May 16th, Thursday at 19:00 Venue: Church of the St Johns Šv. Jono str. 12, Vilnius The Opening ceremony will take place at the Church of the St Johns, the part of the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University. The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. After official part welcome reception will take part in University Café.
May 17 Friday, at 19.00. Venue: National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania Katedros a. 4, LT-01143 Vilnius Gala Dinner affords you a unique opportunity to experience the new incredible venue – the palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the former political, diplomatic, cultural center of the State, was one of the most famous in Europe in the 15th-17th centures and was demolished in the beginning of the 19th century. This Palace is excellent located just in the heart of Vilnius, within the confines of Lower Castle. Nowadays the Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque halls of this multifunctional Museum are ideally applicable to organize a different size and content public events, official visits, conferences, meetings, seminars, concerts, performances, receptions and other. Part of the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius Lower Castle officially transferred to the Museum. In the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania there are 4 exhibition tour routes directly related to the historical functions of this residence. Individual city tours Individual city tours to Vilnius and Trakai can be booked during all congress at BPC registration desk.