The conference is held in three cities:
- Joetsu University of Education (13-14 May 2018), located in Joetsu-city
- Suginosawa Training Center (15, 17, 18 May 2018), located in Myoko-city,
- Itoigawa UNESCO World Geopark (16 May 2018 for excursion), located in Itoigawa-city.
The temperature of the venue is changeable, the lowest temperature is about 10 ºC (=50 ºF) and the highest temperature is about 24 ºC (=75 ºF). In particular, Myoko city, where the second venue is located in a high altitude area, about 1000 meters (=3200 ft) above sea level, so the temperature can be very cold.