Congress Programme Overview

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General Information 

  • The Congress Doors open at 14:00 Sunday 7 August for check-in to receive your packets and badges.
  • The Opening Ceremony will begin at 19:00 followed by a sparkling wine reception in the foyer.
  • Daily Congress Programme will begin in the morning Monday 8 August
  • Wednesday afternoon the 10th will be free time after 12:15. There will be Sightseeing tours available, which you can sign up for when you register, if you wish to see the beautiful local sights.
  • The Closing ceremony will end at 12:15 on Saturday August 13th.

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Daily Congress Programme

Congress days Monday through Friday follow a pattern, starting in the University. Wednesday afternoon is free from 12:15. You may wish to visit our Weekly Schedule page for an alternative and more visual presentation of Congress Week. The detailed Daily Programme you'll find on our Daily Schedule page...

9:00 to 10:30 Continuous Learning / Working with Musicians  
The morning sessions are called Continuous Learning sessions. Commitment is for two consecutive days to allow some development of a theme. All of these are in the University with the exception of Marwick/Veersteg and the Music Presenters who are in the Congress Center (CC). You can select up to 3 of them when you register.
During the Continuous Learning Sessions time slot there will also be our Working with Musicians which will highlight the skills of of working with musicians from 5 of the finest Alexander teachers working in the field of music.

10:30 to 11:00 Short break
There will then be a half hour break to gather at the Congress Center.

11:00 to 12:15 Plenary Lectures  
The main Plenary lecture of the day is in the Congress Center (CC A). Presenters have agreed to be available for further discussion and exchange in an afternoon workshop session, at the University

12:15 to 14:00 Lunch
The Mensa Cafeteria is at the University for those who booked the Lunch Special Offer during registration. The Mensa may also offer some ad hoc meals for cash.
On our Foods & Drinks page you'll find a map with a selection of great alternative locations...

14:00 to 15:15 / 14:00 to 16:45 / 15:30 to 16:45 Workshops  
Theafternoon workshops will take place mostly in the University, a few in the Congress Center. There will be two afternoon workshop sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The first workshop sessions will take place daily from 14:00 to 15:15, the second session from 15:30 to 16:45. Some workshops are extended ones and will run on both time slots, from 14:00 to 16:45. The workshops will be open to everyone registered for the Congress, no prior registration required.
Visit our Workshop Daily Schedule page for more details.

16:45 to 17:15 Short break
There will then be a half hour break to walk from theUniversity to the Congress Center.

17:15 to 18:15 Science of Human Functioning  
We gather at main auditorium in the Congress Center (CC A), for a lecture on the Science of Human Functioning.

18:15 to 20:00 Dinner break
Again, visit our Foods & Drinks page where you will be finding a map with a selection of great locations...

20:00 to 21:30 Social Programme and Entertainment  
The Congress Center will be open daily from 8:00 to 21:00 as a hub for meeting, working together and relaxing. There will be an opportunity to dance a little after work together finishes at 21:30.
After Dinner evening entertainment events are scheduled at the Congress Center main auditorium (CC A). See our Social Programme and Entertainment page for details

All Day

8:00 to 21:30 Work-Exchange  
We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

8:00 to 23:00
The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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07:45 to 08:45 Monday - Wednesday - Friday // CC E
17:15 to 18:15 Tuesday - Thursday // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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