Venue

On September 4th, the program of VCBM 2019 will take place at the rooftop of the Domini park (Husova 14a), right next to the Hotel International, where we will spend the following days of the conference. Hotel International is located in the historical center of Brno (the same venue as EuroVis 2018). Student volunteers will be around to navigate you to the conference rooms.

Opening Reception

For the first evening of the conference, we prepared the welcome event at Rosnicka restaurant (Jana Nečase 966/1) in the beautiful Wilson forest-park. We will start at 8 PM.There will be several options how to get there from the conference venue. We will organize one walking group (approximately 60 mins of walking), right after the end of the conference program. Another group will combine the tram from Komenského náměstí stop (tram no. 4 to Náměstí Míru) and 15 minutes walking (you will get tram tickets from student volunteers). For those who want to avoid much walking, there is an option to take the tram no. 1 from Hlavní nádraží (main train station) in the direction Bystrc, Ečerova and get of at the stop Bráfova (the stop is most of the day on request!). From there, it is 7 minutes walk to the restaurant.

After the event, there are night buses leaving from Burianovo náměstí stop (10 minutes walking from the restaurant). It is bus no. 92 in the direction Lesná, Halasovo náměstí and the time schedule is 22:42, 23:12. 23:42, 00:42. It will take you to Česká station, which is the closest one to the conference venue.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner on Thursday 5th will take place at the Špilberk castle, right opposite the conference venue. It will start at 8 PM and the route will be paved by the student volunteers.

City

Brno ( /ˈbɜːrnoʊ/ in English) is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and it is the the county city of the beautiful South Moravia region. With around 400 000 inhabitants, Brno is still a rather small city with a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The city offers dozens of historical sights to see. The cityscape is dominated by the Špilberk castle (literally across the street from conference venue) and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Another architectural monument is the functionalist Villa Tugendhat, which has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. You can visit also the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady and the neighboring Augistinian Abbey, where the founder of genetics – Gregor J. Mendel – was living and working on his research.

For more information about Brno and sightseeing tips, see the website of the touristic information center. In addition, you can download this comprehensive Brno guide in pdf format.

Android City Guide

We provide a city guide of recommended places in Brno for Android. Please follow the installation instructions:

  1. Download the application from this link.
  2. Once downloaded, you will need to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. You can do this by checking: Settings > Security > Unknown sources.
  3. Run the downloaded file Breeer.apk and follow the installation instructions.