Newsletter No. 7

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Conference Program

OP 2019 Conference program is almost ready and it will be announced on the conference website very soon. The scientific program will be composed from plenary and invited lectures, oral and poster presentations. There will also be several social events offered to conference participants and Vilnius city tour and walk-n-bite tour. We invite you to check our news and updates on OP 2019 website and Facebook!

Conference Venue - ARTIS Centrum Hotel****

Artis Centrum Hotels, situated in Vilnius Old Town, is a four-star plus hotel with a harmonious synthesis of appealing architecture, modern technology and historic surroundings. Read more HERE. 


We will be offering several city tours during your stay in Vilnius. All excursions are planned in the afternoon of July 10. The exact schedules and prices, as well as the tour booking form will be announced soon. 

Vilnius – intersection of the cultures

“Vilnius was oddity, city of blended, intersected regions, reminiscent of Trieste or Chernovtsy,” – wrote the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz about Vilnius, where he spent youth between the two World wars. Vilnius is known as a multicultural city over time: Lithuanians, the Poles, Russians, Jewry, Belorussians and other nations live friendly among each other. According to one of the world best known Vilnius residents Antanas Venclova even today the city remains as an oddity, though his fate changed radically. Vilnius resemble palimpsest – an ancient manuscript, where through the text is emerging one or even few traces of the previous texts.

Vilnius Walk-n-bite tour

To experience a culture one must experience their cuisine and since Vilnius always was a multicultural city, its cuisine is a part of rich history and everyday life. Walk-n-Bite tour takes visitors through the most attractive parts of the city as well as through the neighbourhoods where Insiders live and eat.

This food tour including five stops with tastings (and even shopping) of typical Lithuanian delicacies: everyday snacks, homemade products, drinks and sweets and covers most prominent sites in the Old Town including Hales Market, Gates of Down, Didžioji and Pilies streets, the Jewish district. The local food-loving guide will tell you stories about origins, traditional way of preparation and consuming of the Lithuanian dishes and drinks so you really will eat and drink like an Insider.


Looking forward to meeting you in Vilnius!

Conference Organizers

Conference Sponsors

OP 2019 Conference Secretariat