Social activities

Social activities

Welcome Reception

On the first day an informal evening session is planned for socializing with fellow conference attendees as well as the keynote speakers. The Haus auf der Mauer, situated in the remains of Jena’s city wall from the 15th century, will provide a relaxed and inquisitive atmosphere along with some food and drinks to keep up the energy.

Fee: free

Conference Dinner

One of the highlights of our four-day scientific journey is the Conference Dinner. This year’s dinner will be hosted at the Landgrafen restaurant, with panaromic views over the city of Jena. The dinner promises some entertainment, ample time to interact with speakers, participants, some local researchers, all  with a buffet of regional and international cuisine to complement it.

Fee: 48 € – including drinks

Pub Crawl


Germany is indeed well known for the beer produced here. So we propose- ‘When in Germany, drink like a German’! Luckily Jena understands the alcoholic needs of students and is well prepared to host you in this aspect. Join fellow MiCom participants for a tour of Jena’s best bars and pubs to ‘Prost’ your way to a memorable night.

Science slam


Jena is a multifaceted city with high historical and scientific background. On Wednesday afternoon you will have the chance to explore our city by visiting the planetarium, having a city tour or going for a hike in Jena’s beautiful surrounding.


Are you interested in stars, planets and the origin of life? Then visit the Zeiss-Planetarium, the world’s oldest continuously working planetarium. Have a look at the projection technique by watching a scientific program.

Duration: 1 hour
Fee: 7 €

City Tour

During a sight-seeing tour expert guides will show you the most interesting spots and treasures in the richly historical and rapidly changing city of Jena. Learn about key moments in the history of Jena and the Friedrich-Schiller-University.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee: 7 €

Hiking Tour

The science city Jena is surrounded by a pleasant mountainous landscape in a very short distance from the city center. Get a nice overview of the city from a mountain near the conference venue. Let’s head out into nature together!

Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Fee: none (bus ticket: 2 €)