This will be the first DPAC consortium meeting in which representatives from all CUs and DPCs participate. It is intended as a working meeting with the following goals in mind:

  • Share and discuss data processing results
  • Work on cross-CU/DPC issues
  • Prepare for the first data release
  • Bring DPAC members together who do not normally meet
  • Team building
  • Visibility for DPAC

The meeting will take place from November 16 to 20 2015 in Leiden at the conference facilities of the Holiday Inn. The meeting starts on Monday at lunch time and ends on Friday at lunchtime. The detailed programme will be announced later, but the plan is to have plenary morning sessions to present and discuss results of interest to everyone in the consortium. The afternoons will be used to organize splinter meetings which are aimed at working on cross-CU or cross-DPC issues. The meeting will also feature a public lecture on Gaia and an event for the press.

Please note that this meeting is only for DPAC members

Important dates

Opening registration: 2 March 2015

Closing deadline: 30 October 2015

Meeting: 16-20 November 2015

Organizing committee

DPAC Executive

DPAC Project Office

Local Organizing Committee

Anthony Brown

Arkadiusz Hypki

Gráinne Costigan

Anita van der Tang

Sponsoring organizations




Courses on outreach

Two courses on outreach will be provided on the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. You can sign up using this form. These courses are for a limited number of participants so sign up soon!


The registration fee is € 230,- and includes coffee breaks, lunches for the five days of the meeting and the Paydro fee (registration managment system). Upon payment you will be registered for the meeting and an invoice will be sent to you. An example invoice can be found here. If any information you need for reimbursement is missing from the invoice, let us know at

Hotel reservations

Hotels with block reservations:

Holiday Inn

Deadline: September 30

Registration: Download the pdf file, fill it in and send to the hotel's address

Home page:


Deadline: September 1

Price for single use: 79 Euro + 2 Euro tax

Price for double use: 92 Euro + 2 Euro tax

Registration: E-mail the hotel at, or call +31 71 516 00 02 (do not use online reservation system). Use the reference code STER161115.

Home page:

Holiday Inn

Hotel with block reservations (home page)

ibis Leiden Centre

Hotel with block reservations (home page)

Alternative hotels without block reservation or discounts:


Bastion Hotel Leiden-Oegstgeest: home page

Mariënpoel Hotel: home page

Mayflower Hotel: home page

Rembrandt Hotel: home page

Hotel De Doelen: home page

Tulip Inn: home page

Golden Tulip: home page

Van der Valk Hotel: home page

City Hotel Nieuw Minerva: home page

Bastion Hotel Leiden-Oegstgeest

Hotel without discount (home page)

Mariënpoel Hotel

Hotel without discount (home page)

Mayflower Hotel

Hotel without discount (home page)

Rembrandt Hotel

Hotel without discount (home page)

Hotel De Doelen

Hotel without discount (home page)

Tulip Inn

Hotel without discount (home page)

Golden Tulip

Hotel without discount (home page)

Van der Valk Hotel

Hotel without discount (home page)

City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

Hotel without discount (home page)


Group foto

Click for larger version. List of names here


The meeting will take place in and around the conference rooms at the Holliday Inn. Lunch will be served everyday. If you have dietary restrictions please let us know at


You can find travel directions to Leiden, the hotels, and the meeting venue here

About Leiden

Leiden is an old and friendly university town with a population of 120,000. Leiden University (founded in 1575) is the oldest university in the Netherlands and the old university buildings are spread throughout the city centre. Walking around you will see canals, windmills and 17th century buildings, with lots of little cafes in small alley ways. Most of the city centre is within easy walking distance and it is definitely worth to a tour by foot or by boat.

For more information about Leiden see Leiden tourism center

Leiden tourism center



friendly people



museums, monuments and parks



km^2 of the Old Town



restaurants and pubs


See the DPAC wiki pages

Mill museum The Falcon

home page

Museum Boerhaave

home page

Leiden canals

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Contact us

If yo have question do not hesitate to contact us