ECGBL 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, ECGBL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Aarhus University, Denmark 
Universitetsparken 423, 8000

(Google maps code: 55CX+JV Aarhus). Building 1423. Entrance is from Building 1420 (Studenterhus – or Students house).


University Information

Aarhus University is a dynamic, modern and highly international university. Since its founding in 1928, it has grown to become a leading public university with international impact and reach across the entire research spectrum. AU is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities. It was ranked number 78 in the latest Shanghai ranking and is among the world’s 100 best universities in 17 out of 48 subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

In fact, according to the 2020 Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, Denmark ranks number three in the world based on performance in three areas: resources, environment, connectivity and output.

Local Information

Aarhus is one of the most popular conference cities in the world, according to ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association)? In the words of Nathan Heller from Travel Magazine – “Aarhus is where you go if you’ve seen the capitals of Europe and still hope that a city you have never heard of will appear and, like an unexpected soul mate, sweep you off your feet.”

 Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city and one that is undergoing rapid development, expanding in size as well as global significance. In Aarhus everything is within walking distance; venues to every taste, welcoming hotels, world-class visitor attractions and museums, an innovative gastronomy scene with Michelin restaurants, charming shopping quarters, beaches, woods, and a vibrant redeveloped harbour area. Aarhus is known not only in Denmark for the city’s remarkable focus on being an excellent host, but certainly internationally as well. Aarhus was European Volunteering Capital in 2018 and European capital of culture in 2017.

 A city of smiles, Aarhus is also a gastronomical hub and punches way above its weight when it comes to providing great gastronomic experiences at an affordable price. As a student city, it feels youthful, young and very dynamic. Also late autumn, the time of the conference, one can still be lucky to experience good 

Getting to ECGBL

Aarhus airport (AAR) - 45mins to 1h bus ride away.

Billund airport (BLL) - 70-90 mins bus ride

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AAR airport to Aarhus – Xbus – 925X

 Timetable: Variable departure times as buses are timed with SAS departures/arrivals. Check timetable at Rejseplanen or here:

 BLL airport to Aarhus – Xbus – 912X 


 Taxis are expensive in Denmark and for trips between airport to city they can be quite expensive (expect rates of 1000 Kr and above between the two airports and Aarhus). It is recommended to take the public transport instead (direct X bus is recommended). Nevertheless for local city use you can always call a taxi at these numbers: 

Aarhus Taxa: +45 89 48 48 48
Dan Taxa: +45 48 48 48 48
4X27 Taxa: +45 27 27 27 27

Accommodation Information

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The main conference hotel will be highlighted in green.

This is usually the most convenient to the conference venue and is usually where pre-conference drinks are held.


Key Locations

Key locations for the 17th European Conference on Games Based Learning - ECGBL 2024 in Denmark are shown on this map

Virtual Presentations

There is an option to present your work virtually. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom, details of the virtual room links will be sent close to the conference date. There will be a check-in session to test your zoom connection prior to the conference. Virtual Participants will have access to the keynotes and all of the virtual presentations.