Social Program


Note that this program is provisional and may be subject to slight changes. The final program shall be posted by July 2019.

The social program is covered by the registration fees. A special "accompanying person" registration is available which covers only the social program events.

 1) Welcome Reception (Day 1)

Port Wine Tasting and Guided Tour of Cellars and Museum

A pristine welcome reception will be held at the historical Porto Cálem wine cellars on the first day of the conference (9 September 2019). The reception will start with a guided tour, demonstrating the process of making and aging of Port Wine: from the vineyard to the glass. The tour takes around 45 minutes and includes the Cálem museum and cellars. Afterwards, all participants are invited to a Port Wine tasting session included in the welcome reception. Buses will be available from the conference venue to the cellars (departing at 17h00) and will also be available for those who wish to return at 19h00.

 2) Gala Dinner (Day 2)

Exclusive Douro River Cruise

An exclusive gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place aboard a three-hour cruise of the Douro River by Cruzeiros Douro on the second day of the conference (10 September 2019).

Buses will be available from the conference venue to the docks (departing from FEUP at at 18h30). After the cruise, they will be available for participants wishing to FEUP. The detailed schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30 PM - Departure from FEUP Campus by Bus (optional)
  • 7:00 PM - Boarding at the Pier of Vila Nova de Gaia
  • 7:30 PM - Beginning of the cruise
  • Entrances:
    • Variety of entrances served on the outdoor deck
    • Fruit skewers available as vegetarian option
  • Gala Dinner:
    • Main course - Codfish with Broa (typical Portuguese cuisine) - One vegetarian alternative will be available
    • White wine and Port wine
    • Desert - Fruit Salad
  • Announcing Best Paper Awards
  • 10:30 PM - Arrival at the Pier of Vila Nova de Gaia
  • 10:45 PM - Return to FEUP Campus by Bus (optional)

Looking forward to seeing you in Porto!