Social Program

Monday, August 19
5:30 - 7:30pm
Women's Networking Event
$15 USD for Students/Developing County/Retiree Attendees; $30 USD All Other Attendees

The conference organizers are excited to invite you to attend the first ISES-ISIAQ Joint Women’s Networking Event and the sixth ISES Women’s Networking Event! Enjoy an early evening of mingling and networking activities with other women engaged in science and research. This event is a great opportunity for women in exposure science and indoor air to share research ideas, expand professional networks, and discuss challenges and successes. Refreshments will include appetizers and a drink (plus a cash bar). Pre-registration is highly encouraged (so we can plan accordingly for food), but not required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, August 20
2:00pm
Tuesday Tours - Take a little time to explore beautiful Kaunas!
Price varies

BOAT TOUR: During the trip you will see the beauty of the old town of Kaunas, the Nemunas and Neris confluence, Nevėžis landscape. In Raudondvaris you depart the boat and take a walking tour and visit the beginning of the 17th century, the Lithuanian Renaissance monument – Raudondvaris castle estate, where the Countess Rozalija will lead you on an entertaining excursion. For those attending the dinner: This option can be attractive as an alternative to taking the bus to Raudondvaris Manor. Dinner participants will take the bus back to Kaunas after the dinner.

Time: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Price: $25 USD

GUIDED TOUR in Old Town: While walking in Kaunas Old Town you will visit the most interesting sites: the oldest stone castle in Lithuania, Town Hall, and the Cathedral Basilica. You will see the longest bridge in the world and hear what happened when Kaunas became a Hanseatic city. If you want to enjoy more of the city’s beauty by boat after the walking tour, you will depart from the Old Town pier.own

Walking Tour:
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Price: $15 USD

Walking and Boat Tour:
Time: 2:00 – 5:45 PM
Price: $20 USD

GUIDED TOUR in New Town: Modernist architecture of the interwar period in Kaunas was included into UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List. Kaunas modernism was formed in the fourth decade of the last century, when the city was the temporary capital of Lithuania. You will find exceptional examples of modernist architecture and see a lot of street art while taking this tour.

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Price: $20 USD

GUIDED TOUR in Pažaislis Monastary: Pažaislis Monastery is one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Lithuania. It was built in the 17th century for the Camaldolese Monastery. In the southern part of the complex is a monastery officina where you will find an open sacred Pažaislis monastery ensemble museum. Enjoy the magnificent view of Kaunas Region Lagoon.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Price: $20 USD

Tuesday, August 20
6:30 - 9:30pm
Dinner at Raudondvaris Manor
$70 USD

This year’s conference dinner will be a casual event held at Raudondvaris Manor. The manor, which is the monument to the beginning of 17th century Renaissance architecture in Lithuania, overlooks the right bank of the upper terrace of the river Nevėžis near the confluence of the Nemunas and Nevėžis. The main building of the Raudondvaris ensemble is the castle-palace with a tower. The estate includes 3.8 hectares of park, two Oficina buildings, an orangery, stables, and an ice-house.

The fee includes round trip bus transportation from downtown Kaunas.

Transportation Option: If you sign up for the boat trip tour, you will disembark in Raudondvaris and be able to attend the dinner after the walking tour of the city. You will then take a bus back to Kaunas after the dinner.
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