Practical Information

Here you will find everything you need to know to get to and around Uphill Conf.


Doors open at 8:15. Enjoy coffee and croissants before the conference or workshops start.

To be on time, please catch the Gurtenbahn at 08:15.

The workshops (May 16) start at 9.00 end at around 17.30.
The conference (May 17) starts at 8.55 and ends at 17:20, followed by an aperitif until 19:00.
For the detailed schedule please check the AGENDA.

Find your way to UpHill Conf here.

Information about Food and Drink here.  
Mount Gurten

How to get to Uphill Conf

The easiest way to get to the Uphill Conf in Bern is by public transport. It takes about 30 minutes from Bern main station to Gurten Kulm (Bergstation) where the conference will take place. Please check the timetable on

From Bern main station, the best solution is to take S-Bahn no. 3/31 in the direction of Belp to the “Wabern” station or tram no. 9 towards Wabern until the “Gurtenbahn” stop. The Gurten funicular valley station is only a few steps from the stops. Alternatively, the following bus routes also go to the Gurten valley station: Bus line 29 (Köniz local bus) and Bus line 22 (Brünnen-Kleinwabern).

Your tickets for the Gurtenbahn are included in the ticket price; you'll soon receive detailed instructions on how to validate them in our newsletter.

The road leading up to the Gurten is closed to private traffic. There is a general ban on vehicles. You can drive to the bottom station. Next to the station is a parking garage with 285 parking spaces (subject to a fee), five charging stations for electric cars and two disabled parking spaces.
For more details visit
Mount Gurten

On the Gurten

There are two buildings on the Gurten:
The Pavillon where the Main Track is held and the Main Building where we organize the Lounge Track. Those two buildings are an easy one-minute walk apart. Just follow the signs.
See the location
Uphill Conf Workshop

Food and Drinks

Your ticket includes all food and drinks on both the workshop day, and the conference day. However, please note that Apéro will be held exclusively on the evening of the conference day (17.5.2024).

Start the day with Coffee and Gipfeli, take a breath during the morning and afternoon coffee break and of course lunch will be served.

If you have any special dietary requirements, food allergies or intolerances, please let us know via the ticket registration form.
Speaker Event


The conference ticket is only valid for the conference day (17.5.2024). If you want to visit a workshop on May 16, you need a separate ticket.

Last but not least, please note that all attendees at our conference are required to agree with our code of conduct.