Symposium will take place in:
Polytech Lille, Amphitheatre Michel Migeon.
Campus of University of Lille, Cite Scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq.
Arriving to the Symposium place (maps)
The campus of the University of Sciences and Technologies where the Symposium holds is directly accessible by metro from the center of Lille : Line 1, "direction 4 cantons", station "cite scientifique" or "4 cantons" (see Metro map [.pdf]).
Metro is available from 6.00 am to about 12.00 pm.
It takes about 20mn to go from Lille center (station Gare, Rihour or Republique) to the site conference (4 Cantons, see maps) using Line 1.
A map of the campus is available here: Campus map [.pdf] (red circles indicate: metro station "4 Cantons" (arrival station from town center, at the bottom of the map), polytech (place of symposium, middle of the map) and restaurant Barois (place for lunches, at the top of the map).
V e n u e
ISPDC this year will take place in
Ten centuries of history leave their mark ! Classified as an "Art City"
since 1974, Lille kept many civil and religious buildings from its
great past : the Citadel, erected by Vauban one of the better examples
of the military architecture of the 17th century ; La Vieille Bourse
(the old stock exchange building), a remmant of the Spanish occupation,
which asserts so well the combination of the two cultures, the French
one and the Flemish one; The Grand Place, a highlight of the Lille and
its Goddess, a symbol of the resistance against the Austrians in 1792 ;
the Porte de Paris (Paris gate), the Monnaie Street, where coins were
made. Look up to see the sculpted angels, guardians of walls that are
sometimes made of pink bricks and white stones, and elaborate shop
signs, that craftsmen liked in the old age. The Palais Rihour, old
living place of the Dukes of Burgundy, was destroyed by a fire in 1916.
After cities such as Athens, Florence, Madrid, Berlin and Avignon,
Lille was chosen in 2004 to be " European Culture
Capital " .