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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There are many possibilities in the region (lodgings, hotel). A Telegram channel will be opened, with one section per session, to help with carpooling or sharing accommodation.

Please note: The site where the conference takes place does not have rooms for the public. No need to ask them.

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.

The site has parking for 350 cars. Carpooling is recommended and a Telegram channel with a section for each session will be opened to help with carpooling. See the event description.

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

The conferences will not be broadcast live on the internet. Some conferences may be put online later either free of charge or for a fee.

There are no restaurants or shops near the site. Independent service providers will provide a catering service at lunchtime, during breaks and in the evening of the 2nd day. More details are given in the event description. It is also possible to bring your picnic.

The presentations of foreign speakers will be translated simultaneously into French by a translation team, via audio headsets to be reserved on the site (paid option).

Likewise, for foreign audiences, the presentations of French speakers will be translated simultaneously into English by the same translation team, via audio headsets to be reserved on the site (paid option).

The reservation deadline is specified in the event description.

One signing session is planned at the end of day 1 of each session.

Speakers will not sell books on site, and it is therefore necessary to bring a maximum of one book per speaker concerned.

No, the ticket includes conferences for both days of the same session. To have the broadest possible understanding of the subject, attendance on both days is recommended.

No, only people with a ticket for a two-day session can attend the closing concert, as well as the outdoor entertainment that will follow.

Times are indicated in the event description. The detailed agenda of the conferences will be communicated to registrants by email.

Arriving the day before in the region is strongly recommended. A pre-registration session is planned the day before each session at the end of the afternoon for the delivery of access badges. See the event description.

When purchasing the ticket, cancellation insurance is offered as an option. See the general insurance conditions on the ticket office.

All people attending the event must have a nominative ticket. There is no child rate, and there is no minimum age imposed, but for the conference to run smoothly, participants must be able to understand the information given.

To ensure the smooth running of the conference, pets of the public are not accepted.