Social Program

Welcome Reception

It has become a nice and proven tradition that all participants, speakers and exhibitors celebrate a reunion together on the evening before the conference starts.

We invite everyone to celebrate the opening of the GLS-2024 Conference with a cool drink and local snacks, to see colleagues again or to make new contacts.

Please also use the arrival day for your registration which opens at 17 pm in the conference foyer.

Date / Time

September 02, 2024 I 18:00-20:00

Location

Conference Venue Hotel Penck

Costs / Registration

The participation is free of charge, but for organizational reasons you have to register for it. The registration takes place via the online registration form together with the registration for the conference (Starting in February).

Conference Dinner

After two intense conference days and before the last day dawns, it’s time to celebrate!

The conference dinner starts at the foot of Brühl’s Terrace, the „Balcony of Europe“ from the Baroque era. Down on the banks of the terrace, you board the Saloon-ship of the Dresden Steamship Company. In around 2 hours, you will travel up the River Elbe to the summer residence of the Saxon royal family, Pillnitz Palace and Park.

Your journey takes you past the imposing palaces on the banks of the Elbe, the listed Hosterwitz waterworks, the „Blue Wonder“ bridge in Loschwitz, one of Dresden’s landmarks, and the old fishermen’s church „Maria am Wasser“ to the grand staircase at Pillnitz moated castle. Here, Far Eastern and late Baroque European architecture merge with Chinese elements of the 18th century to form a unique ensemble.

Dinner with Saxon specialties will be served on board. On the return journey, the brightly lit silhouette of the old town becomes an impressive experience before you arrive back on the terraced riverbank and can end the evening with short walks to your accommodation.

Date / Time

Wednesday, September 04, 2024 I 19:00-23:00

Meeting time / Meeting point

18:45 at Terrassenufer / Augustusbrücke, 01067 Dresden

Meeting time / Meeting point

18:45 at Terrassenufer / Augustusbrücke, 01067 Dresden

Costs / Registration

coming soon

Post Conference Tour - Option 1: Pillnitz, Königstein and Saxon Switzerland

The bus will past the impressive castles on the Elbe and stop for a short visit and photo at Pillnitz Castle, the unique ensemble of architecture and garden design, embedded in the vineyards of the Elbe Valley.

After 1 hour we will reach the highlands, also called „Saxon Switzerland“. The famous nature highlights such as the Barbarine rock and the Schrammsteine have inspired artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On our stop at the world-famous Bastei where on the highest cliff of the Elbe sandstone highlands you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Elbe Valley and surrounding rock formations. The Lilienstein and Königstein mesas are seemingly close enough to touch.

Seats have been reserved for lunch in the Bastei Restaurant with a phantastic view. Please select a dish during registration. Drinks must be paid individually on site.

Our next stop is the Königstein Fortress, one of the largest fortresses in Europe, with its casemates, barracks and deep sandstone wells. It has served many different purposes over the centuries, such as for military reasons, as a retreat for Saxon sovereigns, as a safe place to keep treasures as well as a prison. Since Königstein is so beautifully located, it has also been the place where the Saxon royal court held numerous festivities.

On your way back to Dresden you can see again the three castles at the Elbe hillside, a perfect ending to your excursion.

The tours end around 6:00 pm, so you can have a look for a nice dinner location after the tour.

Date / Time

Friday, September 06, 2024 I 09:00 – 18:00

Meeting time / Meeting point

08:45 in the hotel lobby of the Hotel Penck (Conference Venue)

Costs / Registration

99.00 EUR • minimum number of participants 20 persons. Participation is limited. • Registration via the online registration form together with the registration for the conference (Starting in February). • Price includes bus, entrance tickets for Pillnitz and Königstein, Guide, Plate meal for lunch, entrance fees. • Drinks for lunch are not included. Please note that it is a full day excursion and it is NOT possible to end the tour earlier (destinations are NOT located in the city of Dresden).

Post Conference Tour - Option 2: Excursion HZDR and Tour to Pillnitz and Saxon Switzerland

The bus will past the impressive castles on the Elbe and stop for a short visit and photo at Pillnitz Castle, the unique ensemble of architecture and garden design, embedded in the vineyards of the Elbe Valley.

After 1 hour we will reach the highlands, also called „Saxon Switzerland“. The famous nature highlights such as the Barbarine rock and the Schrammsteine have inspired artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On our stop at the world-famous Bastei where on the highest cliff of the Elbe sandstone highlands you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Elbe Valley and surrounding rock formations. The Lilienstein and Königstein mesas are seemingly close enough to touch.

Seats have been reserved for lunch in the Bastei Restaurant with a phantastic view. Please select a dish during registration.  Drinks must be paid individually on site.

In the early afternoon, the bus will bring you to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Here you have the opportunity to visit the thermohydraulic test facilities.

After your tour of the HZDR the bus takes you back to Dresden.

Date / Time

Friday, September 06, 2024 I 09:00 – 18:00

Meeting time / Meeting point

08:45 in the hotel lobby of the Hotel Penck (Conference Venue)

Costs / Registration

99.00 EUR • minimum number of participants 20 persons. Participation is limited. • Registration via the online registration form together with the registration for the conference (Starting in February). • Price includes bus, guide, entrance tickets for Pillnitz, Plate meal for lunch, entrance to HZDR. • Drinks for lunch are not included.
Please note that it is a full day excursion and it is NOT possible to end the tour earlier (destinations are NOT located in the city of Dresden).

News

Travel offers now available

Accommodation offers available

Important dates

30th November 2023
Abstract deadline

28 February 2024
Notification of
abstract acceptance

March 2024
Registration opens

31st March 2024
Deadline Awards Nominations

30th April 2024
Registration Deadline for
Presenting Authors

30th April 2024
Special Issue full
manuscript due date

01st May 2024
Notification of GLS-16 Awardees

31st May 2024
Early Registration Deadline

2nd – 5th September 2024
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