Social Events

As part of the social program at SPAWC 2015 there was a welcome reception, a workshop banquet, as well as coffee breaks and lunches during the days.

Welcome Reception – June 28

Photographer: Erik G Svensson/

By invitation of the city of Stockholm, the participants of SPAWC are welcomed to a reception at the Stockholm City Hall. Located at the center of the city, the City Hall is perhaps most well known internationally from the coverage of the Nobel banquet, which has been held annually in the City Hall since 1934. This will be the ideal moment to meet up with old friends and colleagues before the workshop truly kicks off, while sampling Swedish delicacies from a light dinner buffet.

The welcome reception will take place on June 28, between 18:00 and 20:00.

Workshop Banquet – June 30

Photographer: Anneli Karlsson, the Swedish National Maritime Museums.

The SPAWC 2015 workshop banquet will be held in the Vasa museum, home to the fully restored Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and that was raised from the depths in 1961. In addition to dining in the ship hall, with the magnificent warship Vasa at your side, the banquet will also feature a tour of the museum.

Please note that the Vasa Museum’s Ship Hall maintains a constant temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (64,4 degrees Fahrenheit). We therefore recommend appropriate clothing.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Coffee breaks will be held in the historical main buildings of KTH, where also the plenary and poster sessions will take place. Weather permitting, your coffee and snacks can also be enjoyed in the main courtyard of KTH, only a few meters away from the conference halls. Lunches on June 29 to July 1 will be included in the conference fee, and provided at a nearby campus restaurant.