Social Programme

Social Programme


Asahi Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018

Time: 18.00

Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Center

Dress Code: Smart Casual


The reception will provide an informal and relaxed atmosphere welcoming you to Athens and the Congress and giving you the opportunity to connect with delegates from all over the world. 

All registered delegates are invited to attend. 



Hans Christian Andersen Awards Dinner (Sold-out)

Date: Friday, 31 August 2018

Time: 20.00

Venue: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Cost per person: 70 euros

1 ticket is included for every full congress registration 

The Gala Dinner is a joyous and memorable experience for all. During the Dinner guests will savor Greek cuisine with a modern twist, while overlooking the athenian sea & skyline!

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)


Designed by architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a sustainable world-class cultural, learning and recreational urban complex that includes the new homes of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, located within the Stavros Niarchos Park, one of the largest green spaces of Athens, covering an area of 210.000 square meters.

It was constructed through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and was donated to the Greek State in February 2017.

A global architectural landmark, a sustainability paradigm as well as a metropolitan cultural destination, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center aims to become our common ground, a place for all people, where everyone has access to learning, the arts and events that stimulate, engage and inspire.

Event Sponsor

Music performance during the welcome drinks is a kind offer of the Athens Conservatoire, which is the oldest educational institution for the performing arts in modern Greece.

The wine to be served during the Hans Christian Andersen Awards Dinner is kindly offered by Katogi Averoff winery!

 The soft drinks to be served during the Hans Christian Andersen Awards Dinner are kindly offered by  "The Coca-Cola Company"!



Please be informed that shuttle service will be available for all congress delegates from /to Metro Station - SNFCC for the HCA Award Dinner. From Metro Station "Syngrou-Fix" (Athens Metro Line 2) to SNFCC// shuttle service operating from 18.30 – 19.30. From SNFCC to Metro Station "Syntagma" operating from 22.30 – 24.00

Important Dates

30.08.2017  - Abstract submission opens

05.09.2017  - Registration opens

31.10.2017 / Extended until 20 November 2017  - Abstract submission deadline

20.12.2017/ New deadline 29.12.2017  - Notification of acceptance

31.03.2018  - Early bird deadline

01.10.2018  - Deadline for submission of the full paper - Oral Presentations only

30.06.2018// // Extended to 20 July 2018  - Digital files submission