2014 is the "Karlsjahr", the "Opens external link in new windowYear of Charlemagne", twelve centuries after his death. Aachen features outstanding exhibitions to commemorate this event. Don't miss them. In addition, we offer tours to the beautiful surroundings of Aachen - where it is easy to visit three countries in an afternoon. The tours and cultural program of the conference can be found here.

If you need childcare, please contact the organizers.

Networking, meeting old friends and get acquainted with new colleagues is part of every conference; OR2014 is no exception. Three social events are of interest for all participants, the Deutsche Post DHL get together on Tuesday evening (Sep 2, 18.00), the Aachen reception on Wednesday evening (Sep 3, 19.30), and the conference dinner on Thursday evening (Sep 4, 19.30). Locations are also on the Initiates file downloadmap.

To identify yourself as a registered participant for the different events, you need to wear the respective bracelets handed out to you with the conference material.

Also be aware of the possibilities social media has to offer and participate!