Heidelberg Congress Center

The conference will be held at Heidelberg Congress Center, a newly built venue, located just a 5-min walk from Heidelberg main station. A large lecture hall and 6 rooms are available at the conference venue.

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City of Heidelberg

With a charming mix of modern facilities, including a newly built conference center, and historic downtown architecture, Heidelberg is a magnet for scientists and students worldwide.

For around 160,000 people, Heidelberg is their center of life. Heidelberg's citizens appreciate not only the world-famous beauty and scenic location of the Neckar city in the middle of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, but above all its quality of life. Heidelberg is a city of science and culture. It is particularly attractive for families, students, creative people and entrepreneurs from the fields of business, science and research. Those who live in Heidelberg have a home: a remarkable 99 percent of all respondents to the Heidelberg Study 2022 said they felt very comfortable or comfortable.

Heidelberg stands for innovative companies, a healthy mix of industries, outstanding scientific institutions and a dynamic start-up scene. The McKinsey Global Institute rates the city as one of 46 "Superstar Hubs" in Europe. In the journal Wirtschaftswoche's city ranking, Heidelberg is one of the three most future-oriented cities in Germany. In Heidelberg, business and science go hand in hand to create the technologies of tomorrow - especially in the fields of life sciences, IT, AI and biotechnology. Start-ups and founders find a dynamic environment in Heidelberg. In 2022, the city was named a startup-friendly municipality for the third time in a row.

Workshops at CIMH/Mannheim

The pre-conference workshops on Nov 3 and 4 will be an excellent opportunity to train your research skills and to network with other early career (as well as established) researchers. The Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) is located close to the city center of Mannheim. Here you can find more information about the location of the CIMH

Workshops will be held at CIMH. The CIMH is one of Germany’s leading mental health research centers and part of Heidelberg University.

City of Mannheim

Mannheim is as diverse as the countless names used to describe it: a square city with a water tower and Art Nouveau complex. A university city with a baroque palace. A trading city with one of the most important inland ports in Europe. City of inventors and cradle of mobility. UNESCO City of Music with pop academy, music academy and Mozart. Big stage with the oldest municipal theater. Ice hockey city with eight-time German champions. Start-up city with brains, heart and lots of potential.

Mannheim has always been a city of change and new beginnings, a place where courageous movers and shakers have turned their ideas into reality. People from over 170 nations have created the future in this city. Bicycles, cars and tractors were invented here – Mannheim is the cradle of modern mobility. Numerous research institutes, young creative start-ups and leading global players represent the strong economic power of the region. The central location in the heart of Europe, the international atmosphere, well-developed public funding and a lively education and training landscape have a lasting impact on the location and make Mannheim attractive. 

As a shopping and entertainment city, Mannheim is one of the hotspots in southern Germany and has an excellent infrastructure with over 600,000 square meters of retail space. The city offers an attractive range of services for both business travelers and shopping guests. Those who come here are surprised by the urban charm between two rivers. Lively city districts are waiting to be discovered, as are city parks and natural areas close to the city.

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