Great Transformation


Great Transformation
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Central Lecture Hall Complex on Campus Central Lecture Hall Complex on Campus Image: Manuel Julian Görtz

The conference will mainly take place in the central lecture hall complex (Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3) of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

It is located directly in Jena's city centre on the university campus (Ernst-Abbe-Platz).

You may download a map with all the conference and festival venues herepdf, 79 kb · de.


Registration on site

The registration is located in the lecture hall complex at Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 in lecture hall 5 (Hörsaal 5).

Opening hours:

  • Monday from 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday from 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday from 8.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Please hold your booking confirmation ready (digital version accepted).

Info booth

The information booth is located in the central lecture hall centre at Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 in front of lecture hall 5 (Hörsaal 5).

Opening hours:

  • Monday from 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday from 8.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday from 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Should you have any questions, you are also welcome to send us an e-mail to:

Computer use and WiFi

In lecture hall 5 (Hörsaal 5), three computer workstations are provided for research purposes.

You may gain Internet access via the EDUROAM service on campus. For participants who have no access to EDUROAM, we provide guest accounts, which you can obtain at the information desk.


In Jena there are a number of larger and smaller hotels, guesthouses and apartments. However, since we expect a large number of conference participants, we suggest that you take care of your accommodations early on.

An overview of hotels and accommodations in Jena can be found at www.visit-jena.deExternal link.


by train

The train stations close to the centre are "Jena Paradies" (8 minutes to the venue) and "Jena West" (12 minutes to the venue).

by car

Jena is very accessible from all directions in Germany due to its central location. In addition to the A4 and A9 motorways, the airports of Erfurt-Weimar (70 km) and Leipzig-Halle (100 km) are in the immediate vicinity of Jena. For reasons of climate protection, however, we would like to suggest that you arrive by train, which is easily possible due to the North-South and East-West connections.

by plane

If there is no other way to travel than by plane, we would like to draw your attention to the possibility of climate compensation. You can use, among others, www.atmosfair.deExternal link to offset CO2 emissions of your flight with a donation and thus support climate-protection projects.


All conference participants are welcome to make use of the childcare provided by the Friedrich Schiller Universitys JUniKinder. The day centre is located on the university campus (Ernst-Abbe-Platz 5) and thus in close proximity to the conference. Childcare is available Monday through Thursday from 8am - 8pm and Friday from 8am - 2pm. JUniKinder accept children between the ages of 12 weeks and 10 years. They will charge 10 euros for 2 hours of childcare.

If you are in need of childcare during the conference, please get in touch with us here.

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