As part of our social program, there will be a welcome reception, a conference dinner, campus tours as well as walking tours through the city centre of Vienna. You can sign up for each of these activities during the online registration process.
On Wednesday evening, we will be hosting a welcome reception on campus, where you can enjoy Austrian wine and non-alcoholic beverages while catching up with friends and colleagues. The reception will take place immediately after the final session of the day.
On Thursday and/or Friday, you will have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art campus. You mave already have seen glimpses of the WU campus when watching the video on our homepage or read about the architecture and buildings, including our Library and Learning Centre designed by Zaha Hadid, on our WU Campus page. The tour will be free of charge but you will need to sign up for it during the online registration process.
The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. We will meet on campus and go on a short stroll through the Prater, a well-known and beautiful public park, to our venue, Kolariks Luftburg, where we will enjoy a three-course meal in a traditional Austrian beer garden. The price of the three-course meal is €25.90 (excluding drinks) and vegan, vegetarian, fish and meat options are available.
On Friday afternoon, after the closing session, we will offer walking tours through the city centre of Vienna. We will take you on a short loop through the first district which will give you a glimpse of Town Hall (Rathaus), the Hofburg palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Obviously, a stop at an ice-cream parlour or a traditional Viennese coffee house is a must.
Please note that these tours will be led by members of staff of the Institute for English Business Communication and while we'll do our best to include some historical and cultural details, we are not trained tour guides. But we'll happily do our best to show you around our beautiful hometown and indulge in its culinary delights with you.