Tentative Technical Programme
|November 9 (8:30-16:30)||November 10 (8:30-16:30)||November 11 (8:30-16:30)||November 12 (8:30-16:30)|
|Tutorial 1||Keynote 1||Keynote 2||Keynote 3|
|Aalborg Lab Tour||Welcome Reception||Social Dinner|
Welcome Reception: Utzon Center
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 from 18:30 – 20:30
The Utzon Center was designed by famous architect Jørn Utzon, who is probably best-known for his phenomenal design of the Sydney Opera House. Utzon grew up in Aalborg, and the Utzon Center is considered by many to be a great tribute to the great architect. If you look at the roof of the building, you might be able to see the similarity to the Sydney Opera House, right in the centre of Aalborg. Having the reception at the Utzon Center, you get a chance to explore Aalborg’s newly renovated waterfront along with one of its finest pieces of architecture and we are delighted to offer all participants and accompanying persons a very special welcome to the city of Aalborg in these incredible surroundings. At the welcome reception there will be served a free drink together with some different snacks, and you will have free access to enjoy all the current exhibitions at the Utzon Center during the event. The fee for attending the welcome reception is included in the conference registration fee and surrounded by the beautiful stories of Jørn Utzon’s life, you will have plenty of opportunity to network with your colleagues from all around the world.
Gala Dinner: Restaurant Fusion
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Less than a 10-minute walk from the House of Music, you will find Restaurant Fusion. The restaurant is one of Aalborg’s most innovative places to eat, and it has a great panoramic view, as it is located on the waterfront in the heart of Aalborg. Besides offering a unique view of the Limfjord, it also offers an extraordinary culinary experience. Keywords for this restaurant are innovation and quality. The idea behind Restaurant Fusion is to fuse the cuisines of Europe and Asia when creating modern and luxurious, yet healthy, food based on fresh produce from Denmark and Asia.
City Walk: Guided walk in Aalborg
Wednesday November 11, 10:00 -12:00
We start this tour at 10:00 where we meet our guide in Musikkens Hus (House of Music) at the main entrance towards the Limfjord.
The tour will take you through the streets of Aalborg where you will experience history mixed with the 21st century at close range. We will walk through the old Aalborg with renaissance mansions, a baroque style Old Town Hall and shady dungeons, as well as a modern waterfront with a clean Scandinavian feel and not least architecture from world-renowned architects, among them Jørn Utzon, the architect behind the iconic Sydney Opera House. In Aalborg, he designed the Utzon Center, which is located right by the waterfront. The Utzon Center was the last building Jørn Utzon, who grew up in Aalborg, designed. Also located by the waterfront is Musikkens Hus, or the “House of Music”, which offers a variety of musical experiences to the inhabitants of Aalborg every year.
The tour will continue to history-rich Hjelmerstald, an old, picture-perfect street located right in the heart of Aalborg. The cobble stone street was created in the late 1600’s, and the small, colorful houses lining the street are between 200 and 300 years old. Additionally, in the summer, colorful hollyhocks line the street. The street as a whole creates a well-rounded image of what cities looked like back in the 1600’s. Today families inhabit all the houses, however back in the day, they used to be homes, shops, workshops, pubs and so on.