The meeting will be held in Rehovot on the pastoral campus of the R.H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Hebrew University was officially opened in 1925, is ranked among the 100 leading universities in the world, and is first among Israeli universities. The extensive gardens and modern lecture halls of the Rehovot campus provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for international visitors. Rehovot is conveniently located in the center of the country with affordable, frequent, train, bus and taxi service from Tel Aviv (ca. 20 km distant), Jerusalem (ca. 50 km) and Ben Gurion International Airport (15 km from campus). Many restaurants and cafés are within walking distance of the meeting venue. A campus map can be found here.
Rehovot has a population of 114,000 and is known as the City of Science and Culture historically was Israel's citrus capital; the city emblem displays a microscope, a book and an orange. These days, Rehovot is well known for its high-tech and biotech industries. A downloadable street map of Rehovot can be found here.