26th Annual CCIS Conference

CCIS: Strengthening Partnerships

March 30–April 1, 2016

Annecy, France

The 2016 CCIS Conference brochure, fillable registration form, and hotel registration form are now available. The early registration discount is available until January 18, 2016. Please see below regarding important Conference travel and hotel information, including reservation instructions for a reduced-rate hotel room.

Conference Brochure

Registration Form (fillable PDF)

If you fill your registration form out on a computer, please use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC program (available here).


Important Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Best Western Hotel, in the heart of Annecy's town center. There is a reduced rate for conference participants, which they may take advantage of by reserving a room with the hotel registration form, below. Note: if the PDF is opened in your browser, the currency symbol may not show up-hotel prices are in Euros.

Hotel Registration Form


Travel Information

Information about how to travel to the CCIS Conference Site is below. There is also a PDF version in case you would like to have a copy for offline access.

From Geneva

Annecy is situated just 40 km from Geneva and the international airport.

  1. There is a regular coach service running between Annecy and Geneva. Tickets cost around €21 return. The journey takes one to two hours depending upon the route and time of day. The service is reduced on Sundays and public holidays.

  2. Taxis are available and can be booked in advance through the IFALPES office. A taxi from the airport to Annecy costs €115. The transfer takes 40 minutes depending upon traffic conditions.

  3. Trains run from Geneva Central Station to Annecy Station. A one way ticket costs around €30. The journey takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. To get from the station to the Conference site or hotels, there are buses or taxis at the station.

From Lyon

Annecy is 125 km from Lyon, and the airport is situated on the outskirts: St. Exupery.

  1. A regular coach service runs between the airport and Annecy with at least 6 coaches per day. The cost of a one way ticket is around €35, and the journey takes about an hour-and-a-half. The service is reduced on Sundays and public holidays.

  2. Taxis are available and can be booked through the IFALPES office. A taxi from the St. Exupery airport costs €140. The transfer takes 1 hour and 30 minutes depending upon traffic conditions.

  3. Trains run from St. Exupery to Annecy Station. A one way ticket costs around €60 and the journey takes about an hour-and-a-half. To get from Annecy Station to the Conference site or hotels, there are buses or taxis at the station.

From Paris

Annecy is 560 km from the French capital, Paris

  1. The cheapest and quickest way to get from any of the Parisian airports to Annecy is by train. TGV (Train Grand Vitesse) leaves from Paris Gare de Lyon and takes under four hours to reach Annecy. Ticket prices vary depending on time of day, when the ticket is booked, etc.

Downloadable PDF of travel information for offline viewing