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The social program complements the scientific program of the Symposium and it will create many enjoyable occasions to mingle, talk, meet old friends and make new ones, in the special atmosphere of Florence.  

The social program consists of a welcome cocktail on Tuesday, September 24th and a closing reception on Friday, September 27th – both included in the registration fee. The Symposium social dinner (with additional admission fee) will take place on Thursday, September 26th in a magnificent  panoramic location representative of Florence and its enchanting beauty.

Welcome cocktail
Tuesday, September 24th 2019

Salone de’ Cinquecento

Opening Ceremony 3 pm – 6 pm

Welcome Cocktail 6 pm – 8 pm

The Symposium opening ceremony and welcome cocktail will take place in Palazzo Vecchio, the historical town hall of Florence dating back to 1299. The Opening Ceremony will be hosted in the grandiose Salone dei Cinquecento, the largest and most important hall of the palace, which was used for the assemblies of the General Council of the People, after the State reforms brought about by Girolamo Savonarola. Paneled ceilings and large wall frescoes by Leonardo and Michelangelo, golden decorations and imposing sculptures will leave you admiring in marvel. The welcome cocktail shall follow right afterwards.

Social Dinner
Thursday, September 26th 2019
7:30 pm

Grand Hotel Baglioni

The Symposium Social Dinner will take place on the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Baglioni, just a few steps away from the Symposium venue.  It will be a great opportunity to mingle, savor food and wine of the Tuscan tradition and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Florence’s skyline. Participants will feel like they can almost touch Brunelleschi’s dome and Giotto’s Tower! Price per person: € 70,00

Registration open until Wednesday, September 18th

Closing Reception
Friday, September 27th 2019

Villa Vittoria

The Closing Reception of the Symposium will take place in the beautiful, centuries-old garden of Villa Vittoria, where participants can enjoy a glass of prosecco for a final toast to the Symposium.