10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

September 27 - October 2, 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Did you know that the SDEWES Conference has a Special Social program?

We at SDEWES Conference take great pride in the scientific excellence of our invited lecturers and authors of papers included in Special and other Conferences sessions, but there is another program that truly makes this Conference complete, and this is our Special Social program.

From 27th September to 3rd October you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of top experts in the field of sustainable development from all around the world and, through our social program, exchange ideas in a more informal way, while enjoying the beautiful sites and history of Dubrovnik. It is not without reason that the SDEWES Conference was held so many times in this wonderful city. Dubrovnik is a UNESCO protected World heritage known as the pearl of the Adriatic with its gleaming white-stone city walls and sunny seaside location. Unique for its impressive medieval forts and beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains, Dubrovnik is a city of rich cultural heritage. With its Mediterranean warm climate, beautiful surroundings and good transport connections, Dubrovnik is a magnet for tourists all year round (over 860,000 people visited Dubrovnik in 2014).

Social programme schedule:

27th September (Sunday) 10:30 – 16:00 technical visits (apply through COMET conference system)
18:00 – 20:00 welcome party

Join us for a welcome drink on 27th September at our traditional start of the Conference. The reception will be held at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik hotel's wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands. We have also prepared cultural and artistic program in the hotel amphitheatre at 19:00 h.

Valamar Lacroma hotel is a 4-star hotel and a proud recipient of the prestigious 2013 World Travel Award as „Croatia's Leading Hotel” and the 2014 World Travel Award as „Croatia's Leading Business Hotel” and is also the venue of the Conference.

28th September (Monday) 23:00 – student party at Sky bar (Dubrovnik Old city)

SDEWES student party will be organized at one of the most popular clubs in Dubrovnik, Sky bar! PhD students, young researchers and everybody who likes to have a good time is invited. To get the party going, free drink coupons for SDEWES students will be available at Skybar entrance and all SDEWES participants get free entrance to the club! Don’t forget to bring your accreditation and student ID.

30th September (Wednesday) 14:30 – 19:00 field trip to Cavtat and Konavle
19:30 – 23:00 dinner at Lazareti complex

We have a very special day planned for our conference participants on Wednesday, 30th as we will head out to sea and spend a fun and relaxing day on a boat/bus trip to Cavtat and back to Dubrovnik, organised by our booking agency Dubrovnik Sati. Feel the wind in your hair and soak up some sun while enjoying the blue, shimmery Adriatic.

Several combinations of bus and boat transfers will be organized, so make sure you choose your preferences in SDEWES conference system www.dubrovnik2015.sdewes.org/registration

Each participant will receive a special ticket with instructions/schedule for the excursion and a dinner. Detailed instructions and timetables of bus/boats departures will be available on these pages.

Four options are available:
A. Red ticket (boat-bus): Lacroma hotel – Gruž harbour – sailing to Cavtat – Cavtat – Konavle (Sokol kula – stairs climbing) – Dubrovnik (Pile gate) – walk through Stradun to Lazareti
14:30 – Lacroma hotel (bus transfer to Gruž harbour)
15:00 – 16:30 Galleon Tirena (boat ride from Gruž harbour to Cavtat)
16:30 – 17:00 Cavtat (guided tour or free time)
17:15 – 19:00 bus drive to Konavle (Sokol kula tour) and then to Dubrovnik (bus transfer)
19:00 – 19:30 Pile gate – guided Stradun walk to the Lazareti complex where dinner is held
B. Green ticket (bus-boat): Lacroma hotel – Konavle (Sokol kula stairs climbing) – Cavtat – sailing to Dubrovnik – Old city harbour – walk through Stradun to Lazareti
15:00 – 15:30 bus transfer from Lacroma hotel to Konavle
15:30 – 17:30 Sokol kula and Cavtat guided tour and free time
18:00 – 19:00 Galleon Tirena (boat ride from Cavtat to Old city harbour)
19:00 – 19:30 Old city harbour – guided walk to the Lazareti complex where dinner is held
C. White ticket (bus-bus): Lacroma hotel – Konavle (Sokol kula stairs climbing) – Cavtat – Dubrovnik (Pile gate) – walk through Stradun to Lazareti
14:45 – 15:15 bus transfer from Lacroma hotel to Konavle – Sokol kula
15:15 – 18:00 Sokol kula and Cavtat guided tour and free time
18:10 – 18:40 Cavtat – Dubrovnik (bus transfer)
18:40 – 19:30 Pile gate – guided Stradun walk to the Lazareti complex where dinner is held
D. Dinner only (yellow ticket): 19:30 – 23:00 Lazareti (if you plan to come to dinner only we suggest to take public transport to Pile bus stop and then walk to Lazareti complex at Frana Supila 8)

After the field trip we will head back to Dubrovnik for a dinner in Old City in the beautiful Lazareti Complex. The Lazareti, consisting of eight preserved buildings and five courtyards, were renovated in 1623 from the seaside in order to also enable landing of larger boats. The complex included large warehouses for goods and livestock, as well as lodgings for the extended stay of merchants and travellers in isolation. Today, the Lazareti serve manifold purposes such as recreation, trade and entertainment.

After the sun sets, it's time to hit the dance floor and enjoy some karaoke. For the most energetic ones, afterwards we'll continue to party – Revelin style! We invite all party goers to join us at the Culture Club Revelin, situated at the Revelin fortress which has become the central place of night life in, not only Dubrovnik, but the entire Dalmatia.

Please note: there will be no organised transportation after the end of dinner and social programme so we suggest walking to Pile bus stop and taking public transportation or taxi to the hotel.

Welcome reception, dinner and excursion organised by our tourist agency Dubrovnik Sati d.o.o. are free for all participants so submit your final papers, complete your registration and come to Dubrovnik!

Immerse yourself in Dubrovnik's culture and history, join us and let's create a tradition together!

*LOC holds rights to adopt Social events and programme.