About Toulouse

Once the capital of the Visigoths, Toulouse, also known as the ‘Ville Rose’ for its pink brick architecture, is now the capital of the European aerospace industry. Home for two UNESCO world heritage sites, Toulouse is France’s fourth largest city and one of the fastest growing.

The Symposium venue is located in Blagnac, home to most of the metropolis’ aerospace manufacturing and a short distance from Toulouse’s historical downtown.

Discover Toulouse

iWOAW prouds itself in providing a platform where voices from across the world can be heard. We provide letters for international registered attendees who must seek a visa to visit France.

Proof of Travel Medical Insurance is required for all attendees applying for visas to travel to France. The insurance required is for medical emergency (acute illness or injury – not pre-existing conditions) and must cover the days you are in France. 

Please note that obtaining a visa may be a lengthy process. Allow plenty of time for processing.

Do I need a visa?

Please visit this link to determine whether you require a visa to visit France.

How do I apply for a visa?

Please visit the France’s Immigration Service website ( for general information about the requirements for applying for a visa and the application process.

NOTE: A registration confirmation letter from iWOAW will be required when applying for a visa. This letter will be provided by iWOAW upon request once you have registered and paid your registration fee and contracted travel insurance.

How long does it take?

Obtaining a visa can be a long process. Please allow ample time. The minimum processing time for short term stay visas is 2 weeks.

Will I be able to receive my registration fee back in full if I do not get a visa?

Yes, if you provide us with evidence that you were turned down for a visa, we will refund your registration in full.

iWOAW has partnered with Air France/KLM, the official airline of iWOAW’s 2018 Symposium.

As a registered attendee, you have access up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide and up to -50% on flights within France to travel to the Symposium from May 25, 2018 to June 6, 2018.

Book Your Flight

Book your flight. Visit and enter event code 33097AF in order to get access to the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM fares.

At any point of your journey, you may have to be able to justify the usage of the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares by showing the proof of attendance-fare eligibility document.

Venue & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport - 1 Place du Bicentennaire de la Révolution Française, 31700 Blagnac, France - +33 5 34 36 00 20

Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport – 1 Place du Bicentennaire de la Révolution Française, 31700 Blagnac, France – +33 5 34 36 00 20

Just 2 minutes from Toulouse International Airport, the venue for the Symposium is easily accessible from the airport using a free shuttle and a short 20-minute metro ride to the center of Toulouse.

The Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Toulouse’s aerospace manufacturing industry and within easy access to Toulouse’s historical downtown.

We have negotiated a group rate for Symposium attendees of 250 EUR per night (instead of 330 EUR) from May 29 to June 1. The weekend rate is 80 EUR per night. These rates are available on the first come, first serve basis. Rate expires on April 29, 2018.

Book Your Room

The Holiday Inn Express Toulouse Airport is located within a 2-minute walk to the Symposium Hotel serves as a practical alternative.