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Venue & accommodation

Learn more about the The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF), official venue of the Ascona III Conference, and nearby accommodation options.

Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF)

The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF), conference platform of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich, is responsible for the promotion, selection and financing of international conferences at the venue Monte Verità, a hilltop over Ascona and Lake Maggiore.


The CSF provides an ideal meeting point for all members of the international scientific community who wish to discuss the state of the art and new challenges of any field of research.


Since 1989 the CSF has supported 20 – 25 international conferences yearly and, since 2010, up to 10 winter doctoral schools (ETH Winter Schools@Monte Verità).


A Call for Proposals is published every year at the end of Spring. Such events last 3 to 5 days and attract an international audience.


Submission of a proposal for a CSF subsidized meeting is open to all researchers and university professors working in Switzerland. International collaborations are welcome.


The CSF avails of the on-site facilities of Monte Verità Foundation: various conference rooms for up to 110 people, a hotel with 23 single bedrooms and 27 double bedrooms, a restaurant with panoramic view, a park with a historical heritage (a former vegetarian community) and a museum about the history of Monte Verità.


The CSF is also open to the local public with some outreach events in the contexts of its conferences: lectures, round tables, public demonstration of new technologies, plays, and more.


More information on CSF can be found on

Venue map

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Venue floor plan

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