Social Events

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of ISPA 2021 in Nicosia, Cyprus is working towards making this “A conference to remember”.

Join us to connect and network with each other during treasured ISPA traditions such as the welcome reception after the opening ceremony, folk dancing, music and sing-along session, and the farewell party.

The LOC is working towards innovations to the social program to accommodate the hybrid format and facilitate interaction.

Join us in Cyprus and take in the rich culture and history of the island, walk through the Venetian walls into the small streets of the old city, and raise a drink with your friends and colleagues to say “yiamas” [to our health]. 

Welcome Reception

Date : Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Time : 19:45 – 21:00

Where : University of Cyprus

Welcome Reception is the first social gathering between all conference delegates and it will be held at the tent in the courtyard of the University of Cyprus, Anastasios Leventis Building. It will be a relaxing evening during which delegates will have the opportunity to talk to colleagues and peers, while enjoying local drinks and ample canapés.

Welcome Reception is included in Onsite registration fees.

Tickets will be given to participants at the registration desk.


Farewell Tour & Dinner Party

Date : Friday 16 July, 2021

Time : 17:30 – 23:00

Location: Local Tavern

Departure Time: 17:30 – From University of Cyprus

We will get together after closing ceremony at the University of Cyprus (Anastasios Leventis building) from where we will promptly depart at for a driving tour. Experienced professional guides will tell us about the history of Cyprus in general and Nicosia town in particular.  We will make a stop enjoy a guided tour of the Cyprus Archeological museum.  Our tour will finish with a dinner which will consist of an array of traditional dishes complimented with local drinks and deserts.

Farewell Tour & Dinner Party is included in Full Onsite registration fees.

Tickets will be given to participants at the registration desk.

Tickets for students and accompanying persons are available through the registration system

ISPA 2021 Under the Stars Open Networking Reception

Date : Thursday 15 July, 2021

Time : 20:30 – 22:00

Where : 10.10 Hall ( 19 Grammou & 24 Ariadne, 1010 Old Nicosia,  Cyprus)

This social event is included for participants with full onsite registration packets. Other participants and accompanying guests can purchase a ticket for a fee from the registration desk or the venue reception. 

Transportation from the University of Cyprus to the Reception venue will be available after the end of the General Assembly.


Old City Nicosia Free Walking Tour Ticket (Free) Required – Limited

Date: Thursday 15 July, 2021

Time: 08:45 – 11:30

Meeting Point: Centrum Hotel (Eleftherias Square, Pasikratous15, Nicosia 1011).

Transportation to the conference venue (UCY) will be arranged after the end of the tour.



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