Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that we're having our first IBL Science Meeting on May 21st-23rd, 2018 in Paris at the Institut des Etudes Avancées (Institute for Advanced Study: 

The main meeting is on May 22nd-23rd, all day. Please make sure to arrive on the 21st and leave on the 24th. 

For members of the EB, we will have an extra meeting starting at 4pm on Monday May 21st at the Maison Suger ( followed by dinner.

We will send out a detailed schedule shortly. 

The cost of your travel should be covered by your Simons grant. You are also responsible for booking your travel and reserving the hotel of your choice in Paris. We have attached a list of recommended hotels near the Institut des Etudes Avancées.

Please make sure to book your flights and hotel soon as May is already high season in Paris. 

Postdocs who are supported by your Simons IBL grant, or currently working on IBL-related projects, should attend. You are also welcome to bring along any postdoc who is interested in working for IBL and would like to find out more. 

At this time, we would greatly appreciate if you could answer the following questions ASAP (reply to all to ensure that your email is cc-ed to Leslie Weekes and Ivan Gordeliy):

1- Can you confirm that you are attending?

2- Can you let us know the names of your postdocs who will be at the conference?

3- Do you have a project that you'd like to present?

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Paris.


The organization committee (Ilana, Dora, Surya, Alex)


Hotels recommended by the Institut des Etudes Avancees (IEA), the Ecole Normale
Superieure (ENS). The ones labelled IEA and ENS have worked directly with these centers in
the past. They are listed in decreasing order of access convenience to IEA, though they are at
most 20 minute away from the IEA by foot. They are all decently rated in
2-star hotels:
(IEA) Grand Hôtel des Balcons
Hotel Cluny Sorbonne
Hôtel Cujas Panthéon https://www.cujas-pantheon-
3-star hotels:
(IEA) Hôtel Maxim Quartier Latin
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
(ENS) Hôtel des 3 Collèges
Hotel Excelsior Latin http://www.excelsior-paris-
Hôtel André Latin
(ENS) Les Jardins du Luxembourg https://www.les-jardins-
4-star hotels:
Hôtel Les Dames du Panthéon
(IEA*) Hôtel Parc Saint Séverin
hotel-4- etoiles-paris
Grand Hotel Saint Michel http://www.hotel-saintmichel-

Other suggestions, also highly rated on
2- stars
Hotel Esmeralda
Hotel le Notre Dame
Hotel Hospitel
Hotel Saint-Louis en l'Isle hotel.1.html
Hotel Des Deux-Iles, 59 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris
Hotel de Lutèce, 65 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris
Hotel Caron Paris 4, 3 Rue Caron, 75004 Paris
Hôtel Vendôme Saint-Germain, 8 Rue d'Arras, 75005 Paris
Les Tournelles - Hotel Paris, 30 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
Hotel Du Jeu De Paume, 54 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris
Hôtel de Jobo, 10 Rue d'Ormesson, 75004 Paris
Goralska Résidences Hotel Paris Bastille, 7 Boulevard Bourdon, 75004 Paris
Melia Paris Notre-Dame, 7 Rue de l'Hôtel Colbert, 75005 Paris
Hôtel Dupond - Smith, 2 Rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris