Conference Details

Conference Title

Conference Title

11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting Slovakia 2017
Conference Venue

Conference Venue

x-bionic sphere resort in Šamorín, Slovakia
Conference Date

Conference Date

14th to 16th September 2017
Dress code and language

Dress code and language

The official language of the conference is English and dress code is informal for all occasions.

Travel by air

Airport alternatives for the attendees traveling by air
Bratislava Airport

Bratislava Airport

Distance to venue: 24 km
Travel time to venue: 30 min
Vienna Airport

Vienna Airport

Distance to venue: 85 km
Travel time to venue: 70 min
Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport

Distance to venue: 210 km
Travel time to venue: 150 min

Travel information

In case you are interested in an individual transport (a car from 1-3 people, 89€/ride), please write to

Another alternative is to travel by bus. Buses drive regularly from the Vienna airport (Platform No. 3 – Schwechat Airport Bus Station) to the Bratislava main bus station and from Bratislava main bus station (Platforms 4, 6, 7, 8 – AS Mlynské nivy) to Šamorín bus station. For more information and time tables, visit (Schwechat-Bratislava) and (Bratislava-Šamorín, you can switch to English language by clicking “English” in the bottom right corner of the search section).

Some participants may require Visa in order to enter Slovakia. Please check with your local Slovak Consulate or Embassy. For an invitation letter for Visa purposes, please e-mail Aladar Madari at Please note letters take one week to generate. We also recommend that all participants​ take out personal travel and health insurance for the duration of their trip.​

Climate-wise, Slovakia belongs to the northern moderate climatic zone, with four seasons. The weather in Slovakia changes a lot by the influence of dry continental air from the west and the humid ocean air from the North, Baltic and Mediterranean Sea. Summer is usually characterized by hot weather with daily temperatures exceeding 30 °C.

In case you are interested in an individual transport (a car from 1-3 people, 89€/ride), please write to

Another alternative is to travel by bus. Buses drive regularly from Šamorín (Platforms No. 1, 2, 3 – Šamorín Bus Station) to Bratislava (AS Mlynské nivy Bus Station) and from Bratislava (Platform No. 16 – AS Mlynské nivy) to Vienna-Schwechat Airport Bus Station. For more information and time tables, visit (Šamorín-Bratislava, you can switch to English language by clicking “English” in the bottom right corner of the search section) and (Bratislava-Schwechat).

on-site accommodation

X-BIONIC Private Sphere Hotel

Located right inside the conference venue, X-BIONIC private sphere hotel offers premium accommodation in its 282 rooms. With on-site spa & wellness, enormous gym, swimming pool and countless other recreational opportunities, this hotel is among the best you can find in the entire South Slovakia area.

X-BIONIC private sphere hotel is an official partner of the IVBM Slovakia conference and it will give all attendees an accommodation discount. The discounted accommodation prices are:

  • Single room: 99 EUR
  • Double room: 109 EUR (54.50€ per person)
  • Triple room: 119 EUR (39.70€ per person)
  • Quadriple room: 129 EUR ( 32.25€ per person)

Rich buffet breakfast, wifi, parking, and gym entrance are all included in the price.

For more information and booking, visit X-BIONIC private sphere hotel website To get the accommodation discount, enter discount code IVBM2017 during the booking process.

Accommodation outside venue

Kormorán Hotel ****

Kormorán Hotel ****

1km from the venue

Hotel Kormoran is located on the banks of the Danube river, near the Gabcikovo dam. It offers comfortable accommodation in 6 single rooms and 49 double rooms. The prices of single rooms start at 45€ and of double rooms at 80€. For more information, visit the hotel website

Samaria Hotel ***

Samaria Hotel ***

2.2km from the venue

Located in Samorin, Hotel Samaria offers an on-site Italian restaurant, a summer terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi and free private parking are available. The prices of single rooms start at 50€ and the prices of double rooms start at 70€. For more information, visit the hotel website


Get to know the beautiful place you're visiting

We have arranged for day trips for all accompanying spouses and partners who wish to explore some of the unique and beautiful sights of western Slovakia. Each tour includes transportation, English speaking guide, and lunch. Please see below for details. The price for each tour is based on 10-20 people attending.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate more than 20 people. Therefore, registration for these trips is on “first comes, first served” basis.

Those who wish to register for any of these tours, please contact Linda Zatkalikova ( Payment can be made on-site. Please note that we require at least 10 people to arrange the tour at these prices.

Please be aware of the fact that this capacity is limited.

Thursday, 14th of September (cost of the tour is 140 Euros including lunch)

09:00 departure from Šamorín to Bratislava
10:00 Bratislava seightseeing with English-speaking guide (meeting with the guide in front of harbour Danubius, Fajnorovo nábrežie 7, 811 02 Bratislava)
12:30 lunch
14:00 microbus departure to Malé Karpaty with the visit to the castle of Červený Kameň
16:00 wine testing
17:00 microbus departure to Šamorín-Čilistov

Friday, 15th of September (cost of the tour is 165 Euros including lunch)

09:00 microbus departure to Bratislava (free program, possible shopping)
11:30 lunch (and meeting with the guide in front of harbour Danubius, Fajnorovo nábrežie 7, 811 02 Bratislava)
13:00 boat departure to Čunovo
14:45 visit to the gallery of DANUBIANA
15:45 microbus departure to Šamorín-Čilistov
17:00 arrival to Šamorín-Čilistov

Many thanks to

Organizations behind the conference: University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakian Small Animal Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association, European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, and European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology. Thank you!