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The IAPSS World Congress 2017 is not only an academic conference, but also place to meet students for all over the world. We offer social events on all conference days, to explore the city of Budapest and meet the other participants. Find below a preliminary schedule and theme of social evenings – final information on the social events will be shared with our participants during the week leading to the World Congress.

Tuesday, April 4 | 16:30-18:00 | Opening Reception

Room: N9 Gellner

To welcome you to the IAPSS World Congress 2017, we would like to invite you to an opening reception. Drinks and snacks will be served in this excellent opportunity to network and get to know your fellow participants in the World Congress. The World Congress team is looking forward to your presence at this event, as well as the whole conference!

Wednesday, April 5 | From 20:30 | Pub Crawl & Night Walking Tour

Meeting Point: In front of N9 Building

Budapest is an absolutely beautiful sight by night, especially during Spring time. After a full day of lectures, we will go on a walking tour along the Danube, explore the city center a bit before we head to the ruin pubs. After the sightseeing, you will be divided into different groups, and eventually end up at the same place. Visited bars will be announced on Monday, April 3.

Thursday, April 6 | 20:00-00:00 | Cultural Celebration

Location: CEU Conference and Residence Center

We will have panelists and participants from more than 23 countries worldwide. Thus, on Thursday night we would like to celebrate our diversity and different cultures with a potluck.

And what better way to do that than by food! Bring your favorite snacks, drinks or dishes from home for this occasion. You could also bring a traditional attire or an item that represents the culture of your country. Moreover, there will also be a stage, projector and microphones: We look forward to hearing your home stories, songs, and videos.

After the potluck in which we all get to know each other, there will be a debating tournament. Participants form teams that will compete against each other in rounds of debate. Serious rules and competition with not so serious topics!

Note that due to room regulations, bringing your own alcoholic beverages is not allowed. However, there is a bar in the Residence Center. Soft drinks will be provided by the World Congress Team.

Friday, April 7 | From 21:00-02:00 | Congress Party

Location: Ankert, Paulay Ede u 33

The official Congress Party will take place at Ankert, one of the most famous ruin pubs of Budapest. It is a fascinating venue offering the perfect ambience to enjoy the last night of the programme. This garden-pub placed within an empty house will leave you with a stunning experience. Get your best dress and party with us until the early morning hours and the start of the General Assembly!