Euroscience Open Forum 2012
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
The nature and effect of Irish Hospitality is a complex phenomenon. Delegates will enjoy the warmth and charm synonymous with a heartfelt Irish welcome, ensuring that the conference will commence with a “bang”.
Cost: Included in registration fee
Chairman’s VIP Dinner
This invite only event will be held in the historic Dining Hall of Trinity College. Situated on the Main Square, this prestigious venue provides a tremendous backdrop to this special evening. Guests will be led from the Atrium to the main Dining Hall, which will be transformed into a wonderland of candlelight, atmospheric lighting and floral centrepieces.
Cost: Invite only
Breakfast with the Prof
This morning social function offers students, PhDs and Young Researchers the opportunity to discuss their ideas, theories and opinions with premier scientists in their field. The Irish Breakfast is renowned worldwide and will offer participants an informal and relaxed atmosphere where they can meet with a leading “Prof” sharing answers and questions on the direction of their research, their careers and future paths.
Cost: Included in registration fee but booking is essential. Bookings to be taken at a later date.
The ESOF Party, arguably the highlight of the conference week will take place in a prestigious venue providing a tremendous backdrop to the climax of the conference. Striking stage design, arresting lighting displays, state-of-the-art audio visual and video production, themed areas, music and entertainment will ensure a most unforgettable evening.
Cost: Ticketed event – To Be Confirmed
Closing Ceremony & Handover
The Irish and Danish culture will come together and marry in this daytime closing ceremony. The Lord Mayor of Dublin will officially end the conference handing over the ESOF legacy to Copenhagen represented by their Mayor.
Cost: Included in registration fee
Literary Pub crawl:
Ireland has produced 4 Nobel laureates all of whom have derived inspiration from Dublin Pub culture. In the company of 2 character actors, participants are lead to 3 such pubs where extracts from the work of Behan, Yeats, Joyce, Shaw, Beckett and Wilde are amusingly performed. Guests are free to ask questions and chat to the actors who will remain in character at all times. Throughout the tour a literary quiz will take place whereby the actors will ask the guests certain information which they have already given the answer to during the course of the tour. Prizes will be awarded to the deserving!
Price per person €50, which includes a drink at each pub visited.
Delegates to meet at the Duke Pub on Duke Street at 18.30.
The Irish House Party
For anyone interested in a night of authentic Irish music and dancing, this is one party you really shouldn’t miss. Consistently voted as one of the top ten things to do in Dublin, this modern-day renaissance brings together the best in traditional Irish entertainment, with many of the performers all-Ireland champions in their chosen field.
A three course meal, with a choice of delicious Irish dishes, kicks off proceedings. Then guests are given a songbook and taught a number in the Irish language, while rookie Riverdancers also get the chance to learn some Irish dancing steps. More reserved types, meanwhile, can simply sit back and enjoy the show. And when you finally return home, you can amaze friends and family with your local knowledge and hidden talents… what a great souvenir.
Price per person €45, which includes three course meal.
Delegates to make their own way to the venue at The Merchants Arch, 48/49 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2