Pien de Zoeten, Max Hulsman, Frouke Weynschenk, Silke Bruinsma

The Hosting and Logistics committee is not only responsible for the social programme, but also for the accommodations, the City Tour, the Post Congress Tour and the plan of action during the congress.

The social programme is the perfect way to extend your social contacts. While enjoying dinners and informal drinks you can meet people from many different countries and cultures.

On Sunday, there will be a City Tour through the center of Groningen and a welcoming party afterwards. At this welcoming party there will be a pub quiz for both the participants and the housing providers. On Monday we will have a completely new social programme this year! Due to last year’s success we have decided that the additional third congress day will remain in our programme. Therefore, on Tuesday the recreational evening will be held again. There you will be able to choose one of five activities like visiting a museum, a cheese tasting or a cycling tour.

On Wednesday there will be a formal dinner with 350 participants. This beautiful dinner will be at an historical location in Groningen. We will conclude the last congress day on Thursday with the unforgettable World Wide ISCOMS Night. At this party you can show everyone some great things your country has to offer by bringing your typical national snacks and by putting on your traditional clothing.

To finish off the excellent congress, there will be a Post Congress Tour on Friday. On this day, we will show you a piece of our beautiful country. Together with about 100 foreign participants we will enjoy a day full of fun to blow off some steam after an intense week full of science.

We, as the Hosting and Logistics committee, will provide you with options for accommodation during the congress. One of the options is ‘Staying with a Student’. This gives you the perfect opportunity to get a better view of what the student life in the city of Groningen has to offer. Furthermore, you can stay at an international student accommodation or we can give you advice on hostels or hotels.

We ensure you we will do everything to make this congress memorable. We hope you are as excited as we are and we are looking forward to seeing you at ISCOMS 2019!

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