Hotels & accommodation
For participants of the Zero Project Conference 2016, the following hotels offer special room rates, which are valid until Monday, 25 January 2016. Accessible rooms are only available in Conference hotel 6 and 7:
Conference Hotel 1 (walking distance to the conference venue):
Arcotel Kaiserwasser****| Wagramer Straße 8 | 1220 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate is 102 Euro for one person and one night, including breakfast.
Please use this reservation form: Booking form – Arcotel (PDF)
Conference Hotel 2 (walking distance to the conference venue):
NH Hotel Wien Danube**** | Wagramer Straße 21 | 1220 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate is 99 Euro for one person and one night, including breakfast.
Please use this reservation link: http://www.nh-hotels.de/events/de/eventdetail/28910/zero_project.html
Conference Hotel 3 (walking distance to the conference venue):
Park Inn by Radisson Uno City Vienna****| Wagramer Straße 16-18 | 1220 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate is 79 Euro for one person and one night, including breakfast.
Please use for your reservation the reference number: 1602ZERO.
Conference Hotel 4 (5 min. by underground U1):
Austria Trend Lassalle****| Engerthstraße 173-175 | 1020 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate is 70 Euro for one person and one night, including breakfast.
Please use this reservation link: https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1532793&hotelID=75042
Conference Hotel 5 (10 min. by underground U1)
Mercure Hotel Wien City**** | Hollandstrasse 3 | 1020 Wien
The special Zero Project Fee is 99 Euro for one person per night, including breakfast.
Please use the following form to reserve your room: Reservation form – Mercure Hotel (MS Word)
Conference Hotel 6 (5 min. by underground U2+U1):
Courtyard Marriot **** Superior Wien Messe | Trabrennstrasse 4 | 1020 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate is 120 Euro for one person per night, including breakfast. Accessible rooms are available.
Please use this reservation link: Book your group rate for Zero Project Conference
Conference Hotel 7 (20 min. by suburban train S2):
Austria Trend Savoyen ****S | Rennweg 16 | 1030 Wien
The special Zero Project Conference room rate of 120 Euro for one person and one night, including breakfast, is only available for persons with disabilities requiring accessible rooms.
Please use for your reservation the reference: Zero Project
Reservations have to be made directly with the hotel. Please indicate “Zero Project” to the hotel. Speakers, chairs and persons in need of accessible facilities should get first in contact with the Conference Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please book your room and specify to the hotel, in case you need a double room, if a double sized bed or two separate beds, if you need a room adapted for people with reduced mobility, or if you have any further special requirements regarding the hotel/room.
Please contact the Conference Committee at email@example.com for any further information or assistance.
Reaching the venue: United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV)
Reaching the United Nations Office in Vienna
Taxi: Participants arriving at the Vienna International Centre by taxi are advised to get off in the side lane (Nebenfahrbahn) of Wagramerstrasse, register at Gate 1, walk across Memorial Plaza, proceed to entrance “A” and follow the signs to building “M”.
The price of a taxi to the airport will be between 30 and 35 €m if you pre-order them.
Reservation: Phone: +43-1-60160, +43-1- 40100, +43-1-31300 (http://www.flughafentaxi.at/, http://www.airportdriver.at/, http://www.flughafentaxi-wien.at/).
Address: United Nations Office in Vienna, Vienna International Centre Wagramer Strasse 5 1400 Vienna Austria
Public transport: Participants arriving by metro (U1 line) should get off at the “Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre” stop, follow the signs marked “Vienna International Centre”, register at Gate 1, walk across Memorial Plaza and enter building “A”. Wheelchair users are kindly requested to use the exit “Schüttaustrasse” (elevator) and then follow the signs to “Vienna International Centre”! For more information on the accessibility of this station and other underground stations (in german): http://www.wl-barrierefrei.at/index.php?id=10911. If any help is requested regarding this information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private cars: There are no parking facilities for Conference participants, except for Permanent Mission delegates in possession of a valid VIC parking permit (Gate 2 is open from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Gate 4 is open 24 hours). Participants that arrive by car have either to park their car on Wagramer Strasse (normally, some space is available on the other side of the street, but it is a short-term parking zone (to be paid by prepaid tickets, that are available in stores and Trafiken).
Parking garages: There are several parking garages in walking distance (www.parkeninwien.at/), with a price range of 2,80 to 3,50 per hour. For cheaper parking we recommend using one of the park-and-ride-facilities that are located next to U1 or other U-lines (www.parkandride.at/Standorte.html)
From / to the airport
Bus connections: To arrive from the Airport Vienna (“Flughafen Wien”) at the Vienna International Centre (“Wien Kaisermühlen VIC”) and the conference hotel Arcotel Kaiserwasser**** (Wagramer Straße 8, 1220 Wien), it is best to take a bus (Postbus 1183) that circulates every hour. Tickets are bought directly in the bus. A one-way-ticket is €8 and a return ticket is €13. Duration: 30 minutes. The 2015 timetable can be found here: http://www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/va/uploads/data-uploads/Passagier/Parken/VIE_Postbus_1183_de_en.pdf (Attention: The last Postbus from the airport to VIC is at 8:10pm and the last Postbus from VIC to the airport runs at 6:58pm).
Vienna Airport Lines (Postbus) connect the Vienna Airport with the main Vienna transport hubs. The three Vienna Airport Lines routes serve all of Vienna’s underground railway lines and also “Wien West” and “Wien Meidling” railway stations. Buses to the city centre (Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz) run 24 hours a day, with a journey time of just 20 minutes.
Rail connections: The suburban railway (S-Bahn) is an economical way of travelling between Vienna city center and the airport. With the line S7 it takes 25 minutes to reach “Wien Mitte” (city centre). A ticket costs from €4.40 (to/from Vienna, including travel on entire Vienna public transport network). Ticket machines can be found on the platforms at the airport and in the centre of Vienna. Detailed timetables can be found at www.oebb.at.
In addition, there is a City Airport Train (CAT). The CAT takes 16 minutes nonstop to get from central Vienna (“Wien Mitte”) to the airport and vice versa. The City Airport Train operates daily from 05.36 a.m. to 23.36 p.m. The price of a single ticket is €12.
From / to the main railway stations
The fastest way from the railway station “Westbahnhof” (with trains coming from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium etc.) is by using underground line U3 changing at the stop “Stephansplatz” to U1, continuing on that line until the stop “Kaisermühlen/Vienna International Centre”. The fastest way from the railway station “Wien Meidling” (with trains leaving for Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic etc.) is using U4 changing at the stop “Schwedenplatz” (U4 Meidling Bahnhof) to U1.
Accessible transportation services for participants with mobility problems / visual impairment
If you are a participant with mobility problems and/or visual impairment, please indicate your need for accessible transport services during your registration online. In case you have not done so and you need such assistance, please contact Ms Eva Maikisch at: email@example.com
This service will pick those participants up at the airport/railway station and bring them to their hotels, provide transportation between their hotel to the conference centre VIC (to Gate 1, where registration for the conference will take place) and back to the airport/railway station. Also participants in need of such assistance from Vienna, will be shuttled. For more information, please contact Ms Maikisch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Vienna: There is a website of the City of Vienna for visitors n accessibility, which may be helpful in getting around:: http://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/accessible-vienna
Access to the venue: United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV)
Access to the United Nations Office in Vienna
In order to be granted access to the United Nations venue, all participants (including accompanying staff and relatives) are required to fill out the Zero Project Conference registration form.
The deadline for receipt of the completed registration form is 17:00 CET on Friday, 29 January 2016. Thereafter the list of registered participants will be sent to UNOV by us. Please be aware that shortly before the conference, UNOV will send an email to all registered participants directly with a link to upload a picture to be inserted in the personal UN access badge. If you have not received this email by Monday, 8th February 2016, please contact Ms Doris Neuwirth at email@example.com.
In order to receive your physical UN badge, every participant (including personal assistants, staff, children and other relatives, etc.) has to go to Gate 1, passing the security check and then the registration process of the United Nations Office in Vienna. You are able to collect your UN badge from Wednesday, 10th February 2016. Gate 1 will be open from 8 am to 7 pm on Feb. 10 and 11 and from 8 am to 4 pm on Feb. 12. Please bring your passport or identification document along. Please note that this process can take quite some time (about 30-45 minutes). If you have no UN badge by Wednesday 10th February 2016 evening, it is recommendable to arrive on Thursday 11th, seen the large amount of participants.
The UN badge grants you access to the premises of the United Nations Office in Vienna for the full three days of the Zero Project Conference, from 10th to 12th February 2016. Please note that wearing the badge is obligatory at all times. If you lose your badge, please contact the UN registration desk immediately.
Practical Information on the Zero Project Conference 2016
Upon arrival, all conference participants are requested to go straight to the Zero Project welcome desk, which is situated at the entrance of the M-Building. You will receive your Zero Project Conference 2016 badge and welcome bag, including the Zero Project Report 2016, the Conference Programme and the Participant List.
In addition to the catering provided directly for the Zero Project Conference, which will be served on the ground and first floor, a coffee bar will be open during the conference. Snacks and beverages will be available from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. A cafeteria, a restaurant and a bar are located in Building F, on the entrance level.
Internet corner, WLAN, Email
An Internet corner with standard software and Internet access is located on the ground floor of the M-building. WLAN is available for all participants of the Conference within the M-Building. If you want to inform the Zero Project Team during the Conference per email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most presentations of speakers at the Zero Project Conference 2016 will be available online from Feb 10.
A “Speakers’ corner” will be located next to the Welcome Desk at the M-Building. An assistant will be available. We kindly invite all speakers to turn to the assistant to upload their presentation or to make any adjustments to their presentation.
The official language of the Zero Project Conference is English. Simultaneous translation English – German and vice versa will be available only for some plenaries and breakout sessions. Please check out the official “Programme At the glance” for details. No other languages are available.
Captioning (subtitling) in English of the spoken word will be available throughout the conference in every session. Captioning (subtitling) in German of the spoken word will be available only in breakout session 9.2. Please check out the official “Programme At the glance” for details.
International Sign Interpretation
International sign interpretation will be available throughout the conference, mostly in the plenary hall. Please check out the official “Programme At the glance” for details. Participants are requested to use the registration form to define their needs for assistance.
A post office on the first floor of Building C (ext. 4986) provides all regular postal services, including fax and telephone services, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash transactions are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Long distance calls can only be made from the post office.
Medical attention is available from the clinic operated by the Joint Medical Services located at the VIC, Building F, 7th floor, extension 22224 and, for emergencies, 22222. The clinic is open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For emergency assistance at other times, please contact the UNSSS Security Operations Centre, Room F0E18, ext. 3903 or 3911. Emergencies can also be reported through ext. 99.
During the Zero Project Conference the United Nations Security and Safety Service will be responsible for security inside the Vienna International Centre. Specific requests. Telephone +43-1-26060 ext. 3901, Fax +43-1-260605834, e-mail: VICSecurityChiefOffice@unvienna.org. For security reasons, conference participants are requested not to leave any luggage/briefcase/laptops unattended.
Lost and found
Inquiries for any items that are reported lost within the VIC premises should be made at the UNSSS Security Operations Centre, Room F0E18 (opposite the VIC Cafeteria), extensions 3903 or 3911.
All emergencies situations within the VIC should be reported directly through ext. 99.
In case of an evacuation
In case of an evacuation, all participants are requested to leave the M-Building immediately. Conference participants from the 1st floor will be shown the way out over staircases. Wheelchair users and their assistants will be directed towards a marked exit and the elevator room.
Showroom information 2016