Useful information

Useful information

This page gives various useful bits of information for the Conference participants. Revisit periodically as it is continuously updated.

Rikli Balance Hotel

The Conference will be held at the Rikli balance hotel in Bled, Slovenia. RIKLI BALANCE HOTEL **** (ex Hotel Golf) is a modern conference and wellness hotel that boasts a unique location in the centre of Bled. It is surrounded by a park with large old trees, and from the hotel there is a wonderful view of Lake Bled and the Julian Alps.

The sustainable Rikli Balance Hotel has recently been completely refurbished and revitalizes the traditions of the local area in order to take care of your health and well-being.

In the hotel rooms, you will learn stories of the Carniolan honey bee, traditional Gorenjska embroideries, honey dough hearts, spruce from the nearby Pokljuka plain, and Arnold Rikli, the Swiss healer who founded a natural health resort in Bled in the 19th century.

The Rikli Balance Hotel combines modern amenities and spa facilities set in a timeless landscape, and merges a modern business climate and diversity in harmony with nature which will give our congress a unique feel in the embrace of the creative atmosphere of Lake Bled.


Rikli Balance Hotel
Cankarjeva cesta 4
4260 Bled

Conference overview

Dress code

The dress code for the conference is smart casual.

Conference catering

The catering for the conference will cater to a diverse range of dietary requirements and preferences to ensure that all attendees can enjoy the food offerings.

For the conference events (the Welcome reception, Poster event and Gala dinner), on registering for the conference, you will be asked to indicate whether you will be attending any (or all) of these events. If so, you will also be asked to note your dietary requirements under the “Additional notes” section for each event.

For lunches and morning and afternoon teas at the conference, various dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerance), will already be catered for. If you have additional requirements beyond these for lunches and morning and afternoon teas (e.g. specific allergies), please email Nina Bernard: .

Conference social media policy

The full Conference social media policy is available on the Policies page, here.

Accommodation options

Hotel/Accommodation information is available from the dedicated Accommodations page, here.

Transport options

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water.

Set in the foothills of the Julian Alps on the glacial Lake Bled. The view of Bled with its castle, lake and islet in the middle of the lake is a globally recognised image.

How to get to Bled / Travel recommendations

Bled is easy to reach by plane, train and car.
Further information is available at this link.

The Congress has made a special arrangement with a partner for to transfer delegates from Ljubljana airport to Bled. Please book your transfer during the registration process (link bo posredovan po izdelavi prijavnice), or, in case you have already completed your registration process, please contact .

About Bled

Tourist information


Weather in May at lake Bled

In late May, Lake Bled and its surrounding areas in Slovenia experience a pleasant transition from spring to early summer, characterized by mild temperatures, increasing sunshine, and the emergence of lush greenery.

During this period, the average daytime temperatures range from around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit), creating a comfortably mild atmosphere. However, there can still be some variations, with cooler mornings and evenings and slightly warmer afternoons. As the month progresses, temperatures tend to gradually rise, making it an ideal time to explore the outdoors.

Rainfall decreases compared to earlier spring months, and you can expect relatively drier conditions. While occasional showers are still possible, they become less frequent and usually brief, allowing for more outdoor activities without the concern of constant rainfall.

The region experiences an increase in sunshine hours, with approximately 7 to 9 hours of daily sunshine. This provides ample opportunity for sightseeing, hiking, and enjoying the picturesque landscape around Lake Bled. The longer daylight hours also allow for extended outdoor adventures and leisurely strolls.

As the vegetation flourishes, the surrounding countryside and the shores of Lake Bled become adorned with vibrant colors and blooming flowers. The lake itself remains tranquil and inviting, offering opportunities for boating, kayaking, and other water activities.

It’s important to note that weather can be somewhat unpredictable, so it’s advisable to pack layers of clothing to adapt to varying temperatures throughout the day. As tourism tends to pick up during this time, it’s a good idea to book accommodations and activities in advance to ensure availability.

In summary, late May brings delightful weather to Lake Bled, Slovenia, with mild temperatures, increasing sunshine, and the beauty of spring fully on display. It’s an excellent time to explore the region, enjoy outdoor activities, and witness the natural charm of this picturesque destination.