Social Events

Icebreaker at iDiv

Date: Monday, 11 September ca. 5.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: iDiv core centre
Address: Puschstraße 4, 04103 Leipzig
Tram stop: An den Tierkliniken (Tram 16)

Come and join an informal get together at the iDiv backyard after a long day of workshops and excursions. You are welcome to socialize with the iDiv staff and get in the mood for the conference. There will be delicious vegan street food from Vleischerei, free cold drinks and hopefully great weather. Vegan Gyros Euro 5.00.

Vleischerei Foodtruck menu: https://vleischerei.de/
FYI: Please bring cash, the Food truck does not offer card payment.

Welcome and Poster Session at Leipzig University

Date: Tuesday, 12 September, 5:30 pm to 07:00 pm. 2nd Poster Session Thursday 14 September 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm.
Venue: Foyer and Paulinum at Neues Augusteum, University of Leipzig

Meet your friends and colleagues and everybody you haven't seen since the last GfÖ. The poster session at this year’s conference is a central feature for an interactive and lively exchange of research results and ideas. We strongly encourage all conference attendees to attend the poster sessions. We plan to have all poster presenters being present at their posters and will facilitate the informal exchange with light vegetarian and vegan snacks and drinks.

GfÖ Conference Dinner and Club Night

Date: Thursday 14 September 2023, 07.00 pm
Venue: Moritzbastei (right next to the University Leipzig)
Address: Kurt-Masur-Platz 1, 04109 Leipzig
Fee: 55.00 Euro

The Dinner is booked out. But you can still join for the Club Night. Tickets can be bought at the ticket shop of the Moritzbastei (just a few meters away from our conference location.) from Tuesday 12 September – Thursday 14 .

This year’s conference dinner and club night will take place at one of Leipzig’s most beautiful and famous event locations the Moritzbastei, where historic architecture meets modern cultural life. Built in 1551-1553 it is the last remaining part of the old fortifications of Leipzig. It is open to everyone who appreciates a tolerant atmosphere and whose life cannot be imagined without culture. The MB is situated right next to the Leipzig University in the city centre, so you can easily walk by foot from the hotel or the conference. The buffet of the conference dinner will be fully vegetarian and offer vegan options as well.

To maximize opportunities for communication and networking, there will be a mix of both seating areas and areas with standing tables in an informal atmosphere.

The club night program will take place on two floors and offer a wide range of entertainment. Highlights involve iDiv house DJ Roland Krämer and the alternative rock band WAL, which belongs to scientific committee member and head of the sDiv Synthesis Center Marten Winter.

If you do not want to attend the conference dinner but would like to join the party afterwards please purchase a club night ticket (Euro 10.00). The club night is already included in the dinner ticket.

Conference dance session - enjoy physical interaction!

Everybody is invited for this special GFOE session! It is really interactive and has not the typical setting of presenter and audience, as everybody is part of the presentation and intellectual discussions will definitely be prevented ;-). We will enjoy meeting others in some easy to learn social dances of different epochs. Don't be shy, have a try!


WAL is an atmospheric Indierockband from Halle (Saale) with the focus on powerful and melodic chorus parts, which will stick in your heads for a while. They will take you with them on their journey searching for the pure essence in music. Their music is sometimes described as rocky version of Radiohead or Coldplay with postrock elements.

You can find their music on all major streaming platforms, youtube and hear and buy their music on bandcamp.
See here for all major links: https://linktr.ee/wal.band
See their most recent video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQIANeD9y3k