Social Program

OPENING CEREMONY
Bicocca University, 7th July

The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, close to the University of Milan-Bicocca, on Tuesday, 7th July 2015 at 16:00. The event schedule will include a presentation by prof. Lamberto Maffei, neuroscientist and president of the Italian Accademia dei Lincei, titled “New frontiers in neuroscience: the environment and the brain“. The speech will be followed by a musical performance which will span from pieces of the Italian opera repertoire to a selection of songs from the best Italian tradition.
After the Opening Ceremony there will be a welcome reception for all participants and accompanying persons.

There will be a Closing Session on Friday, 10th July at 18:00 in Auditorium.


GALA DINNER
Museo Nazionale della Scienza, 9th July

ECP 2015 is glad to invite you to an exclusive gala dinner, which will take place on Thursday, 9th July 2015. In line with the main theme of the Congress, which is Linking technology and psychology: feeding the mind, energy for life, the dinner will be held at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”. The Museum is the largest museum of science and technology existing in Italy, and one of the most important in Europe.

The Museum houses the largest world collection of models interpreting Leonardo’s drawings. Created in the 1950s, it is the first to have dealt systematically with Leonardo da Vinci’s technical-scientific studies.
Today, these models represent an exceptional tool for the study and dissemination of Leonardo’s technical-scientific work, as well as having a unique educational value. A selection of models is permanently exhibited in the Leonardo Gallery.
The Museum works on developing interpretation tools related to this important collection: interactive workshops, multimedia, 3D animations to better understand the functioning of the machines, games, thematic studies on the website, and a recent free Italian and English iPhone App “LeonardoAround” dedicated to the exploration of Leonardo’s work and legacy in Milan.
The dinner will take place in a really fascinating space, overlooking two beautiful Renaissance cloisters. Founded to host the monks of the Olivetan order, the central body of the Museum was built in the early 16th century as a monastery.
In this very special atmosphere, accompanied by the tipical italian food & wine, we will have the opportunity to share all together some pleasant and unique moments.
Congress participants are also cordially invited to share this unforgettable events with their families and accompanying guests.


Social events for students, young professionals and researchers

PSYCHODATE – speed data (8th July, 18.00-20.00)
Bicocca University, internal courtyard, first floor, U6 building

The purpose of this “speed date for psychologists”, taking place at Bicocca University on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 from 18.00 to 20.00, is to encourage young psychologists and researchers to meet each other and to stimulate the exchange of ideas, ongoing research, and projects. Psychodate will work as a classical speed date. Pairs will have the opportunity to talk to each other for 5 minutes and then they will switch partner. Participants will enjoy drinks and food, so that (hopefully) their ideas will be smarter. Don’t miss the chance to join us!