The dg.o 2018 will be held in Aula Conference Centre of Delft University of Technology
Address: Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC, Delft. The Netherlands
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Established 1842 by King Willem II, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has a rich tradition reaching back more than 160 years. Initially, the university focused predominantly on civil engineering but today there are many faculties and programs. TU Delft is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands.
AULA CONFERENCE CENTRE
The Aula Conference Centre of the Delft University of Technology is located relatively close to the old city (10 to 15 minutes walking distance). The Aula Conference Centre is a modern building although it is approximately 45 years old. It has 7 rooms varying in size from 12 to 1100 seats as well as open spaces suitable for technical exhibitions, posters, but also coffee and tea breaks and lunches. In addition, there are 4 lecture halls for parallel sessions. All technical- and catering facilities are available at the Aula Conference Centre
All the conference sessions will be held at Aula Conference Centre which is easily accessible by foot, cab, or by public transportation. Should you plan your trip by public transportation, please use the provided link and choose the address of the Central Station Delft: Stationsplein, Delft, and consequently Mekelweg 5, Delft for the Aula Conference Centre.
Further information about Aula Conference Centre of TU Delft can be found on the University website
CITY OF DELFT
Delft is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, and was established as early as 1246. The city is well-known for its ties with the Dutch Royal family and the famous painter Vermeer. William of Orange, the first in the Dutch royal line, held court in Delft in the 16th century and was assassinated and buried in Delft. In the museum “Het Prinsenhof” you can still see the bullet holes in the wall where William of Orange was killed.
Delft is also world renowned for its Delft Blue Porcelain and its lovely canals. Royal Delft, established in 1653, is the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century. The world famous Royal Delftware is still entirely hand-painted according to centuries-old tradition and is located very near the Faculty of TPM. Delft is sometimes named ‘small Amsterdam’ as it has cannels, historical buildings but on a smaller scale. Other famous historical figures who lived and worked in Delft are the painter the inventor of the microscope, Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek.
Delft is located between the larger cities of The Hague and Rotterdam, the former being the seat of the Dutch government and the latter, with its one of the largest ports in the world. Delft has a pleasant, well-preserved and lively historical centre, with characteristic canals, ancient merchant houses, old churches and a magnificent city hall, which makes it a popular tourist attraction throughout the year. Visitors can choose from a variety of high quality accommodations