Utrecht is an expanding European city with a rich history. The railway station area undergoes a big renovation to accommodate millions of travelers from all over the country. At the outskirts of the city, new housing is created. Close to the station, TivoliVredenburg, the big music centre for all kinds of music styles, is almost ready (and will be at the time of the conference). Also, Utrecht has the so-called Cultural Sundays, monthly festivals around a certain theme. 12 and 13 July there is Cross Culture, a festival set in the Griftpark, close to the centre. Read more about Utrecht.