Social Events

Three social events are foreseen in the evenings:

  • Monday 26 September, 20:00: Welcome Reception (City Hall)
  • Tuesday 27 September, 20:00: Classical Concert (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Thursday 29 September, 19:30: Conference Dinner (Palais Ferstel)

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

Welcome Reception (City Hall)

The City Hall of Vienna was built in the neo-gothic style in the late 19th century, inspired by the city hall of Brussels. To the present day, it hosts the city government, which is headed by the mayor.

We will be invited to a reception by the city of Vienna, which includes buffet food and drinks as well as live piano music. The photos above were taken during a similar event at the Vienna Conference on Instrumentation in February 2010.

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 approximately 70 research units.

This building has a festive hall with an impressive ceiling fresco, which will be the location of a concert evening. A string quartet will perform classical works. Buffet food and drinks will be served in the interval. The photos above are again depicting a similar event at last year's VCI.

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.

The dinner will be in buffet style, such that everybody can select the type and amount of food he or she prefers. There will also be a selection of vegetarian food available.