A brief history of the conference venue: the Evoluon
Originally a science museum, the distinctively designed Evoluon in Eindhoven is now a sleek, modern conference center. Frits Philips commissioned the Evoluon to commemorate the Philips company’s 75th anniversary in 1966 as a gift to the public. The Evoluon Museum was extremely popular, attracting over 500,000 visitors in 1970 with its thought-provoking science and technology exhibits that encouraged interaction.
The building was based on an original idea by Frits Philips and its design resembles an UFO that has landed in the middle of Eindhoven. The unusual design meant many calculations were needed to make sure the 77-meter concrete dome was properly supported. Concentric rings line the dome like circular balconies and are now used for events. In the late 1980s, the building was renovated and expanded to be used for receptions and conferences for the Philips company. Later on in the 1990s the Philips Hall auditorium, meeting rooms, and VIP suites were added. The Evoluon is now available for conferences, meetings, and events. And from 11 to 14 September 2018 especially for IENE 2018!
Please find more practical information about the conference venue at the following page.