Social Program

RE'14 features a Welcome Reception, a Banquet as well as complimentary floating saunas.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. 19:00 - 23:00

The RE'14 Welcome reception is held on Tuesday (August 26th) at the conference venue, Blekinge Institute of Technology. The reception opens at 19:00 and includes a delicious and carefully selected Swedish buffet with one complimentary glass of wine/beer. Sea view and marvelous surroundings are included. You have the option of topping up at the bar which takes cash and credit cards. The evening will be accompanied by music and you can hang out in a tent/bar directly at the seashore. If you want to relax and experience Swedish culture, pay a visit to our floating saunas.

Conference Banquet

Thursday, August 28th, 2014. 18.00 - 01.00

For the RE'14 Banquet (August 28th) we have chosen an exceptionally beautiful setting at the famous Swedish Naval Museum, Karlskrona. The museum stretches out on a pier into the water on the island Stumholmen. Here you can delve into the highly eventful history of the Swedish navy, with model chambers and one of the world's finest collections of museum ships. In the newly opened submarine hall (June 2014) you can encounter the interior of a real submarine from the Cold War era.

Transfer buses to the banquet will be picking us up outside the conference venue or the RE'14 hotels, and drive back on a flexible schedule later in the evening. Transfer details can be found in your conference bag or at the registration desk. RE'14 welcomes you to visit the museum starting from 18:00, English speaking guides will be at your service. The banquet opens at 19:00 with a bubbly drink in the museum's famous Figurehead Hall.

Banquet Program
  • 18:00 Swedish Naval Museum opens for RE'14 participants
  • 19:00 Welcome drink and mingling
  • 19:50 Welcome to dinner
  • 20:00 Dinner served

Photo by Erling Klintefors, Statens maritima museer


Discover the Baltic Sea in a different and new way. At the pier at BTH we have parked two floating saunas. Bring your swim suit and unwind in a wood-heated sauna, in the relax room or in the hot tub. Enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding islands. Life guard, towels and cold water will be available for your service.

Sauna Etiquette
  • Leave your electronics outside. The sauna isn't good for electronics. The air inside a sauna is generally around 176 degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius). The low humidity keeps conditions bearable, as does all the wood. Hence, the heat and humidity in the sauna might damage your phone or other gizmo.
  • Close the door. When the sauna door is open, it does not take long for the heat to spill out of the sauna. If you are going in or out, please do it quickly, and make sure the door closes firmly behind you.
  • Sit on a towel. Highly recommended. The sauna bench is hot and you don't want to sit in someone else sweaty body prints.
  • Don’t go naked. Sometimes Swedish people use the sauna naked but for RE'14 a swim suit is applicable.
  • What if you want things a little hotter? Do you feel like a real Swedish Viking and want it hotter? Look for the bucket. The wooden-heated stove heats the rocks and the rocks heat the air inside the sauna. To make the temperature feel higher, all you have to do is pour a little water from the bucket on the rocks...
Opening hours, RE'14 Sauna

Monday 25th August - Wednesday 27th August. 11:00 - 22:00

Thursday 28th August. 11:00 - 18:00