Social Events

Welcome Party
SUNDAY September 8 

18.00 - 20.00

Location: Venue - Auditorium Maximum - address: ul. Krupnicza 33, Krakow
Admission: For all registered participants with the congress badge.


Welcome party provides an excellent opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues, as well as to make a new contacts as the Congress begins. A light buffet dinner will be served during the event.




Classical Music Concert
MONDAY September 9 


The con­cert performed by Academic Choir ORGANUM

Location: Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, address: pl. Wszystkich Świętych 5, Krakow
Admission: For all registered participants with the congress badge.


about Basilica of St Francis of Assisi

The first church on the site was built in the 13th and expanded in the 15th century to be thoroughly rebuilt later, after the Swedish Deluge of the 17th century. Destroyed during the Great Fire of Kraków in 1850 it was again rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style.

The neo-Gothic interior is decorated with polychrome wall paintings and stained glass to the design of Stanisław Wyspiański, of which the God the Father – Let There Be! in the Western façade is especially imposing.


[...] Most remarkable in the nave are the late Baroque altars with spiral columns designed by Francesco Placcidi, the famous architect of that period.

Baroque interiors of the Basilica combined with Classical music concert both will make for extraordinary experience  in the heart of the old Krakow.





about Academic Choir ORGANUM

(...) the Organum Academic Choir is a leading institution in the music life of Krakow. (...)

The ensemble was established in 1969 as an initiative of a Krakow music teacher and organ master, Bogusław Grzybek, who has remained the Choir's conductor and artistic director.

From its earliest days, the Choir operated under the auspices of the Club of Catholic Intelligentsia which automatically indicated the general course in the operation of the Choir, aligning it powerfully with the Church as well as Polish and Christian traditions. (...)

The Choir cooperates with Polish philharmonic institutions, Lvov Philharmonic, Krakow Opera, Warsaw Chamber Opera, and Krakow theatres. It is a regular participant and laureate of choir contests, festivals, and competitions.


It is strongly involved in recording, continuously expanding and enriching its repertoire which, side by side with early music includes the works by contemporary artists: Górecki, Koszewski, Krenz, Nikodemowicz, Penderecki, Szeligowski, and Twardowski.

Annually, the choir performs around 50 concerts. For the last six years it has performed together with the Ricecar Instrumental Ensemble, adding to its repertoire oratory music (Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi.) The concerts of the Choir were highly successful in nearly all European countries and in the USA. Especially memorable are the performances in Vatican.








Cracovia walking tour 
TUESDAY September 10 


Meeting Point: Venue - Auditorium Maximum, address: ul. Krupnicza 33, Krakow
Admission: For all registered participants with the name badge at the reception desk during registration.


A visit to Krakow is a meeting with the most glorious era in Polish history. We start our tour at the Congress venue where in groups of 30, with the assistance of English - spaking guides, we head for the most famous tourist attractions in Krakow. From the Jagiellonian University facilities such Collegium Maius and Collegium Novum.

 We continue with the Market Square with Cloth Hall along with St. Mary`s Basilica where our tour is finished. Now you have a chance to stay longer in a town to feel  the atmosphere and spirit of this place on your own or with the accompany of colleagues! 


Visit to the SOLARIS Centre
TUESDAY September 10

17.30  - tour 1
18.30  - tour 2 

Location: SOLARIS Centre address: ul. Czerwone Maki 98, Kraków

Admission: For limited number of participants with the voucher. Required registration via website: (tab: Payment). Visit is free of charge. Please register by September 9 and collect voucher at the reception desk on September 10 by 16.30.

Meeting point: Auditorium Maximum UJ, ul. Krupnicza 33 (venue)
Transportation: venue - SOLARIS Centre - venue
Duration: 2 hours

The participants of the Congress will have a chance to visit National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS (Jagiellonian University).

Your guide on-site is a SOLARIS staff representative.The programme of the visit for tour-1 and tour-2 is the same.


Gala Dinner
WEDNESDAY September 11


Location: Gardens of the Archeological Museum in Krakow, address: ul. Poselska 3, Krakow
Admission: For all registered participants with the invitation.


The Archaeological Museum in Kraków is the oldest institution of this type in Poland (it was founded in 1850).

The museum's collection is comprised of around 500,000 monuments representing the period from the Paleolithic Age to the modern are, as well as some monuments of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean (Egypt) and South America (Peru), and numismatists.


The main research projects are associated with prehistory and early Middle Age Małopolska with special consideration for Kraków and the lands around it, along with studies of Mediterranean civilizations. (...)

The gardens of the museum with a view of the Wawel Castle are a perfect setting for an evening gala dinner. Beautiful nature and location in the heart of the old town will make the event special.