Social Events

Apart from the technical program, participants are also cordially invited to attend various social events, such as the Welcome Reception, that will take place in the Crystal Ballroom of Madrid´s Town Hall, the Conference Banquet, at the Wizink Centre in downtown (Madrid indoor sporting arena), and the Farewell Party, in the Madrid Convention Centre (venue). There will also be various luncheons during the conference.

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Welcome Reception

Monday, October 1, 20:00 – 21:00 (arrival at 19:30)

Galería de Cristal of Madrid Town Hall

St. Montalbán, 1. Madrid.

Metro: Banco de España (line 2)

Bus: 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 15, 20, 27, 34, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 150

IROS 2018 will welcome its participants with a one-hour reception in the beautiful glass gallery of the Town Hall, at the heart of the city. The standing reception will serve a variety of food choices as well as beverages to fully registered IROS delegates.

Entrance will be at 19:30h and is strictly limited to maximum capacity of the gallery. The admission is limited by order of registration. Do not forget your accreditation and your badge! Without it, entrance is not permitted.

 

Conference Banquet

Wednesday, October 3, 20:30 – 23:30

Wizink Center

Av. Felipe II, S/N, Madrid

Metro: Goya (lines 2, 4), O’Donnell (line 6), Príncipe de Vergara (lines 2, 9)

Bus: 143, 56, 2, 71, 28, 21, 53, 15, 63, 43, 30, 29

We have prepared a very special night, with delicious food and outstanding performances for you to enjoy and have fun. Entrance is strictly limited to maximum capacity of the venue, and the admission limit is done strictly by order of registration. Do not forget your accreditation and your badge! Without it, entrance is not permitted.

 

Farewell Party

Thursday, October 4, 19:00 - 21:00

MMCC, Main hall

An informal cocktail will be provided as farewell for IROS 2018. Join us to share your impressions on the conference, make last minute contacts, and say to your colleagues -see you in Macau, 2019!

 

Coffee breaks

MMCC, 3rd floor

Coffee Breaks will be provided throughout the five days of the conference, twice a day. Serving stations will be located conveniently on the Exhibition floor (3rd floor).

 

Awards Luncheon

Thursday, October 4, 13:30-15:30

MMCC, Auditorium

A pic-nic luncheon will be offered, first come first served, followed by a ceremony, where the main awards, together with competitions awards will be announced. This year, we count with the IEEE president, who will hand out the IEEE Technical Field Award in Robotics and Automation, and the IEEE/RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation. Coffees will be offered at the end of the ceremony.

 

iCPRB & OC Appreciation Dinner (by invitation only)

Tuesday, October 2, 20:30 – 23:30

Restaurante Casa Patas

C/ Cañizares, 10. Madrid.

Metro: Tirso de Molina (line 1)

Located in the heart of the town centre, this dinner will take place in an emblematic “tablao”, where a flamenco show will be offered after the dinner.

 

Robotic Online Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 4, 17:00-19:00

MMCC, Auditorium

ROS Film Festival is the first international festival of science fiction short films starring robots. The Ceremony will be conducted by the magician Miguel Ángel Gea, also known for his incursions into neuroscience. Come to enjoy the winning short films and other live shows.

In addition, and as an effort to get you to know and enjoy the vibrant city of Madrid, during the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to socialize with old and new colleagues and friends at one of a variety of unique Madrid events. IROS2018 is happy to announce that, for each Conference-registered person, there will be one free event you can choose from the list. Availability will be limited to the capacity of each event, so remember to sign up before September 22 (23.59 hours, Spanish time) in order not to miss your favorite event for free.

We will inform if excursions can be carried out on September 28.

Schedule of Free Social Activity (only one per delegate, registration needed).

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Schedule of Accompanying Person Activities (one activity per day included).

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