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The Social Programme of the 45th FEBS Congress will include:

Welcome Reception in the Congress venue

Saturday, 3rd July 2021
Start: 19:00 (till 20:30)

Details will be added in due course.

FEBS 2021 Congress Dinner and Excursion to world-famous Bled


7th July 2021
20:00 (till 23:00); Departure from the Congress Centre: 19:00
Location: Grand Hall, Grand Hotel Toplice Bled, Cesta svobode 12, 4260 Bled
About the Event: This excursion to world-famous Bled for an informal party gives you a chance to visit the most beautiful place in Slovenia. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most picturesque alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air are enjoyed by visitors throughout the year for a relaxing break, an active holiday or just an informal dinner. 

The Grand Hotel Toplice is in the elegant style of the 1930s with a recognisable conference centre, located along the shore of Bled. Its Grand Hall enchants guests with its characteristic and exclusive atmosphere. Widely considered to be Bled's most beautiful banquet hall, it boasts a genuine hardwood dance floor. It also offers direct access to an outdoor terrace on the shore with loveliest views of the lake, Bled Island and Bled Castle.

Apart from great food and drinks you will also enjoy a performance by a Slovenian band (TBA).

Dress Code: Casual
Menu: Cold and hot dishes, desserts, hot and cold beverages, wine, local beer
Price: 65 EUR
Please note the number of participants is limited.


FEBS YSF Bridge Event

Tuesday, 6th July 2021
Start: 19:00 (till 20:00)
Gallery Hall, Congress venue

This activity aims to gather young scientists who want to learn more about initiatives from FEBS for early-career researchers, particularly the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), and also provides an opportunity to make new acquaintances with peers at the Congress in a fun and friendly atmosphere. 

We warmly invite all PhD students and postdocs of the FEBS Congress to participate in this event – together we will build a bridge between FEBS YSFs in the past and in the future! We will talk about recent FEBS YSF events and present opportunities to participate in next year's 21st FEBS YSF in Lisbon.  

After the talks we encourage you to join in some interactive games and chat over beers and snacks. We want this gathering to become a platform to meet other scientists at an early stage in their careers and establish contacts between young people participating in FEBS Congresses. We will also be holding a draw for a free registration for the IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Congress in Lisbon in 2022.

The FEBS YSF Bridge Event is organized by the FEBS Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists.

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