Sixteenth Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference
We have placed a hold on rooms sufficient for our conference needs at City Hotel Oberland, Interlaken, Switzerland. This is an excellent hotel with good restaurants. The hotel website is at: http://www.city-oberland.ch/en//.
Lodging rates include breakfast and dinner (see ‘Meals and Breaks’ on this website). Lodging reservations should be made early starting in the fall of 2016.
Rates including breakfast and dinner per attendee per day are:
One person in a single or double room: 175 CHF/day.
Two persons in double room: 285 CHF/day
There are other rates for suites that depend on the ages of children of various ages. The hotel will provide such rates on request.
Deposit and Cancellation:
Reservations will be made and held with a credit card and a code available from the organizer.
No charges for deposit will be taken until Feb 1, 2017, and cancellations will be free of charge if made prior to Feb. 1.
Reservations made after Feb 1 and prior to April 30 require a 20% deposit. Prior reservations will be assessed this deposit on Feb 1. Cancellations after Feb 1 and prior to April 30 can be made free of charge except for a 20 CHF handling fee.
Reservations after April 30, or prior reservations, will require a 50% deposit. Cancellations may be made from April 30 to June 30 and the deposit refunded minus 10%. After July 1 payment in full is required and cancellation until July 6 will be allowed at a penalty of 50% of the total.
LODGING PLUS MEALS:
Breakfasts and dinners will be at the hotel, including the final banquet. Breaks with light food and drinks will be at or adjacent to the conference room, in the adjacent hotel building directly behind the main building and reception.
NOTE ON RATES: This ASIC is a response to many requests to hold an ASIC in Switzerland, and was chosen despite Switzerland prices that are higher than for other ASICs. At the time of this writing the Swiss Franc (CHF) is roughly on par with the US dollar. Let me note that the costs are not too high compared with US hotel prices (especially those in large cities). Even in the small town of Mammoth Lakes, the site of ASIC 2015, the lodging+meal rates were $238 for one and $298 for two. For US attendees to ASIC 2017, flights to Europe are of course more expensive than flights within the US, but the opportunity to visit the Interlaken/Grindelwald area, and the opportunity to combine such a trip with ones to the Cognitive Science Society and Mathematical Psychology Conferences in Europe, give me confidence that ASIC 2017 in Interlaken will be a great success.
The hotel is very busy in high season, so it is important to reserve early. When ready to reserve, send me an email indicating you are about to do so, and I will respond with a conference password (please keep this private). Then either call the hotel or send an email and use the password to make reservations.
Parking at the hotel will be very limited (9 spots at most), so most attendees will be advised to use public parking in town. There is nearby underground parking at 12.50 CHF per day, but it is probably advisable to check in, obtain a free bus pass, then drive to the Ost Train Station and park there at a cost of 5 CHF/day, returning by foot (about 400 meter walk), or bus.
Wireless Internet (WIFI) is free in public areas of the hotel, and in the guest rooms.
Address and Telephone:
City Hotel Oberland
Phone. +41 (0)33 827 87 87 - Fax +41 (0)33 827 87 70