The opening reception will start at 6:00 PM (18:00) Sunday 11 January, end at approximately 10:00 PM that evening, and be held in the Restaurant Petr Vok of Hotel Zlatý Anděl, which is located on the town square (map). Food and beverages will be provided so you will have plenty to eat and drink including vegan options, and not have to seek a meal elsewhere that evening.

The reception is an excellent opportunity to meet other participants as well as faculty, teaching assistants, computer staff, and course directors. Additionally, the reception provides an opportunity to learn how to find your way to the Town Theater where the lectures will start the following morning.