Social Programs

SIGIR 2017 invites participants to join the following social programs to make friends, increase awareness, express your views, and have fun! Event times are subject to change.

Social programs are basically free of charge or its cost is included in the registration fee, unless otherwise stated below.

Monday, August 7
18:00-19:00 Women in IR (42F Takao)
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception (43F Starlight/Moonlight/Comet/Subaru/Orion)
Tuesday, August 8
12:40-14:20 Students’ Luncheon (Students and invitation only, 5F Eminence Hall)

Students’ Get-Together (Universal City)
We welcome **all** SIGIR 2017 registrants to this get-together event. 

DATE: Tuesday, August 8.
TIME: 19:00-22:00
PLACE: Universal City (Kabukicho 1-21-1, Shinjuku)

Entrance is free for everyone — no matter if student or not. Universal City is an Asian food court with a big Karaoke stage. Impress the SIGIR community with your song and participate in the “Sing a paper title” contest.  A list of SIGIR paper titles will be available on site.

Students, you will get one drink and one snack ticket. Use it to start a conversation! (Don’t drink alone) Drink and snack tickets will be handed out at the Student Luncheon on Tuesday. Make sure you come! More drinks and food can be purchased on site (cash only)

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Wednesday, August 9
12:10-13:50 Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon (5F Concord Ballroom B)
This year, SIGIR is sponsoring a Diversity and Inclusion Lunch to provide a forum for community members to learn about and discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion. There is no additional charge for this lunch and it is open to everyone.  We ask that you register for this event so that we can plan accordingly.
20:00-22:00 Banquet
Please note that each accompanying person will need an additional ticket for the Banquet.
Thursday, August 10
12:30-14:30 SIGIR Business Meeting (5F Concord Ballroom A)