Social events

Opening Reception – Bethlehem Chapel

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Admission: Free for all registered participants but requires a confirmation during the registration process. Admission with a valid ticket only due to limited capacity of the Chapel.
Venue & Address: Betlémské náměstí 255/4, Prague 1

The Opening Reception will be held at the Bethlehem Chapel which is located in the city centre, after the Official opening and Keynote lectures.

During the Opening Reception drinks and small snacks will be served. Please be advised that the reception will not be dinner worthy, so AESOP delegates are advised to have a small bite before coming to the Opening Reception.

Bethlehem Chapel is a place that brings to mind the personality of Hus and the Hussite period of Czech history and today is a “NATIONAL CULTURAL MONUMENT”. The foundations of the Czech reform movement were lain here. In Bohemia, the direction of reform is linked with Charles University, founded in 1348 by Charles IV in Prague, where Master Jan Hus was also a rector after 1409.

You can find more information about the Bethlehem Chapel HERE

How to get there: You take the metro line A (green line), direction “Dejvická”, and go to the station “Staroměstská”. The Bethlehem Chapel is located 600 m from the station “Staroměstská”. After you get off at the station "Staroměstká", you walk along the Valentinská Street until you arrive to the Mariánské náměstí. You should follow the Husova Street from there and turn right after 150 m to the Betlémské náměstí. You will see The Chapel in on your right (please see the map above for more details).


Congress Dinner – The Great Monastery Restaurant

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time: 19:30 – 23:00
Admission: 55 EUR
Venue & Address: Velká klášterní restaurace, Strahovské nádvoří 302, Prague 1

* Admission with a valid ticket only. The tickets can be bought during the on-line registration process or at the Registration Desk on-site.

Cancellations received Refund
from July 1, 2015 no refund

The AESOP 2015 Congress will finish with a Congress Dinner at the Great Monastery Restaurant, located in the premises of the Premonstratensian Strahov Monastery, just a few steps from the Prague Castle.

Premonstratensian monastery at Strahov was founded in 1140 by the Bishop of Olomouc, Jindřich Zdík, with the support of the Czech Prince, and later king Vladislav II.

A huge complex standing at the outset of the Royal Way offers pleasant dining in the historical Great Monastery Restaurant.

For centuries, Strahov Monastery has been a centre of culture and art. Since the 18th century, a valuable painting collection has been situated in its picture gallery. Strahov´s library is also very interesting and precious. A unique collection of Czech incunabula is also on of Strahov´s jewels.

Czech food and drinks will be served, and czech cimbalon orchestra will accompany the evening.

The price of the Congress Dinner is 55 EUR per person, and can be purchased during the on-line registration process. If you are already registered, please contact the the Organising Secretariat at to add the dinner ticket to your registration. 

Please note that the capacity of the restaurant is limited, so do reserve your ticket well in advance.

More information about the Strahov Monastery available HERE

You take bus No. 143 or 180 from the „Dejvická“ stop, located in „Šolínova“ street close to the congress venue (direction “Nové Butovice”) and go to the station “Vozovna Střešovice”. You should change to tram No. 22 there, the tram stop is located in approx. 3 min walking distance. You take tram No. 22 from the „Brusnice“ stop, direction „Bílá hora“, and continue until „Pohořelec“ stop where you get off. The Great Monastery Restaurant is located 100 m from the station “Pohořelec” in the premises of the Strahov Monastery. The entrance gate to the Strahov Monastery premises is located in front of you on the left (please see the map above for more details).