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FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Social events and visits

Main social event
We have planned an exciting event so we can mingle and discover one of the many jewels you can find in the region.

Visit of the Château de Chillon (Middle age castle, built around year 1000)

  • Paddle steamer cruise from Lausanne to Chateau de Chillon with aperitif onboard.
  • Exclusive visit (Castle rented for FOSS4G2006).
  • Dinner in the Castle and back by bus to Lausanne or dinner on return trip by boat, followed by entertainment in downtown Lausanne.


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Taco's Bar - Ice Breaker
Join together at the Taco’s Bar to have a friendly drink and meet each other in a relaxed environment. Each conference attendee will receive two vouchers for free drinks. We first suggest to meet on Monday evening for an Ice breaker event. This place will remain the central meeting point for the following nights except for the social event on Thursday. A large selection of dishes is available at the Taco’s Bar. Thus you can have supper there. Here are the planned slots to meet at Taco’s Bar: Monday, September 11th 6:00 pm - 23:30 pm, Tuesday, September 12th 8:00 pm - 23:30 pm, Wednesday, September 14th 8:00pm - 23:30 pm

Cult Club
Just after the Social Event at the Chillon Castle, for those of you who want to prolong the party, let’s meet at the Cult Club in Lausanne. The buses will bring you from Chillon to Lausanne City, the buses will first stop at the Cult club and go on to the hotels for those who are too tired. Each bus will drive to specific hotels. Watch carefully the indication on the buses.

Nightlife in Lausanne
And if you want to discover more, be sure there is a lot to do in Lausanne. Please see :

Or don't hesitate to ask us, we know the region very well, so we can give you some ideas... For instance, our local tourist office can organize some activities for Saturday (see description). Please complete the registration form if you are interested.

Musée Bolo
Whether you’re nostalgic for old computers or a fan of the latest technology, the Musée Bolo has something to interest you. Through exhibits centered on different themes, you’ll discover the great classics of an object that’s now commonplace - the computer. Next to the conference, on EPFL campus.

Even if you have little time for sightseeing, don’t forget to visit the Cité, the old medieval town of Lausanne.

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