SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Social Events

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place in Clos La Plana, which is a fantastic example of Catalan Modernist architecture. It is registered as a listed building by the Catalan government.

The estate (10 hectares of vineyards and olive trees) and the house have been restored to their original Modernist style.

Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: Clos La Plana
Address: Camí Vell a Vilanova, nº 17, 08810 Sant Pere de Ribes.
Price *: 68 € (regular) , 40 € (students)
* Includes transportation from/to the venue by private bus.

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Tours

Day: Wednesday, June 24th 2020
Time: Afternoon

Please note that a minimum number of participants is required for each tour. In case the minimum number is not reached, the tour will be cancelled. There is also a maximum number of participants.

ALBA and MareNostrum Tour

The tour will visit ALBA, which is a 3rd generation Synchrotron Light facility, and MareNostrum 4, which is one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe.

ALBA consists of electron accelerators to produce synchrotron light, which allows the visualization of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties.

Currently, ALBA has eight operational state-of-the-art beamlines, comprising soft and hard X-rays, which are devoted mainly to biosciences, condensed matter (magnetic and electronic properties, nanoscience) and materials science. Additionally, four beamlines are in construction (low-energy ultra-high-resolution angular photoemission for complex materials, microfocus for macromolecular crystallography, absorption and diffraction and fast X-ray tomography & radioscopy).

MareNostrum 4 (MN4) is hosted at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. It is used for research projects on climate change, gravitational waves, a vaccination against AIDS, new radiation treatments to fight cancer and simulations relating to the production of fusion energy, among others.

BSC is one of the institutions selected by the European Commission to host a pre-exascale supercomputer. The future MareNostrum 5 will achieve a peak performance of 200 Petaflops, which is 18 times more than current MN4.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 9€ (includes transportation from/to the venue by private bus)
Maximum number of participants: 40

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Walking Tour

Guided tour with a local guide to know the amazing town of Sitges. This town is famous for its beautiful beaches and it also has a nice history that you will discover with the guide strolling in the old town.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Price: 19€ (entrance to the museums not included)
Maximum number of participants: 50

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Tapas Walking Tour

A guided tour in Sitges centre to know the history of the city as well as the origin of our famous tapas, with an explanation about the origin of the tapas and visiting three restaurants to taste traditional tapas from different areas of Spain and to learn about differences among the Catalan, Andalusian and Basque cuisine.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Price: 49€ (includes tasting of 3 tapas + 3 drinks)
Maximum number of participants: 50

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Catamaran Experience

This tour is a dream tour far from mass tourism. Our catamaran boasts a large chill out space furnished with Balinese beds and couches, ideal for a relaxing evening, and a state of the art music system and a bar area.

Moreover, the spacious nets at the prow are perfect for sunbathing and relaxing while you enjoy the sailing experience and incredible views of the Mediterranean coast.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: 85€
Maximum number of participants: 120

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Segway Tour

A complete tour of Sitges by Segway starts at the Sitges promenade to enjoy the fantastic views of the beaches and the early 20th century mansions. The tour continues to the Terramar Gardens and the old town of Sitges to know all the secrets that this nice town holds.

Important information:

  • The tour starts with an introduction and a short training on handling a Segway, which is included in the time of the activity.
  • The vehicles are real Segway, quality and safety are guaranteed.
  • The tour is guided by a professional Segway instructor. There is an instructor for every 8-10 people.
  • All the material required for the activity is included (including helmets)
  • No suitable for pregnant women.
  • No special skills are required to drive a Segway.
  • Participants’ weight must be between 35kg - 120kg.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 75€
Maximum number of participants: 40

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Wine Cellar Tour

Sitges is located in one of the most important wine areas in Catalunya and in this tour you will get to know this tradition.

In this amazing guided tour you will know about the Garraf wine tradition and how it is elaborated by visiting one of the Cellars. At the end of the visit, you will have a chance to taste some local wines.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 67€ (includes transportation from/to the venue by private bus)
Maximum number of participants: 100

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Other Tours

Icono Tours

For registered accompanying persons only, Iconos Tours offers a ten per cent discount on participation in other tours.

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EPS 2020 has been postponed to 2021