Participant Information

Participant information is available below. For more, please download the PDF.  

The program

A preliminary program is now available on our homepage. A PDF version of the final program will be available for download on our website in mid-August. It will also be available for congress participants with mobile devices through Conference4Me at that same date. Participants who would like a print copy may order one during registration and will receive it at check-in.


Participants must register online. On-site registration will also be available on Sept. 10 and 11 (cash only). Participants who have registered may pick up their badges and program kit at the registration desk. All workshop and plenary session participants (i.e, presenters and organizers) must register by July 31 to have their names included in the program.



Congress locations

The congress will take place at the two following locations:


  • Main Building, University of Neuchâtel, Avenue du Premier Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel.
  • Aula Jeunes-Rives and Social Sciences Building (FLSH), University of Neuchâtel, Espace Timo-Frey 1 (former Louis-Agassiz 1), 2000 Neuchâtel.

Getting to Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel can be reached by train from Paris, Milano (via Lausanne), Berlin (via Basel and Biel), Vienna (via Innsbruck and Zürich) and any large or mid-size city in Switzerland or near its borders. Please visit the SBB website for train information.


If you are flying, the most convenient airports to get to Neuchâtel are Geneva and Zurich. Direct trains to Neuchâtel leave every hour from Geneva and Zurich airports at 05’ and 09’ past the hour respectively. Travel time is 1 hour 19 minutes from Geneva airport and 1 hour 48 minutes from Zurich airport. You can buy your tickets at the airport. A second class one-way ticket costs 48 Swiss francs (CHF) from Geneva airport and 59 CHF from Zurich airport; second class return tickets cost 96 CHF from Geneva and 118 CHF from Zurich. Once in Neuchâtel, a funicular service connects the train station to the University campus and Main Building.

Conference language

The working languages of the congress are French, German, and English.

Social event

The program includes a social event on the evening of Wednesday, September 11 at the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel. More information about the event is available here. Congress participants who wish to attend must select the option during registration and pay a 45CHF fee. A cap is set at 150 participants, so hurry up.  


Please click here for hotel information. 




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Preliminary program


University of Neuchâtel

Institute of Sociology

Fbg de l'Hôpital 27

2000 Neuchâtel