FAN Conference Retz Spring 2019

On behalf of Club Alpbach Lower Austria it is our pleasure to invite you to the Forum Alpbach Network Spring Conference 2019, which will take place from May 17th to 19th in Retz, Lower Austria (Austria).

Early bird tickets for EUR 30,- will be available until April 3rd for two participants per Club/IG. The full participation fee is EUR 50,- and includes accommodation with breakfast, two meals and conference materials. You can also apply for refund of your travel expenses. A maximum number of four participants per Club/IG can register for the conference. We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by April 24th via registration here:

For the FAN Spring Conference, you can find the draft schedule here*. Further details such as the agenda, tips for your travel to Retz and the final program will be communicated by mid-April.

In case you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Club Alpbach Lower Austria:
mobile:                            +43 677 629 387 05

We, the Forum Alpbach Network together with Club Alpbach Lower Austria, are looking forward to having you as our guests in Lower Austria this May!

*Draft schedule:

Friday, May 17th 2019

Until 17:00              Check-In at Accommodation (Hotel Althof, Retz) and Registration
From 18:30             IDEAS.GALA – Presentation of the results of the DIALOG.FORMAT followed by dinner

Saturday, May 18th 2019

07:00–09:00           Breakfast Time (Hotel)
09:30–12:30           Conference Session 1 (3h)
12:30–13:30           Lunch Break
13:30–15:30           Conference Session 2 (2h)
15:30–16:00           Coffee Break
16:00–17:30           Conference Session 3 (1,5h)
From 19:00            Wine tasting – walking to a number of local wineries (optional offer with a participation fee of €15)

Sunday, May 19th 2019

07:00–09:30           Breakfast Time & Check-Out (Hotel)
10:00–13:00           Conference Session 3 (3h)
14:00–15:00           Social Programme (optional)

Participation fee

We are offering a discount for “early birds” that register until April 3rd, 2019.
“Early bird” ticket:  EUR 30,- (Deadline: April 3rd, 2019)
Regular ticket: EUR 50,-  (Deadline April 24th, 2019)
The deadline for the registration is April 24th, 2019. Additional registrations might be possible after the registration deadline, given availability.


Please transfer the registration fee indicating “FAN Conference” and your name to:
Account holder: Club Alpbach fuer Europaeische Kultur – Niederoesterreich 

IBAN: AT07 5300 0011 5509 2498 


How many members of each Club are able to register?

Clubs: The maximum number of participants are four persons per Club/IG.
Ambassadors: Two persons per country.

Price for accommodation

The accommodation (incl. breakfast) for two nights is included in the participation fee.
Up to 4 people can participate per club/IG, but only 2 persons are eligible for an early bird ticket.

Cancellation fee
– none until April 3rd, 2019
– 50% from April 3rd to April 24th, 2019
– 100% for later cancellations & no-shows


Please let us know if you want us to book a room for you during your stay in Retz. We reserved a number of double and triple bed rooms in Hotel Althof (Althofgasse 14, 2070 Retz, Austria).

Public Transport
Retz can be reached by the Austrian train network. There are regional trains (Regionalzüge) going from Vienna directly to Retz (travel duration around 1h). The event location (Hotel Althof Retz) is just a 8 minute walk from the train station.
Please use the online schedule of the ÖBB for further information.

Visa and support

If you have further questions or need visa support, please feel free to contact Club Alpbach Lower Austria directly:
mobile:                            +43 (677) 629 387 05 


April 3rd, 2019: “Early bird” registration (EUR 30,- participation fee)
April 24th, 2019:  Registration deadline  (EUR 50,- participation fee)

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