Practical information


You are registered for I.S.Rivers? You must have received an email with all practical information to come to the conference. In this email, we also sent you your I.S.Rivers fast-pass, which we kindly ask you to print to facilitate your entrance to the Lyon 2 University. Are you unable to print it? Don't worry! All you will need to do is give your name at the Lyon 2 welcome desk.

Then check-in at the conference welcome desk to get your named badge. The following days, only your badge will be needed to enter the University. Please make sure to keep your badge with you at all times during the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to I.S.Rivers!


Conference: Lumière Lyon 2 University
Campus Berges du Rhône - 5 rue Chevreul, 69007 Lyon - France
Check-in every conference day + welcome cocktail: Lumière Lyon 2 University
Specialised workshops on Monday 4 June: Lumière Lyon 2 University
Gala dinner on Wednesday 6 June: "Le Selcius" restaurant
43 quai Rambaud - 69002 Lyon

Lyon 2 University

Lumière Lyon 2 University - Conference venue

Beware: the Lumière Lyon 2 University has 2 campuses (one in central Lyon and one outside of Lyon).
The conference is held at the "Campus des Berges" in central Lyon (not "Campus Porte des Alpes", in Bron)

Campus Berges du Rhône
5 rue Chevreul
69007 Lyon - FRANCE

Access map

The University is accessible for wheelchair users.

Welcome cocktail - Monday 4 June, from 18:00 to 20:00

The welcome cocktail is taking place in the prestigious reception room of the Lumière Lyon 2 University.

Gala dinner - Wednesday 6 June, from 20:00 to 23:00

The gala dinner is taking place at Le Selcius restaurant (Confluence area) :
43 quai Rambaud
69002 Lyon

Access from the Lyon 2 University: Tramway T1 (towards ‘Debourg’), stop at "Hôtel de Région-Montrochet", followed by a 10-minute walk (ie. a 20-min journey in total).

After the evening: the last T1 Tramway departures at 00:13 from the “Hôtel de Région-Montrochet” stop. Beware, most of the Lyon metro lines close around midnight.

West of I.S.Rivers

>> Photo exhibition "Did you say water?"
The photos will be displayed at the Lyon 2 University from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June.

>> Walking tour of the Lyon Confluence district - Wednesday 6 June, at 19:00
We offer you a walking tour of the Confluence area prioro to the gala dinner. Meeting point at 19:00 in front of the Auvergne Rhône-Alps region headquartiers, 1 esplanade François Mitterrand, 69002 Lyon.
Access from the Lyon 2 University: Tramway T1 (towards ‘Debourg’), stop at "Hôtel de Région-Montrochet".

>> H2O'Lyon Kickoff meeting - Thursday 7 June, at 15:00
The launching will take place at the Musée des Confluences, 86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon.
Access from the Lyon 2 University: Tramway T1 (towards 'Debourg'), stop at "Musée des Confluences".

How to come to the Lyon 2 University

The Lumière Lyon 2 University is served by the tramways line T1 and T2.
Subway, tramway and city centre plans on the 'Transport for Lyon' (TCL) website

From 'Lyon Perrache' station (approx. journey time 10 to 15 minutes):
Follow the 'Métro Tramway' signs. You then have 3 options:
1. Take tramline T2, in the direction of  'St Priest Bel Air' and get off at 'Centre Berthelot'.
2. Take tramline T1, in the direction of 'IUT Feyssine' and get off at 'Quai Claude Bernard'.
3. Then just walk up to the university: once you are outside the station, follow the tramline and cross the river. Walk along 'avenue Berthelot', you will see the 'Institut des Sciences de l'Homme' (Institute of Human Sciences) on your right and 'rue Pasteur' on your left.

From 'Lyon Part-Dieu' station (approx. journey time 20 minutes):
Use the 'Vivier Merle' exit and take the 'Ligne B' tube in the direction of 'Gare d'Oullins', then get off at 'Saxe Gambetta' tube station. Then, take the 'Ligne D' tube in the direction of 'Gare de Vaise': get off at 'Guillotière' tube station. Leave the tube and take a tramway, 'Debourg' direction: get off at 'Rue de l'Université'. You will see the University right in front of you.

You may rent bicycles via the 'VéloV' self-service, which you can use at your convenience (
You will find many 'VéloV' docking stations in central Lyon. You can buy an access card valid for one day [short time] for 1.5€. The first half hour is free.
You can easily use these bikes in central Lyon, also around the Part-Dieu area, and use them to join the venue of the conference. Docking stations near the university: “Universités Claude Bernard” on the quai Claude Bernard; “Marseille / Université” at the corner of 'rue de l’Université' and 'rue de Marseille'.

The Lyon 2 University (Campus des Berges du Rhône) is located in the city centre of Lyon (in the 7th district), it is well indicated but it is difficult to park.
The Berthelot parking lot (99 rue de Marseille) is situated
near the university (paid parking).

The conference venue is also easily accessible by foot (by walking on the new river banks of the Rhone River for instance).