Potsdam can be easily reached from Berlin by means of public transportation within about an hour. Here you can find the public transport network of Potsdam. Here is the Berlin public transport network.
To find your way around in Potsdam and Berlin, consult www.vbb.de or download a timetable App for smartphones and mobile devices here.
The conference venue is the University Campus "Am Neuen Palais" and can easily be reached by bus or train from Potsdam Central Station "Potsdam Hbf" within a few minutes; the name of the train station is "Potsdam Park Sanssouci". From there it is a short walk to the venue.
You need to buy a Potsdam AB Zone ticket (2,10 Euro for a single ticket, 4,20 Euro for a daily ticket and 13,60 for a weekly ticket) to use the public transportation in Potsdam to go the central city part and to the venue as well as to visit the historical places in Potsdam. From Berlin, you need a Berlin ABC Zone ticket (3,40 Euro for a single ticket, 7,70 Euro for a daily ticket and 34,50 Euro for a weekly ticket called "VBB-Umweltkarte ABC"), which is valid for both Berlin and Potsdam (it includes the before mentioned Potsdam AB ticket). You can buy your tickets either from a bus driver or from a ticket machine as well as from a point of sale at the airport and at Potsdam or Berlin Central Station.
The quickest way to get to Potsdam from Berlin-Tegel Airport is by bus and by train. Bus 109 takes you to the railway station "Charlottenburg" and Bus X9 takes you to the railway station "Zoologischer Garten". From both you can proceed by direct city train (S-Bahn) S7 or by regional train (Regionalexpress) RE1, travelling to Magdeburg or to Brandenburg via Potsdam. The journey will take from 45 to 75 minutes, depending upon the train you have chosen.
There is a regional train connection (Regionalexpress) between Potsdam and Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport, which is leaving every hour. Travel time is about 50 minutes.
From Berlin Central Station you can get to Potsdam either by direct city train (S-Bahn) S7 or by regional train (Regionalexpress) RE1 to Magdeburg or to Brandenburg via Potsdam. The first option takes more time, which is about 40 minutes for the entire journey, although the city train leaves every 10 minutes. The second option can be used only two times in an hour, but it is 20 minutes quicker than the first one. Consult www.vbb.de to get up-to-date information about your travelling options from Berlin to Potsdam.
The venue "Neues Palais" can be reached by train from any station in Potsdam within a few minutes every half an hour. For information about getting to your hotel, see Accommodation.