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Photogallery 2012

EARIE 2012 Conference Photogallery is now available

Keynote speakers slides

The slides of the presentations of the keynote speakers Liran Einav (Stanford University) and Michael Katz (Haas School of Business, Berkeley) are now available. To see them, click on "Keynote sessions slides" above.
 

Invited sessions slides

The slides of the presentations of the speakers of the invited session on Internet, online advertising and Ecommerce - S Athey (Harvard and Microsoft), P McAfee (Google) and H Varian (UC Berkeley and Google) - are now available. To see them, click on "Invited sessions slides" above.

Social Programme

Sunday 2 September

Gala Dinner with visit to the Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla)

The Baths of Caracalla are the remains of what was once one of the grandest and most elaborate bath complexes in Italy. It dates from the early third century AD, begun by Septimus Severus and inaugurated by his violent and fratricidal son, Caracalla. One of the largest bathing complexes ever built, Caracalla's baths could hold up to 1500 bathers at any time. The baths played a vital role in the social life of the capital and included gardens, two separate palestrae (gyms) for exercise or for boxing or wrestling matches, and a public library.

The Baths of Caracalla remained in use until 537 AD. Serious excavations on the site began in 1824, unearthing, amongst other things, the famous mosaics now conserved in the Vatican museum.

Since the 1930s, the site has been used as a wonderful backdrop for outdoor operatic recitals, the most famous of which was perhaps the concert of the Three Tenors which ended the 1990 Italian World Cup. At the 1960 Summer Olympics, the venue hosted the gymnastics events. In the summer months open-air operatic concerts are still held here.

Organizational Details for Terme di Caracalla:

Immediately after the end of the sessions, the participants to the conference will be transferred by private bus from the conference venue to the Terme di Caracalla, situated in Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52.
The pick-up place for buses is near the Borghetto. The first bus will leave at 5:30pm.

The visit to the Terme di Caracalla will last approximately 1 hour, accompanied by local guides.
At the end of the visit, participants will reach the Aranciera di San Sisto on foot where the gala dinner will take place. This is located opposite the Terme di Caracalla (around 300 mts), in Via di Valle delle Camene 11.

A welcome cocktail will be served at 7.30pm and the gala dinner will start at approximately 8.30pm.

At the end of the dinner, private buses will transfer the participants to drop-off points near the conference hotels.

Dress code: casual.




Monday 3 September

Private visit to the Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel)

The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 m2 (12,000 sq ft) of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.

The chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored the old Cappella Magna between 1477 and 1480. Since the time of Sixtus IV, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected.

Organizational Details for Cappella Sistina:

Participants to the conference will be transferred by private bus to the Cappella Sistina.
The pick-up point for buses is near the Borghetto. The first bus will leave at 5:45pm.

The visit to the Cappella Sistina will last approximately 2 hours, accompanied by local guides.
At the end of the visit, participants may enjoy the evening in Rome on their own. You will find information on recommended restaurants in the conference pack.

Dress code: (!) To enter the Cappella Sistina you must comply with the Vatican's dress code. For both men and women, shorts and tank tops are taboo, as are miniskirts, sleeveless tops and other revealing clothing. Please avoid T-shirts with writing or pictures that could risk giving offense.

 

Tuesday 4 September

Farewell cocktail


At the end of the sessions, a farewell cocktail will be served in the gardens of the Conference venue.

Dress code: casual