"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban
"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
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We at SDEWES Conference take great pride in the scientific excellence of our invited lecturers and authors of papers included in Special and other Conferences sessions, but there is another program that truly makes this Conference complete, and this is our Special Social program.

From 4th – 8th October, you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of top experts in the field of sustainable development from all around the world and, through our social program, exchange ideas in a more informal way, while enjoying the beautiful sites and history of Dubrovnik.

Social programme schedule:

4th October (Wednesday) – 18:30 – 20:00 h Welcome reception

Join us for welcome drinks where we will formally start the Conference. The reception will be held at 18:30 h at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik hotel's wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands. Valamar Lacroma hotel is the proud recipient of the prestigious World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel" and is also the venue of the Conference.

7th October (Saturday) – Dubrovnik tour and conference dinner

We have a very special day planned for our conference participants on Saturday, 7th. After the conference sessions, organized bus transportation will take us to the city centre from Valamar Lacroma hotel. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik and a stunning panoramic view of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and numerous islands.

Conference dinner will be held at the most beautiful beach in Dubrovnik with a view of the Old City. We will enjoy a delicious SDEWES style buffet dinner accompanied with relaxing sounds of the sea and music. Beach club dance floor will be well prepared for all partygoers and for others, bus transportation to Valamar Lacroma will be organized.

Social programme is free for registered participants (sitting dinner area is additionally charged), so submit your final papers, complete your registration and come to Dubrovnik!

Immerse yourself in Dubrovnik's culture and history. Join us and let's create a tradition together.

SDEWES2017 social programme is organised by Kuća Edo d.o.o. tourist agency.

* LOC reserves the rights to change Social events and programme.


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