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We have reserved three beautiful buildings for this conference at the university of colorado. Macky as the main auditorium and old main as the second. Umc will serve as cinema and dinner place.
HilversumHilversum is a medium-sized city (85.539 inhabitants) located in the Gooi area of North Holland. It is a slightly hilly area characterized by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. The Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous. The city is between the major cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, and most travellers visit it for a relaxing day off from the urban city.
Today Hilversum is Holland`s media capital, almost all national radio and TV stations are based here. Hilversum is also famous for its flourishing architecture, the 1920's were especially an architecturally important period. The world-famous town architect W.M. Dudok designed the Town Hall, school and office buildings, residential areas, ponds, roads and the sports park. The Sound and Vision building is considered to be Hilversum`s most recent architectural highlight.
The city itself is also green and breezy with trees pretty much everywhere. Typical for the city is the way forests and city building naturally blend into each other.
HotelsSeveral hotels are located near business sites, such as the Media Park and Arenapark, and offer an extensive entertainment program. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers in the Hilversum area.
HistoryHilversum is one of the first inhabited areas of the Netherlands, as shown by earthenware from the early to mid-bronze age (1800-1200 BCE). This prehistoric civilization is called Hilversum Culture and is characterized by the use of cremation burial under round barrows set in round barrow cemeteries.
In the early middle Ages, Hilversum was an agricultural area. It was not until the year 900 that the firsts bricks of the city were laid, and was formally known as Hilfersheem. The first official mention of Hilversum is found in 1305. Etymologists explain that the name of Hilversum derives from Hilvertshem, which means "Houses between the hills". Daily life was characterized by farming, raising sheep and wool manufacturing.
Economic growth came in the 17th century when Holland became one of the richest trading nations in Europe. Canals were built to indirectly link Hilversum with Amsterdam, though fires in 1725 and 1766 destroyed most of the town.
The transition to a media economy started in 1920, when the Nederlandse Seintoestellen Fabriek (NSF) established a radio factory. Most radio stations settled in the large villas in the leafy areas of the town.