IASA Annual Conference 1999
Vienna, 18 - 22 September 1999

A Century of Sound Archiving

Organised by AGAVA -
Arbeitsgemeinschaft audiovisueller Archive Österreichs



Before you leave for Vienna ...
Latest informations and recommendations


Dear IASA Members and conference participants,

We have received your registration details and your account has been debited accordingly. Upon your arrival you will receive an invoice, together with your conference bag.

Before you leave for Vienna, we would like to provide some information on transport in Vienna, early meetings, the venues, amongst others.

Statistically, mid September should be warm and sunny. There is a chance, however, of cool and rainy weather. So be prepared for anything between 15 and 25°C and bring a light raincoat and an umbrella.

Airport Transfer:
S-Bahn to Wien Mitte. From there connect to the U-Bahn (U 3/U 4, same ticket), or take a taxi.
Travel time: 30 minutes
Schedule: every 30 minutes, last train 22.24
Price: ATS 38.--
For downtown hotels take the Airport Bus to Vienna City Terminal at Hilton (same place as S-Bahn station Wien Mitte.) From there connect to the U-Bahn (U 3/U 4, separate ticket) or take a taxi
Travel time: 20 minutes
Price: ATS 70.--
Schedule: every 20 minutes during the day, less frequently evening and night.
Less frequent busses also go to Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof
Normal Taxi may be up to ATS 500.--. Best value is C&K Limousine Service for ATS 270.-- flat rate to the City. You can order your limousine from abroad: +431 1731 and you will be expected in the arrival hall after customs. You can also ask for C&K at the information counter in the arrival hall.

Arrival by train:
from Südbahnhof: Tram D
from Westbahnhof: U 3

Arrival by car:
Some hotels assist to solve parking, which is generally restricted in downtown districts. There is a slight chance to get hold of one of the few spots of unrestricted parking: contact Dietrich Schüller < >

Road emergency:
Phone nationwide: 120 (OEAMTC), 123 (ARBOE)

It may be good to have some Austian money upon arrival for transport etc. Money changing is available on the Airport, however more costly than in banks downtown. Saturday, banks are closed however, and there are only few money changers open on weekends. Best value: cash machines.

Public Transport:
Vienna offers a fairly dense public transport system. You may use the same ticket to change from S-Bahn to U-Bahn, Tram and Bus, as long you go in one meaningful direction. For return, a new ticked is needed. Most places can be reached within the central zone. From or to the Airport Schwechat by S-Bahn is two zones.
Tickets can be obtained from most tobacconists, and from machines (taking coins and bills) at any U-Bahn stations and the platform in the Airport station. Price for one zone is ATS 19.--. It makes sense to buy a 4 of 8 zone strip.

Conference venue and Registration: 1010, Sonnenfelsgasse 19

The conference and registration venue is the Domus Universitatis of the Academy of Sciences, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien (1st District), next to its main building on Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz. This is close to Wollzeile and Dr. Karl Lueger Platz. Next U-Bahn station is Stubentor on U 3 line (exit Wollzeile), 2 min walk, Stephansplatz U1 and U3, 5 min walk, Tram 1 and 2, Dr. Karl Lueger Platz, 3 min walk and Bus 1A (weekdays only) Wollzeile, 1 min walk.

Registration desk opens 18 September 10.00 and is open 19-22 September, 8.30 to the end of last session.
Collect your conference bags early, there may be queues Saturday late afternoon.

Early Meetings (before and on 18 September):

Executive Board Meeting (members only): Österreichische Phonothek, 1060, Gumpendorferstraße 95,
U 3 Zieglergasse, walk down Webgasse, 7 min; or Bus 57A

17 September, 9.00

All other Committee Working Meetings:
1010, Sonnenfelsgasse 19


Technical Committee

18 September, 9.00-15.45

Discography Committee

18 September, 14.15-15.45

Cataloguing and Documentation Committee

18 September, 16.15-17.45

Welcome Drink:
1010 Sonnenfelsgasse 19,18 September, 18.00

>From 18 to 22 September the conference desk can be contacted by
phone: + 431 51581 396

Last enquiries until 17 September:
Östereichische Phonothek, Christiane Hofer, + 431 597 36 69 23,
Phonogrammarchiv + 431 4277 29601

Programme update:
Visit our conference website

Have a pleasant and safe trip to Vienna!

The Conference Organising Team
Christiane Fennesz-Juhasz
Christiane Hofer
Rainer Hubert
Dietrich Schüller


Web version by Peter Levenitschnig, 8 September 1999
Copyright by IASA / AGAVA 1999