Program & Agenda

Social Events

Listed in chronological order.

Opening Mixer and Reception

Date: Sunday, 22 February 2015   Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Lorca Foyer (Floor 0)

Enjoy this time following the opening session to get caught up with friends and colleagues! This will be a welcome to Granada and great start to the 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting.

Wine Tasting At Oleum Restaurant (Optional)

Date: Monday, 23 February 2015   Time: 20:30 - 22:00
Location: Off-site

Have a taste of Spanish wines from the most outstanding quality wine regions of Spain. Experience and taste hand-slicing Iberian ham with a cool sherry wine. Three other wine glasses from Granada, Ribera del Duero and Rioja will be served with a high quality tapa by a knowledgeable friendly sommelier. Oleum restaurant is a pleasant place with a lovely atmosphere nearby the Congress hall.

Each evening is limited to the first 70 requests. This is a non-seated event that will start by 20:30 and last for an hour and a half.  Participants will meet at the restaurant.

If you wish to sign up for one of these days, please complete the form in the following link: http://ecologia.ugr.es/pages/banners/aslo2015/wine

Price: 16 € per person  (The fee is payable at the restaurant.)

Deadline for sign up: 15 February 2015

Tapas Tour (Optional)

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015   Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Location: Lorca Foyer (Floor 0)

Discover the best places in town for Tapas while you experience the essence of this enchanting Andalusian city. Students and staff from the University of Granada will guide you to local spots with great character in the coziest neighborhoods of the city. Share tapas and interact with other attendees in a relaxed atmosphere.

Both tours will start at 20:30 in front of the Registration Desk.

  • Tour 1-Albaizín. The ancient Moorish quarter, a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO
  • Tour 2-Realejo. The Jewish district
  • Tour 3-Center. The Arab bazaar and cathedral district
  • Tour 4-City hall. Trendy places at the congress surrounding.
  • Tour 5-Congress surrounding.

Each Tour is limited to a maximum of 10 persons. Please sign up in advance for the time and date of the tour.  If you wish to sign up for one of these tours, please complete the form in the following link: http://ecologia.ugr.es/pages/banners/aslo2015/tapas

Price: 15 € per person (This fee is payable to the organizer at the meeting point.)

Deadline for sign up: 15 February 2015

Vegetarian Tasting At Hicuri Art Vegan Café-Restaurant (Optional)

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015   Time: 20:30 - 23:00
Location: Off-site

Have a taste of the Spanish gastronomy adapted to the vegan and vegetarian style in the café-restaurant Hicuri (http://www.restaurantehicuriartvegan.com), located in the Realejo neighborhood, very near from the Alhambra and Gran Vía Street. This place has a charming and delightful atmosphere where, at the time you enjoy the tapas degustation, you can take a look at the art exhibition that decorate the site walls. 

The tasting will be composed by a selection of “vegan and vegetarian tapas” at the Spanish style made up by national, local and ecological ingredients. We encourage you to try the “star” dishes with tasty national seaweeds, dried tomatoes and the crunchy vegan desserts.

The restaurant holds 40 people and the dinner event will start at 20:30 at the restaurant. 

If you wish to sign up for one of these days, please complete the form in the following link: http://ecologia.ugr.es/pages/banners/aslo2015/vegan

Price: 15 € per person. (The fee is payable at the restaurant.)

Deadline for sign up: 15 February 2015

Wine Tasting At Oleum Restaurant (Optional)

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015   Time: 20:30 - 22:00
Location: Off-site

Please see Monday event for costs, details and map.

Dinner at La Chumbera Restaurante (Optional)

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015   Time: 21:00 - 23:45
Location: Off-site

SOLD OUT

Each evening is limited to the first 200 booked. We are not able to offer a refund if you sign up and then later determine that you cannot participate in this activity.

The Sacromonte is a legendary hill with beautiful caves and breathtaking views of the Alhambra. La Chumbera is a large restaurant and offers exquisite Arabo-Adnalusian cuisine. You also will experience the talents of Zambra (the flamenco dancers). This dinner outing will include transportation from the conference center in Granada and return, wine and soft drinks plus a lovely dinner menu. Attendance is very limited, therefore two evenings are offered. You must select the day/date that you wish to book when you sign up. Price: $90 USD per person.

Departure Information: Buses will be located between the Congress Centre and the Saray Hotel. Attendees will board buses from this location.

Departure Time: 20:00

Return Time: Buses will return to the Congress Centre at the conclusion of the event.

Tapas Tour (Optional)

Date: Thursday, 26 February 2015   Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Location: Lorca Foyer (Floor 0)

Please see Wednesday event for costs and details.

Vegetarian Tasting At Hicuri Art Vegan Café-Restaurant (Optional)

Date: Thursday, 26 February 2015   Time: 20:30 - 23:00
Location: Off-site

Please see Wednesday event for costs, details and map.

Wine Tasting At Oleum Restaurant (Optional)

Date: Thursday, 26 February 2015   Time: 20:30 - 22:00
Location: Off-site

Please see Monday event for costs, details and map.

Dinner at La Chumbera Restaurante (Optional)

Date: Thursday, 26 February 2015   Time: 21:00 - 23:45
Location: Off-site

SOLD OUT

Each evening is limited to the first 200 booked. We are not able to offer a refund if you sign up and then later determine that you cannot participate in this activity.

The Sacromonte is a legendary hill with beautiful caves and breathtaking views of the Alhambra. La Chumbera is a large restaurant and offers exquisite Arabo-Adnalusian cuisine. You also will experience the talents of Zambra (the flamenco dancers). This dinner outing will include transportation from the conference center in Granada and return, wine and soft drinks plus a lovely dinner menu. Attendance is very limited, therefore two evenings are offered. You must select the day/date that you wish to book when you sign up. Price: $90 USD per person.

Departure Information: Buses will be located between the Congress Centre and the Saray Hotel. Attendees will board buses from this location.

Departure Time: 20:00

Return Time: Buses will return to the Congress Centre at the conclusion of the event.

Closing Banquet at La Mamunia (Optional)

Date: Friday, 27 February 2015   Time: 21:00 - 23:45
Location: Off-site

SOLD OUT

ASLO will close out the 2015 meeting in Granada, Spain, in grand style with a closing banquet at La Mamunia. Once you enter the main gate of "La Mamunia" you will be transported to the Nazarí Universe where the Galan and Jasmine aroma will mix with a shower of petals accompanied by the charming movements of the Sultan´s belly Dancers. Guests will pass through the fire of the torches for tasting the most varied and exotic flavors of Al - Andalus. Beautifully tented in a garden setting, the venue has been reserved for this optional event. We are sure you will want to join fellow attendees in a wonderful dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks and, of course, a warm welcome by local belly dancers. Transportation to and from the venue from the convention center is included. Price: Professionals: $70 USD per person. Students and children: $40 USD per person.

Departure Information: Buses will be located between the Congress Centre and the Saray Hotel. Attendees will board buses from this location.

Departure Time: 19:45

Return Time: Buses will return to the Congress Centre at the conclusion of the event.