Date: Monday 18 September
Time: 18:30-20:30 – please note that we do not open the doors earlier than 18:30
Place: Universeum, Södra Vägen 50, Gothenburg (opposite the conference venue).
Price: No cost (Sponsored by the city of Gothenburg together with the conference) Pre-registration is mandatory.
ECOC and the City of Gothenburg has the pleasure to invite you to attend the Welcome reception where you will find ample opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.
The ECOC2017 Welcome reception will take place at Universeum, Scandinavia’s largest Science Centre which is located just nearby the conference venue. You will get the opportunity to explore the house on guided tours, e.g. the Water’s Way which is a living model of the Swedish landscape from north to south, allowing you to dive into life in and around Sweden’s waters. There is also the opportunity to visit the tropical sharks aquarium and the steaming rain forest with exotic animals. The exhibition Teknoteket offers you technical challenges.
The Welcome reception includes food and drinks.
Date: Tuesday 19 September
Place: Gothenburg Concert Hall, Götaplatsen
Price: SEK 100 excl. vat Pre-registration is mandatory.
Classical concert with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Music by Philip Glass (String Quartet No 2) and Edvard Grieg (String Quartet no 1 G minor op 27).
Date: Wednesday 20 September
Place: Kajskjul 8, Packhuskajen 11
Price: SEK 500 excl.vat Pre-registration is mandatory.
The ECOC 2017 Conference Dinner will take place at Kajskjul 8, a venue located in the harbor area in the city center. Kajskjul 8 was built on the quays along the railroad tracks around 1870. Originally used as a warehouse, the shed was then filled with all kinds of products, such as spices imported from the Orient as well as lumber from the forests of Värmland (region north of Gothenburg), which would then be transported down to southern Europe and other places. It is a building with a lot of interesting history, nowadays used for events and dinners.
Dinner includes a 3 course dinner, beverages, and entertainment.
Closest tram/bus stop: Stenpiren or Lilla Bommen
Sweden MEETX AB is the conference bureau handling the conference secretariat for the 43rd European Conference on Optical Communication.
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