While you are attending the conference, take advantage of opportunities to see the city and network with your colleagues! We've planned optional group activities throughout the conference to help you enjoy the city, reconnect with colleagues, and form new connections.
Monday Night Reception
The reception Monday evening is included in the full conference registration fee. It will be held at the hotel, giving you a chance to settle in and start meeting your fellow conference goers.
Tuesday Flamenco Show at Corral De la Moreria
Join your colleagues for a traditional Spanish evening. Considered the "cathedral of flamenco," the Corral de la Moreria is the oldest tablao (flamenco house) in the world. Sit back and prepare to be mesmerized by an original performance where music, dance, and colors revive the passion of this legendary Spanish dance.
Make your way to the Corral de la Moreria, where Arabic corbels and streetlamps dating from the 18th and 19th centuries imbue the restaurant with old-world charm. Located next to the Royal Palace in the heart of Madrid, the Corral de la Moreria is one of the world's must-sees. Its awards are numerous, including a ranking in the New York Times bestseller "1,000 Places to See Before You Die."
The intimacy of the tablao is accentuated by the lighting, decoration, and seating arrangements, making you feel like part of the show, and the wine selection is top rate. If you'd like, opt to add on a meal featuring traditional Spanish cuisine to round out your experience.
The melancholic voice of the singers, the strumming of guitars, and the intricate steps of dancers bring the room to life as leading flamenco artists perform in front of your eyes. Here the flamenco is fiery, and the show is absolutely sizzling—an unforgettable night out in classic Madrid style.
Our evening will include a "Complete Course" with starters, sangria/water, main dishes, and dessert. The cost for the show, dinner, and drinks is $130 (USD) per person -- this covers tips and all -- you just show up!
Wednesday Night Tapas Like a Local: Devour Madrid Tapas Tour
Go on a tapas adventure, just like the locals ... on a tour recently featured in Forbes!
Meet your foodie guide for an action-packed evening-- you'll hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, tasting their signature drink (think locals wines, vermouth and draft beer!) and specialty tapas. You’ll devour the most typical Madrid tapas and learn the true art of a “tapeo”! You can’t leave Madrid without an authentic tapas crawl, and this is the best way to do it.
The evening of dinner, drinks, and tours is $81 (USD) all included.