Tuesday, 29 Aug
The Welcome Reception is the first social gathering between all conference delegates. This will take place at Café Pedrocchi, which is adjacent to the Palazzo della Ragione (where the Opening Ceremony will be held). The Pedrocchi Café is one of the nicest buildings in the city centre, founded in the 18th century. It has architectural prominence because its rooms were decorated in diverse styles by the architect Giuseppe Jappelli, as well as historical prominence because of its role in the 1848 riots against the Habsburg monarchy.
This will be an evening of networking and fun; participants will be served drinks and an array of canapés. An experienced DJ will play popular hits.
After the conclusion of the Welcome Reception, participants will be able to continue their fun. Party will follow at the same place between 21:00 – 24:00 and drinks will be at a cost-cash bar (special negotiated rates for the conference). The DJ will keep playing until midnight.
Welcome Reception (19:30 – 21:00) is inclusive in all Registration Fees. Price per accompanying person: € 30.00
Short Tour & Conference Dinner
Thursday, 31 Aug
18:15 (Meeting point in front of the Hotel NH Padova)
City of Padova & Villa Foscarini Rossi
We will get together in front of the NH Padova hotel at Via N. Tommaseo 61, 35131, from where we will promptly depart in coaches for a beautiful drive and short walk in the city. Experienced professional guides will tell us about the history of Padova. A nice drive through surrounding areas in Padova will lead us to Villa Foscarini, a 17th century prominent architectural building with renowned frescos and works of Contini, Jappelli and Scamozzi, that was an aristocratic family holiday home, turned into a museum.
A sumptuous buffet of local and international dishes will be offered in the beautiful gardens, accompanied by Italian wines with background music, under the stars.
Between 23:00 – 01:00 the night will continue for the more adventurous with an expert DJ and a cash bar. Buses will wait for the late leavers.
Conference Dinner is inclusive only in Full Registration Fees. Conference Dinner Cost: € 60.00
Themed nights at Hotel NH Padova
Monday, 28 Aug – Friday, 01 Sep
The buffet opens at 19:30 until 21:30
Hotel NH Padova
Every night from Monday, 28 Aug to Friday, 01 Sep, there will be themed Italian nights (buffet) at a special conference rate of 27 euros per person including wine, water and coffee. In order to benefit from the special price, participants should show their conference badge to the hotel’s staff.
Cost per person: € 27.00