Social Programme

Paris is renowned for culture, food, and entertainment. The possibilities for social events accompanying the conference are vast, and we will keep you updated as soon as the relevant choices have been made.


Welcome party "wine and cheese"

Sunday evening

French wine and cheese will be served at the welcome party on Sunday evening.


Conference banquet

Wednesday evening

tapisrouge.png The conference banquet will take place at the "Tapis Rouge" in the heart of Paris. The "Tapis Rouge" is a conference center which used to be the first "grand magasin" of Paris. You will be charmed by this magic and historical place!




"Arts et métiers" museum

Thursday evening

cnam.gifThe Musée des Arts et Métiers, founded in 1794, is a scientific museum housed in the historical Abbaye de Saint-Martin-des-Champs, in the lively area of 3rd arrondissement of Paris. Various areas to visit based on different themes (scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, mechanics and transport) occupy a total surface of 6,000m² with more than 3,000 objects. Among its collection is an original version of the Foucault pendulum, the original model of the Statue of Liberty by Auguste Bartholdi, some of the first planes (Clément Ader's Avion III, Louis Blériot's Blériot XI...), Blaise Pascal's Pascaline (the first mechanical calculator).

Address: 60 rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris.  Underground/Subway : Arts et Métiers, Réaumur-Sébastopol

The guided visits (limited to a total of 300 persons, in English) will start at 6:15pm on Thursday. The museum is open for free from 6:00pm until 9:30pm for unguided visits of the permanent exhibition. 

Paradis Latin

Monday, tuesday, thursday evening

Paradis Latin, the famous cabaret on Paris’s rive gauche or left bank, this mythical venue is  attributed to Gustave Eiffel.  Meals are prepared on site in an ultramodern laboratory always using fresh products and the décor adds to the party. You will discover the extravagant and amusing world of a magical garden where joy and good humour reign, full of surprises and cheer. From magic roundabouts, masked balls and musical comedies to the great spectacle of modern ballets in the tradition of Parisian revues, without forgetting the unmissable French cancan! It is a show full of typical rive gauche humour. Beautiful, sexy young girls, charming dancers and the most “dandy” master of ceremonies will ensure you enjoy the night of your dreams in the gardens of the Paradis. Sheer madness.

We have negociated a special offer for the Paradis Latin on the 25-26th and 28th of August 2014. The conference organization does not manage this event, and if you are interested you should make your own registration. More details here.

Lunch box

August 25, 2014

Baguette sandwich with roast chicken, 1 packet of crisps old, 1 water bottles 50cl, 1 fruit, 1 chocolate chip cookie

August 26, 2014

Smoked salmon club sandwich cheese, 1 packet of crisps bolognaise, 1 water bottles 50cl, 1 fruit, 1 donut filled with raspberry

August 27, 2014

Polar tandoori chicken sandwich, 1 packet of crisps paprika, 1 50cl bottle water, 1 fruit, 1 brownie

August 28, 2014

Sandwich wrap bebis tapenade, 1 packet of crisps barbecue, 1 water bottles 50cl, 1 fruit, 1 donut stuffed with apple

August 29, 2014
Baguette sandwich tuna crudity egg, 1 packet of crisps chicken grilled, 1 50cl bottle water, 1 fruit, 1 doot's cream

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