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Did you know that the SDEWES SEE Conference has a Special Social program?

We at SDEWES SEE Conference take great pride in the scientific excellence of our invited lecturers and authors of papers included in Special and other Conferences sessions, but there is another program that truly makes this Conference complete, and this is our Special Social program.

From 15th - 18th June, you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of top experts in the field of sustainable development from all around the world and, through our social program, exchange ideas in a more informal way, while enjoying the beautiful sites and history of Piran and Portorose.

Social programme schedule:

15th June (Wednesday) 12:30 – 17:00 technical visit to Port of Koper (application through COMET conference system
19:00 - 21:00 welcome reception (Grand hotel Bernardin terrace)

Join us for a welcome drink on 15th June at our traditional start of the Conference. The reception will be held at the Grand Garden Covered Terrace at Grand Hotel Bernardin, the conference venue. Grand Hotel Bernardin is the first and the largest convention hotel in Slovenia, and looking at the quality of the service, it goes beyond 5 stars. Its wonderful location close to the sea and a private beach provide its guests an idyllic experience.

17th June (Friday) 13:00 – departure from Bernardin hotel
14:00 – 14:50 tour of the Lipica Stud Farm
15:00 – 15:45 presentation of the Lipica Classical Riding School
17:00 – 18:30 Postojna Cave
18:45 – Dinner with Karaoke Party in Restaurant Jamski Dvorec

We have a very special day planned for our conference participants on Friday, 17th June, as we will head out to see some of Slovenia's most beautiful natural sights such as Lipica Stud Farm and Postojna cave. The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the oldest stud farms in the world. We will have the pleasure of taking a tour of the farm which is the birthplace of the oldest cultural horse breeds - the Lipizzaner.

Afterwards, take out your jackets because we are going underground to see the most visited show cave in Europe, Postojna cave. It is a network of 20 kilometres of passages, galleries and chambers into which experienced guides have accompanied more than 35 million visitors in the last 188 years. It is the largest cave in the "classic karst" with around 100 animal species that live in the cave! The most famous inhabitant of the cave is, of course, the proteus (also called the olm or the human fish), which was at first mistaken for a baby dragon.

*Note: the cave has only about 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit) and almost 100% humidity throughout the whole year, so bring appropriate clothes and footwear. The path through the cave is relatively easy.

Afterwards, we will relax and have dinner in Jamski dvorec (Cave castle) restaurant where we'll enjoy home-made Slovene dishes and good company. Please don't forget to select your preferred meal in your conference account. The night will end with the traditional SDEWES karaoke and fun on the dancefloor. There will be organized bus transfers back to Bernardin hotel.

Welcome reception, dinner and excursion organised by our tourist agency Kompas are free for all participants so submit your final papers, complete your registration and come to Piran!

Immerse yourself in Slovenian nature and history, join us and let's create a tradition together!

*LOC holds rights to adopt Social events and programme.


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