Social Events and Guided Tours

Various social events are foreseen during the conference. Additionally, many sightseeing tours may be booked separately with our partner company AUSTROPA interconvention during the conference. 

  • Monday 15 February, 19:00: Welcome Reception, Conference Venue, TU Wien (included in conference fee)
  • Tuesday 16 February, 19:30: Classical Concert, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Great Hall (included in conference fee)
  • Wednesday 17 February, 15:00: Ice stock sports, Wiener Eislaufverein (max. number of participants 80; included in the conference fee)
  • Thursday 18 February, 19:30: Conference Dinner, Palais Ferstel (included in conference fee)

All registered participants and accompanying persons are invited to join these events. Please have a look at the map for the respective locations.

Events included in the conference fee

Welcome Reception (Venue)

On the evening of the first conference day, a welcome reception is scheduled directly at the venue with big-band-music and buffet-style food.

Classical Concert (Academy of Sciences)

The main building of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is located in a baroque building which originally was home of the University of Vienna. Since 1857, it hosts the administration of the Academy and a few of its numerous research units.

This building has a festive hall with an impressive ceiling fresco, which will be the location of a concert evening. An ensemble will perform classical works. Snacks and drinks will be served in the interval. The photos above are from the VCI2013.

Ice stock sports (Wiener Eislaufverein)

Ice stock sports has a very long tradition in Austria and is a recreational activity for families and friends. The long shooting or target shooting guarantees a lot of fun. This additional event on Wednesday afternoon at the Wiener Eislaufverein is included in the conference fee, but it is required to sign up at the registration desk due to the limited number (80) of places available.

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Conference Dinner (Palais Ferstel)

The Palais Ferstel is about 150 years old and hosts a traditional Viennese coffee shop. In the upper floor, there is a magnificent banquet hall which will be the location of our conference dinner.