36TH IASP WORLD CONFERENCE The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition NANTES 24 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Social Programme





Due to the instability of the weather, we decided it would be safer to have the Welcome Reception at the Conference Venue. The schedule is the same but it will be held in the Great Hall of La Cité Nantes Congress Centre.


The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany is only a 10-walk away from La Cité and is open from 8:30 to 19:00, we sure hope you will have the time to take a walk on the ramparts during your stay in Nantes.

2019/24/09 – La Cité Nantes Congress Centre – Great Hall




2019/25/09 – Machines de l’Île

Les Machines de l’île is an unprecedented art project. Born from François Delaroziere and Pierre Orefice’s collective imagination, it is a place where you’ll find Jules Verne’s “Invented Worlds”, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and Nantes’ industrial history, all on the exceptional site of the city’s former shipyards. Come and meet the strange machines inhabiting the Île de Nantes during a dinner full of wonders and surprises.





2019/09/26 – Château de Goulaine

In the XII century, Jean de Goulaine, the first Goulaine, then Captain of the city of Nantes, added ramparts and fortifications to the family estate, turning it into the powerful fortified castle it still is today and making it one of the prestigious Châteaux of the Loire Valley.
The castle has a long and strong history, as does the Goulaine family who has always lived in the castle, except for a short period time of time during the French Revolution.
It’s one of the many astonishing illustrations of the French history and culture that we can’t wait to share with you.