Life on Earth and Beyond
The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life
Ven Island, Sweden, 4 - 6 May 2015


The meeting will take place at:

Backafallsbyn Hotel
SE-26013 S:t Ibb
Island Ven, Sweden
Phone +46 (0)418-44 99 99

Lectures will be held in the conference room of the hotel. The lecture room is equipped with a PowerPoint projector. If speakers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers in good time. The venue of the poster session will be announced in due course.


Participants will be housed in houses of 4. The units are beautifully situated around asmall lake. Each unit is 42 square meters with four beds and access to extra beds for children (ages 2-10) if needed. They have satellite TV and private bathrooms and Wi-Fi is avaliable free of charge during your entire stay. Each unit has its own furnished patio under roof. All the hotel units are equipped with a kettle, so that you can enjoy a nice cup of tea, or coffee at any time.

Breakfast, lunches and dinners will be in the hotel restaurant.

Fees for accommodation and meals
There are no registrayion fees charged for the course. Participants, will, however have to fund their own travel, accommodation and meals. The package rates for the participants are

  • SEK 4715,- for accommodation in a shared house for 4 (one room with 2 separated beds downstairs and two seperated beds upstairs) with en-suite facilities
  • SEK 5933,- for accommodation in a shared house for 2 (one room downstairs and one bed upstairs) with en-suite facilities
  • SEK 7433,- for accommodation in a single house with en-suite facilities

The course packages cover

  • Accommodation in shared houses for 4 (2 floors) with en-suite facilities from 3 May evening to 7 May 2015 morning
  • Breakfasts, Coffee breaks, lunches and dinners from 3 May 2015 evening to 7 May 2015 morning
  • Excursion around Ven and visit to Tycho Brahe Museum and other sights
  • Farewell dinner
  • Course material

The fees have to be paid by bank transfer in advance to the venue. People will be informed about payment modalities after registration. For registration, selected participants are requested to send the registration form sent to them by the course organiser back to him (email: before March 31st 2015.

Všlkommen till Ven !

Backafallsbyn hotel Tycho Brahe's castle Uraniborg Kyrkbacken harbour