The 3rd Annual Haifa Experimental Systems Conference
May 24-26, 2010
Social Events and Excursions
Poster Session Reception
All conference participants are invited to a poster session reception, scheduled to take place at the end of the first day of the conference (May 24th) in the lobby of the IBM Haifa building. Desserts will be served.
SYSTOR Main Event: Galilee Tour and Dinner
On this tour, we'll visit the city of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. We'll start by taking a bus to Nazareth for a guided tour of the famous Church of the Annunciation, followed by a walking tour of the city's colorful market. From Nazareth, we'll go to the Sea of Galilee, where we'll enjoy dinner at the Decks seaside restaurant in the city of Tiberias. After dinner, we'll enjoy a pleasant cruise on the Sea of Galilee before heading back to the hotels. The price for this social event is approximately $80 (depending on the number of participants) and will be charged on the first day of the conference.
* Make sure to reserve a seat by selecting this option on the registration page.
The Baha'i Gardens tour
Haifa is the world headquarters of the Baha'i faith. Located just a 15-minute drive from IBM, the breathtaking Baha'i Gardens are open to the public, offering a stirring view of the Haifa Bay and the azure Mediterranean Sea. The English-language tour of the Gardens is offered at 12:00 noon every day except Wednesdays. It starts at 45 Yefe Nof Street and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Although we did not succeed to include the tour of the Gardens in the conference program, visitors to Haifa should make an extra effort to take the tour. It is free of charge, and participants are accepted in the order of arrival, based on available space. If you decide to attend, please dress modestly and bring a hat and something to drink. For more information about the gardens and the tour, see http://www.ganbahai.org.il/en/guided-tours/.
Staying in Israel a few more days?
Several conference participants have expressed their intent to stay in Israel for a couple of extra days. For those who wish to join private tours please contact Guy Tour travel agency:
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Note that the tour is not accommodated within the conference's program.