TCC 2023

November 29 - December 2, 2023

Taipei, Taiwan

Travel & Venue

The venue is the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB) of Academia Sinica. To assist in navigating the area, Academia Sinica has a campus map.

Getting Here

Taxis will get you to the venue in 20-25 minutes without traffic from most places in Taipei. They run according to the meter and will cost around 300-450 New Taiwan dollars. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:

中央研究院 人文社會科學館
This will take you to Academia Sinica, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 128 Section 2 Academia Road, Taipei.

Ask the taxi driver to enter the campus through the main gate. After passing through that gate, go straight even after you cross the little bridge. You want to turn left at the little temple, then the HSSB will be on your right.

Public Transportation

Option 1: take the Taipei's Metro Rapid Transit Blue Line or Brown Line to Nangang Exhibition Center (南港展覽館) station. From there, you can take any of the buses numbered 205, 212, 276, 306, 645, or Bei-Huan Metro Bus Line (formerly 620) on Academia Road to Academia Sinica. You can also walk down Academia Road from there. It is a 25-30 minute walk and is very pleasant when the weather is nice.

Option 2: take the Blue Line or Taiwan High-Speed Rail or the TRA (Taiwan Railways Agency) to Nangang Station (南港站), then take a bus on Zhongxiao East Road (number 212 Express, 270, or Blue 25) to Academia Sinica. This is also what you would do from the Green World Nangang Hotel or the Courtyard. Walking from Nangang Station takes about 30-40 minutes.

Option 3: take any of the aforementioned buses directly to Academia Sinica.

a map in Chinese explaining how to walk between bus stations and HSSB
Map for walking between bus stations and HSSB
a map showing the shuttle bus stops
Map for the shuttle bus stops

Shuttle Buses

We will run shuttle buses with Shin-Shin Bus Co. There is a detailed map and schedule for the shuttles below, as well as more thorough instructions for transit in general.

Please note that the correct bus direction from downtown/Nangang Exhibition Hall to Academia Sinica is Jiuzhuang (舊莊), China University of Science and Technology (中華科技大學, maybe 中華科大), or Lingyun 5 Village (凌雲五村). You want to be across from Nangang Exhibition Hall Exit 5 when taking the bus.

This information is also available in the above map by clicking the sidebar/slider button at the top left.

Nov 28: 08:30, Nov 29-Dec 2: 08:00 and 08:30
MRT Nangang Station (Exit 1) to Nangang Exhibition Center (Exit 6) to HSSB

Nov 28: 18:00, Nov 29: 17:15 and 19:15, Dec 2: 17:00 (x2)
HSSB to Nangang Exhibition Center (Exit 1) to MRT Nangang Station (opposite Exit 2)

Nov 30: (Dinner Shuttle)
17:05 and 17:15: HSSB to Le Ble D'or
21:00 (x2): Le Ble D'or to MRT Nangang Station (opposite Exit 2) to HSSB

Dec 1: (Excursion Shuttle)
17:00 (x2): HSSB to Songshan Station Exit 5.
We are NOT taking you back to HSSB this evening. Go to the "Songshan Station (Bade)" Bus Stop, situated between #686 and #688 on Bade Road Section 4. Take 205, 306, or 276 to get back to Academia Sinica (the eponymously named bus stop, then walk).

Getting from Taoyuan International Airport to the conference venue and lodgings

By taxi

This is the fastest way (about 45 minutes), runs according to meter, and will cost around 1400 New Taiwan dollars (NT$1400 is about 45 USD or 40 EUR). You will need Taiwanese money. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:

中央研究院 活動中心 台北市南港區研究院路2段128號 (請注意環東大道九點後關閉)

The above will take you to Academia Sinica, Academic Activities Center, with a parenthetical note that the Huangdong Boulvard is closed for repairs at night. Ask the taxi driver to enter the campus through the main gate and go until you cross the little bridge, then turn left and on the right you find the Academic Activities Center.

Public transporation possibility #1

Take King (Kuo-Kuang) Bus number 1843 to Nangang Exhibition Center (南港展覽館) which takes about 80 minutes. There are buses every 45-65 minutes starting at Terminal 1 and stopping at Terminal 2. The 1-way fare is NT$158, with Taiwanese money, or about 8 USD on KLOOK. Take a taxi from there for another NT$100. See also the Taoyuan Airport's website on public transportation. Take a taxi from Nangang Exhibition Hall for about 100 TWD or a bus.

Public transporation possibility #2

Take the Taoyuan Airport MRT (you want the purple trains, every 15 minutes and runs in about 35 minutes from airport to Taipei Main Station, not the blue ones). Take a taxi or walk to the real Taipei Main Station (there is a long walkway) and from there take the Blue Line to Nangang Exhibition Hall and a bus from there.


There is additional information for those applying for housing stipends on the stipends page.

Academia Sinica Scholastic Activities Center

We have reserved 35 single rooms and 40 double rooms at the Academia Sinica Scholastic Activities Center, for TCC conference attendees and companions only. This is a 3-star accommodation and is situated less than a 3 minute walk away from the main venue location.

Due to internal rules, if you would like to stay here we will have to pre-pay for you. We will charge a package rate of 220 and 250 USD for five nights in a single and double room, respectively. This would be checking in on or after November 28th at 15:00 and checking out on or before December 3rd at 11:00.

The prices listed above include free wifi, but do not include breakfast. A light Taiwanese breakfast is served to conference attendees prior to the talks from November 29th to December 2nd. If you wish to stay longer, or arrive earlier, you are able to book that yourself.

You may also use the Academia Sinica Athletics Center facilities next door at a reduced rate during your stay (50 TWD per person per use as of August 12th; actual prices may vary). The athletic center includes a running track, a gym/weight room, and a swimming pool. The badminton, squash, volleyball, and tennis courts require an extra fee.

A website for collecting information from TCC attendees hoping to stay at the center will be up prior to the TCC authors being notified of the results of their submissions. On September 18th, we will assign priority to those who signed up first in the order of time received, assign rooms, and notify those who are entitled to a guaranteed room reservation with their payments due within 5 days.

Please pre-pay for your lodgings during your TCC registration process, if and only if you have received notification of an assignment. We will only refund the lodgings part of your payment, after deducting a handling fee, and only in case of force de majeure. If you do not pay for your lodgings 5 days after you receive your notification, we may reassign your room.

For those who still want rooms after September 15th, we will continue to assign rooms of the appropriate size in the order that your application is received, provided that we still have rooms remaining.

How We Assign Housing

We will first assign double rooms to people specifying a double room with a roommate, or two people who specify each other as roommates. Then we will assign single rooms to those higher on our priority list. After that, we will assign double rooms for single occupancy to those remaining on our priority list who specified this option. You can add another guest to your reservation if you have a double room for single occupancy later, up to the Friday before the conference.

We are required to release most of our locked rooms by September 21st, so people who still wish to get housing must request it by September 21 18:00 PDT. After that date, we are highly unlikely to be able to allocate any further rooms on campus, excepting cancellations in extreme situations.

Other Nearby Accommodations

Much of the information below about hotels with special rates for TCC 2023 is also available in PDF format.

Green World Hotel Nangang

No. 528, Sec. 7, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

3-star hotel. Single or double occupancy rooms, breakfast and WiFi included. The Green World is a 5-minute walk from the Nangang subway station. It may be a better choice if you want to tour Taipei prior to the start of TCC.

When booking a room at Green World Hotel Nangang, use the promo code TCC2023.

Green World Hotel Nangang reservation form How to book with Green World Hotel Nangang 洛碁飯店南港館-訂房操作手冊

Courtyard by Marriott Taipei

No. 359, Section 7 Zhongxiao East Road, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan

The Courtyard Hotel is inside Nangang Station, which has Taiwan High-Speed Rail, a local subway, and Taiwan Rail. It has provided a meeting discount rate with a code which is disclosed in the reservation form below.

Send a completed reservation form (see below) to The reservation deadline is November 25th.

Courtyard by Marriot Taipei reservation form Courtyard by Marriott Taipei website

The Place Taipei

No.196, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City 115, Taiwan

Built in 2018. A 3-star hotel with modest but modern rooms. Free breakfast, fitness center, and free high-speed wifi. The Place Taipei has provided a meeting discount rate with a code which is disclosed in the reservation form below.

Send a completed reservation form (see below) to

The Place Taipei reservation form The Place Taipei website


No. 152, Section 1, Datong Rd, Xizhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

FUSHIN Hotel is a 5-star with a hot tub, free breakfast, a fitness center, and is child friendly. It is accessible via Nangang Station. The hotel also offers airport pick-up services. FUSHIN Hotel has provided a meeting discount rate with a code which is disclosed in the reservation form below.

FUSHIN Hotel reservation form

Taipei Forward Hotel - Nangang Branch

No.23, Sanchong Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

3-star hotel with free parking, breakfast, and high-speed wifi. Other amenities include a hot tub and a business center.

Contact for more information about booking.

Taipei Forward Hotel website