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DAS 2014 will will take place in the Vinci – The international convention centre of Tours - France

The International Convention Centre of Tours stands in the heart of Tours-city and corresponds to an architectural feat designed by renowned Jean NOUVEL, Look to an illustration of the location of DAS 2014.

The Convention Centre is equipped with meeting spaces which can cater to any kind of demand.

The attendees of DAS 2014 worshop will dispose of :

  • 1000 m2 area in the Agnes Sorel Hall (2d floor)
  • Free wireless connexion (wifi) – High quality audio and video projection
  • Several  meeting rooms which can be configured from 30 to 320 people.

The tutorials (Monday 7th) will take place at Polytech'Tours engineering school (map & pdf)

Le Vinci
Coming to the the Congress Centre

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Look to the General Map      -     Download DAS 2014 Booklet

 Tours City



Locat the banks of the river Loire – a UNESCO World Heritage site, Tours has the advantages of the historical wealth and diverse activities. Activities include: relaxation and shopping in the city centre, visiting museums (Musée du Compagnonnage or the trade guilds museum, Musée du Gemmail, etc.), visiting monuments (the Hôtel Gouin, the Cathedral, the medieval quarter of the Place Plumereau, etc.) and, of course, doing all kinds of sports (golf, water sports, riding, etc.)

 Home of Descartes and philosophy, the University and learning are still true to their traditions. With 24,000 students in more than 50 different disciplines the University of Tours conjugates educational wealth with conviviality. Here, the different colleges have been decentralized in a harmonious fashion across the city rather than concentrating the students in a campus on the city outskirts.

Higher education, closely associated with 50 public and private research groups, favors and fosters the development of 650 researchers. The proximity to Parismeans many researchers don’t have to be stuck in the capital. For this reason, major international companies, attracted also by the availability of high quality workforce, have chosen to install and develop here.

The Loire Valley

 The region of the Loire Valley, also known as “the garden of France”, is studded with “Les Chateaux de la Loire” and famous residences such as: Chenonceau, Azay-Le-Rideau, Chambord, Loches, Chinon and Amboise, to name but a few.

Tours, its capital, is ideally located in the heart of this Valley of Kings with many architectural treasures to be found within an 80 km radius. Not only is it a region of well-being, art of living, gastronomy, culture and history, it is also the region known for the quality of its spoken French! Every year the “Institut de Touraine” language school takes in students from around the world who come to learn or practice French.

This region has just registered the trademark "Loire Valley": "Here Living is an Art" and it cultivates the art of welcoming and entertaining well. In this land, known as the "cradle of the History of France", you can walk in the footsteps of great historical figures: Kings and Queens of France,


Rabelais, Ronsard, Balzac, Descartes, Courteline, Anatole France, Calder and many others. One of them is the world renowned genius, Leonardo da Vinci. The many sovereigns of France, who have left their mark, have also, in many cases, written its history: the meeting between Joan of Arc and Charles VII in Chinon, Louis XI in Loches and Tours, François I in Amboise, Henri III in Blois, Catherine de Médicis in Chenonceau, etc. If the chateaux are renowned, the vineyards are none the less so and their names tickle the taste buds: MONTLOUIS, VOUVRAY, CHINON and BOURGUEIL.


Inside the Vinci congress Centre


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