Welcome Reception

The conference will be opened with a welcome reception on Tuesday July 19th, by invitation of the Mayor of the City of Vienna. The welcome reception will take place in the arcade court of the beautiful Vienna city mayor hall.

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Food and drinks will be served, and this is included in the conference fee. To find your way to the reception, you need to enter the mayor’s hall via Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna (note that this will be the only entrance open at that time of the day); from there follow the guidance by the staff members to find the venue. Admission starts at ~19 h and you can obtain your registration materials on site. The opening speech and welcome address are planned for ~19:30 h and the event will last until ~22 h. The event is included in the conference fee.

Social event

On Thursday, there will be an optional social event including dinner, drinks and party, at the Wiener Badeschiff. This is a both hip and socially responsible location. It is a ship docked on the Danube canal featuring an open sky deck and a swimming pool.

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Food catering will be done by a non-profit initiative hosting cooks with refugee background (Speisen ohne Grenzen). The Badeschiff is easily reached by public transport, subway lines U1 and U2, stop Schwedenplatz, and a short walk (5 min). We will have an exclusive area reserved for us, including the pooldeck and poolbar. You can also bring your swimwear as the Badeschiff hosts a small open sky pool (not included, small extra charge). A delicious three course menu and drinks (aperitif, beer, wine, water, juices) will be served until the tap is used up (extra drinks can be purchased at own costs). The social event starts at 20:00 and will last as long as people enjoy it (the ship closes at 1 pm though) –  but feel free to come earlier and explore the whole venue. The social event is booked out.

IASAT Social Event

The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch (IASAT) is organising a Social Event during ESCAN 2022 in Vienna, 8.30pm on 20th of July at Zoku Hotel (see link below). If you are an IASAT member, or interested in affective touch, please register here (free, but places are limited) and join us for an informal, social event! There will be some nibbles and drinks, and you can also order more.

Location: Zoku Hotel, Perspektivstraße 6, 1020 Vienna
The IASAT Executive Board

ESSAN Social Event

On Thursday July 21st, during the lunch break from 11:30 onwards, ESSAN, the European Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (ESSAN), will have an informal and informational gathering. ESSAN gathers scientists dedicated to promoting the field of social and affective neuroscience in Europe and beyond, and offers a platform to share and critically discuss scientific ideas and methods in these fields. The current president, Frank Van Overwalle, will introduce you to the aim of the society, and you can mingle with existing members and decide to become a member yourself (which is free of charge). The meeting will take place in room TC.5.01, on the 5th floor of the conference venue, from ~11:30 to 12:30 h. Some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.