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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Kraków sightseeing tour, 13:00-16:00

If a group of about 30 already registered and interested participants gathers together at the Reception area, an English-speaking guide will be assigned and the tour will start. The last tour will start at 16:00. Krakow, the former capital of Poland, and a European centre of culture, art and science, is a city that offers a wide range of tourist attractions. Krakow’s Old Town, with its unique architecture, was labeled World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. The heart of the city is located in the Main Square, the biggest market square of medieval Europe, with its remarkable 16th-century Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), an example of Gothic-Renaissance architectural style. Our visit to Old Town will include a walk across the Main Square and seeing the Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki), which boasts one of the greatest Gothic altars in Europe, carved by the great Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz). Afterwards, we will continue along the Royal Way from the Barbican (city gates) and the St. Florian’s Gate to the Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and Cathedral.
Walking tour, English speaking guide. Time: 2,5 hours

Monday, 6 July, 2009
Opening Ceremony, 8:30

The Opening Ceremony takes place in Auditurium Maximum of Jagiellonian University. It will be followed by the Special Lecture “The Silent Flight of Owls” by prof. Geoffrey Lilley.

Welcome Reception, 19:00

On Monday evening all Congress participants and registered accompanying persons are invited for the Welcome Reception. It will be a standing party held in the magnificent lobby of the main building, A0, of the AGH University of Science and Technology, at 30 Al. Mickiewicza. After a brief official opening, a rich sort of finger foods and drinks will be offered.

Wednesday, 8 July, 2009
Congress Banquet, 19:30

The Gala, banquet, given for all participants registered with full fee and accompanying persons, will take place on Wednesday evening in the picturesque Archeological Gardens, at 3 Poselska Str. The scenery will be unique, created just for our participants. Delicious Polish food and drinks will be served. The event will be accompanied by performance of famous traditional musicians, Trebunie Tutki band, who have recorded 23 albums so far. As every year, during ICSV congresses, participants of different countries will be encouraged to give performances to other guests.

Students Party, 19:30

On Wednesday evening, at the Congress Venue, students are offered a free-of-charge barbecue party, where delicious traditional Polish food and beer will be served.

Thursday, 9 July, 2009
Closing Ceremony, 13:20

The Closing Ceremony takes place in the building U2.