Social Programme


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 31 October, 20:00
Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano

Included in the registration fee.

Conference Party

Thursday, 1 November, 20:00
Centro esposizioni Lugano (Padiglione Conza)
Viale Castagnola
6900 Lugano
Included in the registration fee.
Transfer not provided.

20:00 Doors
20:15 Welcome toast followed by standing dinner with regional food
21:30 Performance of the band Sinplus
22.15 DJ Set with Yari Copt

How to get there?
The Padiglione Conza is located in Viale Cattaneo, at walking distance from Palazzo dei Congressi. Alternatively, you can take bus line 2 (Bus stop in front of Palazzo dei Congressi) direction Castagnola (Bus stop Palazzo Studi or Lido).

Book Launch

Several publishers will present their newest books in front of their stands. The schedules of book launches will be announced in the conference app.


Friday 2 November, 20:30
Via Trevano 89A
6900 Lugano

Leaving the conference venue – heading to “Cimitero” – partying at Livingroom: Your Friday night in a nutshell.

The YECREA party will take place at Livingroom.
The lounge bar and the disco area offer space to meet, drink, play and dance until late hours.

Good to know:

  • Entrance is free with your conference badge, so don´t forget to have it with you
  • Lounge bar with DJ, flipper, billiard table and table soccer exclusively for YECREA and friends
  • Reduced prices for drinks at the lounge bar until 2pm
  • Additional disco area with DJ

How to get there:
by bus: Take bus number 7 (direction Pregassona) from the central bus station Lugano, Centro to Lugano, Cimitero (6 stops, about 8 minutes ride). The club is then just across the street.

Walk (1,9km, 25 minutes): From Palazzo Congressi via Corso Elvezia, Via Zurigo and Via Trevano.
You can find the bus schedule from the city center to Livingroom (Centro – Cimitero/Pregassona) here:

From 20:15 on the bus runs every 30 min (20:15, 20:45, 21:15, 21:45, 22:15, 22:45, 23:15, 23:45).

You can find the bus schedule from Livingroom back to the city center (Cimitero – Centro) here:

Reception for the Management Teams of ECREA’s Thematic Sections, Networks, Temporary Working Groups

Friday, 2 November, 19:30
Hotel Lugano Dante
Piazza Cioccaro 5
6900 Lugano
(five minutes walking from Palazzo dei Congressi)
Room: Virgilio & Foyer

19.30 Doors

20:00 Opening
Please note that this event is for the members of the man- agement teams of ECREA ́s Thematic Sections, Networks and Temporary Working Groups.

Farewell Party

Saturday, 3 November, 18:00
Palazzo dei Congressi

Included in the registration fee.