Pre-Conference Tour: City Highlights Bus Tour

The Design Principles & Practices Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour: City Highlights Bus Tour.

Join other conference delegates the day before the conference begins for a City Highlights Bus Tour of St. Petersburg.

This tour will focus on architectural styles of the city and will include seeing some of St. Petersburg's most famous sites, including: Peter & Paul Fortress, embankments and bridges of the Neva River, the old harbor and customs house on Vasilievsky Island, the Palace Square, the Winter Palace, and the Alexander Column, Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of the city, the Church on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, and the Summer Garden.

Date: Thursday, 28 February
Time: 15:00 (3:00 PM)
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Location: Lobby of the conference hotel, Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky (V.o. 8 Liniya 11-13 190034, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Cost: US$15

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Welcome Reception

The Design Principles & Practices Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks and the Design Principles & Practices Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the conference venue, Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, 1 March 2019. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Date: Friday, 1 March
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Tour: Hermitage Museum

The Design Principles & Practices Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour: Hermitage Museum.

Join other conference delegates for a self-guided tour of Hermitage Museum.

Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is not only one of the oldest museums in the world, it is also one of the largest. Founded in 1764 and opened to the public in 1852, the museum is located inside the Winter Palace of Empress Catherine the Great and spans more than 1,500 rooms. The museum houses works by Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh, but also ancient Scythian Gold and artwork from the beginning of time.

Conference Delegates will travel by bus from the conference venue to the museum and will receive complimentary admission to the museum upon presentation of their name badge (received upon check-in to the conference). Audio guides in various languages will be available at the museum for an additional fee.

Date: Saturday, 2 March
Time: Directly following the Conference Welcome Reception
Meeting Location: Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus
Cost: Complimentary with conference name badge, but please register in advance

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below.

Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The Design Principles & Practices Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony.

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the Design Principles & Practices Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held in the plenary room at Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Sunday, 3 March
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Tour: St. Petersburg of Peter the Great Bus Tour

The Design Principles & Practices Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour: St. Petersburg of Peter the Great Bus Tour.

Join other conference delegates for the St. Petersburg of Peter the Great Bus Tour.

This tour will focus on the history of St. Petersburg and the Neva lands before and after the city's founding in 1703 by Peter the Great. Learn how St. Petersburg developed in the lifetime of Peter and they ways in which the will and energy of this outstanding man influenced all spheres of the city. Highlights of the tour include: embankments and bridges of the Neva River, the log house of Peter the Great, the old harbor on the spit of Vasilievsky Island, Kunstcamera (the first museum in Russia), the Science Academy and the 12th Collegias building (today the main building of the St. Petersburg University), Count Menshikov's Palace, New Holland Island, the former shipyard, the Bronze Horseman monument, Nevsky Prospect, Sadowaya Street, and Peter's summer palace.

Date: Sunday, 3 March
Time: Directly following the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Location: Saint Petersburg University - Mikhailovskaya Dacha Campus
Cost: US$15

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.