Social events

The scientific programme will be supplemented by an entertaining, yet informative, evening programme. Please find in the following information on the single events.

Ice Breaker (welcome evening, Sunday, October 7, 2018), 17:30 - 20:00
The welcome evening will be held in the Conference venue:
National House of Vinohrady (NHV)
Namesti Miru 9
120 53 Prague 2

Appetising snacks and beverages will be offered.

For registered conference attendees, participation in the welcome evening is included in the conference fee. For organisational reasons, we kindly ask you to register for the event during online registration.

If you would like to bring along one or more guest(s), please choose the according option during online registration (costs for guests: 32 Euro per person).
Poster Pasta Party (Tuesday, October 9, 2018), 18:30 - 20:30

The Poster Pasta Party will be held at the conference venue:
National House of Vinohrady (NHV)
Namesti Miru 9
120 53 Prague 2

You will be invited to enjoy and discuss poster presentations while having some good pasta and drinks.

For registered conference attendees, participation in this event is included in the registration fee. If you would like to join the Poster Pasta Party, please tick the according option during online registration. This helps us to coordinate the catering.

If you would like to bring along one or more guest(s), please book this option during online registration (costs for guests: 22 Euro per person).

Zoo visit (Wednesday, October 10, 2018), 13:30 - 21:30

Prague Zoo invites all conference attendees to visit their facilities on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The program will be completed with a dinner in the zoo restaurant.

We will organise a shuttle to the zoo. If you would would like to go on your own, please find a description of how to get to the zoo here.

Prague Zoo
U Trojského zámku 120/3
171 00 Praha 7


A map of the zoo can be downloaded here.

Pictures: © Prague Zoo

Student mentor mixer (Thursday, October 11, 2018), 17:30 - 19:00

This event is open to anyone registered as student. The aim is to provide students with the chance to meet some of their potential future mentors and/or employers to ask questions and get in touch with them during short round-table discussions. In a casual atmosphere students can get in touch with the mentors, ask questions and get advice regarding career path, work experience, training, etc.

If you would like to participate in the student mentor mixer, please indicate this by choosing the according option during online registration.

Festive Evening - Medieval Night in Old Prague (Thursday, October 11, 2018), 20:00 - 22:30

The Festive Evening will be held in the medieval tavern U Pavouka:
Krčma U Pavouka
Celetná 597/17
110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město

Enjoy a five-course menu of traditional Czech food while being entertained by a historical fantasy show with live music, jugglers, belly dancers and much more!

This event is not included in the conference registration fee. If you would like to join the Festive Evening, please choose the according option during online registration. For organisational reasons, please also indicate your menu preference (see below).

Costs: 45 Euro per person

The festive evening includes 2,5 hours show, a five-course menu and beverages (wine, beer, softdrinks).

You can choose between six different menus:


We are looking forward to enjoying a medieval night with you in Old Prague!

Fun Run around the Zoo (Friday, October 12, 2018), 14:30 - 17:30

On Friday afternoon you will have the opportunity to take part in a fun run along the river at Prague Zoo. With different distances the run will not only be for runners and athletes, but for everyone who would like to do some sporting activity after a whole week of conference.

Those who prefer to do some sightseeing in Prague, will have a free afternoon to explore the city on your own.

Conference banquet, Friday, October 12, 2018), 19:30 - 24:00

The banquet is always one of the highlights of the conference. It will take place on the last evening in the main conference venue:
National House of Vinohrady (NHV)
Namesti Miru 9
120 53 Prague 2

For registered conference attendees, participation in the conference banquet is included in the registration fee, but for organisational reasons, we kindly ask you to register for the banquet during online registration.

If you would like to bring along one or more guest(s), please choose the according option during online registration (costs for guests: 59 Euro per person).