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Due to the bad forecast we were forced to CANCEL THE BOAT TRIPS. Excursion is still scheduled but will include bus tour and sightseeing of the old city if weather will allow. Dinner at the SHERATON HOTEL will start at 19:00. Schedule timings remain the same.

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

From 1st – 6th October 2019, 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 programme, exchange ideas in a more informal way, while enjoying the beautiful sites and history of Dubrovnik. And for the numerous Game of Thrones fans, this will be a unique opportunity to see King’s Landing from the sea.

Social programme schedule:

Welcome reception

1st October (Tuesday) – 18:00 – 20:00 h

Registration will start at 14:00 h, so stop by at the Valamar Lacroma hotel businees centre during the day to register and join us for welcome drinks where we will formally start the Conference. The reception will be held at 18:00 h at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik hotel's terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands.

Conference tour and dinner

3rd October (Thursday) – 14:00 – 00:00 h

Prepare for having wonderful memories from the SDEWES2019 social event as we have a very special day planned for our conference participants on Thursday, 3rd October.

Each participant will receive a special ticket with instructions/schedule for the excursion and dinner. Detailed instructions and up to date timetables of bus/boats departures are available below (subject to change).

Unfortunately, due to bad weather forecast for tomorrow, we were unfortunately forced to CANCEL THE BOAT TRIPS. Excursion is still scheduled but will include bus tour and sightseeing of the old city (if the weather will allow it).

Dinner at the Sheraton hotel is not weather dependant and will take place at 19:00 h.

NEW SOCIAL EVENT SCHEDULE (depending on your social coupon type):

Group 1: Red+Green+White coupon
14:00 –boarding the buses in front of Valamar Lacroma hotel
14:15 –city tour
16:15 –boarding at Pile and sightseeing bus ride Pile – Gruž – Bridge – Viewpoint
18:00 –walking tour in Mlini to the Sheraton hotel

Group 2: Purple+Orange coupon

14:45 – boarding the buses in front of Valamar Lacroma hotel
14:45 – 16:00 sightseeing bus ride Gruž – Bridge – Ploče (city walls)
16:30 – 18:30 city tour
18:30 – boarding at Pile and bus ride to Sheraton hotel

First bus from SHERATON hotel starts at 22:00

IMPORTANT: There will be direct transportation from the Valamar Lacroma hotel to the conference dinner at 18:20.


Conference organizers reserve the right to cancel the tour completely in case of extremely bad weather. This will be announced by 13:30 h. We are hoping not, but just in case this happens, we will go directly to dinner by buses from the Valamar Lacroma. Loading of buses will start at 17:45 h (Group 1) and 18:25 h (Group 2). In case this happens and the tour is canceled by the organizers due to extremely bad weather, participants can receive (at the registration desk) a coupon for a city tour they can use by Sunday Oct. 6th.

Student party at Sky bar (Dubrovnik Old city)

4th October (Friday) – 23:00 h

SDEWES student party will be organized at one of the most popular clubs in Dubrovnik, Sky bar! PhD students, young researchers and everybody who likes to have a good time is invited. To get the party going, free drink coupons for SDEWES students will be available at Skybar entrance and all SDEWES participants get free entrance to the club! Don’t forget to bring your accreditation and student ID.

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

Immerse yourself in Dubrovnik's culture and history. Join us and let's create a tradition together.

* LOC reserves the rights to change Social events and programme.


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