Social Events

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception will be held in the evening of Monday the 4th, at Les Ateliers des Capucins in the center of Brest, which is is a vibrant cultural center located in the heart of Brest, France. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century building complex, this center offers a diverse range of artistic, cultural, and social activities for visitors of all ages. From art exhibitions, music concerts, and theater performances to workshops, lectures, and festivals, there is always something exciting happening at Les Ateliers des Capucins. The center also features a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. With its unique blend of history, culture, and contemporary creativity, Les Ateliers des Capucins is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Brest


Multiple activities will be proposed to enjoy multiple aspects of Brest and its surrounding on Wednesday the 5th. Firstly a guided visit of the National Museum of the Navy, for cultural and history enthusiasts. For those seeking more active adventure, a kayaking excursion through the beautiful bay of Brest is also available. Paddling along the coastline, surrounded by stunning landscapes and wildlife, is an unforgettable experience. For the foodies in the group, a long hiking trip to the Aber Wrac’h offers the perfect combination of nature and gastronomy, with the highlight being a delicious tasting of the region’s famous abalones.

Conference Banquet

The highly anticipated conference banquet, which promises to be an unforgettable evening, will be held at the charming Moulin du Ponchou. This breathtaking venue, restored from an old mill, is an impressive testament to French architecture and history. The banquet menu features a delectable selection of traditional French dishes, carefully curated to delight even the most discerning palate. Every dish is a masterpiece in itself, with a range of flavors and textures to suit all tastes. To top it off, the enchanting ambiance of the mill and the company of fellow conference attendees make this banquet an unmissable highlight of the event.