The ECSSC conference will be held just after the “grande braderie de Lille” (31st of August to 1st of September, see here for more information: This annual event is one of the highlights of the local tradition and usually drags a huge crowd from all across Europe. Therefore should you wish to discover the special atmosphere of the city during this week-end of celebration, we strongly recommend to book your accommodation as early as possible. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the negotiated hotel room prices during the “braderie”.