​Social Programme

The congress social programme includes a range of evening events, special public events and a sight-seeing programme for accompanying guests and families.


​HIGHLIGHT - Photo exhibition


A journey to Kyrghyzstan: Hiking among the Mountains of Heaven in Tien Shan

Photos: Giancelso Agazzi

EURAC tower, Viale Druso 1, Bozen/Bolzano


Evening events

​​SUNDAY 25 May 2014  -  21:00

Join us in the EURAC garden for the welcome aperitif!
EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy


MONDAY 26 May 2014   -  20:00

Book presentation

Prof. Fredmund Malik, expert for complexity management, governance and leadership, scientist, author, entrepreneur and passionate mountaineer, will give a personal account of his new book  Wenn Grenzen keine sind: Management und Bergsteigen  (“If Limits Are None. Management and Mountain Climbing”) and discuss with the renowned climber and guide Hanspeter Eisendle what management and mountaineering can learn from each other. This event is moderated by Günther Cologna. Congress participants and the general public are welcome! Registration not required. Simultaneous translation is provided. 

EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy                                           PUBLIC EVENT


MONDAY 26 May 2014 -  18:00

Open night at the Salewa headquarters

Salewa invites you to an open-door night at their headquarters. With the possibility for a guided tour or an introductory climbing course (max. 20 people for the climbing course). Registration required via email:  ismm2014@eurac.edu. Departure time: 18:15 from EURAC main entrance (free shuttle bus).

Special offer: the first 50 people to contact us will receive a voucher for a week's entrance to the Salewa Cube climbing hall. Please indicate this in your email.

Salewa headquarters, Via Waltraud-Gebert-Deeg 4, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy


TUESDAY 27 May 2014 –  20:00

The Iceman

The Tyrolean Iceman, commonly known as Ötzi, is the world’s oldest glacier mummy, who was found in September 1991 on the Tisenjoch pass in the Italian part of the Ötztal Alps. The ongoing studies of the 5300-year-old Copper age individual revealed important insights into his origin, his life habits and the circumstances surrounding his demise. Dr. Albert Zink and Dr. Eduard Egarter Vigl will present the most important findings and the latest scientific results regarding the famous glacier mummy.

EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy                                            PUBLIC EVENT


THURSDAY 29 May 2014 – 16:00

FOCUS TOPIC: NEPAL - A public invitation to an expert discussion and documentary film

16:00 Nepal mountain rescue development projects: looking to the future of organized rescue in Nepal

A round table discussion with a representative from the Nepalese government and local and international emergency doctors and mountain rescue experts to define the future of organized rescue in Nepal. Beginning with an insider account of the Everest tragedy on 18 April 2014, we look at how to link existing rescue initiatives and add new ones to establish the basis for an integrated rescue system for target regions in Nepal. 

18:00 Film presentation

A documentary from filmmaker Stefano Levi and his small team on the struggle against blindness and awareness about the problem of cataract disease in Nepal. OUT OF THE DARKNESS – Der Weg ins Licht premiered at several international film festivals worldwide. Supported by ProNepal.  English / Nepali / German (81 min)

EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy                                            PUBLIC EVENT


THURSDAY 29 May 2014 – 20:00

Gala dinner & Keynote speech

Join us for an elegant gala evening in the Kurhaus Merano, the cultural heart of the town of Merano. The original historical west wing of the Kurhaus dates back to 1874 and the gala room has been host to many esteemed visitors. The Kurhaus Merano is member of the Historic Conference Centres of Europe and one of Europe’s most renowned conference centres.  

A welcome aperitif and gala dinner will be followed by a keynote speech by wilderness medicine expert Dr. Paul Auerbach: Bringing medicine to the wild and wilderness medicine to the world. Musical accompaniment provided by jazz group Lösch Duo. Participation by registration only.

Bus transportation to Merano is provided for congress participants and registered guests. 

Departure time:  19:15 / Departure place: Via Alto Adige 35, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

Return to Bolzano:  23:00 and 23:45

Kurhaus Merano, Corso Libertà 33, Meran/Merano, Italy

FRIDAY 30 May 2014 -  20:00

Conquering the disbelief - the challenge of man at 8800 m

Renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner and expedition medicine pioneer Dr. Oswald Oelz will give a first-hand account of the medical and public disbeliefs overshadowing the 1978 ascent of Mt. Everest. Congress participants and the general public are welcome! Registration not required. 

Located in the arena of Castel Firmiano at the Messner Mountain Museum overlooking Bolzano, we have two options to enjoy the location this evening! 

  • Special offer exclusively for conference participants and guests: the museum will open its doors early to visit the museum exhibitions or just enjoy the view before the main event starts! Bus departure time: 18:45 (see below).

  • For participants joining us only for the evening event, we will start with an aperitif and accompaniment by jazz group No Oxygen. Bus departure time: 19:45 (see below).

Please note that this is an open-air event. Don't forget a raincoat! In case of bad weather a new location will be announced.

Bus transportation to Firmiano is provided for congress participants and guests.

Departure time:  18:45 (to visit the museum) / 19:45 (for the evening event only)

Departure place: Via Alto Adige 35, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy 

Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, Via Castel Firmiano 53, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

Event sponsored by:                                                                                                         PUBLIC EVENT




Sight-seeing programme for accompanying guests and families

In collaboration with a local travel agency, we have planned a flexible side programme for accompanying guests and families. Discover the local treasures, from wine tasting and cultural landscapes to day-trips in the Dolomites and historical Italian cities!


Registration is possible directly with the agency and on-site. Earlybird registration rates valid until 21 May 2014!

Full information here.

Please complete the registration form here.


Photo: © Südtirol Marketing / Helmuth Rier