IMX 2023 will take place in Nantes (France) from 12 to 15 June.


About Nantes

Nantes is a city located on the Loire river, 50 km from the Atlantic coast. With a population of about 315,000 inhabitants, it is the sixth largest city in France.

During classical antiquity, Nantes was identified as a port on the Loire. It became the largest port of the country during the 17th century, and was responsible for nearly of the 18th-century French Atlantic slave trade.

In the 21st century, Nantes was praised for its quality of life and received the European Green Capital Award. The Commission particularly noted the city’s efforts made to reduce air pollution, as well as its biodiversity, with 3,366 hectares of green space.

Château des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
© Philippe Piron – Le Voyage à Nantes

Nantes Université, open and sustainable

Nantes Université, formerly the University of Nantes until January 2022, is a located in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée. Created in its current form in 1961, it has its origins in the ducal university of Brittany founded in 1460 in Nantes by François II, Duke of Brittany.

On the 1st of January 2022, the University of Nantes integrates the École Centrale de Nantes, ENSA Nantes, and the Nantes and Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts as component institutions, retaining their legal personality, and associated the IRT Jules Verne, Nantes University Hospital, and INSERM with its governance. The new entity, which has the status of an experimental public establishment, is called Nantes Université.

Conference location

In a silent way, Nathalie Talec, Quartier de la Création, Nantes
© Philippe Piron – Le Voyage à Nantes

IMX 2023 conference will be held in the Creation District of the island of Nantes, more precisely at Nantes Université Halle 6 Ouest building. This building is known as interdisciplinary university centre dedicated to digital cultures.

The new Quartier de la Création transformed the former Alstom factories (Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne), into an urban campus for training, research, and innovation. Rebuilt in the early 1950s, Halle 6 Ouest is the last stage in the evolution of this site since the beginning of the 20th century. The architectural approach preserves and enhances the memory of the place, which once housed shipbuilding and heavy engineering workers.

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