Social Events

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception for the conference will be held at Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. It is located on Rutgers University campus and about 10 minutes walk from the conference hotel. See the directions here.

Poster Reception

The poster reception will take place on Monday, March 12th at the Heldrich Hotel.

Students Get-Together


The conference banquet will be held at Ria Mar Restaurant and Bar in South River. Founded in 1987, the restaurant features great and original recipes by Manuel da Silva. Manuel had been a head chef in Newark since 1969 when he brought his uniqueness and creativity to South River. Today he continues the same recipes and traditions with his children, ensuring that the culture and beloved Portuguese cuisine will continue for many generations to come.

Transportation from and to the conference hotel will be provided for the attendees.