ECMDA 2007

ECMDA 2007 Conference

 


Social Program

ECMDA 2007 Conference
Third European Conference on Model Driven Architecture® Foundations and Applications

Dan Carmel hotel
Haifa - Israel
June 11 - 15, 2007
http://www.haifa.il.ibm.com/conferences/ecmda2007/


As part of ECMDA, we are offering a number of social programs for participants. These programs are designed to allow conference participants to enjoy the fantastic variety of culture and geography that Haifa and Israel have to offer.

All activities are open to all event participants.

Gala Banquet

As part of the conference, we will offer a gala dinner for all conference participants at The Chalet, a Haifa-area restaurant located deep in the Carmel forest. The multiple-course meal will offer gourmet cuisine and provide an informal forum for conference attendees to meet one another. On the night of the event, a bus will take conference participants from the Dan Carmel Hotel to the banquet at 7:30 pm. The evening will also include an entertainment program featuring leading Israeli jazz singer Daphne Levy.

Trip to Ein Karem - Jerusalem

Conference participants will also be invited to participate in a day trip entitled "Unbelievable Stories" to the Ein Karem neighborhood of Jerusalem.

An ancient village hidden magically among olive groves and almond orchards, Ein Karem is a picturesque little town that has retained its special character and charm. The uniqueness of the village stems from the mixture of Christian architecture and Arab buildings on the backdrop of the Judean Hills. The tour offers a fascinating and hands-on journey in the footsteps of historical figures, Jewish nuns, forbidden love, and secret monasteries. In this enchanting walking tour, we will glimpse into the inner courtyards and sanctuaries of a number of intriguing monasteries, some of which are cloistered away from the general public.

Tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 15, the tour price (46) is in addition to the regular conference fees. The final date will be published soon. If you are interested in participating in this tour, contact ECMDA administrator Gili Aizen.

Trip to the Old City of Jerusalem

This tour begins with visits to two lookout points on the eastern edge of the city. From the Mount of Olives, we will look westward over new and ancient Jerusalem, and from Mount Scopus we will look east over the Judean Desert.

During the tour, we will visit a number of fascinating and significant sites in the Old City. At the foot of the Mt. of Olives, we will visit the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, an area filled with magnificent ancient olive trees. According to Christian tradition, Jesus spent his last night here before going to the site of the Last Supper on Mount Zion, near the site of the Dormition Abbey. From there, we will proceed on foot to the Western Wall.

From the Western Wall, we will continue through the Moslem Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City to Via Dolorosa, the street believed to be the path walked by Jesus on the way to his crucifixion. We will follow the path to its final destination, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. From there, we will walk the enchanting alleyways of the old marketplace to the Jaffa Gate and the surrounding sites.

Tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 15, the tour price (46) is in addition to the regular conference fees. The final date will be published soon. If you are interested in participating in this tour, contact ECMDA administrator Gili Aizen.

Baha'i Gardens Tour

Haifa is the world headquarters of the Baha'i faith. The breathtaking Baha'i Gardens are open to the public, offering a stirring view of the Haifa Bay and the azure Mediterranean Sea. For more information, see the Baha'i Gardens site.

The tour of the Baha'i Gardens is free of charge. If you are interested in participating in this tour, contact ECMDA administrator Gili Aizen.

Hecht Museum Guided Tour

The Hecht Museum of archeology and art is located on the campus of the University of Haifa. The tour is free of charge and takes about 40 minutes. Minimum for the guided tour is five people.

If you are interested in participating in this tour, contact ECMDA administrator Gili Aizen.

For more information, see the museum web site.

 
 



 
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