CalConnect XLIV - February 4-8, 2019

CalConnect XLIV in Zürich, Switzerland, hosted by Google
Monday, February 04, 2019 to Friday, February 08, 2019
Recent Changes: 

22 Nov 2018 Meeting location updated to include street address.

27 Nov 2018 Additional Hotel (Hotel Züri) added to Lodging section.

CalConnect XLIV will be held in Zürich, Switzerland, the week of February 4-8 2019, hosted by Google in  Zürich, Switzerland (see the Location tab on this page).  In addition to our usual conference, we will host an Open Codefest on Monday February 4th prior to the conference, and a Public Workshop on Time Zones on Tuesday afternoon during the conference.

CalConnect Public Codefest:  Monday February 4th will be an all day (0900-1730) Open Codefest / Hackathon taking place at the Google facility.  This event is open to the public but you must register in advance.  Note that catering will not be provided. There is no fee for the Codefest.  A link to additional information will be provided shortly.  You may register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calendar-and-scheduling-developer-day-zurich-tickets-51512514317.  CalConnect conference attendees must register separately to attend the Codefest.

CalConnect Public Time Zone Workshop:  The Time Zone Workshop will be Tuesday February 5th from 13:30 to 17:30 at the Google facility.  This workshop will be focussed on the potential impact of EU Summer Time changes and how the changes might be mitigated; please see our news release.  The workshop is open to the public but you must register in advance.  There is no fee to attend the workshop.  Attendees are invited to stay for a Welcome Reception following the workshop.  More information will be provided as planning continues.  Please register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eu-dst-timezone-change-public-workshop-tickets-51513763052. CalConnect conference attendees are requested to register for this workshop via the eventbrite link in addition to registering for the conference itself (see below). 

CalConnect XLIV Conference: The conference will be Tuesday-Friday February 5-8 at the Google facility.  This event will be organized in our new conference format and brings together, as a single event and with a single fee, our traditional conference and technical sessions.  Note that the "track" organization at the September 2018 event will not be used; we will organize sessions for best fit and relevance.  Additional changes to the structure and format will be made in accordance with feedback from the previous "one time" event in Karlsruhe.  CalConnect XLIV is open to members, and to non-members as observers.  You must register in advance and pay the registration fee for the conference. Please register for the confernce at https://www.calconnect.org/events/event-registration-payment.

International Visitors 

U.S. citizens and those of many other countries do not require a visa to enter Switzerland, although a passport will be needed.  For more information please see https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/entering-switzerland-who-needs-a-visa/42177294.https://www.hotelstgotthard.ch/en/

Conference Details 

We will begin each day at 0830 (rather than 0800 as in the past) with coffee and tea..  The first session will be at 0900. The default end for each day is now 1730.

Morning coffee and tea will be accompanied by fruit or rolls; however, you should plan to have your real breakfast prior to arriving at the venue.

Registration Information 

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLIV; please see https://www.calconnect.org/events/event-registration-payment to register.  There is only one registration and one payment per person for the entire event.

Location 

CalConnect XLIV and related events will be held at the Google Zürich Europaallee campus,  Building H, Lagerstrasse 100, which is about 5 minutes from the Zürich Central Train Station.  We will be in Meeting Room Heidi on the 2nd Floor.

Please see this map of central Zürich and the area of the Central Train Station:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1Zxtd71LX8a5DuPugkT3U4LcMkjJ-tBAh&ll=47.3763806765764%2C8.528456845368964&z=16.

Transportation 

If you travel by air, the easiest connection is via Zürich International Airport (ZRH)

From the airport, the easiest way to get to central Zürich is by train; there is a direct train to the Zürich central train station every 5-10 minutes which takes about 10-15 minutes.   Fare is from 3.40 CHF.  

You may also use the EuroAirport train from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (MLH/SL/EAP) which takes about 1.5 hours.

Train connections are also plentiful from nearby countries such as Germany, France, Italy and Austria. 

 

 

Lodging 

Google does not have a corporate rate at local hotels, so please book your hotel directly.  Four choices are shown below in order of increasing distance from the venue. 

The Conference Hotel is the 24hours Hotel Langstrasse, across the street from the meeting venue:
25hours Hotel Langstrasse
Langstrasse 150
Zurich, 08004 Switzerland
+41-44-5765000
langstrasse@25hours-hotels.com
For early February 2019, a room with breakfast for Sunday through Friday is about 225 CHF inclusive per night.

Several blocks from the venue, east of the central train station:
Hotel St. Gotthard
Bahnhofstrasse 87
Zürich 8001 Switzerland
+41 (0) 44 227 77 00
For early February 2019, a room with breakfast for Sunday through Friday is about 246 CHF inclusive per night

About a mile from the venue on the far side of the central train station (tram service is available):
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Heinrichstrasse 254
Zürich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 44 8 18 18
For early February 2019, a room with breakfast for Sunday through Friday is about 140 CHF inclusive per night

About a mile from the venue:
Motel One Zürich
Stockerstrasse 61
8002 Zürich, Switzerland
41 44 226 77 00
For early February 2019, a room with breakfast for Sunday through Friday is about 180 CHF per night (unclear if inclusive).

This hotel is at the airport  and has a tram (#10) which leaves every 8 minutes and takes about half an hour to the Central Train Station:
Novotel Zürich Airport Messe
Lindbergh-Platz 1
8152 Opfikon, Switzerland
+41 44 829 90 00
For early February 2019, a room with breakfast for Sunday through Friday is about 127 CHF inclusive per night

 

Conference Schedule 

CALCONNECT XLIV

Tuesday 5 February 2019
0830-0900 Coffee and Tea
 0900-1030 Working Sessions
Sign up for Test Lab, initial testing, additional discussion topics, etc.
0930-1030 Introduction to CalConnect Q&A (if needed)
An optional session for first-time attendees. The genesis of CalConnect, a brief history, how CalConnect works, followed by questions.
1030-1100 Break and Refreshments
 1100-1145 Conference Opening
Welcome, logistics, introductions, review of schedule for week
1145-1200 Reports on CalConnect Activities
TC activities, liaison activities, report from the Board
1200-1230 New and Non-Member Presentations
Short introductions to new/non members attending
1230-1330 Lunch
 1330-1400 Workshop preparation
Welcome, greetings, seating, etc.
1400-1530 Time Zone Workshop (public event)
1530-1600 Break and refreshments
1600-1730 Time Zone Workshop (continued)
1730-1930 Welcome Reception
TBD
Wednesday 6 February 2019
0830-0900 Coffee and Tea
0900-1030 Sessions
TBD
1030-1100 Break and Refreshments
1100-1230 Sessions
TBD
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1530 Sessions
TBD
1530-1600 Break and refreshments
1600-1730 Sessions
TBD
Thursday 7 February 2019
0830-0900 Coffee and Tea
0900-1030 Sessions
TBD
1030-1100 Break and Refreshments
1100-1230 Sessions
TBD
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1530 Sessions
TBD
1530-1600 Break and refreshments
1600-1730 Sessions
TBD
1915-2130 Conference Dinner
TBD
Friday 8 February 2019
0830-0900 Coffee and Tea
0900-1030 Sessions
TBD
1030-1100 Break and Refreshments
1100-1130 Sessions
TBD
1130-1145 Technical Committee Directions for period to CalConnect XLV
1145-1230 CalConnect Plenary Meeting
Administrative business, coming events, consensus agreements on decisions reached during the week, open floor.
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1530 Working Sessions and Testing
1530-1600 Break and refreshments
1600-1730 Working Sessions and Testing
1730 Close of CalConnect XLIV

 

 

Please see the Reading List for the Conference at https://www.calconnect.org/event-reading-list

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