The conference offers several scheduled social events; excellent networking opportunities where delegates and speakers get together at good venues in an relaxing and informal atmosphere. The pre-conference programme also offers an extra chance to see more of the Hungarian landscape and interesting solutions for mitigation measures.
Monday 27 Sep: Pre-conference programme (included in the conference fee). The 4,5 hour trip visits the conservation highlights of the M7 motorway and focuses on mitigation measures in the Balaton area. Besides the professional programme, this tour also gives a good overview on the southern Transdanubian landscape along Lake Balaton.
As the programme is very tight, the buses leave exactly at 14:30 from the Hotel Juventus. Please, make sure to be in time at the reception of the hotel.
Monday welcome reception
Monday 27 Sep, 20:00: Welcome reception (included in the conference fee) in the restaurant of Hotel Juventus (conference venue). Opening speech by academician Tamás Németh, Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, who greets the participants of the IENE conference.
Tuesday evening social programme
Tuesday 28 Sep: Social event (included in the conference fee). Visit a famous place in music history: come with us to the Brunswick Palace. Situated near Velence, this former home of nobilities (now place for an academic institute) is world-famous due to the years Ludwig van Beethoven spent here.
A 40 minute concert given by renowned musicians, Kossuth Prize winning György Geiger and Liszt Prize winning Éva Maros, will be a very special and memorable event not only for those who love classical music.
After the concert there will be a reception and you will also have a chance to visit the local Beethoven museum.
Wednesday 29 Sep: The conference dinner evening will take us to the county capital Székesfehérvár, the coronation place of Hungarian kings back in early medieval times. Leaving early evening we begin with a tour in the historic city centre and stroll the old streets where we can see medieval houses, the bishop’s palace, memorials of kings, heroes, and Kati néni (Aunt Kati), the statue of an old woman famous for selling goods from her trolley in the streets for many years. You can even touch her nose, this is said to bring good luck! After the refreshing tour we are heading for the best restaurant in town to have dinner with gypsy music and Hungarian dances.
Join us for an evening in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while tasting traditional Hungarian and special international meals and drinks. It is possible to purchase an extra ticket for your accompanying guest(s) as well (see the Registration form). There will be bus transportation to and from the event. Cost for conference dinner: EUR 55.
Don’t miss the opportunity and enjoy an evening of fine dining, fun and networking!