The 5th IOAA  was held in Poland from 25 August to September 3, in the south of the country in and around the cities of Katowice, Chorzów and Kraków.

Students were accomodated in the Best Western Premier Hotel in Katowice, while the Leaders were in the Swing Hotel in Kraków. Events took place in the Silesian Planetarium in Chorzow, the Park in Chorzow and in the Teatr Rozrywki theatre.

Airports for arriving teams were Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW / EPKT, airport website: http://www.katowice-airport.com/en/) and Kraków-Balice (KRK / EPKK, airport website: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en). Some teams travelling from Europe arrived by rail or road.