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Welcome to Neuchâtel!

Located at the heart French-speaking Switzerland, in the north-west of the country, Neuchâtel (around 33,000 inhabitants) is a lovely medieval city surrounded by gorgeous natural sites.


  • Hotels rooms at various prices. See a list of recommended establishments and place your reservation here.
  • 26 beds in a nearby hostel for 17 CHF/night. Visitors need to bring their own sleeping bag. Place your reservation by mail at judith.wurgler@unine.ch
  • Many AirBnB stays. See a list of rooms available on the Conference dates here.


Although there is no airport in Neuchâtel, the city can be easily accessed from any of Switzerland’s three main airports.

By train

  • From Geneva Airport. Trains departing every hour and connecting Neuchâtel in 80 minutes. Tickets cost 48 CHF.
  • From Zurich Airport. Three trains departing every hour and connecting Neuchâtel in approximately 110 minutes. Tickets cost 59 CHF.

  • From Basel main station. Trains departing every 30 minutes and connecting Neuchâtel in 90 minutes. Travelers for Neuchâtel must take a connecting train in Olten or Biel. Tickets cost 41 CHF.

Up-to-date timetables, itinerary planning and ticket shop on sbb.ch

By road

Neuchâtel is located along the A5 highway that crosses the country from east to west.


The conference will be held at the University of Neuchâtel.

More information on the exact location coming soon.


Registration opens: TBA

CFP: October 17th, 2019

Deadline for submissions: March 2nd, 2020

Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2020

Conference: July 13-16, 2020


Do you plan to have your child accompany you during the conference? We will gladly provide daycare! You only have to state your needs during the online registration process.

"International Social Ontology Society" is registered as a non-profit organization in Austria.

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