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We are hopeful that the key members of the Octave development team will make it, both from oversea and from Europe. You can find more updated information on the programme in the [ CERN's OctConf webpage] and in here.
== '''Dates == ''': The conference will run for three days from Monday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 22nd. 
== Location ==
=== Geneva, Switzerland ===
=== Venue ===
The upcoming Octconf 2017 will take place at [ CERN] (European Center for Nuclear Research)
* A unique visit to [ CERN]
* A [ Fondue] dinner down-town Geneva
=== Travelling ===
The information below is taken from [ CERN instructions].
Please check that link for further details.
[ How to get to CERN infographics]
CERN Reception - Meyrin
CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
385 route de Meyrin
CH-1217 Meyrin - Geneva
* GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 46.2314284
Longitude: 6.0539718
==== By train ====
Coming from the Geneva railway station at Cornavin
Tram - Take the number 18 tram to "CERN" which is the final stop at the CERN entrance.
Ticket costs 3 CHF full-fare / 2 CHF reduced-fare (Ticket "Tout Genève" on the ticket machine).
See the [ TPG] web site for full details.
==== By car ====
* From Switzerland
Follow signs for "Aéroport", "Lyon" and "Meyrin".
Once you are in Meyrin, follow signs for "St. Genis" (which is just beyond the border, in France).
Before reaching St Genis, the CERN site is on your left on "Route de Meyrin", just before you reach the border.
* From France (département of Ain)
Follow signs for "Gex" or "St. Genis".
When you reach the border, CERN is on your right immediately after passing through customs.
See [ Parking] for parking information.
==== By plane ====
Coming from the Geneva International Airport at Cointrin
Taxi - approximately 35CHF.
Bus - First take a public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control. Then:
Option 1: Take bus Y direction "CERN" and get off at the CERN stop opposite the large Globe and the CERN site.
Option 2: Take bus 23, 28 or 57 and get off at the stop "Blandonnet" and then catch the Tram number 18, final stop "CERN".
See the [ TPG] web site for full details.
== Tips and tricks ==
A normal lunch at CERN costs about 15 CHF, inclusive of one coffee and one delicious dessert.
A bus ride from the airport to CERN is free of charge, if you take a ticket at the vending machine in the baggage claim area. Should you miss that vending machine, a ticket will cost you 3.00 CHF.
== Accommodation ==
The conference will take place in the CERN's main site (Meyrin). You can try your luck and search for an accommodation in one of the [ CERN Hostels].
Should the CERN hostels be full, or should you prefer to stay in Geneva, we advise you to consult your favourite on-line booking portal (,,, etc.) and to contact the hotel directly in order to identify the lowest tariff available for CERN users and collaborators (preferential tariffs may apply in some cases).
Hotels in the vicinity of "Gare Cornavin" (Geneva's main railway station), or along "Route de Meyrin", are particularly recommended. Tram number 18 links Gare Cornavin to CERN in 20' (see [ timetable on the TPG's webpage]).
Notice that, by staying in hotel, youth hostel or at a campsite, you are entitled to receive a personal and non transferable Geneva Transport Card for free, which will allow you to use the whole public transportation system of Geneva for the length of your stay for free. This includes buses, trams, trains, and yellow taxi-boats - Mouettes. Just ask for it upon arrival on the reception.
== Suggestions for Sessions ==


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