Past Conference 2014 international conference - Pisa, Italy

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The 2014 international conference will give attendees several opportunities to network through social events surrounding the conference:

 Let others know the social events you are planning to attend via the "Participants" page.

 Sightseeing and photo tour


Piazza dei Miracoli  Piazza dei Miracoli  Piazza dei Miracoli


  • When: Friday, June 27 - 5:00 PM

  • Where: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Pisa (3 minutes walk from the Central Railway Station)
  • What:

The sightseeing and photo tour includes a three-hour walking tour to Pisa's most popular attractions. Itinerary highlights include:

  1. Keith Haring Mural
  2. Ponte di Mezzo (where the Gioco del Ponte - The Battle on the Bridge will take place on Sunday, June 29th fpr those interested)
  3. Palazzo Blu 
  4. Giardino Scotto
  5. Piazza Garibaldi (ice-cream stop!)
  6. Piazza dei Cavalieri

Our walking tour will end in Piazza dei Miracoli (the famous Leaning Tower!) in time for the Pre-conference powwow.


Signup to the sightseeing and photo tour »


  • When: Friday, June 27 - 8:00 PM

  • What: powwows are informal get-togethers of groups of users living in close proximity. The pre-conference powwow will offer attendees the chance to share dinner and get ready for the conference. Just remember to sign-up to the powwow via the powwow page. pre-conference powwow in Pisa, Italy »

 Learn more about powwows, click here.


Gala dinner






  • When: Saturday, June 28 - 8:30 PM    

  • What: 

The Saturday gala dinner will allow conference attendees to relax after the first event day in a unique venue while sharing drinks and dinner with old and new friends. The gala dinner ticket (which conference attendees must purchase separately if they want to book a seat) includes welcome drinks and dinner:




Welcome drinks


Served in the garden, with a selection of:

  • Polentine fritte
  • Fried polenta patties
  • Focaccine con bresaola e rucola
  • Focaccia with rocket salad and cured beef
  • Focaccine con scamorza e speck
  • Focaccia with smoked Scamorza cheese and Speck bacon
  • Torte salate
  • Savoury quiches
  • Pizzette
  • Mini pizzas


















Piccolo entrée di pappa al pomodoro con sedano croccante e olio dei monti pisani 

Tomato soup entrée  with crispy celery and Tuscan olive oil (Pisa mountain region)





Tagliere di salumi toscani con crostini e bruschette

Mixed platter of  cured meats with crostini and bruschette


Straccetti tirati a mano con ragù bianco di anatra e scorzette di arancia

Home-made pasta with duck ragù sauce and slivers of orange peel


Ribollita alla Pisana

Ribollita soup


Stracotto di mucco Pisano con le sue verdure e

flan di patate con cuore di pecorino del parco

Pot roast with vegetables and potato flan with Pecorino cheese


Cialda di sfoglia con crema chantilly e cioccolato Amedei fuso

Wafer with Chantilly cream and melted chocolate


Illy caffè con golosa biscotteria del nostro pasticcere

Illy coffee and pastries


Vini bianchi e rossi biologici delle colline pisane



Vegetarian options available on request. Please contact the Conference Organizer in advance for any special dietary requirements! 


Cost of gala dinner: €55.00 EUR (VAT included)

Last confirmation deadline: June 15th


Book your seat for the Saturday gala dinner now! »


How to reach Hotel San Ranieri:

  • From Hotel Abitalia Tower Plaza
    • Taxi, 7 km
    • Bus line 6 to Central Station then Bus LAM blu for 11 stops. get off at last stop (Cisanello)
    • Walk to bus stop Andrea Pisano 1 (900 m), take bus line 5 (towards Putignano) for 11 stops then take bus line 22 (towards Cisanello) for 14 stops
  •  From Pisa Stazione Centrale (Pisa Central Station)
    • Bus LAM Blu, 11 stops, get off at last stop (Cisanello)

Post-conference arrivederci powwow

  • When: Sunday, June 29 - 8:30 PM 

  • What: powwows are informal get-togethers of groups of users living in close proximity. The post-conference powwow will offer attendees the chance to share dinner and their views of the entire event. Just remember to sign-up to this powwow via the powwow page. post-conference arrivederci powwow in Pisa, Italy »

To learn more about powwows, click here.  

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