A Social Event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, November 10 at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Social Event Registration is available on the IETF76 meeting site at a fee of 40 USD/person. Children and spouses are welcome. Participants are limited to 600 due to venue space restrictions. As such we recommend you register in advance. Transportation will be provided by bus from the ANA. Return transportation will be provided by bus from the Prince to the ANA and other IETF overflow hotels.
The Social will introduce you to the cuisine, culture and hospitality of the Hiroshima area giving you an opportunity to experience making okonomiyaki, tasting "sake" from the famous Saijo Sake Breweries, participating in a traditional tea ceremony and experiencing performances of several traditional Japanese groups from the local area.
Performances include "taiko" drummers and an introduction to the traditional Japanese "koto" (a harp-like instrument). Attendees will also be able to learn the art of "origami" (paper folding) and given the opportunity to fold a traditional paper crane.
A wonderland illuminating Peace Boulevard directly in front of the IETF venue with 1.2 million LED lights. Typically held in December, the City of Hiroshima has graciously extended this event to begin from the start of the IETF Meeting period.
E-cycle Hiroshima is a pilot program to promote bicycle use and to provide a convenient means of transportation for foreign and domestic tourists. During the period, we will evaluate the effectiveness of community bicycles and identify any problems in inplementing a full scale program.
More information, please check the brochure.
Free Admission to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art for participants of the 76th IETF Meeting in Hiroshima
Throughout the course of the 76th IETF Meeting in Hiroshima, participants will be able to visit the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art free of charge.
1. Subjects of admission fee exemption:
Participants of the 76th IETF Meeting in Hiroshima
2. Applicable period:
Sunday, November, 8 - Friday, November 13, 2009
10:00am - 5:00pm (museum closed on Monday)
*The latest possible time of entry is 30 minutes before close
Please present your IETF Meeting participant badge at the museum reception desk.
This will allow you to view all exhibits for free, including regular exhibits as well as special exhibits.
Free Admission for 76th IETF Meeting Hiroshima participants visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
During the term of the 76th IETF Meeting Hiroshima, participants will be able to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum free of charge.
1. Those exempted from the admission fee:
Participants of the 76th IETF Meeting Hiroshima
2. Period of free visit:
November 8-13, 2009 (Open everyday during this period).
We are very pleased to host our Computer and Network EXPO'09 Hiroshima exhibition coinciding with the 76th IETF Meeting There will be 81 exhibitors from various IT companies and research organizations from Hiroshima and within Japan. The admission for the exhibition is free. Our exhibition will be taking place at Hiroshima Industrial Hall which is just a 10 minute taxi ride from ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima venue. We hope that you will drop by our exhibition during your stay and experience Japan's IT business scene.