Brocher Foundation
Brocher Foundation

The event will take place in the Brocher Foundation, a charming site on the shores of Lake Geneva in Hermance, near Geneva, that fosters interdisciplinary exchanges. The exceptional domain of the Brocher Foundation, associating sophistication and modernity, makes it a unique place to create a timeless and exclusive atmosphere. The auditorium offers a stunning view of the lake and the Jura through its bay windows.

Facing the peaks of the Jura, the domain of the Brocher Foundation is made of eight buildings spread over about three acres of ground. The park with its variety of trees, lime, chestnut, tulip, maple or pine sapo, is a source of inspiration and reflection.

This non-profit foundation was created under Swiss private law by Mr and Mrs Jacques and Lucette Brocher. Its purpose, since the demise of its founders, is to host scientists and experts in the ethical, legal and social implications of the development of medical research and biotechnologies in the Hermance domain. The Foundation encourages multidisciplinary research around this new field of research strongly linked to society by involving law, anthropology, history, bioethics and philosophy. Since its launching in 2006, the Brocher Foundation has backed the publication of hundreds of books and articles which are the fruits of the scientific stays and symposia.

Within a few years, the Brocher Foundation has become a meeting and reflexion venue acknowledged by the experts of the most reputed universities.

Address: Route d’Hermance 471 – 1248 Hermance – Switzerland

How to get there

By taxi

Taxi services in Geneva operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are many taxi stands around the city and you can call 022 331 41 33 at any time for a scheduled pick-up.

By bus

The buses and trams around Geneva run from about 05:00 – 24:00 hr. You can reach the Brocher Foundation by bus E, bus stop “Triaz”, then walk 4 minutes to the Foundation.

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The daily transportation from and to the hotel (10 minutes by bus) is taken in charge by the organizer (included in the conference price).