Laxenburg Conference Center

The conference will be held at IIASA, which is based in Schloss Laxenburg just south of Vienna. The Schloss was one of the three main residences of the imperial Habsburg family, and was enlarged to its present size by Empress Maria Theresa in the eighteenth century. Here the Habsburgs enjoyed relative freedom from the strict Spanish court etiquette at the Hofburg, but because only the Imperial rooms had heating facilities, the palace was used only in the warmer months.