Social events

WELCOME RECEPTION (Sunday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

After picking up your welcome bag at our registration counter, you are invited to join us for a welcome reception. Food and drink will be served in the foyer outside the lecture halls, which gives you an excellent opportunity for the first introductions and discussions at EXRS 2018.


The mayor of the city of Ljubljana Mr. Zoran Janković will address the guests of the EXRS 2018 conference at the Town Hall, which is located in the center of the old town. After a short reception, you are invited to join a guided walking tour through the old town of Ljubljana.

PUBLIC LECTURE (Tuesday 8 p.m.)

We are very happy to announce that the public lecture on Tuesday evening will be given by prof. dr. Alexander Föhlisch from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and University of Potsdam.

More details about the lecture will be posted here soon.

EXCURSION (Wednesday 1 p.m.)

On Wednesday afternoon we will visit the coast of Slovenia. The buses will leave from the venue at exactly 1 p.m. First, we will visit Sečovlje Salina Natural park, where we will learn about the salt-making and the environment there. Our next stop will be the beautiful town of Piran. We will take a short guided walk through the old town and after that there will be plenty of time for exploring on your own, trying the local specialities or even for a swim.

This excursion is not included in the conference fee. Its cost is 40EUR per person.

CONFERENCE DINNER (Thursday 8 p.m.)

Conference dinner will be held in the yard of the Ljubljana Castle (or inside the castle in case of rain) on Thursday evening. You are invited to come to discuss and reflect back on the conference in a more relaxed setting.

The Ljubljana castle is one of the main attractions of the city and offers an amazing view.

As it lies on top of a hill we recommend using the funicular from the old town or a taxi. The funicular starts from Krekov trg in the old town, just behind the open market. You can reach it on foot or using bus lines 2, 13 or 20. One way ticket for the funicular costs 2.20EUR (1.50EUR for students), and return 4.00EUR (3.00EUR for students). Last run is at 11pm.