PICMET '06 Social Activities
To facilitate interaction and networking among the participants, several social events have been scheduled during PICMET ’06.  


08:00 - 08:30 Bright Start Breakfast
Hot beverages and assorted pastries prior to each morning's plenary session
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
Coffee (regular and decaffeinated) and tea
12:00 - 13:00 Buffet Lunch
A wide variety of the samples of Turkish and international cuisine including meat, fish and vegetables grilled on order, presented in an open buffet style
14:30 - 15:00 Early Afternoon Break
Cold beverages, coffee, tea and cookies
16:30 - 17:00 Late Afternoon Break
Cold beverages, coffee,  tea and cookies
Welcoming Reception / Buffet
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2006
Time: 20:00—23:00
Location: Regency Ballroom
Dress: Informal

Meet other conference attendees, renew old acquaintances and begin new friendships and collaborations at this opening reception/buffet under the stars by the torch-lit outdoor reflecting pool at the Hyatt Regency. (If the weather does not cooperate the reception will move to the Regency Ballroom). Included in the registration fee.*

Dinner at Bogazici University (Bosphorus University)
Date: Monday, July 10, 2006
Time: 20:00—23:00
Location: Bogazici University
Dress: Casual

Enjoy traditional Turkish and international dishes as well as a stunning view of the Bosphorus Strait while you mingle and network with colleagues. Busses will leave the hotel at 19:15 to transfer guests to the university and will bring them back to the hotel when the event is over. Included in the registration fee.*



Awards Banquet
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Time: 20:00—23:00
Location: Regency Ballroom
Dress: Business Attire

This is the premier social event of the conference. The PICMET ’06 “Leadership in Technology Management,” “Medal of Excellence” and “Outstanding Student Paper” awards will be presented at the banquet. Included in the registration fee.*

Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Dress: Casual
Cost: $85

This optional dinner cruise will take PICMET guests on a leisurely boat ride on the Bosphorus, the strait separating Europe from Asia. While enjoying specially prepared Turkish food and unlimited drinks, guests will have a magnificent view of the city spread on two continents.

Busses will leave the hotel at 19:15 to transfer the guests to the boat, and will bring them back to the hotel after the cruise ends. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased on-line when registering for the conference or on-site at the registration desk.

Delicious Turkish Cuisine at the dinner cruise

Welcome cocktail:
Pistachios, Sticks with cheese sauce, Fruits, Chips

The Starters Buffet:
Cheese & Crudite: Ezine Feta Cheese, Fresh Cheese, Erzincan cheese, Dried & Fresh fruits
Salads Buffet: Arugula, Mediterranean greens, Carrots, Red cabbage, Corn, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Gavurdağ salad
Mezes with Olive oil: Eggplant salad with Garlic and sour grenadine sauce, Green peppers, eggplant and zucchini stuffed with rice, Vine leaves rolled with rice, Sauteed zucchini with walnut and special yogurt sauce, Fresh green beans cooked in olive oil, Humus with pastrami on tartalettes, Cous-cous with sour apple served in green leaves, Chicken breast paste on tartalettes

Sauteed Lamb meat on creamy eggplant sauce, Thyme & rosemary flavored grilled chicken steaks, Milky potatoes with basil sauce, Rice with almonds, Cheese pastry
Assortment of breads: Black, bran, baguette, olive bread

Dessert Buffet:
Baklava with walnut & Pistachio, Halvah with walnut, Assortment of milky desserts, Mozaic cake with chocolate sauce, Fruit salad, Fruit basket, Melon & water melon (if available)

Coffee & Tea

Unlimited local alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks



* The student and one-day registration fees do not cover evening events. Tickets for each of the Sunday – Tuesday events may be purchased for $75 on-line when registering for the conference or on-site at the registration desk.