Based in former Philips factory "de Apparatenfabriek" at Strijp-S is the original and unconventional conference and workplace concept Seats2Meet. Built in the typical architectural style of functionalism, de Apparatenfabriek is one of the most eye-catching buildings at Strijp-S. Located at walking distance from Eindhoven Beukenlaan train station, and with direct busses from Eindhoven Central Station, the venue is easily accessible by car and public transport.

Apparatenfabriek Torenallee 24


Strijp-S is the new creative and cultural heart of Eindhoven and the place to be for shoppers and design-minded people. The atmosphere of Strijp-S reveals its industrial past. Despite the ongoing re-development of Strijp-S, many of the fomer Philips factories, tool shops, and research facilities are still in use today, fostering exciting new initiatives, innovative concepts, and challenging combinations regarding fashion, (eco) design, vintage, interior and (urban)art!

Streetlighting at Strijp S

glow next

Once every year, during the Glow festival in Eindhoven's city centre, Strijp-S offers its own alternative light festival: Glow Next. Besides being next in kin to its larger brother Glow, Glow Next offers a glimpse of things to come in the domain of lighting, lighting design, and light art. Experiencing Light 2014 coincides with Glow and Glow Next. With the conference venue conveniently located at Strijp-S we recommend all conference participants to experience Glow Next after Monday's social event and diner.


Eindhoven's city centre offers hotels and inns in different price ranges. Information regarding accomodations are found at the Tourist Information website or their tourist information map. For travelers on a tight budget, or for those looking for accomodation at walking distance from the conference venue, consider the Bluecollar hotel.

venue address

Torenallee 24
5617 BD
The Netherlands

travel info

You can get direct flights to Eindhoven Airport from various cities in Europe, including Barcelona, Madrid, Dublin, Istanbul, London Heathrow & London Stansted, Kopenhagen, Paris, Marseille, Milan, Pisa, and Rome. For international travelers arriving at Schiphol Airport, several trains per hour are traveling to and from Eindhoven each day.

The most convenient travel to the conference venue is by Eindhoven's rapid transit bus Phileas (Bus 401). The Phileas departs every 10 minutes from Eindhoven Central Stration to Eindhoven Airport and stops near the venue location at bus stop Strijp S-Ir. Kalffstraat. The total travel time is 6 minutes, including a 1 minute walk from the bus stop to the conference venue (see map). Bus tickets can be obtained from the bus driver. Alternatively, but less convenient for international travelers, every hour multiple trains (Sprinters) travel from Eindhoven Central Station to Eindhoven Beukenlaan. From Eindhoven Beukenlaan a 5 minutes walk will bring you to the conference venue (see map).

Strijp S offers ample opportnities for conference attendees travelling by car to park their vehicle near the conference venue (see parking map). However, due to the Glow Next festival some parking locations may not be available, but parking building P1 will probably still be open.

To plan your journey please consult the Dutch Public Transport website.