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Accompanying persons and social programme

Please note: The accompanying persons and Wednesday afternoon programme can only be booked and paid for at the conference and at the latest on Monday, 11 August 2008, 18:00. No credit card payment will be possible. In order to finalize our planning we need to know the approximate number of participants very soon for any of the following events (sponsored and non-sponsored). We would therefore highly appreciate if you sign up for the events of your choice by filling in the Guest Programme Form. Please send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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Sunday, 10 August 2008: Icebreaker Party, 19.00y

The icebreaker party is sponsored by Indicator Minerals Inc., Vancouver, Canada.
It will be held in the Senckenberg Museum, a world famous natural history museum. It is situated next to the Sunday registration site in the “Café Juridicum”. A voucher is included in the registration kit.

Monday, before 12:00:
book and buy the Tuesday through Friday Excursions at the Registration Desk! We cannot finalize our planning without your binding booking. This is really important.

Monday 11 August 2008

Frankfurt Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
(on foot and by public transportation)

12:00 Meet at the registration desk in the Casino of the I.G. Farben Building (conference location). The downtown sightseeing tour starts at the conference site with a guide on foot and by public transport to help you to find your way to the main attractions and shopping areas in downtown Frankfurt. 9IKC invites you to a glass of traditional apple wine in a location where you can buy a lunch. Stroll through the downtown shopping area until
17:30 when we meet at the “Hauptwache” to take a subway (U1, U2, U3) back to the conference site.
18:00 (approx.): arrival back at the conference venue (end of poster session: 18:30)
Costs: The ticket for public transport is included in the registration kit.

Tuesday 12 August 2008

Medieval town of Seligenstadt
(excursion by boat, on foot and by train)

9:00 Meet at the “Primus Linie” Office which is situated next to the “Eiserner Steg” (the Main river bridge that you will have seen on Monday) near the Römerberg.

9:30: boat leaves Frankfurt and arrives in Seligenstadt at 13:05. There will be free time for sightseeing and lunch until
14:30 when we will have a guided city tour (in English).
17:00: meet at the Main Railway Station of Seligenstadt for the return journey by train
17:10: train departure in Seligenstadt, arrival at Frankfurt Main Station at 18:00. From there, you may either go to your hotel, or continue to the conference site by public transport and arrive at about 18:20 just in time to have a drink at the end of the poster session.
Costs: 25 Euros pp with the tour guide and boat and train tickets included.

Please sign up now and pay at the latest on Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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9IKC apple wine party will start in the evening at 19:30 in the “beer” garden of the restaurant „Zur Sonne“, a typical Frankfurt apple wine pub. It is located in the suburb of Bornheim, which was first mentioned in 1194 A.D. This is an outdoors event, a sweater/jacket is recommended. The event is sponsored by BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc., Vancouver, Canada and is included in the registration fee of the delegates and accompanying persons. A voucher is in the registration kit.

Wednesday 13 August 2008
Morning: free for individual activities
Afternoon: there are three alternatives offered which are open for delegates and accompanying persons.
The excursions Heidelberg and Rhine Valley will both start directly after the 9IKC photo shooting.

1. Institute of Geoscience
From 15:30 onwards visit the new Institute of Geoscience of the University of Frankfurt with the laboratories of the petrology and geochemistry unit (high pressure laboratory; mass spectrometry: LA ICP MS, MC ICP MS, clean labs; electron microscopy: EPMA, SEM with EBSD and CL, TEM).
How to get there: from the conference location, walk to the station Holzhausenstraße (Uni Campus Westend) and take the subway line U2 (in direction of Nieder Eschbach/Gonzenheim). Exit at Riedwiese. You can either walk to the institute (10 min.), or take one of our small 8 person shuttle buses that will pick you up at the other side of the subway exit at the bus station (see map below).
No Costs but a voucher is necessary.

Please sign up now and book at the accompanying & social programme desk to receive your voucher at the latest until Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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2. Heidelberg
This is an excursion with our hired 9IKC tour bus, and in Heidelberg on foot and by funicular railway to the castle.

14:00 Tour bus departure at the entrance of the conference location (the Casino of the I.G. Farben Building.
15:30 (approx.) Arrival in Heidelberg. We take the funicular railway and exit at the first stop to visit the Heidelberg Castle. There will be enough time to visit the castle and enjoy the beautiful view over Heidelberg and the river Neckar. From the castle, we walk down to the city and still have time for individual sightseeing or shopping in the city.
19:00: we meet in a traditional beer restaurant to have dinner together.
21:30 bus departure from Heidelberg
23:00 (approx.): arrival at Frankfurt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). Take the subway or a taxi to your hotel.
Included: packed lunch, all bus and funicular railway fares, and entrance fee to the castle.
Costs: 40 Euros pp
Please sign up now and book at the accompanying & social programme desk to receive your voucher at the latest until Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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3. Rhine Valley (Unesco World Heritage Site)
This is an excursion with our hired 9IKC tour bus, by a historic steamboat and on foot.

14:00 Tour bus departure at the entrance of the conference location (the Casino of the I.G. Farben Building.
14:00 Arrival in Rüdesheim, a traditional little city at the Rhine border


16:15 Departure on the historic steamboat “Goethe” that takes us through the most famous localities of the Rhine Valley
17:15 Arrival in Bacharach, a beautiful historic village in the middle of vineyards and historic castles.
Time for individual sightseeing of the historic village and dinner in any of the many traditional small restaurants in Bacharach. Taste the famous Rhine wine!
21:30 Meet at the tour bus for the departure to Frankfurt.
23:00 (approx.): arrival at Frankfurt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). Take the subway or a taxi to your hotel.
Included: packed lunch, all bus and historic steamboat fares.
Costs: 40 Euros pp

Please sign up now and book at the accompanying & social programme desk to receive your voucher at the latest until Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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Thursday 14 August 2008

Rhine Valley (day tour)(Unesco World Heritage Site)
This is an excursion with our hired 9IKC tour bus, by boat, by mini road train in Bacharach and on foot.

9:00 Tour bus departure at the entrance to the conference location (the Casino of the I.G. Farben Building for Rüdesheim, a traditional little city on the Rhine shore.
10:15 Departure from Rüdesheim by boat to St. Goar. We will pass of the numerous historic castles bordering the Rhine as well as the famous LORELEY rock.
11:55 Arrival in St. Goar. There we take the mini road train up to the castle “Rheinfels”. We will have a tour of the historic castle and cellars (bring a torch with you, if possible!). Afterwards, you may have a small lunch or coffee in the scenic restaurant or on the terrace of the Castle Restaurant and enjoy the most spectacular view over the Rhine valley.
15:00 Meet at the Castle parking site and for the bus transfer to Bacharach with sightseeing of the historic village. Enter any of the many traditional small restaurants in Bacharach and taste the famous Rhine wine.
17:00 Departure from Bacharach to Frankfurt.
18:30 (approx.): back to the conference venue (end of poster session: 18:30).
Costs: 45 Euros pp

Please sign up now and book at the accompanying & social programme desk to receive your voucher at the latest until Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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Friday 15 August 2008

Höchster Porzellan Manufaktur (on foot and by public transport)

9:00 Meet at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), at the South exit next to platform 1. We will take the U- and S-Bahn to Höchst.
10:30 (approx.) Guided Tour of the porcelain manufactory.
12:00 (approx.) Departure from Höchst.
13:00 (approx.) back at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), from where you can continue to visit the city of Frankfurt, or go to your hotel.
Costs: 5 Euros pp. Don’t forget to bring your ticket for public transport which is included in the registration kit.
Please sign up now and book at the accompanying & social programme desk to receive your voucher at the latest until Monday 11 August, 18:00! To sign up, download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.

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Afternoon: free for individual activities

19:30 Start of the 9IKC conference dinner with a reception at the Bockenheimer Depot. This event is sponsored by De Beers Group, Johannesburg, South Africa and is included in the registration fee of all delegates and accompanying persons. A voucher is in the registration kit.
To help us with our planning, we would highly appreciate it if you would inform us in case you are NOT attending the conference dinner!

For this, please download the Guest Programme Form, fill it in and send it back via email until 1 August 2008.
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