General Information

The picture shows the students sitting on benches under the arcades of the green courtyard of the main university building
© University of Vienna


The ISA Forum takes place in three buildings of the University of Vienna. The registration, plenary sessions, book exhibition and several RC/WG/TG sessions take place in the Main Building of the University (address: Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna). The remaining sessions will be held in the NIG (address: Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna) and the Juridicum (address: Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna). These two buildings are located within 5 minutes walking distance of the Main Building. 


To accommodate the many guests who will attend sessions Sunday morning we will start on-site registration early: guests are welcome to register already on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday 09 July 2016:                                                                15:00-18:00
Sunday, 10 July 2016:                                                                  8:00-20:00
Monday, 11 July 2016 to Wednesday, 13 July 2016:                           8:00-18:00
Thursday, 14 July 2016:                                                               8:00-15:00

The registration desk is located just inside the main entrance of the Main Building of the University of Vienna (address: Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna).

Name badge

Each delegate will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons, all participants are required to wear their name badge during all activities related to the ISA Forum.

Admission to sessions, the exhibition and official functions included in the registration fee will not be granted without the relevant name badge.

Those who have purchased tickets to the farewell party will receive a special color-coded name badge which will serve as ticket to the party.

Information desks

At each of the three locations, there will be an information desk staffed by student volunteers.


Students working as volunteer staff members will be there to assist you during the congress. You can easily recognise them by their matching T-Shirts. Please feel free to ask them for help.

Opening ceremony and reception

The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday 10, July 2016 from 16:00 to 17:30 in the Auditorium Maximum located in the Main Building.

A live stream of the ceremony and the following opening plenary session will be broadcast in the Arcaded Courtyard and further lecture halls in the Main Building.

We ask guests to arrive at 15:30 to be guided to the available seats by student volunteers.

The reception will be held from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Arcaded Courtyard and further rooms in the Main Building. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Farewell party, Thursday, 14 July 2016

The farewell party hosted by the Austrian Local Organising Committee will be held in the Main Building on Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 19:30 onwards. There will be live music, food and drinks as well as surprise acts on different floors.


The exhibition area is located on the 1st floor of the Main Building. The book exhibition takes place in the Main Ceremonial Chamber, and the publishers lounge can be found in the adjacent Senate Chamber.

Monday, 11 July 2016 to Wednesday, 13 July 2016:             10:30-19:30

Thursday, 14 July 2016:                                                  10:30-17:30

Internet access

Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms throughout the entire venue. You will find the voucher with the required password on the back of your name badge. The Wi-Fi network is called 'eduroam'.

Business centre

The business centre is located on the 1st floor (staircase 2) of the Main Building.

Sunday, 10 July 2016:                                        8:00-14:30
Monday, 11 July 2016 to Thursday, 14 July 2016:    8:00-16:00

Copying and printing

Copying and printing services are available in the business centre.

Computer labs

You can use the computer labs in the NIG and the Juridicum.

NIG (ground-floor):                                                                                   

Sunday, 10 July 2016:                                        8:00-16:00
Monday, 11 July 2016 to Thursday, 14 July 2016:    8:00-19:30

Juridicum (5th floor, SEM 54):

Sunday, 10 July 2016:                                        9:00-16:00
Monday, 11 July 2016 to Thursday, 14 July 2016:    9:00-16:00

Message boards

The message boards facilitate contact between the participants, and they keep you up-to-date about messages from the organisers.

Technical information for presenters

We ask all presenters to please respect the time limits communicated to them by their session organizer.

For roundtable sessions the presenters must bring their own laptops. All session rooms are equipped with one computer, Wi-Fi, a projector and a screen.

Speakers are requested to bring their own USB device so that they can easily upload their presentations onto a single computer.

This should be done during the break preceding the session at the latest in order to save time between the presentations. Speakers will operate the slides themselves.

If speakers want to use their own Mac, they need to bring a suitable VGA connector. We recommend using either PowerPoint or Adobe PDF presentation files saved on a USB device that is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.

The expected format of the presentation file is Microsoft Windows PowerPoint (version 2013 or previous versions).

Information for session organizers

We ask session organizers to introduce themselves as session organizer to the student volunteer in their room, who will be clearly recognizable by their t-shirt. The volunteers will be available for technical assistance. 

The 15-minute interval between sessions are to be used by the session organizer for the upcoming session to prepare and upload the presentations of their speakers to the session computer. 

We therefore ask that session organizers communicate clearly to each speaker how much time they have at their disposal and take steps to ensure these time-limits are respected, so that the sessions can end on schedule.  

Social Program

The deadline to get tickets to the farewell party has been extended to June 30, more info here.

Get your tickets to the social program organized by the Student Organizing Committee here.

Water at the Forum

The tap water in Vienna comes through two pipelines direct from the Alps and is of excellent quality. Each participant will receive a refillable water bottle with their conference bag.

Public transport

A Forum ticket with a 10% congress reduction is available online exclusively for Forum guests online.

The nearest underground / tram station to the University is called "Schottentor" or "Schottentor Universität".

Third ISA Forum of Sociology | Universitätsring 1  | 1010 Wien