Sunday Evening Welcome Tour, November 14

A welcome tour in the inner city is offered to all participants that would like to see Darmstadt on Sunday evening. The topic for this tour is Darmstadt at Night and stops are made in three small breweries for tasting their products. All three are located in walking distance of the conference center. Meeting point is at 6 p.m. the main entrance of the darmstadtium.

Workshop Reception, Monday November 15

The workshop reception follows upon the last workshop and tutorial session of the day. It takes place at the exhibition area where the coffee breaks are held. Beverages will be served. All workshop and tutorial participants are invited.

Welcome Reception and Poster Session, Tuesday November 16

All participants of the conference are invited to the welcome reception and poster session on the first day of the conference following the afternoon sessions. The reception takes place in the exhibition area. Beverages and finger food will be served. This reception will provide a good opportunity for individual scientific discussions and to meet old friends and make new ones.

Conference Banquet, Wednesday November 17

The conference banquet wil be held at the medieval Schloss Auerbach (some pictures) and is arranged as a knights banquet and described by the lord of the castle as follows:

"At these Knights' feasts we will pamper you with food and drinks and a herald will guide you through the evening performing the ordeal of poison testing before each course and having a lot of fun and making jokes with the guests. There will be 6 courses served produced according to ancient recipes, wine and beer a plenty for three hours. The fine course will be prepared by 40 male cooks and 40 female cooks over 7 days and 7 nights with lots of locally produced grown in the castle garden."

Also vegetarian food and non alcoholic beverages are served.

Prior to the knights banquet tours of the old castle are offered. The castle's terrace offers a nice view to the west and down the mountain on which the castle is located. The transfer to the castle is arranged by busses, starting from the conference center.

Separat Map for Schloß Auerbach

Farewell Reception, Thursday November 18

The farewell reception completes the last day of the conference at the darmstadtium and offers the opportunity for final conversations at the conference center with old and new friends and colleagues. Beverages will se servered as for all other receptions, too.

Guided Tours, Friday November 19

Guided tours of Darmstadt are offered to all participants on Friday morning. The topic of these tours are the City of Darmstadt and the Mathildenhöhe (Arts Nouveau), which is in walking distance of the conference center, too. Meeting point is at 9.30 a.m. the main entrance of the darmstadtium.


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Important Dates

  • Simpar 2012, Japan


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