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Book of Abstracts and Conference Program:
Conference Programme:
Arrival: Monday Sept 8
Invited lectures: Tuesday - Friday morning
Contributed talks: Tuesday, Thursday afternoon
Closing of the conference: Friday after the lunch

Detailed program of the conference      Printable version of the program
Summer School Programme:
Arrival: Sunday Sept 7
Lectures: Monday, Thursday
Closing of the summer school: Friday after the lunch

Detailed program of the Summer School      Printable version of the program
Social Program:

Wednesday afternoon: Tours
  • A guided tour to Jaskyna Driny (Driny Cave). Jaskyna Driny is located only at 3 km distance from the castle. The Driny Cave is the only show cave in the western Slovakia and one of the main tourist attractions of the Lesser Carpathians. As compared with other show caves in Slovakia, where usually larger underground spaces prevail, it represents a system of narrow fissure passages, however with beautiful dripstone decoration. For more information see the website of the cave.
  • or, a hiking tour to Smolenice karst mountain range region. Departing from the Smolenice castle (elevation 293m) we will take a hike tour to the top of hill Zaruby (elevation 768m). The hike will be through the forest, part of a protected landscape area which houses a diverse wildlife and plants. The distance between Smolenice and Zaruby is about 4.2km. There are nice views to the Smolenice karst area. It is recommended to take appropriate shoes. The approximate length of the hike is 12km"
Wednesday evening: Conference Dinner - Raut. Accompanied by music performance of Peter Adamov live band playing jazz standards, pop tunes, classics, bossanova, samba, swing and other styles.

Thursday evening: Wine degustation and wine tasting at the Smolenice Castle Chapel guided by winemaker and taster Peter Križan. The tasting includes 10 wine samples including white, rose, red and berry wine.