Utrecht is an old city founded by the Romans. It is located in the heart of the Netherlands on the banks of the river Rhine. Its university is more than 380 years old and is the largest in the country with about 30 000 students and seven faculties.
In addition, Utrecht has a nice, medieval city center with canals, a number of old churches, musea, a modern concert hall and a municipal theatre. Open air markets, pubs and restaurants can easily be found. The city is also a business center with the largest commercial fair (Jaarbeurs) of the Netherlands.
The conference was held at the Library Complex of Utrecht University at Drift 27 in the center of the city.