Social Events

The 2016 WCSFP will feature the memorable social events you've come to expect from the Congress. Please note that your WCSFP member pass will be required for entry at all social events.

Monday, December 5

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
City Hall, Hantverkargatan 1, Please enter through the big arch from Hantverkargatan, into the courtyard and main entrance.

Take advantage of this special opportunity and celebrate the first evening of Congress with a Nobel tradition: Stockholm City Hall is the heart of celebrations after Nobel recipients have been awarded their prizes. Find old friends, meet new ones and join us for a welcome reception in the magnificent, glittering Golden Hall. Adorned with a stunning mosaic of more than 18,000,000 tiles depicting Swedish folklore, the Golden Hall is the perfect place to begin the 24th edition of Congress. Open bar.

7:30 PM: Special welcome from the City of Stockholm

This reception is generously hosted by the City of Stockholm

Tuesday, December 6

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vasa Museum, Galärvarsvsvägen 14

Immerse yourself in the hidden stories of the Vasa with a reception that celebrates one of Sweden’s national treasures.

Rescued just beyond the Stockholm harbour, this beautiful ship was salvaged almost in its entirety, miraculously intact. Grab a drink and join us for an evening that is sure to take your breath away. Cash bar after 9:00 p.m.

7:00 PM: Doors Open
8:15 PM: Guided tours available

Cocktail Sponsor: National Geographic
Host Broadcaster: SVT and Kunskapskanalen

Wednesday, December 7

9:30 PM - Midnight
Rooms: B1 & B2

What trip to Stockholm would be complete without an ode to ABBA? Get ready to be a Super Trouper and party into the wee hours as you share your best renditions of Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on Me. Sure, other pop songs will be available, but just know that The Winner Takes It All.

Sponsored by SVT and Kunskapskanalen

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