Social Events

Welcome Reception @ Roof-Top Terrace of ATLANTIC Congress Hotel

On Tuesday CAiSE 2017 welcomes all participants of the pre-conference events and the main conference with a welcome reception on the stunning roof-top terrace of the Atlantic Congress Hotel. The Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen is a superior business hotel in the district Rüttenscheid in Essen and located directly next to the beautiful Gruga Park, which offers the perfect surrounding to take a stroll and relax in an oasis of calm.

The welcome reception provides a great opportunity to mingle with colleagues and to share ideas. Enjoy a memorable evening above Essen while admiring the fantastic view of Essen's Skyline and enjoying drinks and snacks over inspiring discussions.

When? Tuesday, 13th of June, 18.00

Where? Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen Roof-top, Top Floor, Norbertstr. 2a, 45131 Essen

Conference Dinner @ Casino Zeche Zollverein

On Wednesday, CAiSE 2017 will treat you with an exquisite conference dinner at the UNESCO World Heritage site Zeche Zollverein. Zeche Zollverein is a masterpiece of mine architecture and often labelled as the most beautiful mine in the world. In 1986 the last miners descended down the shaft for a final shift. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a well-preserved monument, which is a symbol for the change of a whole region. There was more than enough space to accommodate museums, dances, concerts, theatre, culinary art and light. Annually, about 1.5 million visitors from all over the world explore the extraordinary area, attend guided tours, visit exhibitions and celebrate in one of the authentic function rooms. At night, the site is illuminated beautifully and will provide a breath-taking scenery for the CAiSE 2017 conference dinner.

The conference dinner will be hosted in the Casino, which was opened in the old compressor hall in 1996. Until today the restaurant is one of the most spectacular and hot spot event locations within the Ruhr Metropolitan Area. The atmosphere of the old compressor hall has been preserved and now provides a great ambience, while the restaurant provides fantastic service and an outstanding cuisine. To complete the whole experience, young musicians from the famous Folkwang University of the Arts, which is also situated in Essen, will accompany the evening with classical music. Join us for an unforgettable night!

When? Wednesday, 14th of June, 19.00

Where? Casino Zeche Zollverein, Shaft XII/ Hall 9, Gelsenkirchener Straße 181, 45309 Essen

Optional: Guided Tour @ Zeche Zollverein

On Wednesday right before the dinner, you have the possibility to join a guided tour at Zeche Zollverein. The tour takes approx. one hour and ends just in time at the location of the conference dinner.

About coal and miners

The path leads through Zollverein Shaft XII’s authentically preserved surface installations. Apart from the impressive ‘New Objective’ architecture, you discover the technology and work at the loveliest and formerly largest and most productive coal mine in the world. From the shaft hall, where the coal arrived, you follow the coal on its travels through the screening plant, where the coal was pre-screened, to its preparation and loading is the scrubbing plant. At the same time you discover the traces of miners and get to know their ways of life and conditions of work. Outside the plant you find out interesting facts about Zollverein’s architecture, nature and its multifaceted process of transformation from mine to modern site of art.

When? Wednesday, 14th of June, 18.00

Where? Zeche Zollverein, Meeting Point: Areal A [Shaft XII], in front of the Ruhr Museum [A14], Fritz-Schupp-Allee 14, 45309 Essen

Conference Party @ Hudson's Metropolitan Bar

We will celebrate the last night of CAiSE 2017 with a party at the Hudson’s Design Bar, which is just a 5 min. stroll away from the conference hotel.
The Hudson’s Design Bar’s ambition is to create a chic, metropolitan atmosphere with its unique Bar and impressive wooded interior.
We will enjoy a typical German barbecue with a live cooking station. If the weather allows we can enjoy the delicious food and drinks on the big terrace.

A band playing throughout the evening will ensure that you will have ample opportunities for dancing. The conference party will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on new trends and insights, that you garnered at the conference with new and old acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere.

When? Thursday, 15th of June, 19.00

Where? Hudson's Design Bar, Girardet Straße 2, 45131 Essen.

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