When you register on the ground floor of the Karl Popper Building, tea, coffee, juice, lemonade, sandwiches and cake will be available near the registration desk. A late lunch if you are travelling or an afternoon graze. The ground floor of Karl Popper (KP1) is the conference HQ, and is a great gathering place—welcome to chill out at the tables or on the sofas.
Monday, 7–10 p.m. Dinner
Following the Opening Address (5.30–6.30 p.m.) there will be a buffet dinner and bar at Bentley’s, a short walk from the lecture venue. Please buy your own alcoholic drinks at the bar. Food—vegan, veggie, and carnivore—and tea, coffee and juice are free to all registrants. Guides will be waiting on KP1 to walk you to Bentley’s, if needed.
Tuesday. Morning and afternoon tea
Served on KP1—tea, coffee, juice, lemonade, muffins and danish. Ideal for a late breakfast if you need it. (Free to all registrants.)
Buy your own at one of the campus eateries. Guides will be waiting for you on KP1, if needed.
Tuesday, 6.30 for 7 p.m. Conference dinner and garden party
At Riccarton House, a short walk from campus. Guides will be waiting on KP1. Or, if you don’t feel like walking, you can arrange a lift by leaving your name earlier in the day at the Information Desk (on KP1). Riccarton House is a historic building. Completed in 1856, it is on the bank of the River Avon amid acres of parkland and native bush. If the weather is good, dinner will be served in the Rose Garden. Otherwise we will eat in the grand downstairs dining room. Vegan, veggie and carnivore food served from the buffet and BBQ, followed by dessert. Buy your own alcohol from the downstairs bar. Pétanque, gorgeous flowerbeds, amiable ducks, giant kahikatea trees fringing the lawns, bushwalks. (Restricted to those who purchased tickets in advance online.)
Wednesday. Morning and afternoon tea
Served on KP1, and in Rehua 005 for the AI stream.
Buy your own on campus. Some of us love Ancestral, on
the ground floor of the Ernest Rutherford Building. Asian—cheap, fast
Wednesday, 7:30–9.30 p.m. Ada Lovelace’s Birthday Party
On the eve of Ada’s 205th birthday, following the Lovelace Lecture (6.30–7.30 p.m.). KP1, outside if fine. Buffet dinner, birthday cake, tea, coffee and juice. (Free to all registrants.) Vegan and gluten free cake also available. BYOG. A few bottles provided for the bottle-less.
Thursday. Morning and afternoon tea
Served in Rehua 005.
Buy your own on campus. If in doubt, try Therapy Café in the Rehua Building.
Thursday, 6–7 p.m. Apéro
Following the final paper (4.40–5.40 p.m.), an apéro will be served on KP1. Canapés, coffee, tea, juice. (Free to registrants.) BYOG. A few bottles provided.
Monday–Thursday. The inner sanctum
Throughout the conference, there will be free coffee, tea, lemonade and biscuits in the Philosophy tea room, 613 on KP6. The ideal place for philosophical discussions.