13-15 November 2020
CERN IdeaSquare
Europe/Zurich timezone
Registration Closed! (You Can Still Join The Pre-Hack Webinars)


For those of you who intend to travel to Geneva for the hackathon weekend, please carefully review the travel restrictions imposed by Switzerland (link) and CERN (link). Prior to your arrival to CERN, we will share with you all the relevant safety information including CERN’s instruction on COVID-19 related health and safety measures. You will also have to complete a self-declaration form, which is mandatory to access the CERN sites.

Please note that visitors arriving from a country or area mentioned in at least one of the lists of countries and areas with a high risk of coronavirus infection published by the Swiss or French authorities will not be allowed on CERN sites during 10 days upon arrival. Furthermore, the pandemic situation is dynamic and rapidly evolving, with a non-zero risk of the event being canceled or postponed, or some regions of Switzerland and/or France going into lockdown. Please take this into consideration before you confirm your travel plans.

Please find below suggestions of a few reasonably-priced hotels near EPFL.

  1. Youth Hostel Lausanne, from 40 CHF/night

  2. Ibis Bussigny, from 78 CHF/night,

  3. Hotel des Inventions, from 100 CHF/night

  4. SwissTech Hotel, from 105 CHF/night

  5. Starling Hotel Lausanne, from 138 CHF/night


Please find below suggestions of a few reasonably-priced hotels in downtown Geneva.

You may also want to check the link below, in particular if you plan to stay near CERN on the French side (Saint Genis, Thoiry, Prevessin) or Swiss side (Meyrin, Vernier, Geneva Center):