Rencontres Galactiques 2

Two sessions
July 6 & 7 and July 9 & 10
in Upie in the Drôme, 15 km from Valence in France.

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General informations :

The event “Galactic Encounters 2: Contact!” » takes place over 2 sessions of 2 days each, at the Valsoyo estate, in Upie in the Drôme, 15 km from Valence.

The first session takes place on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7, and the second session takes place on Tuesday July 9 and Wednesday July 10. The same lectures will be given on these two sessions and it is necessary to choose the session when purchasing the ticket. The second day of each session will end with an evening concert in the conference room followed by outdoor entertainment.

This event will bring together 8 international speakers at the heart of the “UFO” phenomenon, most of whom have been contacted, for conferences and question-and-answer sessions spread over these two days. Five lectures will be given in French and three lectures will be given in English.

Each conference is translated simultaneously by a French-to-English or English-to-French translation team, and headsets with required reservation will be available for a paid option. The deadline for reserving headsets is May 15.


Registration :

The ticket includes entry for the 2 full days of a session with the concert and outdoor entertainment on the second day included. Tickets are not offered for just one day, and a ticket is only valid for the session specified on the ticket.

IMPORTANT: for security reasons, each ticket is personal. There can only be one ticket per Name/First Name, and it must match the participant’s ID.

The public will not be allowed to film or record the lectures.

The estate’s park will be accessible to the public, taking care to respect the environment and the tranquility of the place.

1st Day: Saturday July 6 and Tuesday July 9

The public reception will be open from 8:00 a.m. Security and identity checks will be carried out upon entry.

A name badge will be provided. This badge will serve as your pass for the rest of the event.

It will also be possible to collect your badge on site the day before on Friday July 5 and Monday July 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The conferences will begin at 10 a.m. and end around 6 p.m., followed by a signing session and a free exchange between participants and media present until 8:00 p.m.

2nd Day: Sunday July 7 and Wednesday July 10

The public reception will be open from 8:00 a.m. Security and identity checks will be carried out upon entry.

The conferences will start at 9 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. A concert will be given in the evening around 8:30 p.m. followed by outdoor entertainment around 10:30 p.m. The public leaves around 11 p.m.

Breaks and meals:

There are no shops or restaurants near the site. The public will be able to eat on site at lunchtime as well as in the evening of the 2nd day and during breaks either by bringing a picnic or from independent service providers present on site. In order to manage meal logistics, a free reservation can be set up.

For safety reasons, the public is also asked not to bring glass bottles or sharp metal objects.

More information on this will be communicated to you later.


The site has a car park with around 350 spaces. Carpooling is recommended and one Telegram channel is open per session (see below)

Motorhomes are not allowed to park overnight in the hotel parking lot.

There are 2 TGV (High Speed Train) stations in Valence, the Valence-Ville TGV station and the Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud station in Alixan, 25 minutes from Upie.

The nearest international airport is Lyon-Saint Exupéry, 1h30 away by car, with a TGV station less than 30 minutes from Valence’s TGV stations.

Please note: The city of Valence is not yet covered by the Uber service.

Carpooling and co-hosting

The conference site is entirely reserved for the organization. *** Please do not call the Valsoyo hotel ***

A general telegram channel is available for carpooling and co-hosting:

and 4 dedicated channels per session and share type:

Session 1 – July 6 & 7 : carpooling 
Session 1 – July 6 & 7 :  co-hosting
Session 2 – July 9 & 10 : carpooling
Session 2 – July 9 & 10 : co-hosting