Welcome Cocktail


Full and student rate registrations give access to Sunday's welcome cocktail which will be served at the conference hotel (Novotel) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.


An early registration desk will be also open during that time for all having already paid their registration fees (no on-site registration on sunday).


Note that lunches (at the conference hotel restaurant) for monday and tuesday are included in the registration fees for all attendees.




Boat trip and gala dinner:


A cruise boat trip and gala dinner are organized on Monday 3rd July, evening.


The boat trip (1 hour) from Cannes to Nice (and return by bus) is included in full and student rate registration fees.


The gala dinner is included in the full registration only. The dinner will be served at 8.30 pm at the Roof Terasse of the Boscolo Plaza Hotel in Nice (see map below). The dinner will be preceded with refreshments served  8pm to 8.30pm.


Avalibility to both the boat trip and the gala dinner is limited. Extra tickets may be available for purchase if room is available (uppon request). Extra tickets will cost 65 euros for the dinner or 90 euros for the combined boat trip+dinner.


Purchasing extra tickets:


In order to purchase extra tickets for the trip and/or the banquet, please go the online registration web site (see under "registration" on this site) and proceed as for a registration to the conference. On the site, please select only the additional tickets you need to purchase. Details of this are given under "registration".    


A boat trip? Thanks but no thanks.. 

For those who prefer a bus transfer from Cannes to Nice (and return) rather than the boat, a special bus will be chartered. Please signal your preference if needs arises to Corinne Jullien on Sunday or Monday.

The chartered bus will leave the conference hotel at 6.30pm.


Boat trip 


Two boats will leave Cannes between 6.15 pm and 6.30pm on Monday 3rd July. The departure point is located as per the map below. If you decide to walk from the Conference Hotel, please allow enough time, say 30-40 min, to avoid missing the boat. 


A group departure will be organized from the conference hotel, to walk down to the port. The group departure is at 5.30pm. 


For those who miss the boat, they can use taxi (very expensive) or preferably the train to reach Nice (about 40 train ride).


Return to Cannes (by bus)


A bus ride back to Cannes is organized for all attendees (student rate and full registrants) after dinner.  Busses will leave around 11pm - 11.30pm  from the Boscolo Plaza Hotel.




Map of departure area (Cannes)





Detailed map of meeting point in Port of Cannes:






Map of arrival area (Nice)


A gentle stroll around the castle and along the beachwalk will take you about 25 minutes.