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Social Programme

Deadline: 1st May 2006

Ice-breaker party


A welcome reception and ice-breaker cocktail party will be held on Sunday evening 27th August between 18:00 and 21:00 on the 5th floor at FICC. Delegates will be able to register and collect their Congress bags during this function. The cost of the ice-breaker is included in the registration fee.

Gala dinner

The official gala dinner for the Congress will be a comfortable dinner at Hotel Umi-no-Nakamichi in the evening of Thursday 31st August. The cost per person is ¥10,000. Umi-no-Nakamichi is a tombolo between Genkai Nada (Japan Sea) and Hakata Bay and is a recreation area for citizens in Fukuoka. Delegates will be transported to and from the venue where traditional Japanese foods and drinks will be enjoyed, including traditional Japanese music, dancing and entertainment.

Hakata Bayside Place -- (Ferry; Welcome drink) -- Hotel (Gala Dinner) -- (Chartered Bus) - Hakata/Tenjin area

Accompanying members tours

Several non-geological one-day tours will be offered throughout the week of the Congress, depending on interest levels. All tours will start at 9:00 at FICC and end at 17:00 at FICC. The costs include chartered bus for transportation plus lunch. The costs do not cover items such as alcoholic beverages and any other personal items.

For more information about each tour, please click the tour number!

Gifts and mementos

The Organising Committee is planning to prepare some official gifts and mementos, such as T-shirts and coffee mugs. Please check the Congress Website or Section 7 in the the Registration Form.

ISC Student Luncheon

All students attending the Congress will be invited to ISC student luncheon held at Hotel Sunpalace. Please enjoy meals and a chat with students from all over the world.