The MLEARN2004 Conference
Committee has organised a serie of Social events in order to facilitate
the networking and discussions among participants, who have common
interests in developing opportunities, systems and contents for
learning with mobile and wireless devices and networks. I hope that
you'll appreciate these events as a way to share ideas and experiences
on Mobile and Ambient Learning.
events, which can be booked through the Conference
registration form, are:
Sunday 4 July afternoon: pre-conference
"Rome Eternal City" tour (Colosseo,
Fori Imperiali, Altare della Patria, Piazza Venezia: 3-hour
Founded in the mid 8th century BC as a small village of huts,
Rome soon grew as a city and spread over the famous seven
hills. By the end of the 1st century AD, in the heyday of
the Roman Empire, it was a metropolis of 1.5 million people.
Today, monumental ruins and imposing buildings remain to reveal
not only the glorious past of the 'Eternal City', but also
its political, religious, and social organization. The tour
will start from the Capitol, where a terrace overlooking the
Palatine and Roman Forum will offer one of the most magnificent
views in Rome, and will continue down to the Forum, up to
the imperial palaces on the Palatine hill, through the arches
dedicated to the emperors Septimius Severus, Titus and Constantine,
to the Colosseum.
Cost: 30 euro per person
Sunday 4 July evening: pre-conference
welcome cocktail in Rome.
The most exclusive and central Residence in Rome is the result
of the restoration performed in 1978 of an imposing and quiet
baroque Convent located in the most ancient heart of the city.
Recently restored. Vast and harmonious spaces where the elegance
of paintings and tapestries has been stylishly combined with
a remarkable collection of contemporary art. With its quiet
inner garden and the terrace hanging from the roofs and domes,
di Ripetta offers the traveller the silent stay he deserves
in the very heart of Rome.
Cost: offered by MOBIlearn and m-learning projects
Monday 5 July evening: in-conference
"meet the speakers" banquet/dinner in the Secret
court of Odescalchi Castle.
The Hall of the Ceasars, the Secret Garden, the Ancient Tower
and the hall of Arms...Five Hundred years of history come
alive in the halls and gardens of Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano,
at the gates of Rome. The fascinating rooms where Popes, Princes,
and Kings lived, together with admirable works of art by Bernini,
Pisanello, Antoniazzo Romano, and Zuccari, all this awaits
you year-round. Experience once more the style and magnificence
of the past, which offers the chance to organize the MLEARN
cockail and banquet
Cost: included in the conference fee (additional guests:
40 euro per person)
Monday 5 Tuesday 6: in-conference
"Medieval Age" tour (Odescalschi Museum).
The museum was originally the idea of prince Don Livio IV
Odescalchi, and was opened to the public in 1956. It covers
3000 m2, in which visitors are able to pass through, and admire,
the most important and fascinating of the halls of 'Castello
Odescalchi'. In visiting the museum, with its fine halls,
decorated with its original frescoes and furnishings, one
is able in a very tangible sense, to come into contact with
the magical atmosphere of both the medieval and renaissance
periods. A visit to 'Castello Odescalchi' will not only allow
you the possibility of admiring ancient objects and the historical
atmosphere of the museum, but will also enable you to discover
the hidden most corners of the castle
Cost: 15 euro per person
Tuesday July 6th: post-conference
tour of ENEA National Nuclear Research Centre.
The Centre hosts the headquarters of the Consortium for the
implementation of the National Antarctic Research Programme
and NUCLECOs, the nuclear waste body operating for the
treatment, conditioning and storing of medium and low-level
Cost: 15 euro per person
Tuesday July 6th evening: post-conference
get-together dinner in the typical restaurant
"Il Pescatore", located on a terrace over the lake,
where you can see the wonderful panorama of (and below) the
The menu includes lake fish specialities.
Cost: 40 euro per person