Special Events

  • November 8 (18:15-19:30)
    Mentoring Event for Early Career Scientists
    Conference Center at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Sala 1

    During this event, early career scientists will have the opportunity to interact with mentors (Details).

  • November 7-11 (all day)
    Photo Exhibition
    Conference Center at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Main Lobby

    This exhibition captures some history and traditions of small pelagic fishery in Portugal.

  • November 7-11 (all day)
    Documentary on sardine fishery in Portugal
    Conference Center at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Main Lobby

    The documentary “Portuguese Sardine - A Natural Wealth” (Authors: Joaquim Pedro Ferreira and Bruno Pinto; Directors: Pedro Miguel Ferreira, Joaquim Pedro Ferreira) was produced for the National TV in 2022. It focuses on one of the Portuguese national treasures – sardines, and ways to ensure the sustainability of populations of the species. This film (duration: 51 min) will be demonstrated on a large LCD screen located near the Secretariat Room.

Social Events

A number of networking opportunities are expected for the symposium week:

  • Monday, November 7 (19:00–21:00)
    Welcome Reception
    Quinta da Pimenteira
    (buses will leave from the symposium venue at 18:30–18:40)

    Quinta da Pimenteira is an old 18th century manor house located in the heart of the Monsanto Forest Park. Surrounded by several gardens and green spaces, Quinta da Pimenteira is located in the area of the Lisbon greenhouses, next to the Águas Livres Aqueduct.

  • Wednesday, November 9 (18:00–20:00)
    Evening Poster Session/Reception
    Conference Center at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (symposium venue)

    The modernist complex of buildings that includes the Foundation’s headquarters, the Gulbenkian Museum and the surrounding garden was awarded the 1975 Valmor Prize and was considered a National Monument in 2010, becoming the first contemporary work to be part of the Portuguese national heritage.

    This Poster Session will be designed to allow participants to roam around the poster displays and chat with presenters while sipping beverage and nibbling on hors d’eouvres.

  • Thursday, November 10 (19:00–22:00)
    Symposium dinner
    Pátio da Galé

    The Pátio da Galé, which opened in 2011, is located in the west wing of the Terreiro do Paço (The Palace Square), where the Royal Palace and the Casa da India stood before the earthquake of 1755 struck. This amazing venue benefits from a perfect historical environment in the heart of the city.

    Link to the map with Pátio da Galé:

    Pátio da Galé is located in the very heart of Lisbon at the Square "Praça do Comércio" also called "Terreiro do Paço". The square has beautiful eighteenth century symmetrical buildings and arcades, with the south side facing the River Tejo and the northeast corner occupied by "Martinho da Arcada", the oldest café-restaurant in Lisbon, established in 1782. A few meters away, the arch known as Arco da Rua Augusta marks the beginning of the Baixa’s main shopping street. On the western side is also the Lisboa Welcome Center, the city’s main tourist office.

    Getting there:

    By metro: use BLUE LINE to the "Terreiro do Paço" station or green line to the "Baixa-Chiado" station; the blue line takes you directly from the Gulbenkian ("Praça de Espanha" station) to Pátio da Galé ("Terreiro do Paço" station). Diagram of the Lisbon subway including blue line attached.

    A cheaper option is to gather in a set of 3 to 4 people and take Uber or Bolt or similar service from the Gulbenkian to Pátio da Galé for approximately 5-6€ per ride.