Social Programme

The Social Programme which will be presented on Wednesday 20th October, aims to offer the delegates an experience which is both cultural and entertaining in the spirit of the traditional Maltese way of living.

The evening will kick off at 1830, with a walk-through Valletta, the Capital City, to the Malta Experience. The Malta Experience visual attraction, immerses its audience in an absorbing historical journey through Malta’s fascinating past.

More information about the Malta Experience can be found here.

The delegates will then be taken to a unique setting within the city of Valletta, for a lavish reception set in the traditional style of Maltese weddings. Delegates can be expected to enjoy some good food, wine and a musical entertainment by one of the most acclaimed artists on the island.

The social program has also been extended to Friday 22nd October in the afternoon. The delegates will be offered a guided tour to the old city of Mdina, whereby they will have to possibility to experience a tour of one of the oldest cities in Malta. The tour will leave from the Grand Hotel Excelsior at 1400.

The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 AD that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Pauls Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures.

Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describe it best – ‘Citta’ Notabile’: the noble city.

It was home then, as now, to Malta’s noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Impressive palaces line its narrow, shady streets.

Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and Baroque architecture.” (Source: Visit Malta)

This tour is being organised courtesy of the Ministry for Tourism, Malta. More information about the Maltese Islands and their attractions can be obtained from here.

The conference registration fee includes all the events and entertainment for Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd October.

An additional program for the spouses/partners is being offered below. Kindly indicate preference on the registration form if interested.

Parallel Partner Program
A parallel program is being organised for the partners wishing to explore and discover Malta and its islands in a colourful and exciting way which is not easy to come across.

Activity Date Duration Description
ICE Mission 20th/21st
Oct 2010
Full Day Beware...the name does not underlie its true nature....the guests will be taken to a secret mission exploring the idyllic island of Gozo packed full with exciting activities.
Grandmaster’s Hunt 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
Half Day Join the fun; exploring the city of Valletta with the Knights of Malta
The Da Vinci Code 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
Half Day Relive the excitement of the quest uncovering the clues to the golden cross whilst exploring Valletta
Breadmaking 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
1 Hour A number of Maltese villages are traditionally known for the bread which they make, a unique ingredient in the Maltese cuisine. Join this fantastic experience and be part of the fun in making traditional Maltese bread
Ready, Steady, Cook 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
Half Day Go back in time to the traditional rustic Maltese farmhouses and cook in the traditional way in this fun packed thematic activity
Musical Recital 21st
Oct 2010
20thmins A wonderful recital in the magical setting in the quaint medieval setting of two of the oldest cathedrals in Malta
Musical Entertainment 21st
Oct 2010
Evening For those who would like to experience a relaxed evening amongst local strolling musicians enjoying the setting of the capital city
Search for the Missing Link 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
Half Day A truly fantastic discovery of the quaint silent city...the old City of Mdina
Trekking 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
2 Hours For the adventurous... enjoy the spectacular views whilst exploring the western coast of this truly beautiful island
Triple As 20th/21st/22nd
Oct 2010
Half Day For the more adventurous... enjoy abseiling, aerial ropeway and archery in a truly unforgettable experience

Bookings and Registrations are being accepted at the mLearn2010 Secure Payment Site.