Social Events


Welcome Reception


Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 19:00-21:00 (7 pm - 9pm)
Place: Bukszpryt Club at Gdynia Maritime University


At the close of the first day of the conference all participants are invited for a glass of wine and light snacks. The relaxed and informal atmosphere of our student's club will give us an excellent opportunity to renew old acquaintances and build new ones.

Conference Dinner

Upside-down house

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 14:45-22:00 (2:25 pm - 10pm)
Place: Education and Region Promotion Centre in Szymbark


We have the honour to invite all participants to a Kashubian Evening held at  Education and Region Promotion Centre in Szymbark.

Szymbark is located at the heart of Kashubia Region, one of the most beautiful parts of Poland, populated by native Kashubians, a very ancient ethnic group of Slavonic Balts. You can read more on Kashubians and their culture here.

In Szymbark we will have a chance to tour an open-air museum of Kashubian culture. Then, during the banquet, we will be able  to taste original Kashubian cuisine and locally brewed beer (for those who do not have a taste for beer, wine will be served). Also, we will listen to traditional Kashubian music, get to know some Kashubian customs and even learn to play devil’s violin or burczybas, the Kashubian folk instruments.  


Kashubian bandTraditional kashubian designbanquet hall
Kashubian folk art Kashubian folk art


Group Photo Session

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 10:30-10:45
Place: front entrance to the University


All participants of the ICCCI 2011 conference will be invited for a group photo.


Excursion to Gdańsk (optional)


Date: 23 September 2011
Time: 15:00-20:00 (3 pm - 8 pm)
Meeting place: Gdynia Maritime University – at the entrance to the main building
Participants number: max. 35 persons
Price: Free. The sponsor of the excursion is Officer Training Centre, Poland.


After the conference a tour to the Old Town in Gdansk will be organised (with an English tour guide)  for the conference participants and accompanying persons. 

We invite you to the Hanseatic thousand-year-old Gdansk where we will show you many interesting places - the most famous Gdansk monuments located near the heart of its Old Town district, around the Long Street and the quayside. You will walk the Long Street and the Market Square and admire the Main Town Hall, the famous Neptune Fountain, the Golden House, the Court of Artus and the beautiful XVI – XVII century houses. At the end of the Market Square you will find the Green Gate. Next, you will see the picturesque old quayside by the Motlava River. Then you will have a chance to see another great monument – the Crane. Later, we will take you to the charming Mariacka Street with the largest red-brick gothic church in Europe – St. Mary’s Church. The Mariacka Street hosts also the famous Gdansk amber manufacturers with their gorgeous handicraft. At the end of the tour you will visit the Solidarity Square with the historical Gate of Gdansk Shipyard, where the Solidarity was born.

On our way back to Gdynia, we will stop in Sopot to see the longest wooden pier in Europe.

Please send us an e-mail or contact the Conference help desk on September 21 or 22, if you are interested in participation in excursion.