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Welcome to IPAC – in the happiest place on earth!

We are pleased to announce that the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC’17, will take place at the Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 14 – 19, 2017. IPAC is the main annual event for the worldwide accelerator community and industry, with presentations of the latest results from accelerator R&D and on the progress in existing, planned and future accelerator facilities.

Copenhagen has long been an attractive destination, largely due to the city’s location as a Scandinavian hub, unique combination of architecture, exquisite gastronomic experiences and characteristic Scandinavian design. The world has also discovered Copenhagen’s potential as a meeting place, placing it among the top 10 congress and convention cities in Europe. With streamlined infrastructure, excellent service and a wealth of modern venues, Copenhagen offers everything it takes for a successful conference. On top of all that, Denmark was ranked (again) number 1 in the list of the world’s happiest countries, according to the UN World Happiness Report 2016.

Bella Center Copenhagen is Scandinavia's largest congress, conference and exhibition centre. The venue is only 6 kilometres away from Copenhagen Airport and 8 kilometres away from Copenhagen city centre with its own Metro station. Bella Center is situated near Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre, a Golf Center and protected natural areas, ideal for an early morning pre-conference jog. 

IPAC’17 is hosted by the European Spallation Source ERIC (Lund, Sweden) and supported by both MAX IV (Lund, Sweden) and Aarhus University (Denmark).

The ESS construction site and MAX IV are within a one-hour ride of the conference venue. Tours to visit both facilities will be offered. Aarhus University offers a tour to the ISA high brilliance synchrotron storage ring, ASTRID2.


We look forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen and meeting you at the conference!

Gianluigi Arduini, CERN, Chairman of the Organising Committee
Mike Seidel, PSI, Chairman of the Scientific Programme Committee
Mats Lindroos, ESS, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee