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SwissTech Convention Center

SwissTech Convention Center
Quartier Nord de l'EPFL
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens

Phone: +41 21 693 42 42
Fax: +41 24 693 42 10

SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne

The SwissTech Convention Center and the adjoining SwissTech Hotel are conveniently placed at the centre of the EPFL campus - situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the majestic summits of the Alps; but the building itself is the main attraction. The famous architectural firm of Richter Dahl Rocha is behind its innovative design, having imagined the convention centre as a modular structure – an organism capable of adapting to any group and event.


Situated at the heart of the Lausanne-Morges region, Lausanne is at the heart of the development of the canton of Vaud, with all sectors constantly undergoing transformation. The fourth-largest city in Switzerland, Lausanne is set apart by its vocation as Olympic Capital, city of study and commercial centre. Quality of life and economic attractiveness combine to attract both business travellers and tourists alike!

Find out more about the City of Lausanne at the official Lausanne Homepage.


Travel Information

Lausanne is located at 50 kilometers from Geneva and is very well connected to all major countries in Europe by different means of public transportation, especially going through either Geneva (closest international airport) or Zurich. Geneva airport (GVA) is well-served with direct flights arriving from many European cities, and Zurich is the main hub for Swiss, the main Swiss airline. A main railway station is located on the lower floor of Geneva airport and will bring you to Lausanne city centre in less than one hour. Furthermore, a direct train from Zurich airport will take you to Lausanne in less than 2 hours and a half.

The SwissTech Convention Center is located at the north of the EPFL campus. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. From the centre of Lausanne, the M1 metro stops right in front of the building and takes only 15 minutes (stop at “EPFL”).

When staying in a Hotel in Lausanne, you will receive the Lausanne Transport Card that allows free and unrestricted access to all public transport services in the city (bus, train, metro) and many other benefits – please see the official Lausanne webpage for further information.

The red marker shows the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, where DATE 2017 takes place.


In cooperation with the service provider HRS and two local hotels, the Event Secretariat offers hotel rooms at favourable rates in Lausanne for all conference delegates. For detailed information, please click here.

WARNING: If you are contacted from any other hotel agency regarding hotel rooms for DATE 2017 (e.g. from Larry Ellison <larry at b2belists [dot] net> or EHS <support at ehshousing [dot] com>), please note that they are not operating on our behalf. We collaborate with HRS only.