Liquids 2017

Liquid Matter Conference

10th Liquid Matter Conference

Social Program

The social program will consist of the welcome reception Sunday July 16 2017 (included in the registration fee) and of the conference dinner at Ljubljana castle on Wednesday July 19 2017 (additional fee of 50€ per person).
Ljubljana castle © Turizem Ljubljana, by D. Mladenovič.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be on Wednesday July 19 2017 in the courtyard of the Ljubljana Castle on the castle hill, starting at 20:00. The Castle can be reached on foot from the city center in 10 to 15 minutes; the shortest trail starts at Študentska Street at the southern edge of the Vodnikov Square (see the map below). It can also be reached by funicular from Krekov Square (return ticket 4€); the funicular operates until 23:00. Bus transport from Cankarjev dom to the Ljubljana Castle and back will be provided, with buses leaving from the exit of the Cankarjev dom at Erjavčeva Street at 19:30. The price of Conference Dinner is 50€.

Conference dinner map


Excursion to Postojna and Predjama Castle

Saturday July 22 2017, 9.00 - 14.00

The mesmerizing beauty of the Postojna Caves and the mysterious castle of Predjama rank among the most precious jewels of Slovenia. We will explore the wonderful underground world and will glimpse a million years in one moment, admiring delicate spaghetti-like stalactites, massive pillars and other geological wonders. Back in the daylight, the trip will continue towards the astonishing castle of the robber knight Erasmus hanging in over a 100-meter-high vertical cliff.

Dress: Please note that the temperature in the caves is approximately 8 degrees Celsius. Bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes!

Price: 90 EUR per person, min 10 persons

  • English-speaking guide
  • Bus transport
  • Entrance Postojna cave
  • Entrance to Predjama castle
  • Lunch
Postojna cave

Excursion to Bled

Saturday July 22 2017, 9.00 - 14.30

The Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff. After an enjoyable drive, we board a traditional ‘pletna’ boat to visit the only Slovenian island. Its top is crowned with a little church, and you will have an opportunity to ring the mysterious wishing bell. A road will take us to the medieval castle perched high on a cliff, which attracts visitors with its museum, and demonstrations of old crafts and traditions. Before returning to Ljubljana, we will enjoy a stroll by the lake and treat ourselves to the famous Bled cream-cake.
Bled island

Price: 92 EUR per person, min 10 persons


  • English-speaking guide
  • Bus transport
  • Ride with ‘pletna’ boat
  • Entrance to church on island
  • Entrance to Bled Castle
  • Cream-cake

Ljubljana walking tour

Friday July 21 2017, 17.00 - 19.00

Ljubljana is a dynamic Central European city and the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. In Ljubljana the old meets the new as it has managed to retain traces from all periods of its rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods characterized in the house fronts and ornate doorways of the city centre, the romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river, the lopsided rooftops and a park reaching deep into the city centre.

Price: 20 EUR per person, min 10 persons


  • English-speaking guide
  • Ride with funicular to Ljubljana castle and back

Preseren monument © Turizem Ljubljana, by D. Wedam.


If minimum number of persons is not reached, the program may be cancelled, substituted by another program with notice to participants, or may proceed at altered rate with the consent of all participants.

Cancellation of tourist program

All cancellations must be sent in writing to Conference Secretariat. For cancellations received before June 29 2017, payment will be refunded in full fee. Cancellations received after June 30 2017 are not refundable.