Opening Ceremony and Welcome Function 
Sunday 12 August 2018, 16:00 – 20:00
Dress: Casual
Included in registration fee
Catered: finger food and drinks

ISME Social Gathering 
Tuesday 14 August 2018, 19:00 - Late
Dress: Casual
Included in registration
Venue: Zoo Leipzig and Kongresshalle am Zoo
Attendees are required to be aged 18+
Catered: buffet and 4 drinks

ISME is proud to announce that for ISME17 the Social Gathering is again included in your registration! ISME President Colin Murrell cordially invites you to attend our Social Gathering on Tuesday 14 August. 

Please indicate during online registration if you wish to attend this event. You will be given a wristband at the registration desk of the conference if you indicated you wish to attend the party. Please wear this wristband to the social gathering.

Just north of the city centre, about a 15 minute walk from the Central Station, you will find Leipzig's renowned Zoo. The ISME Social Gathering will start there. From 19.00 onwards, the Zoo will open its gates exclusively to ISME delegates. Upon arrival you will receive a snack package with a small snack and a beverage. At various spots in the Zoo, guides will be waiting for you, to show you this prestigious Zoo. At 20.00 the Kongresshalle am Zoo, which is located directly next to the Zoo will open, giving you access through the Concert Garden of the Zoo. At 21.00, the Zoo will close, and the buffet at the Kongreshalle will start. The Kongresshalle has many different areas  for you to enjoy. In the main hall, the DJ will play all your favourite music, and he will try to get you dancing on the dance floor. But there will also be a lounge area (Bach Hall), and in the Telemann Hall, a jazz combo will be playing some live music from 21.30 to 23.00. 
The party has reached its registration limit of 2000 people, and there is a waiting list. Therefore, if you have a wristband, but change your mind about attending, please hand in your wristband at the materials desk at the registration area of the CCL, so we can make someone else happy. 

Tiedje Award Reception and Evening Lecture
Thursday 16 August 2018, 18:00 – 20:30
Dress: Casual
Included in registration fee
Catered: finger food and drinks