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Prion 2014 Social Program

Prion 2014 Social Program Photo by Marino Sterle

Science is going to be the leitmotif of PRION 2014. But we also wish our guests to enjoy their stay in Trieste and fully experience what this stunning seaside city has to offer. That is why, in addition to the intense scientific program, we have planned an official Welcome Reception on the first day of the Congress and a buffet reception for each of the evening poster viewing sessions. All these social events are included in the Registration Fee and will feature buffet style dinner accompanied by delicious Italian wines and soft drinks.

To properly unwind after the intense days of the Congress, the final Gala Dinner Party will be held in a very special location. The Gala Dinner is not included in the registration fee and the tickets to the event should be purchased separately. Please register online and buy your ticket. The tickets will also be available on the first day of the Congress at the registration counter.

The Gala Dinner will be held in a spectacular location right by the sea in the very heart of Trieste. Great wines and soft drinks will complement a delicious fish and seafood dinner cooked by Italian chefs. The atmosphere will be topped off by live music. It will be a great opportunity to relax after a busy week and to socialize with all the participants in a lovely atmosphere characterized by typical Italian hospitality and charm.



  • The event will be held on the premises of The International School for Advanced Studies. To reach the venue from downtown Trieste a free-of-charge shuttle bus will be available for the days of the Congress. The bus will leave from Piazza Oberdan (near the tramway number 2 stop, see the map) according to the following schedule:

    Downtowm Trieste - SISSA, departures every 10 minutes

    May 27: 16.15 – 18.30 (we recommend that you take an early bus to pick your badge and delegate bag on-site)
    May 28: 07.30 – 08.30
    May 29: 07.30 – 08.30
    May 30: 07.30 – 08.30

    SISSA - Downtown Trieste, departures every 10 minutes

    May 27:  20.30 – 22.30
    May 28:  17.00 – 18.45
    May 29:  17.00 – 18.45
    May 30:  17.00 – 18.45

    Poster viewing sessions

    The evening Poster viewing sessions will take place at the Magazzino 42, downtown Trieste.   

Important Dates

  • All deadlines are strictly enforced and expire at 23:59 Central European Time on the designated date

    Nov. 18, 2013 - Online registration starts 
    Jan. 10, 2014 - Early-bird fee deadline
    Apr. 25, 2014 - Regular fee deadline
    Nov. 18, 2013 - Abstract submission starts
    Feb. 24, 2014 - Abstract submission ends 
    Mar. 7, 2014 - Abstract notification 
    Mar. 20, 2014 - Hotel special rate deadline