Opening ceremony 

7 September | 14:00

Welcome reception 

7 September | 17:00

Location | Arkangelo Conference & Art Center (Maironio st. 11, Vilnius)

Traditional event hosted by the organizers of ECED 2017 meeting will introduce the main topics and goals of the conference. Also delegates will have an opportunity to listen to the first keynote lecture given by acknowledged professional in the field.

Opening ceremony will be followed by a Welcome reception where all guests will get together to meet and greet fellow conference attendees, whilst enjoying great snacks and drinks.

Please note that Opening ceremony and Welcome reception is open to each conference participant and accompanying guest and is free of charge.


A new conference and art center Arkangelo has been established in the former Bernardine Convent of St Michael the Archangel, in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town. The center, situated in front of the magnificent Gothic ensemble of St Anne and St Francis-St Bernard churches.

The venue is distinguished not only by its impressive Renaissance architecture having no analogues in Lithuania, but also by its unique history, which is closely related to the prominent magnate family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Sapiehas. In its heyday the Vilnius Bernardine convent was the richest in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.