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Social Events

Opening Ceremony
On Monday, October 8, 9:00-9:30 an opening ceremony will be held in room Fenix. The IROS 2012 General Chairs will welcome you and introduce you to the conference, providing main facts about this edition and practical information.

Welcome Reception
A welcome reception followed by a light dinner will be offered to all IROS 2012 participants on Monday, October 8, 19:00-21:00. After the end of the sessions, we will meet at Puro Beach, near the Tivoli Marina Hotel Pool Gardens.

Women’s Lunch
This event is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and Women in Engineering (WIE), and will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 12:45-13:45. Women luncheon is aimed to provide an opportunity for all the female and male professionals who are interested in women engineering education to discuss informally on the subjects of career path, career/family choices, and other topics.

Gold Lunch
On Wednesday, October 10, 12:45-13:45, a lunch for all Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) will be organized at the Tivoli Marina Hotel. This luncheon was initiated within the RAS Technical Activities Board as a mean to let graduates be aware of what this society has to offer and to network with each other. The opportunity is also used to present the structure of the society and introduce the various Technical Committees forming TAB. RAS members will have first priority. If you are not yet a member, you can sign up now at

Lunch with Leaders
This event is organized by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and will take place in parallel to the GOLD lunch on Wednesday, October 10, 12:45-13:45. Lunch with Leaders (LwL) was initiated by the Students Activities Committee with the aim to provide students with an opportunity to get in contact with leaders and get advice and mentoring on their career and research. RAS members will have first priority.

Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 10.

Silver Jubilee Celebrations and Award Ceremony
All IROS 2012 participants are invited to attend the Silver Jubilee Celebrations and Award Ceremony in the Fenix room on Thursday, October 11, at 10:00 a.m. All conference participants are welcome to celebrate the 25 Years of IROS and also to join while the ten IROS 2012 Conference Awards will be presented.

Farewell Lunch
On Thursday, October 11, at 12:30, a Farewell lunch will be served to all IROS 2012 participants. After the morning sessions the lunch will be served on the Tivoli Marina Hotel restaurants around the pool.

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