Social Programme 2015

Social events have always played a crucial role in the success of the Sardinia Symposia, representing for all delegates the chance to enjoy the company of colleagues and friends and relax after a full day of Symposium attendance.

Details of social events organized for the 2015 edition are illustrated below:

  • Welcome cocktail

    Sunday 4th October, h 19.00 

    Get the Symposium off to a great start and meet old and new friends and colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere by the Oasis swimming pool, surrounded by the lively Chinese colours and atmosphere.

  • Cagliari by night tour

    Monday 5th October, h 20.00

    Discover the beauty of Cagliari's Castello quarter with its narrow streets and historical sites. Departure from Forte Village at the end of Symposium sessions, dinner in a traditional restaurant and walking tour of Cagliari's most characteristic quarter by night.
    Cost: €78
    What's included: return bus transfer, dinner, tour guide
    Minimum number of participants: 30
    Bookings to be made directly with the Symposium's travel agency, F.A. Travel, at landfill@fatravel.it

  • Ping Pong tournament - Pīngpāng qiú 乒乓球

    Monday 5th October, h. 21.00

    Pīngpāng qiú (乒乓球) is the official name for the sport of table tennis in China, also referred to as ping pong. Chinese players have won the men's World Championship 60% of the time since 1959. The ping pong community in China continues to produce many world-class players, and this depth of skill allows the country to continue dominating recent world titles after a short break during the 1990s. This sport played an important role in China's international relations; in April 1972, the US table tennis team were invited to visit China, an event later called "Ping Pong Diplomacy".

    A table tennis tournament will be organised on Monday evening. Registrations can already be made by email to info@sardiniasymposium.it.

  • Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

    Tuesday 6th October, h. 22.00

    Landfill Harmonic is a group of young musicians that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. On Tuesday evening, Favio Chávez, the director of the Orchestra, together with 15 musicians will take the stage at Piazza Maria Luigia (Forte Village) for a night show entirely focused on their amazing project and music. We will listen to their story and enjoy a live performance by the orchestra!

  • International football tournament

    Wednesday 7th October, h. 21.00

    Don't miss the traditional international six-a-side football tournament at Forte Village's professional floodlit pitches. A poster on which potential players may sign up will be displayed at the registration desk; teams will then be formed by selecting randomly from registered players. A buffet dinner will be served to football players at Hotel Castello at the end of the tournament.

  • Tai Chi Quan performance - Taijiquan 太極拳

    Thursday 8th October, h. 22.00

    Tai Chi Quan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise established over 700 years ago. Although Tai Chi was originally a Martial Art it is mainly practiced today as an excellent form of exercise with many health benefits. A Tai Chi performance played by Chinese delegates will be presented to the public during this year's edition of our Sardinia's Got Talent. Furthermore, a traditional Tai Chi Quan lesson will be guided by a Chinese teacher in the early morning of Tuesday 6th, on the beautiful beach of Forte Village Resort. Lesson will start at 7:00 am and wil last max 30 min. To reserve your Tai Chi Quan lesson, please contact the Sardinia Organising Secretariat info@sardiniasymposium.it

  • Sardinia’s Got Talent

    Thursday 8th October, h. 22.00

    Following the huge success of the show in the 2013 edition, another "Sardinia's Got Talent" evening will be organised during this fifteenth edition, during which delegates attending the Symposium as well as staff members will come up on a real stage and showcase their talents.
    An unmissable chance to enjoy yourselves and feel like a true artist...at least for one night!
    If you (or your companion) can sing, play a musical instrument, dance or have any other talent and would like to take part in the show please contact the Symposium Organising Secretariat at info@sardiniasymposium.it

  • Gala Dinner

    Friday 9th October, h 21.00

    As per tradition, to celebrate the closure of the conference week, all delegates will be invited to a formal dinner in the elegant Sala Bianca at Forte Village, next to the Oasis swimming pool.
    Entrance to the Gala Dinner is by invitation only - these should be collected from the Secretariat starting from Wednesday 7th October. The cost of the Gala Dinner is included in the registration fee for Symposium participants. Tickets for non-delegates should be purchased from the Secretariat.
    During the Gala Dinner the "Life for Waste” Award will be officially presented to Prof. Werner Bidlingmaier and Prof. Bernd Bilitewski, and best paper awards delivered to the winners of the different categories.
    Furthermore and for the first time, the winning photographer of WASTE TO PHOTO - the 1st edition of the Sardinia Photography Competition, will be declared during the Gala Dinner.