Attending and facilities

The conference and the workshops will take place at the University of Deusto. When arriving into the main building ask for the Ceremonial Hall Cloister ( - spanish - "Claustro Paraninfo")
Address: Avenida de las universidades, 24 48007 Bilbao (Spain) - Google Maps -. See the main entries in the picture below.

About the university

The University of Deusto was inaugurated in 1886. The central headquarters of the University of Deusto is located on the opposite side of the estuary, facing the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, an emblematic symbol of the significant transformation of Bilbao during the last three decades. - Website -

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About the city

Nowadays, Bilbao is the centre of a metropolitan area with more than one million inhabitants, a city traditionally open to Europe. Bilbao is a city with plenty of charisma and personality; traditional and avantgarde at the same time. From the narrow streets of the Casco Viejo [Old Town] to the Gran Vía and the New Bilbao, there is a whole world of history and legends that have turned the small port on the banks of the river into a world benchmark. A friendly space for those who are interested in innovation, architecture, art, technology, design, leisure, gastronomy and culture.




  • By bus: See this link for complete information about companies, prices, timetables and the main cities served by bus. Tlf: +34 944 395 077
  • By train: Bilbao can be reached by railway from France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Once delegates reach Hendaye by TGV, they just have to take the Topo-Train to Irun and then take the bus from Irun to Bilbao.
  • By plane: 2015 Destinations = 44 (Spain: 18 / Europe 26). Top 10 International: Germany 5 / U.K. 5 / italy: 3/ Switzerland: 2 / Portugal: 2 / France: 2 / Norway: 1 / Romania: 1 / Czech Republic: 1 / Belgium: 1.
  • A 20-minutes journey through the Artxanda tunnels or along the BI-631 road separate the Bilbao airport from the center of the city. The traveller has several options to reach the airport or downtown from there: Bus A3247 BILBAO-airport: operates every day of the year with services every 30 minutes.

How to reach Bilbao by plane


Bilbao is a tourist centre and convention city, and thus offers a large variety of hotel suitable for any budget, either within easy walking distance of the conference site or easily reachable with a short bus or tram ride.
In the following map you will find a list and location of diverse hotels close to the conference venue (zoom in and click on the map to dispaly the information of each hotel).

Social Event

On the afternoon of Thursday 24th of October, we will go to Aspaldiko restaurant, where history and culture mix with gastronomy. Please, gently find the address in the above map. The dinner will start at 8 p.m. sharp.