Social programme

Opening ceremony & the welcome reception party

Opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 23rd from 18:30, in the Hall 5 of the Adris Exhibition and Convention Centre, followed by welcome reception party from 20:45.

18:45 ECM29 Opening Ceremony

19:55 8th Max Perutz Prize lecture: Prof. John Helliwell, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK:Synchrotron radiation in crystallography instrumentation, methods and applications

20:45  Welcome reception party

Open air student mixer DJ party

Student mixer for Young Crystallographers will be held  on Monday, August 24th, from 20:45 h at the restaurant Barabiga of the hotel and annex Valdaliso. In the case of a bad weather, the party will be held elsewhere (the exact place for the plan B to be announced soon). The Mixer is open to delegates who qualify for membership of the European Young Crystallographers Group. This includes not only students but postdoctoral fellows and other younger scientists up to an age limit of 35 years. Refreshments will be provided and DJ entertainment.









The concert will be held on Tuesday, August 25th from 20:45 to 21:45 h in the church of the Franciscan Monastery in Rovinj, De Amicis st. 36. The construction of this beautiful Baroque building started in 1702. The monastery belongs to a type of claustral city monasteries and, according to its integral parts, it is traditional and adjusted to the life of the monks and the wider community. It combines work, worship, habitation, feeding, entertainment and activities important for our environment. The church was finished in 1710 and consecrated to St. Francis of Assisi. The monastery library stores a collection of about twelve thousand books, mainly of theological content, some of which date from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and are true rarities. The library was annexed to the monastery in 1878. The monastery also has a monastery collection of over 250 exhibits representing various and diverse evidence of human creativity, knowledge and achievement.

The music ethno box

J.S. BachAir for string quartet

C.M. von WeberIntroduction, theme and variations for clarinet and string quartet

A. MozartEine kleine Nachtmusik for string quartet

Bela KovacsSholem alekhem, rov Feidman! for clarinet and string quartet

Marijan MakarSlavETHNOnija for clarinet and string quartet

Tomislav UhlikA little slavonian rhapsody for string quartet

Mariano MoresArgentinian tango for clarinet and string quartet

                                      Taquito militar

Traditional KlezmerMedley for clarinet and string quartet

                                       The Happy Nigun
                                       7:40 A.M.
                                       Rabbi Chaim’s Dance
                                       3 chassidic songs

The concert will be performed by: Bruno Philipp, clarinet and The Rucner String Quartet (Ivana Penić Defar, violin; Ana Paula Knapić Franković, violin; Dragan Rucner, viola; Snježana Rucner, cello)



Rigaku social event (the event might be fully booked, check the Rigaku booth for more)


Where: Red Island

When: The boat leaves the dolphin pier (150 m from the AECC) on Monday, 24th of August, 2015,  at 20:30

Return: Any regular boat line (click here for the timetable)


Stars on the beach party (the event might be fully booked, check the Bruker/Incoatec booth for more)


Where: St Catherine’s Island

When: The boat leaves the dolphin pier (150 m from the AECC) on Monday, 24th of August, 2015,  at 21:00 (special line for the invitees)

Return: Any regular boat line, or the organized transfer back



Conference dinner


Conference dinner will be held from 20:00h on Wednesday, August 26th in the Hotel Lone conference hall. Menu that combines modern and local cuisine and live performance will make this evening even more special.

Closing ceremony

Closing ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 27th from 19:45 in Adris Exhibition and Convention Centre (Hall 5).

Guided city tour for accompanying persons



The guided visit will begin from the Center for Marine Research. From there we will walk towards the main square and enjoy a beautiful view of the old town. We will pass the street where the old channel used to separate the island from the mainland and will arrive at the main square. There we will see the oldest courthouse in the whole region, built by the french during the Napoleonic time and the old defensive walls incorporated into the houses. In the harbor by the main square we will see the typical fishing boats of Rovinj: the “battana” and the “guso” used for centuries by the local fisherman. We will continue our walk through the Holy Crosss street where the remains of the old gates of the town are still intact. Along the coast we will see the place where according to the legend the huge stone sarcophagus of St. Euphemia arrived on the shore miraculously floating on the sea. Continuing along the coast we will have the opportunity to see some of the islands in front of Rovinj and to hear some of the stories and legends about them. From there we will go to the upper part of the old town to see the church of St. Euphemia and the bell tower that dominates the silhouette of the town. We will then descend toward the main square passing through the Grisia street known as the street of the artists. Before reaching the main square we will see the old townhall and the arch of the Balbi, the main  gate of the town. We will then go to the open market and conclude there our visit.

Rovinj walking tour will be started on Tuesday, August 25th and on Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 to 12:00 h. Maximum number of participants per tour is 50.