At times it is asserted that the truly important items are discussed at conferences beyond the conference programme, i.e. during breaks or social events.
Undoubtedly, communication between participants (and not only the discussion after a lecture or at a poster) is an essential element of every conference. Contacts established in such a way, exchanged experiences and discussions are what marks the difference between conferences and sole information brokering by printed media and the internet.
The organizers of the ICIA 2018 put emphasis on creating appropriate conditions and a pleasant atmosphere in order to maintain this culture.
We have scheduled a Welcome Reception for Sunday, 9 th September,
party time at the conference site on Monday evening and an excursion at the end of a busy Tuesday, 11 th September.
All social events are included in the registration fee.