Social CALL The XXth International CALL Research Conference

Social Programme

The social programme is comprised of a welcome reception and conference dinner (both free and included in the registration fee), as well as four optional activities for conference participants to learn about the culture and history of Hong Kong in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, which serve as a perfect way for getting to know about colleagues (or better) in a pleasant way!

Social Activity Date Time Rough Cost
Tsz Shan Monastery July 10, 2019 (Wednesday) 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Free of charge
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery July 12, 2019 (Friday) PM Free of charge
Sky 100 Observation Deck July 12, 2019 (Friday) / of your own choice AM/PM HKD$138 to $264 (€15.69 to €30.02)
Victoria Harbour Afternoon Cruise July 12, 2019 (Friday) / of your own choice PM HKD$121 to $326 (€13.78 to €37.06)

One special social activity warms up participants for the conference on Wednesday morning: a visit to the Tsz Shan Monastery in the district of Tai Po where you can experience a moment of tranquility in a busy city. On Friday afternoon, participants have the option to choose from (a) riding on a traditional junk boat and enjoy drinks while cruising around the Victoria Harbor, (b) visiting the tallest building in Hong Kong for a 360-degrees view of Hong Kong, or (c) enjoying more tranquil moment by visiting the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery at Sha Tin —perfect for winding down from the conference. The optional social activities (a) and (b) will be arranged directly by travel agencies. You may register and make the payment directly through the companies online to join the activities below.

Quick Links to register

Online registration for visiting Sky 100:

Sky 100 Observation Dining Package [Admission tickets included]

Sky 100 Observation Wine Package [Admission tickets included]

Online registration for joining the Victoria Harbour Cruise:

Victoria Harbour Sunset Cruise

Victoria Harbour Cruise Dining Package

Tsz Shan Monastery

At the Tsz Shan Monastery you will experience spiritual purification at a tranquil and uncontaminated location. Meanwhile, you will get closer to traditional Chinese culture and practices.

Price for the visit and guided tour: Free of charge

When: Wednesday (July 10, 2019) from 9:30 am till 11:30 am

Location: 88 Universal Gate Rd, Tai Po

Free coaches will be arranged for transportation from the University MTR station

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Founded in the 1950s, The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is located in Sha Tin New Territories on the hill which is a little bit of the beaten tourist paths. The Monastery consists of 5 temples, 4 pavilions and one pagoda. Along the long climb up (a few hundred steps), you will be accompanied by dozens of life-sized golden coated Buddha statues, which lead you up to the mountain towards the hall with the ten thousand Buddhas. After arriving at the top of the hill, please take a closer look at the statues because each of the statues is different.

Be vigilant while you climb up. Sha Tin area and its surrounding hills and mountains are very well-known as the home of wild monkeys. These monkeys may sit along the way or suddenly appear and cross the path. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a tranquil environment and some nice panoramic views over Sha Tin and the New Territories.

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Price for the visit and guided tour: Free of charge

When: Friday (July 12, 2019) in the afternoon

Location: Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin

Sky 100 Observation Deck

Enjoy a 360-degrees view of the territory and its famous Victoria Harbour in the tallest building in Hong Kong. Experience fine dining at the Café 100 by The Ritz Carlton HK in the building.

Price for the visit: Prices is subject to the package that you select. The prices may range from around HKD$138 to $264 (€15.69 to €30.02)

When: Friday (July 12, 2019) in the morning/afternoon [Opening hours: 10 AM to 10:30 PM (FRI & SAT), Late admission is 9:45 PM]

Location: International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Online registration for visiting Sky 100:

Sky 100 Observation Dining Package [Admission tickets included]

Sky 100 Observation Wine Package [Admission tickets included]

Afternoon Victoria Harbour Cruise

Board a traditional Chinese styled boat and set sail for a relaxing cruise around Victoria Harbour and take in the beautiful views of the city and its signature landmarks.

Price for the visit: Prices is subject to the package that you select. Prices may range from around HKD$121 to $326 (€13.78 to €37.06)

When: Friday (July 12, 2019) in the afternoon

Location: Board the boat at Kowloon Public Pier No.3 (next to the Star Ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui) or Hong Kong, Pier 9, Central

Online registration for joining the Victoria Harbour Cruise:

Victoria Harbour Sunset Cruise

Victoria Harbour Cruise Dining Package

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Important Dates
Call for abstracts (Announcement)
1 December 2018
Abstracts submission deadline
3 February 2019
Notification of acceptance
28 February 2019
Submission of conference paper
30 March 2019
Application for reduced conference rate for postgraduate students
31 March 2019
Notification of result for reduced conference rate
12 April 2019
Registration opens
4 April 2019
Social Programme launched
8 May 2019
Early-bird registration deadline
15 May 2019 30 May 2019
Conference dates
10 - 12 July 2019