Social Program

Mon, Aug. 11, 17:30 - 19:30,

Welcome mixer at the university (Audimax, address: Vogelpothsweg 87, 44227 Dortmund).

During the welcome mixer (included in your conference fees), you can start your first discussions and register for the conference.

Tue, Aug. 12, 19:00 - 20:00,

Official reception at the Dortmund City Hall (Rathaus) by Dortmund's lord mayor Dr. phil. Gerhard Langemeyer (included in your conference fees; address: Friedensplatz 1, 44135 Dortmund).

After the reception, you can follow up having discussions in various restaurants and pubs in Dortmund's city center, e.g. at the Marktplatz close to the city hall.

Please use public transport to go to the city hall:

  • From the conference site, please use the S1 train to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station). S1 departs at University at 17:59, 18:19 and 18:39. You will need a Price Zone A ticket for local transport within Dortmund. Don't forget to stamp it in one of the orange machines (before you board the train!). You might want to take a ticket for 4 ways in order to save money (e.g. available at the DORTMUNDtourismus stand opposite to the conference office).
  • From the main station you can either
    • walk through the city within 15 minutes to the city hall or
    • take any underground line from the underground station (marked with a blue `U') at platform 1. Please exit at the second stop: `Stadtgarten'.

Wed, Aug. 13, 19:00 - ...
(18:30 for bus transfer)

Conference Dinner in the VIP lounge of the famous home ground of Borussia Dortmund, the Football Stadium `Signal Iduna Park' (formerly known as `Westfalenstadion'; address: Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund).

For those who booked a dinner ticket (a few are left to be sold during the conference), we arranged a bus transfer departing 18:30 (!) from the conference site. Please make sure to be there in time!
Bus transfer back to the most important hotels in the city center and the conference site has been arranged as well.
It is also possible (but more difficult from the conference site) to go there by public transport, of course.