33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Events and Catering

For transportation, visit the UniReso website or get the public transportation map.

You may also use directly the TPG Route Planner

Maps of Geneva will be available at our info desk (next to the registration)

Tip: Always look for the corner of the diamond-shaped parc (Plainpalais) to locate UniMail


Lunches will not be provided during the conference, apart from a lunch box provided during the SIGIR Business lunch on Thursday.

A cafeteria serving hot meals, snacks and drinks will be open within the building throughout the conference.

Many restaurants are available around the conference premises (UniMail building), see for example this map:

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Following SIGIR tradition, a number of social events will be organised in nearby places.

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 19th, 6:00-8:00pm

Aperitifs will be served from 6 to 8 in this nice central location, near the “Mur des Reformateurs”.

Café Restaurant du Parc des Bastions, Geneva 4.

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Welcome reception at Parc des Bastions

Newcomers breakfast

Tuesday, July 20th, 8:00-9:00am

Within the Unimail premises.

Poster and Demo reception

Tuesday, July 20th, 6:00-7:30pm

Within the Unimail premises.

Conference Dinner

Wednesday, July 21st, 7:00-10:00pm

Hotel Intercontinental

Address: 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva 1211

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Getting there

  • Tram 15 (direction: Nations), available directly in front of the UniMail building (conference location) will take you to the United Nations Palace (Place des Nations). The Intercontinental Hotel is then at a 5mins walk ahead from there, upwards along the “Route de Ferney”.
  • Bus number 5 (direction: Palexpo or Aéroport), available from Place Neuve, in front of the Parc des Bastions where the Welcome Reception will be held will take you there directly.
  • Tram 15 and Bus number 5 are also available from the main train station (Cornavin)
  • Any taxi would know where the hotel is

From tram 15 to Intercontinental (Banquet place)

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