24-27 June, 2015 - Faro, Portugal,
University of Algarve, Faculty of Sciences and Technology
12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching

Social Programme

(For Participants and Accompanying Persons)

The restricted number of participants in the Excursion require a previous application for the available options. Please, fill in the form Choice of Activities here to declare your preferences. Admissions will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Welcome Reception
Wednesday 24th, 18.00 h
A Port Wine Reception will take place at the University Library after the Special Session on the presentation of the Springer ’s forthcoming book “Students Solving Mathematical Problems with Technology” by Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto and Sandra Nobre.



Saint John’s Festival (Recommended)
Wednesday 24th, from 21.00 h
June is the month of celebrations and festivities for the Popular Saints throughout the country on the nights of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter. St. John is celebrated on the nights of 23/24 June. These are vivid celebrations, during which people go out to the streets for eating, usually the popular grilled sardines, drinking and having fun in the old neighbourhoods that are decorated with arches, colourful balloons and the aroma of sweet basil. In Faro, St. John’s festival (Arraial de S. João) has a privileged place in the old town with parades in the square Largo Afonso III, close to the Municipal Museum. In some of the stands the participants of ICTMT 12 will get a complimentary discount; please use your ICTMT 12 badge.



Thursday 25th, 14.00 h to 17.00 h

Option A – The Old Town of Faro and the Municipal Museum

Guided walking tour on the old town, visiting cultural and historical heritage; enjoy sightseeing and discovering the history of Faro, the capital of Algarve. 

Transportation: public bus Próximo to the city centre
Meeting point: Town Arch (Arco da Vila)            
Starting time: 14.30
Duration: Approx. 2 – 2,5 hours


Option B – Faro Island, Beach and Canoeing
(Limited to 50 participants)
Leisure and relaxing afternoon on Faro Island, walking along the lagoon side (Ria Formosa) and the seaside. The island has cafés, restaurants and bars, some of them with music and a view over the beach; enjoy walking, sun bathing and swimming in the sea. The beach is classified as 'Accessible Beach'. A limited number of admissions will be available for canoeing at the school of water sports (Centro Náutico).

Transportation: University bus from the University to the Island and from the Island to the city centre will be available
Meeting point: University Main Entrance                                           
Departure time: 14.00                                                 
Returning time: 16.30
Duration: Approx. 2 – 2,5 hours



Social Dinner
Thursday 25th, 18.30 h to 23.00 h
The conference social dinner will take place at Pousada de Estói. Situated 10 kms from Faro city centre, the Pousada de Estói is famous for its neo-Baroque and neo-Rococo features, including the decoration of its plaster ceilings considered the finest in the Algarve, two tea pavilions and French-inspired gardens adorned with statues.
A welcome drink will be served and a musical moment will be offered after dinner.

Transportation: University bus from the city centre to the Pousada and return will be available
Meeting point: City Centre (close to the Hotel Eva)                                        
Departure time: 18.30                                                 
Returning time: 23.00


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