ECEL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECEL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Berlin (HTW) Berlin Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) Wilhelminenhofstr. 75A
12459 Berlin Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 5019 0

https://www.htw-berlin.de/en/

University Information

The Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW is Berlin's largest university of applied sciences, accommodating about 12,000 students. Its five departments cover a broad range of fields, including engineering, computer science, economics, culture, and design. Similarly broad is the variety of HTW's research projects and cooperative activities with businesses, organizations and other educational institutions, both national and international. We have the pleasure to welcome you to the ECEL 2020 at the Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) located at the HTW main campus in Oberschöneweide at the river Spree. The FKI resides in a new building featuring a media facade, a full motion capture studio as well as a number of interactive media devices and arts installations.

Local Information

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. It was first mentioned in records in 1237 and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Due to Berlin’s role in German history it was shaped by events like WWII and the building of the Berlin Wall. It is a diverse city with several economic, cultural and night life hot spots. It is known for its many cultural institutions which enjoy international reputation. More than 170 museums, 150 historic buildings and palaces as well as approximately 300 galleries wait to be explored. You may furthermore like to visit the beautiful city of Potsdam located at the outskirts of Berlin and home to a number of places listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.  

More information: http://www.berlin.de/en http://www.visitberlin.de/en http://www.potsdam.de/cms/ziel/26689/EN/

Getting to ECEL

Airport:
Berlin features two international airports. Tegel (TXL) in the northwest Berlin. Schönefeld (SFX) is in the southeast of Berlin. SFX and being less than 15km from the conference venue – might be favoured.     More details here:  http://www.berlin-airport.de/en Getting from the airporthttps://shop.bvg.de/index.php/tickets

Berlin railway stations:
Regarding CO2 emission, please consider also train connections to Berlin and compare door to door travel time. Berlin-Südkreuz is the closest railway station to the HTW-Berlin, being less than 15km (Link) away. The Deutsche Bahn offers European wide tickets at Link.

Public Transport in the City:
The public transport system in Berlin is excellent and you can reach almost anything via bus, tramway, metro (S-Bahn) and underground vehicles (U-Bahn) as well as intercity and regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn (DB).  More information here: http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/   The HTW campus Wilhelminenhof is served by the tramways 27, 60 and 67 – station “Rathenaustr./HTW, Berlin”

Conference Accommodation
The designated Conference Hotel for ECEL 2020 is yet to be confirmed.
 
We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as booking.com.
 
Below is a selection of hotels near to the conference venue:
 

Key Locations

Key locations for the 19th European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2020 in Berlin, Germany are shown on this google map: