Meeting on the 10th-15th August 2015. The five-day event will welcome 1,400 attendees to the city. Taking place at the University of Lausanne, participants will be accommodated among the city’s 60 hotels for the duration of the event.
The biennial ESEB Congress is one of the largest scientific meetings in evolutionary biology and will welcome researchers, lecturers and students within the evolutionary biology field from all over the world, representing 40 different nationalities. The congress will mark the second time that the event has taken place in Switzerland since the inaugural meeting in 1987 which took place in Basel.
Lausanne Tourism’s Congress and Meetings Manager Olivier Mathieu says: “We’re delighted to be welcoming ESEB to Switzerland for their 15th biennial congress. We are so pleased that they have chosen Lausanne for such a momentous event in the field of evolutionary biology. The University of Lausanne as a hub for international research, offers the perfect environment and infrastructure to welcome the event and we hope that the delegates will enjoy the hospitality and culture of the city during their stay.”
Professor Nicolas Perrin, Professor at the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and ESEB 15 congress director says: “We’re very happy to be hosting the event here in Lausanne this year. We hope that the participants and delegates will really enjoy the calibre of research that will be unveiled along with the many scientific sessions which will take place throughout the event. The university and the city in general offer the perfect background for educational events of this nature and I hope that the participants will have the chance to appreciate the city, the food and the scenery as well as the atmosphere on campus”.
The city recently hosted the International and European Association Congress (ACIE15) in May and is also set to host the Swiss Association of Women Pilots on the 3rd of October this year which will make use of the City’s own airport.
Lausanne Convention Bureau forms part of Lausanne Tourism, representing the meetings and conventions offering of the city. Known as the Olympic capital, as well as being a centre for excellence in innovation and research, Lausanne boasts over 6,000 beds in 60 hotels including 5 star accommodation. With over 20 museums including The Olympic Museum, the destination is a cultural hub, with easy access from Geneva airport, the city is also located just 40 minutes from the Alps.