The city of Jena is brought to life by a fascinating combination of a historic, intellectual past, a delightful countryside and innovative, international research and industry, as well as a youthful student life. This rich variety creates an unique backdrop which gives this small, lively city its special charm.
Jena has been one of the most famous places to study in Germany since the founding of its university, the "Alma Mater Jenensis" in 1558. At the end of the eighteenth century, thanks to its close connection to the nearby royal seat at Weimar and support by the poet and minister Goethe, the city on the Saale went through its classical period, during which it developed into the most important intellectual centre in Germany.
Jena University is easily accessible from Jena-Paradies ICE train station or Jena West station within a ten minutes walk. Nearest airports are Erfurt (ERF) and Leipzig-Halle (LEJ). The historic "Rosensäle" provide a unique ambience, offering a great conference atmosphere. All sessions and talks will take place in the main auditory.
Welcome Reception "Brasserie EinStein"
The conference welcome reception takes place on the Sunday evening before the official opening of the conference. This is an excellent sponsorship opportunity as this is the established meeting place for first time attendees to make contacts and for previous attendees to reaffirming existing contacts. The event usually includes a theme to encourage attendee interactions at the ice breaker and throughout the conference.
Welcome Reception Location (14.06.2009, 19:00)
Brasserie EinStein, Johannisplatz 27, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Conference Lunch "Zur Noll"
The conference lunch will take place in the historical site and inn "Zur Noll" located in the middle of the city. The place's passion is the relationship between tradition and famous gastronomy. The lunch venue provides an opportunity to enjoy Thuringia pleasures of life and to know the true promise of Jena's hospitality by serving regional and international cuisine.
Conference Lunch Location (16.06.2009, 13:00)
Zur Noll, Oberlauengasse 19, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Conference and Workshop Venue "Rosensäle"
As venue for the 9th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems, the rooms of the historic "Rosensäle" contribute to this year's discussion "Tradition meets Innovation". In 1787 the "Rosensäle" were build near the old Tavern "Zur Rosen" and used as workplaces by notabilities Karl Stamitz, Stade Wilhelm, Ernst Naumann and Max Reger. Today the "Rosensäle" are located right next to the modern Intershop Tower and the old Powder Tower at the upper end of the weir. Since 1950 they are in use by University and Thuringia state library providing modern meeting rooms in the heart of Jena.
Conference and Workshop Location (15.06.-17.06.2009)
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, D-07743 Jena, Germany