After the congress program has finished, ICA 2018 delegates are invited to join different social events. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, ICA 2018 participants can choose from six different guided tours of Berlin’s most famous attractions as well as the hidden places in town. Anyone seeking more actuarial content can join the limited attendance experience, a combination of attractive locations with suitable actuarial topics. Furthermore, three entertaining evening events in exciting locations complete the full week’s social program.

Excursions

Six different excursions are available. The “History Tour” focuses on several sights of Germany’s long and eventful past. The “Jewish Heritage Tour” takes participants to the most important places and points of interest during different periods of Berlin’s  history. “Berlin by bus and boat” combines a comfortable bus trip through the city with a relaxing ride down the river Spree. The “Highlight Tour” will pass by the most famous sights in Berlin. Participants can get off the bus at the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie to take a personal souvenir photo.

And there are also tours for frequent visitors. “Berlin – its hidden places” shows the secret spots in town. Get to know Kreuzberg, Berlin’s notorious and multicultural neighbourhood, and try the famous Berliner Currywurst. The tour “Modern Architecture” brings participants to the famous landmarks and impressive modern buildings –  a must see for anyone interested in architectural achievements.

Limited Attendance Experiences

As an alternative to the excursions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, ICA 2018 delegates can also attend the limited attendance experiences. In groups of a maximum of 50 people, participants get the chance to meet and discuss actuarial content off the beaten track.

Located at the Pariser Platz, the Allianz Forum provides a spectacular view over Berlin’s most popular landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. For all automotive fans, the Classic Remise – a centre for vintage cars – will be the place to be. Delegates can listen to a scientific talk and enjoy the industrial architecture in combination with classic vehicles. The Lecture Hall ruins are part of the Museum of Medical History of the well-known German university hospital, Charité.  The exhibition tour, prior to the scientific talk, covers more than 300 years of medical history.

The next experiences takes delegates to the German Museum of Technology where it is all about rail transport, aviation and shipping. Boasting 300 years of history in 2018, the second oldest insurer in Germany, the Feuersozietät, will host two limited attendance experiences. All details are still being kept secret, but it will certainly be worth a visit. In the next location, the Museum for Communication, visitors can go on a journey from the very beginnings of communication until today. At not least the Ottobock Science Center: Several interactive multimedia devices invite the visitors to participate.

Evening Events

The welcome event will take place on Sunday 3 June 2018, at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. With a theme of “Humboldt meets Gauss”, delegates will get interesting information about biological and geological evolution as well as biodiversity and what connects them to mathematics. Exclusive insights in the museum and a dinner next to brachiosaurus brancai, the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, will make this event an unforgettable experience for all ICA 2018 participants.

Two days later, on Tuesday 5 June 2018, the full and first half week attendees are welcome to join the garden event in the Estrel summer garden. Freshly barbecued food, cold drinks and relaxing music offer the perfect atmosphere to network with colleagues and to establish new professional contacts. A great way to fi nish the second congress day ICA 2018.

The final entertaining evening event will take place on Thursday 7 June 2018 in the Kalkscheune, a former German machine factory. At the „Ancient funfair“ of the farewell event, visitors can enjoy various booth activities,  fun games and feel the taste of the old Berlin of the 1920s. Could there be a better way to sweeten your farewell?