2018 AAC Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland - 25th - 28th October 2018

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16th Annual Conference

Lucerne: October 25-28, 2018

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
THURSDAY October 25th
18:00-19:30     Welcome Apéro – Rathaus Luzern, Kornmarkt 3 / Euro 25
Your visit in Lucerne will begin with an Apéro and a private tour inside the “Rathausturm”, the historical townhall tower in the middle of the old town of Lucerne. The tower was built in the 16th century and rises 43 meters above sea level offering an amazing view of Lucerne, it is the second oldest clock of the city and is manually wounded-up daily by the city clockmaker.                 
 
20:00-22:00     Dinner – Restaurant Zum Storchen, Kornmarkt 9 / Euro 45
A private and cosy dining room will be reserved for our group to mingle and enjoy the delicious Swiss cuisine in a chalet style ambiance, it is conveniently located in front of the “Rathausturm”, suitable for late arrivals.
                     
 
FRIDAY October 26th
09:00–17:00    AAC Conference – Hotel Waldstätterhof, Zentralstrasse 4 / Euro 35  
Price includes a light lunch
08:45   Welcome
09:00   Start Conference
10:30   Coffee break 20 minutes
12:30   Lunch at Hotel Waldstätterhof
13:30   Afternoon session
15:00   Coffee break 20 minutes
17:00   End Conference
 
17:30               City Tour – Sponsored by the Luzern Tourismus
This 1.5 hour tour will take us through the city’s famous Chapel Bridge “Kapellbrücke” built in 1333, leading us into the heart of Lucerne’s old town where we will learn about the city’s history and visit some important landmarks.
Our tour will end at the Pier where we will continue our tour and dinner on the “Lake of Lucerne”.
 
19:00–21:47    Dinner Cruise – Boat ride, dinner & drinks / Euro 80
Enjoy all you can eat, your choice of the famous Swiss Fondue or Raclette, as we cruise on board a prestigious vessel showcasing the fantastic views from the Lake of Lucerne and the beauty of Lucerne by night

 
SATURDAY October 27th
Morning-Noon             Free time to explore the city and enjoy the weekend market
 
17:30–00:30                Gala Dinner & Dance at the Grand Casino Lucerne / Euro 120
Includes dinner, drinks, music by Lucerne’s famous DJ Maik Wisler as well as entrance to the gambling hall & to the “Casineum” dance club.

GALA DINNER & DANCE SCHEDULE
17:30                           Greet, meet & welcome drinks
19:00                           Dinner served
20:30–00:30                Dance and party
00:30 optional            Gamble in the Casino and/or join the concert at the Casineum
 
 
SUNDAY October 28th
12:00–16:00                Farewell – depending on the weather / prices will vary / pay on-site
 
Good weather:  A visit to Bürgenstock at 1’128 above sea level where we will have a spectacular view as we take a scenic stroll and enjoy a late lunch in the mountains

Bad weather: Visit the famous Swiss Transport Museum “Verkehrshaus der Schweiz” in Lucerne, opened in July 1959 and exhibits all forms of transport, including locomotive, automobiles, ships, and aircraft, as well as communication technology, followed by a late lunch
 

PLANNING & LOGISTICS
Flights to Zürich are most convenient – rental car is not needed, public transport is very reliable.
Event locations are in walking distance, or a short bus ride.  The Hotel will offer a complimentary pass for free public transport within the city limits of Lucerne.
 
Train schedule from Zürich Airport / one hour train ride / website
www.sbb.ch
Direct trains run every hour at :47 from Zurich Airport to Lucerne Main Station.
Direct trains run every hour at :13 from Lucerne Main Station to Zurich Airport.
 
Hotel Waldstätterhof / Zentralstrasse 4 – directly across Lucerne Main Station
See below for details and booking instructions.
 
Event Registrations
Please provide full names of all participants and the American club you are a member of.
Confirm or decline your attendance for all 7 events to Email:
25 October 2018, 18:00   through   28 October 2018, 16:00
Evening Fee € 10,00

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