The 11th International Baltic Conference on DB and IS, DB&IS2014 June 8-11, 2014, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Social Program

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Visit to TUT Mektory and
Welcome Reception

Sightseeing tour to Tallinn University of Technology and innovation and business centre Mektory.
Meet other conference attendees, renew old acquaintances, and begin new friendships and collaborations.

TIME: June 8, 2014 (buses leave at 18:00)
DEPARTURE POINT: Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (venue) (map)
EVENT LOCATION: Raja 15, 12618 Tallinn (map)
DRESS: Informal
DIRECTIONS: see Directions to TUT & Mektory

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) was founded in 1918. Today, Tallinn University of Technology is the only technological university in Estonia and the flagship of Estonian engineering and technical education. It has 8 faculties, 10 institutions, more than 13 500 students and 2 000 employees, and over 65 000 alumni members. TUT is a modern campus university, where synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences) is established. This is the place where new ideas are born, discoveries transferred into studies and real life through knowledge. TUT as a research university has cooperation projects with the top 10 universities (Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, etc.), scientists and companies (e.g. Microsoft, Google, IBM, ABB, etc.) of the world. TUT also has a representative office in Silicon Valley, USA.

MEKTORY stands for Modern Estonian Knowledge Transfer Organization for You. This unique innovation centre is a huge leap of development for TUT, but it is still only the beginning of a large-scale work. Mektory is an innovation and business centre for those who are connected to technology transfer in the area, who accept every challenge posed by technology. Mektory targets to bring academic knowledge in tangible form to real life as competitive products and services.

TUT Main BuildingTUT LibraryTUT LibraryTUT CampusTUT Aerial ViewTUT Mektory Building

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Excursion and Conference Dinner

Excursion to Haapsalu and Dinner at Haapsalu Kuursaal. This is the premier social event of the conference.

TIME: June 10, 2014
DEPARTURE POINT: Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (venue) (map)
LOCATION: Haapsalu city
DRESS: Smart casual, please be prepared for moderate walk
INCLUDED IN THE FEE: please refer to your registration details

The excursion will bring us to Haapsalu, a major seaside resort on the west coast of Estonia, formed in 1279. Haapsalu is well-known for its historic and maritime ambience, warm sea water, curative mud baths and friendly residents.

The conference dinner will be held at Kuursaal.

Key attractions:

Haapsalu Station (anno 1906)Haapsalu Bishop's CastleHaapsalu promenade by nightHaapsalu Kuursaal - Baltic DB&IS 2014 conference dinner