Social Events

WELCOME CEREMONY AND WELCOME RECEPTION

Wednesday April 3rd from 19:00 to 20:00 Welcome Ceremony

Grand Ballroom AB

Included in the registration fee
Dress code: semi-casual (tie and jacket)

Epos is proud to invite all delegates to attend the Welcome Ceremony and to enjoy the presence of two main guests.

Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He finished his Ph.D. in 1983, taught at the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne and spent research years at Harvard and the Hebrew University. Finkelstein conducted many field projects, among them the excavations at biblical Shiloh and the celebrated site of Megiddo. Finkelstein is the author of many books and over 380 articles. Notable among the books are The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement (1988), Living on the Fringe (1995), The Bible Unearthed (2001), David and Solomon (2006 – the latter two with Neil Asher Silberman) and The Forgotten Kingdom (2013, won of the Prix Delalande Guerineau, 2014, of the Institut de France, l’Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres).
In 2005, Finkelstein won the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology. Finkelstein is a ‘correspondant etranger’ of the French Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.
In 2009, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and in 2010 received a doctorate Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne. In 2009-2014, he directed the European Research Council-funded project titled “Reconstructing Ancient Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective”.

With roots and upbringing spanning Yemen, Israel and the United States, Achinoam Nini aka Noa, is a singer, songwriter, poet, composer, percussionist, speaker, activist and mother of three children. Together with her longstanding musical collaborator Gil Dor, accomplished musician and co-founder of the Rimon School of music, Noa has released 15 international albums and graced many of the world’s most important and prestigious stages like Carnegie Hall and the White House and has performed for three Popes.
She has been mentored by Pat Metheny and Quincy Jones and shared the stage with legends such as Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli and Sting. In addition to her prolific musical activity, Noa is considered Israel’s most prominent cultural advocate of dialogue and co-existence, her “Voice of Peace”.
Among her many awards is Commander of Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, one of Italy’s highest honors, Pilgrim of Peace from The Franciscan order in Assisi (awarded in the past to Bill Gates and
Mother Theresa), and the Christal Award from the World Economic Forum. Noa is Israel’s first ambassador to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and is active as board-member and public advocate of a score of Human Rights and Peace organizations in Israel and abroad.

20:00 Welcome Reception at the Congress Venue
Included in the registration fee.
Dress code: semi-casual (tie and jacket)

After the performance and the Lecture delegates can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable Welcome Reception at the Congress Venue.

WELCOME RECEPTION OFFERED BY TEL AVIV MUNICIPALITY

Thursday April 4th that 19.30

Included in the registration fee
Dress code: casual

Tel Aviv Convention Bureau welcomes EPOS 2019!
All delegates are invited to a drinks reception and networking event on Thursday, April 4th 2019 between 19:30 and 20:30.
Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at the Beach with some music, good weather and drinks @ Hilton Bay

Location: Hilton Bay Tel Aviv Bar at the Hilton Beach
Meeting Point: Hilton Hotel’s Lobby
Meeting time: 19:00

* Hilton Bay offers 10% discount on all dinner reservations
Delegates are kindly requested to wear their badges.

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Conference Dinner

Friday April 5th from 20.30

Not included in the registration fee
Dress code: business casual

The Urban Garden is a green event garden in the beating heart of downtown Tel Aviv, between Florentine and Jaffa. The garden is a charming urban corner paved with lawns, flowers and climbers, and shaded by beautiful treetops.

Join us to enjoy a marvelous evening with typical local food and music.
Address: Shalma Rd 38, Tel Aviv-Yafo,

Transfer service
Departure time: 20:00.
Meeting Point: Hilton Hotel Lobby
Return to the Hilton after the Dinner