We’ll have two netwoking dinners outside the conference hotel.
Thursday, 23 April, 19:30: Literaturhaus
Our welcome dinner takes place at Literaturhaus, a spacious café in the old town, about 5 minutes on foot from the conference venue. The café is laid out on two floors, and we’ll have buffet tables on both floor. There’s a wide staircase between the floors, so it’s easy to walk up and down to mingle with the other hald of the crowd.
Due to capacity restrictions, this dinner is only available as part of ‘full package’ tickets. If there are places left around early March, you’ll be able to book, probably at 45€ (+VAT).
Friday, 24 April, 19:30: Bratwurst Röslein
The restaurant dates back to the 15th century, with early regulars including the likes of Albrecht Dürer who lived just a few blocks away. The restaurant is just off the main square in the heart of the old town, a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
There’s no restriction here, tickets are available at 65€ (+VAT). This includes a welcome drink + 3 more glasses of drinks + a 3-course menu. You can also bring guests if you like.
Saturday, 25 April, around 18:00: Hotel Maritim
The farewell reception takes place in the hotel itself, just like last year in Bologna. This will be covered in your conference ticket, so no need to book it separately. You can also bring guests if you like, for 25€ (+ VAT).
We may do this reception either after the closing session (in which case it will probably last between 18:00 and 19:15), or we’ll do this instead of a late afternoon coffee break, followed by a short wrap-up talk. In this case the reception will probbaly take place between 17:00 and 18:00, with the wrap-up talk finishing around 18:30. The schedule will be finalized in February.
There will be pork-free / vegetarian / vegan / lactose-free /gluten-free options at both restaurants and in the hotel. You’ll be able to mark your diet preferences in a form before the conference.
There’s no specific dress code at BP dinners. If you insist on a categorization, you can’t go wrong with ‘smart casual’. Needless to say, all venues are non-smoking. If you must smoke, please do that on the street.