Social events


 Welcome Reception

A Welcome Reception will be held at Caffé Pedrocchi on Monday 16 Sept. at 7:30 pm in the "Piazzetta". 


The Pedrocchi Café is one of the biggest cafés in the world, included in a 19th century building in the centre of Padua, northern Italy. Its rooms are decorated in various styles and show the great eclecticism of Giuseppe Jappelli, the architect who designed the building.

The café is historically known for having been the centre of the 1848 riots in Padua as well as for having been and for being still nowadays the meeting point of great artists such as the French novelist Stendhal, the English poet Lord Byron, the Italian Nobel prize winner Dario Fo.

 Since its foundation, students were able to meet in the Sala Verde (Green Room) without having to buy

drinks. One wall of the adjacent Sala Bianca (White Room) has a bullet hole left by an Austrian rifle during the student riots of 1848, recalling the

originally highly animated atmosphere of this coffee-house, a meeting point for students and professors.


Virtual Tour of Caffé Pedrocchi PEDROCCHI FRONTpedrocchi back




Conference Dinner 

The Conference Dinner will be held in the Agorà of Centro San Gaetano on Thursday Sept. 19 at 8:00 pm.

An opportunity for afterwork chatting while enjoying an evening of fine italian food and wine.

The fee of the Dinner is 35. This is a special price that we managed to arrange for the occasion in order to gather as many participants and accompanying persons as possible for an evening together...

An early registration through the Registration Form is preferred.

Cash payment and late registration will be possible at the moment on the Conference Registration Desk.

Receipts will be released upon request.