Social programme

Welcome Reception
The Welcome reception (free for all participants and registered accompanying persons) is hosted by the City of Bergen. The event will take place on Monday 5th August at 19:00-20:00h in Håkonshallen, just a few hundred meters from the conference hotel. Signs will be set up along the street between the conference hotel and Håkonshallen.

Meet outside the congress hotel Radisson Blu Royal at 18:45 for a joint walk to Håkonshallen, while experiencing typical Bergen culture.

Håkonshallen was build between 1247 and 1261 as a king’s residence for King Håkon Håkonsson of Norway, at a time when Bergen was the most important city of Norway.



ISAE 2023 Congress Pub at Piano Club Zachariasbryggen
We encourage participants to mingle and to enjoy the Bergen nightlife together. We suggest that ISAE friends and colleagues drop in at the Piano Club Zachariasbryggen, situated on the famous fish market – which has a large open air bar / restaurant facing the picturesque harbour front. The Piano Club bar is a section of the large Zachariasbryggen Restaurant House – with several types of restaurants and bars – all located in one building at the fish market.
A great informal place to chill out and a great start or end to any evening!

Address: Zachariasbryggen, Torget 2
Open every day 1200 – 0300 hrs
Tel: +47 55 55 31 55


All participants and accompanying persons are invited to the congress banquet which will held at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on Thursday 8th August. The banquet starts with an aperitif at 19:30 followed by a dinner at about 20:00.

During and after the dinner you will experience musical entertainment. This is followed by dancing for all; perhaps you will also be learning a couple of Norwegian folkdances.

To enable most participants to join the banquet, the price is sponsored for all. In addition, there is an extra price reduction for registered student participants.

Price for ordinary participants: NOK 650,-
Price for student participants: NOK 450,-


Farewell Party
All participants are welcome to join as at the Farewell party, which will be held at Ole Bull Scene in the middle of the city centre.

You will be served various tapas-like Norwegian food and two glasses of wine/beer etc. Afterwards a DJ will play dance music.

Price for all: NOK 250,-