16. Social events

Normally a reception is put on at the beginning of the conference to welcome delegates. This may be supplemented by a function thrown by a sponsor or host institution. Often the welcome reception is put on by the host institution. In addition, tours to museums and other relevant or appropriate institutions may be arranged, separate to the professional visits. Where food is offered at these events it should be noted in the program in some way, e.g. reception with refreshments or dinner/ reception depending on the circumstances. Likewise where transport is provided or the entrance fee is included this, too, should be noted.