Venue & Accommodation

Conference Venue: Merdeka Tower Business Center (MTBC), Warmadewa College

Address: Gedung Merdeka Warmadewa College, Jl. Merdeka VI No.6, Sumerta Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80239

Getting to the Venue

Taxi: You can take a taxi to MTBC from the Sanur Beach. Taxis are widely available in Bali and can be hailed on the street or booked through the Grab or Gojek ride-hailing apps. The journey from MTBC to Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali typically takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
The Grab and Gojek taxi apps are a great way to make short trips.

Conference Shuttle Bus

There will be a conference shuttle bus connecting the recommended hotel (Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur – Bali) and the conference venue (Merdeka Tower Business Center (MTBC), Warmadewa College) for the Friday and Saturday Onsite Sessions.

The shuttle bus will be travelling during rush hour so arrival times may be delayed.
Please arrive in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before departure. Seats are limited.
Friday, June 30:
Hotel Departure: 07:30 Expected Venue Arrival: 08:10
Hotel Departure: 08:15 Expected Venue Arrival: 08:55

Saturday, July 1:
Hotel Departure: 07:30 Expected Venue Arrival: 08:10
Hotel Departure: 08:15 Expected Venue Arrival: 08:55

Recommended Hotel: Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur – Bali

Set within tropical gardens, just a 10-minute walk from Sanur Beach, Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali offers elegant Balinese-style rooms with marble flooring and free WiFi. It has 8 spa treatment rooms, 2 restaurants and a 110 m free-form pool with a pool bar. The hotel also offers free scheduled shuttle service to Sanur area.
Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali’s ideal location provides easy access to great shopping, entertainment and cultural options in Bali. It is a 30-minute drive from Bali International Airport. Website:
The Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur – Bali is also the location of the conference dinner.

Accommodation: Find your Ideal Hotel

The northern part of Sanur Beach is a 3km taxi ride from the conference venue. There are many excellent accommodation options, ranging from budget to luxury hotels and resorts. You can find a wide range of accommodation options, from boutique hotels to villas and apartments. The area is a great location to stay in Bali for those seeking a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere, with access to the beach, a wide range of accommodation options, excellent food, and proximity to other attractions.

Conference Host: Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD)

Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) was established in 2008. The IPD is headquartered at Udayana University in Bali.

IPD is a learning community which promotes the free exchange of ideas and works in partnership with national governments and their representative institutions, civil society organizations, higher education institutions, think-tanks, and media.

IPD shares experiences, lessons learned, practical knowledge and skills on peace and democracy in the Asia-Pacific and other regions through workshops, dialogues, round-table discussions, training, election visits, research and publications. IPD strongly believes in freedom, equality and accountability, while retaining a sense of strategic purpose and a focus on home-grown, contextualized processes of democracy.