There is no registration fee to attend the Winter School, and all local expenses, including lodging and meals, will be covered. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available! Please indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered for a travel scholarship. Non-scholarship selectees are expected to cover their own travel. Notification for selection to attend the school and possible scholarship support will be sent to the applicant shortly after the closing date of application (by October 1st, 2017).

Where is ELSI?

ELSI is an institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan on the Ookayama campus.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama Campus
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
152-8552 Japan

access instructions

precise location (Google maps link)



You must arrive in Tokyo the day before the starting date of the Winter School. We will start the school early in the morning on January 22nd.

Housing (and meals) will be provided for the field trip. In Tokyo, lodging near ELSI will be arranged for participants for the rest of the winter school (including the first night, January 21st), and most meals will be covered (either a daily per diem or catered lunches and dinners; depending on the day’s schedule)

We will ask during the registration process for dietary restrictions. Please understand that not all requests may be fulfilled.

ELSI Symposium

ELSI is organizing its 6th International Symposium 2 weeks before the Winter School (January 9th – 11th, 2018). Please consider attending both. Funds may be available for supported attendants to cover the week in-between to interact with ELSI members and participate in research discussions and seminars at ELSI campus. Please indicate your interest in the Symposium in your application form. You will need to apply separately for the Symposium.

ELSI Symposium Website


Conference Policies on Conduct:

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. All ELSI guests and event attendees have the right to a space that is free of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Harassment on the basis of any characteristic, protected or otherwise, is a form of misconduct. It is important to bear in mind that harassment is in the eye of the victim. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If you wish to report harassment, suspect that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organizing committee immediately.