SOCIAL PROGRAM

Social Events

Meet with your peers, chat, and eat during the social events organized to let participants have some free time to socialize and finally meet in person.

Please, note that the event will take place taking into consideration all the international and national safety regulations.

Tours

Visit the beautiful city of Rome by choosing our special tours planned and prepared especially for ICCE 2024 participants!

If the minimum number of participants for each tour is not met, the Organizing Secretariat will find an alternative tour or reimburse the ticket.

Technical Tours

Choosing our Technical Tours planned and prepared especially for ICCE 2024!

If the minimum number of participants for each tour is not met, the Organizing Secretariat will find an alternative tour or reimburse the ticket.

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Social Events

Conference icebreaker

Sunday, September 08th 2024, 06.30 pm – 09.00 pm

Meeting point: Pontificia Università Gregoriana – Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Roma

welcome cocktail will be held on Sunday evening at the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, also in the beautiful outdoor garden, as an occasion for all participants to meet and interact with each other.

Price: included for participants and accompanying persons

  • € 30 (VAT included) for additional guests

The price includes:

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Live music entertainment

Women in Coastal Engineering Event and Beer and Prosecco Party

Tuesday, September 10th 2024, 06.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Meeting point: Pontificia Università Gregoriana – Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Roma

Topics of gender diversity and inclusivity, career path options, mentoring, and work-life balance will be explored in the Women in Coastal Engineering session. All participants in this session will be invited to grab a beer or a glass of prosecco to keep the discussion in a relaxed environment.

Price: included for participants to the women in coastal engeneering event

The price includes:

  • Beer & prosecco cocktail party

Conference Private Concert

Tuesday, September 10th 2024, 08.00 pm – 9.30 pm

Meeting point: Basilica dei Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti – Viale del Monte Oppio, 28, Roma

A private concert of live classical music in the Roman church of San Martino ai Monti is a truly unforgettable experience. The church itself is a stunning example of Romanesque architecture, with beautiful frescoes and intricate details that date back to the 5th century. The concert typically takes place in the main nave of the church, which is filled with the soaring sounds of classical music performed by a live orchestra or ensemble. The acoustics of the church are perfect for live music, and the atmosphere is both intimate and grand, making for a truly unique and memorable experience. During a private concert, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a range of classical music, from well-known masterpieces to lesser-known gems. In addition to the beautiful music, the concert is also a great opportunity to appreciate the exquisite art and architecture of the church. The frescoes and other works of art that adorn the walls and ceilings of the church are truly breathtaking, and provide the perfect backdrop for this unforgettable musical experience.

Price: included for participants and accompanying persons

  • € 25 (VAT included) for additional guests

The visit include:

  • Live classical music in a Roman church

Participation will end when 450 places are reached.

Conference Dinner

Friday, September 13th 2024, 08.00 pm – 01.00 am

Meeting point: Villa Dino – Via Appia Antica, 249B, Roma (private bus will be arranged for all the participants).

The ICCE 2024 Congress Dinner will be held at a suggestive location in the Eternal City, at Villa Dino, immersed in the Appia Antica Park, an elegant and evocative venue with impeccable organization.

The dinner will be accompanied by musical entertainment to lighten the meal after a day of conference sessions.

Price: included for participants and accompanying persons

  • € 115 (VAT included) for additional guests

The price includes:

  • Conference dinner
  • Live music entertainement
  • Dancing
  • Private transportation

Tours

Mysteries and Crimes in the Roman Night

Monday, September 09th 2024, 07.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Meeting point: entrance of Castel Sant’Angelo

Accompanied walk and guided visit through Rione Sant’Angelo between the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. The itinerary includes a visit to the Tiber Island, the Theater of Marcellus, the Portico d’Ottavia, and a visit to the Balbi Crypt.

The Balbi Crypt, a unique and original history of a Roman city block. In this unique micro-environment, the intermingling of the subsoil and the fabric of the structures surrounding it have created an uninterrupted narrative of the history of a city block in the centre of Rome. The Crypta Balbi is one of a small number of museums in the world that can boast of its origins as a planned research activity involving all fields of knowledge.

Price: € 75 (VAT included)

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Dinner in typical Roman pizzeria

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Vatican Museum By Night

Tuesday, September 10th 2024, 07.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Meeting point: Vatican Museum Entrance

The Vatican Museums are a world-renowned museum complex located near St. Peter’s Basilica inside Vatican City, Rome. Inside are masterpieces of ancient and classical art, as well as various international works from the modern and contemporary periods.

On display within the many rooms are works from the papal collections, the result of the centuries-old patronage of the popes inaugurated by Julius II (1443-1513). The opening of the museum to the public in 1774-1775 was fundamental to its history in Italy and Europe.

This is a private tour for groups of 30 delegates.

Price: € 200 (VAT included)

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Ticket for evening private visit of Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms

Please note that: The visit will be held only with a minimum of 125 people, if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we will proceed with the reimbursement.

Rome and the Art of Mosaic

Tuesday, September 10th 2024, 09.30 am – 12.30 pm

Meeting point: P.za di Santa Maria Maggiore
Entrance of Santa Maria Maggiore, next to the Column of peace

Accompanied walk and guided visit. The itinerary includes the visit of the mosaics of different churches.

You will visit the Papal major basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. The mosaics found in Santa Maria Maggiore are one of the oldest representations of the Virgin Mary in Christian Late Antiquity (fifth century). Under the high altar of the basilica is the Crypt of the Nativity of ]esus Christ.

The walk will continue with the Santa Pudenziana Church, a basilica built in the 4th-century, that is dedicated to Saint Pudenziana, sister of Saint Praxedes and daughter of Saint Pudens. The church of Santa Pudenziana is recognized as the oldest place of Christian worship in Rome.

You will continue with the Basilica of Saint Praxedes and its famous Saint Zeno chapel.

Price: € 38 (VAT included)

The visit is included for accompanying persons

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Ticket for the Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Prassede

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Young Professionals Networking Party

Thursday, September 12th 2024, 07.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Meeting point: Ferro 54.0 – Via Angelo Bargoni, 54, Roma

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Roman pub Ferro 54.0! As a young professional, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive evening of networking and karaoke with like-minded individuals. The cozy atmosphere, complete with warm lights and comfortable seating arrangements, is perfect for forging new connections and expanding your professional circle. And when the formal part of the evening is over, get ready to unleash your inner rockstar with karaoke, while indulging in refreshing drinks and delicious snacks that will keep you energized all night long. So, if you’re ready to have a blast and make some unforgettable memories, Ferro 54.0 is the place to be! Located in the famous Trastevere district

Price: included for participants and accompanying persons

  • € 22 (VAT included) for additional guests

The visit include:

  • An english tour leader
  • All you can Spritz
  • Pizza and snacks

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 50 people and close when 400 participants are reached.

Technical Tours

1. Civitavecchia Port

Wednesday, September 11th 2024, 02:30 pm – 08.00 pm

Meeting point: Pontificia Università Gregoriana – Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Roma

The Port of Civitavecchia (Rome) is the main port of Lazio Region (70 km north of Rome) and the busiest cruise terminal in the Med Sea with nearly 3 million passengers each year. Civitavecchia port was born in 108 AD due to Emperor Trajan on a design by Apollodoro of Damascus in order to provide a safe shelter to the Roman fleet. The harbour of Civitavecchia (“Centumcellae”) was created on a rocky coastline and remained for centuries with the original layout. In modern times under the govern of the Popes it was enriched by the works of famous renaissance architects (eg. Bernini, Bramante) and its symmetric central planshape with converging arms and detached offshore breakwater was the model of the “ideal port design”.

Significant developments were made in the XXth century and large extension works are underway, following the evolution of shipping traffic and new masterplans by the local Port Authority. In particular the long vertically composite breakwater reaches a waterdepth of 35 m and it is now extended with special caissons with turbines to generate energy from the waves.

The visit will include the cruise terminal along the main breakwater, the commercial terminals and the new large yacht basin. Some new ongoing works will be visible.

Price: included in the registration fees

  • € 40 (VAT included) for accompanying person

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking tour leader
  • Headphones
  • Visit Port of Civitavecchia
  • Private transportation from Rome to the Venue

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 15 people.

2. Fiumicino: Imperial port of Rome and new harbour works

Wednesday, September 11th 2024, 02:30 pm – 08.00 pm

Meeting point: Pontificia Università Gregoriana – Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Roma

One of the largest harbours of antiquity was created in the 1st century AD by Roman emperor Claudius with further later expansion by Trajan (”Portus”). The impressive ancient breakwaters and quay walls are buried today inside and around Fiumicino airport and can be visited within a unique guided techno-archaeological tour. The hexagonal port basin with the old warehouses and columns are still visible. The recently renovated Roman Ship Museum can also be visited.  Moreover the new ongoing works for the expansion of the Fiumicino inlet harbour will be shown. The new infrastructure will host the big fleet of fishing vessels that now unsafely dock along the riverbanks. Works include the construction of about 1 km long rubble-mound breakwaters, the dredging of 140.000 m3 of sediment and the filling of two reclamation areas along the existing seashore (see project plan). The biggest engineering challenge for Fiumicino new seaport is the construction of the breakwaters on a very soft seabed (thick layer of silty clay), requiring the implementation of geotechnical reinforcement solutions.

Price: included in the registration fees

  • € 40 (VAT included) for accompanying person

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking tour leader
  • Headphones
  • Visit of Portus
  • Private transportation from Rome to the Venue

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 15 people.

3. Ostia beach protections, marina and Ancient Ostia

Wednesday, September 11th 2024, 02:30 pm – 08.00 pm

Meeting point: Pontificia Università Gregoriana – Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Roma

The delta of river Tiber has been undergoing severe erosion in the last decades. The popular sandy beaches at Ostia (about 25 km from Rome) have been protected with various types of defences (emerged and submerged detached breakwaters, sand nourishments, drainage pipes) and further projects are underway to improve their high recreational value.

Just beside the left side of the mouth a large modern yacht harbour was built in 2000 with 800 berths up to 60 m long. The marina has an original external symmetric layout with two rubble mound breakwaters and central absorbing shingle beach. The water exchange in the semiclosed basins is improved by pumping seawater through four pipes crossing both breakwaters.

Finally the beautiful neighbouring ruins of the ancient Ostia settlement (“Ostia Antica”) may be visited within a guided archaeological tour.

Price: included in the registration fees

  • € 40 (VAT included) for accompanying person

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking tour leader
  • Headphones
  • Visit of Archaeological area of ​​Ostia Antica
  • Private transportation from Rome to the Venue

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 15 people.

Below you will find a map of the locations where each of the three technical tours will be held.

You will see the location legend by clicking the button at the top left.

Post Conference Technical Tour Venice – MOSE flood barrier gates

Monday, September 16th 2024, 09.00 am – 02.00 pm

Meeting point: TBD

MOSE is a well known complex system of mobile surge barriers meant to safeguard Venice and the lagoon from floods, now well operational since a few years (over 60 closures before dec 2023). Pioneering skills, instruments and technologies in sea defense and environmental protection are concentrated in the area which for centuries expressed the great sea-going tradition of Venice.

The visit will take place by vessel on monday 16 morning (spring tide) from Venice town up to one of the three inlets (probably to the central artificial island of Lido inlet) navigating in the beautiful lagoon. The engineers of Consorzio Venezia Nuova will provide a description of the large innovative project and show the control room for the manoeuvres of the gates. Then the group will visit the submerged tunnel inside the foundation caissons under the barrier with the gate hinges and all equipment.

Price: € 70 (VAT included)

Please note that:

  • the cost of the post-conference technical tour to the MOSE in the Venice Lagoon is not included in the registration fees and will be calculated on request.
  • the fee doesn’t include any hotel stays, but these will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • the fee doesn’t include the trip to Venice, but these will be the responsibility of the participant.

The visit includes:

  • Private transportation in boat to Mose
  • Private visit of the Mose
  • Packed lunch

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 50 people.