Social Programme

Opening Ceremony – Austria Centre Vienna (ACV)

Once again the official opening of the congress will feature an opening address from the congress presidents and the ECSS president accompanied by amazing local entertainment.


Opening Ceremony, ECSS Malmö 2015                       ©SporTools

Opening Reception and official Opening of the Exhibition – Exhibition area at ACV

Following the Opening Ceremony all delegates are invited to come together, network and enjoy the Austrian hospitality: finger food and drinks will be served. Limited capacity only, pre-booking required.

Coffee and Lunch breaks - ACV

One of the most valued benefits of the congress is the opportunity to network. This is why the ECSS has included numerous coffee (6) and lunch breaks (3) in the schedule of congress. Pre-booking required.

Please find the menu here.

ECSS General Assembly – Wednesday, 06.07.2016, 11:00 - 12:00 in room: L4 & L5

All ECSS members are invited to join the ECSS General Assembly to be informed about the latest facts and figures and the development of the society.

YIA Cocktail Party – Sky Lounge, University of Vienna

All former YIA winners together with the top 10 candidates of each category of this year’s congress are invited to a small restricted dinner. Invitation only.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Sky Lounge is easily accessible via public transportation. Please use the tram line D to the Schlickgasse station or line 1, 71, D to the Börse station. If you are travelling from the ACV we suggest you to take the Metro U1 until Schwedenplatz and change to tram 1 until Börse. From there it is a few minute walk to the Sky Lounge.

Please find a map here. More information on the public transportation in Vienna you are able to find here.

Friday Night Out – DC Tower Meliã Bar or "Bermuda Triangle"

This year we offer you two options to enjoy the Friday Night Out with your colleagues and new friends. You will have a chance to explore the amazing city of Vienna with some guidance from locals. This is a great opportunity to network and meet new and old colleauges. Registration required, please find more information here.

First option
Stylish variant: You will be offered a free welcome drink along with an amazing view at DC Tower Meliã Bar - Registration required. More info.

Second option
Party variant: Volunteers will guide you through the best pubs with special offers during the Pub crawl in the famous "Bermuda Triange" - Registration required. More info.

Closing Ceremony – ACV

Closing Ceremony will follow the Young Investigator Awards and will feature Thanks and Goodbye from Vienna and a presentation from the 22nd annual Congress ECSS 2017 in Metropolis Ruhr, Germany.

ECSS Congress Party – Ottakringer Brauerei, 9th July 2016, at 20:00 - 03:00

The Congress Party is one of the higlights of the congress, the icing on the cake. This is your time to network, socialize and enjoy the great atmosphere of the ECSS congress and most importantly DANCE! Limited capacity only, pre-booking required.


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TRAVEL INFORMATION: Ottakringer Brauerei is easily accessible via public transportation. Please use the tram line 2, 9 or 44 to reach the Johann-Nepomuk-Berger-Platz, which is located right next to the location. Other option by tram is to use the lines 46 or 9 to reach the Thaliastraße/Feßtgasse station.

With Metro you may reach the Ottakring station with lines U3 and U6. It will take you about 10 minutes to walk to the Ottakringer Brauerei from the metro station.

Please find a map here. More information on the public transportation in Vienna you are able to find here.

2nd ECSS Bengt Saltin Run 2016  – Donaupark, Vienna

Organized in the memory of ECSS Founding member and Patron Prof. Bengt Saltin. The run will take place in the Donaupark, located right next to the congress venue Austria Centre Vienna (ACV). Please see a map here.


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Distance: 4 km

Date and time: Friday, 8th July 2016 at 7:00 am.

Registration: NOW OPEN through your ECSS account. Limited capacity only

Please find more information here.

ECSS Vienna Reception - Wiener Rathaus, City Hall Vienna

A cocktail reception organized at the City Hall in Vienna (Stadtsenatssall, Rathaus Wien). Invitation only.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: You will be able to access the Wiener Rathaus easily with public transportation by using metro line 2 or tram line 2 to the Rathaus station.

Please find a map here. More information on the public transportation in Vienna you are able to find here.


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Additional programme – Tours

The United Nations Office at Vienna is located right next to the congress venue, Austria Centre Vienna. As a congress delegate you will get a discount on the tour prices. Please find more information here.