Social Programme

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony and the plenary lectures will take place in the Main Concert Hall of the Musikverein, where the famous New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is broadcasted worldwide every year. In the Main Concert Hall 1,744 seats are available.

The participants will find splendour and magnificence that will turn the opening ceremony into an unforgettable event.

Welcome Cocktail

A welcome cocktail will be offered in the evening of Monday, September 10, in the aracade court of the University of Vienna which provides space for 3,000 persons.

Organ Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

We are pleased that we will be able to offer you an organ concert at St. Stephen's cathedral. The concert will take place on Tuesday, September 11, starting at 20:30. As there is only limited space available, the entrance tickets will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please register for the concert when making your registration.


The congress banquet will take place on Wednesday, September 12.

Taking into account the large number of participants expected, the banquet will take place at two locations:


City Hall (banquet given by the Mayor of the City of Vienna)


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Orangerie at Schönbrunn Palace