Social Events

8th. September, Symposium Cocktail at Town Hall of Qosqo

The Organization Committee warmly invites all symposium followers to attend a Welcome Cocktail to the SIMBig2014 Symposium. Please join us for lively conversation and delicious hors d'oeuvres at the Town Hall of Qosqo (Municipalidad del Qosqo). This building, combining colonial and Inca ornate, is located in the downtown of Qosqo (Cusco in Quechua language).

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with colleagues, local students and invited professors delighting the famous Pisco Sour. This convivial activity is included in the symposium registration fee.

Municipio Cusco

9th September, Symposium Dinner at Tunupa Restaurant

Symposium participants are invited to join us for an evening of traditional Peruvian food, delightful drinks, great company, camaraderie and a very entertaining program.

The symposium dinner will be hosted at Tunupa restaurant, located at Qosqos Main Square. This restaurant offers an excellent view of Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and other surrounding areas.

The Plaza de Armas was called Huacaypata (or Aucaypata) after its construction during the Inca Empire. The original plaza was twice the current size and was heart of the capital. In 1532 Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro defeated the Inca Empire and took control of Qosqo, renaming the Huacaypata to Plaza de Armas. Since 16th century, colonial arcades surround the Plaza de Armas, and two cathedrals face each other across the square. Currently, recently removed, the center of the square is a nice place to rest on the benches, soak up the gardens and admire the fountain in the heart of the square.

Concerning the dinner, it will take place in a warm and friendly dining room at Tunupa Restaurant. An endless buffet, combining traditional Andean delicacies and International foot, will be propose to the symposium followers. The rest of the evening, the SIMBig2014 attendants are invited to enjoy the traditional music and dance spectacle. Don’t miss it.

Tip: do not hesitate to dance with local dancers…

Plaza de Armas

10th September, Visit to Qosqo city and Cristo Blanco Mountain (pre-inscription needed)

The last symposium day, the Organization Committee invites you to relive the prodigious rise and the exceptional destiny that Qosqo has realized through the last centuries from Incas and colonial periods. Come and discover the Main Square, journey through the narrow streets of the historical center.

At the end of the tour - the icing on the cake -, the Organization Committee proposes to visit Cristo Blanco Mountain, which have a nice landscape of Qosqo and Sacsayhuaman.

Cristo Blanco