The GALA 2019 conference will take place from Wednesday 27 November until Friday 29 November 2019. The GALA 2019 exhibition will be held at a different location on Thursday evening (28 November 2019). Read below about the venues of the conference and the exhibition.
The GALA 2019 conference will take place in the historical center of Athens, at the University of Athens Central Building (Eleutheriou Venizelou 30, Athina 106 79) . The venue is the amphitheater “Ioannis Drakopoulos”, an old amphitheater of medicine, located in the main building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Propylaea. This area also functioned in the past as an amphitheater of teaching. The amphitheater was renamed “Ioannis Drakopoulos” amphitheater after the death of the active Rector, Professor of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, Ioannis Drakopoulos, in 1999. The conference room has seating for 128 attendees, and includes a reception hall.
The exhibition space for GALA 2019 is the Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens (INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung). The Technopolis City of Athens is a historical old gas deposit which has been transformed into a modern, well equipped space serving as an integrated center for the networking, knowledge and experience exchange between enterprises, research institutions and young people of the city of Athens, and beyond. INNOVATHENS has been established as the center for tech-transfer, where young entrepreneurs and creative people can effectively mingle with experienced businessmen, academics and researchers, for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to flourish and develop. In this popular venue (Technopolis City receives more than 900.000 visitors per year) and Athens’ hub of innovation, the GALA 2019 exhibition will invite local industry and academics to engage with attendees in an open and public celebration of serious games.
The exhibition venue is 3 metro stops away from the conference venue, or 2 metro stops from the popular Syntagma square, a few minutes walk away from the conference venue. The exhibition will take place on Thursday evening, and there will be an early break from the conference for attendees to transfer from the conference to the exhibition venue and, in part, explore the historical center of Athens.
On Thursday 28 November, all registered attendees are invited to the GALA 2019 dinner at the Malvazia restaurant (address: Agathimerou 1 Street, Rouf – Gazi, Athens). The dinner starts right after the exhibition, at 20:30. The restaurant is near the exhibition venue, and those attending the exhibition will walk together to the restaurant.