Social Events

Whisky Distillery Visit

Date: Sunday 23rd October
Time: 19:00-21:00

CIKM 2011 delegates have an opportunity to attend the Auchentoshan Scotch whisky distillery, near Glasgow. Buses leave directly from the conference venue at 7pm on Sunday 23rd October. Please visit the registration desk to collect your badge before boarding the bus - your badge is your ticket!

For more information, see the distillery visit page.

Conference Welcome Reception

Date: Monday 24th October
Time: 19:00-21:00

We take pleasure in welcoming delegates registered to the main conference for a Welcome Reception, held in the Argyll Suite of the conference hotel (Crowne Plaza). With Scottish flavoured nibbles, as well as whisky experts from on hand to guide you through a wide range of Scotch drams.

Civic Reception

Date: Tuesday 25th October
Time: 19:00-20:30

After the first day of the conference, delegates should make their way to the Glasgow City Chambers, where the Provost (Mayor) is hosting a reception for delegates. Set in magnificent marble opulence in the Victorian-era building, this amounts to a stunning chance to view the historic city centre of Glasgow.


Date: Wednesday 26th October
Time: 19:00-23:00

The conference banquet follows up the Victorian-era opulence of the City Chambers with the stunningly-restored Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, originally built for the 1888 International Expo. Delegates will be guided around the exhibits and art works, including arms & armour and natural history exhibits, in addition to an art collection covering the Old Masters, French Impressionists as well as more contemporary Scottish works. Following a champagne reception, delegates will be treated to a menu highlighting the finest of Scottish cuisine.