Monday: Get together beer
Time: Mon, 15th Feb, begins 19.00h
Location: Restaurant Löscher, Viktoriastrasse 70
Admission: Open to everybody (no reservation needed)
The Löscher is located in the old fire station of Bern which was closed in 2014 and now hosts a couple of temporary uses. Appetisers (free of charge) and refreshments (self-payment) will be served.
Tuesday: Opening Reception
Time: Tue, 16th Feb, 17.00h-19.00h
Location: University Main Building
(Room 210, 2nd floor)
Admission: Open to everybody, free of charge
The Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday after the full-day excursions. Some welcome words will be given by Vice-Rector Doris Wastl-Walter (Professor for Cultural Geography at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern) and Alexander Tschäppät (Mayor of Bern and member of the National Council of Switzerland). Marc Werren(Head of municipal planning department) will give an overview on urban development and current planning projects in the City of Bern. After their welcome words, appetiser and refreshments will be served in the foyer.
Wednesday: Keynote Reception
Time: Wed, 17th Feb, begins: 18:00h
Location: Grosse Schanze, in front of the Main Building
Admission:Open to everybody, free of charge
The Keynote Reception will be held in the restaurant Grosse Schanze, just next to the University Main Building. Appetiser and refreshments will be served. Please be advised that the reception will not be dinner worthy.
Before the Reception, we will take the opportunity to take a group picture in front of the Main Building.
Thursday: Conference Dinner
Time: Thu, 18th Feb, begins 18:30h
Location: Alte Turnhalle, Speichergasse 4
Admission: Registration needed
The dinner will be served in the old gym of the Bernese high school (built in 1885 as neoclassical school building). Since 1926, it is used as a cultural center of Bern. In the early 2000s, it was planned to privatize the building and establish a commercial health center. Thanks to a public initiative, the current utilization could be extended. Since 2009, the initiators have heritable building rights for the next 30 years.
For the Conference Dinner a special registration is needed. The price is not included in the conference fee.
Friday: Farewell Drink
Time: Fri, 19th Feb, begins 19.00 h
Location: Kornhauskeller, Kornhausplatz
Admission: Open to everybody
For those who do not have to leave Bern directly, we propose to meet for a farewell drink on Friday evening. We reserved space in the Kornhauskeller (Granary). Drinks and snacks are available (on selfpayment). Enjoy the opportunity to bid farewell until we meet each other in Hong Kong next year.