Social Activities

 Week 1

Monday 15.8
Welcome ReceptionPiazza Darwin
(see details)
Wednesday 17.8
Lecturers' DinnerOnkel Taa
(see details)
Friday 19.8
PartyDiscopub Baila
(see details)
Saturday 20.8
8:30 - 18:30
Mountain Excursion
(sign up at registration desk)
See details
Saturday 20.8
6:30 - 21:00
Venice TourSee details and deadlines
Sunday 21.8
8:30 - 18:30
Lake Excursion
(sign up at registration desk)
See details

 Week 2

Monday 22.8
19:30 - 21:30
Football MatchFootball area @ Talvera park
(see details)
Tuesday 23.8
21:00 - 22:00
Tango lessonFoyer in front of D0.01
(see details)
Wednesday 24.8
Lecturers' DinnerOnkel Taa
(see details)


Welcome Reception


Mountain Excursion

  • Saturday 20.8. 8:30-18:30
  • location will be made precise asap

Lake Excursion

  • Sunday 21.8. 8:30-18:30
  • location will be made precise asap

Venice, guided tour

  • 20.8. and 21.8. 6:30-21:00 (separate day trips)
  • Costs: 55 euro per person for bus and ferry boat between parking area and S. Marco; 10 euro per person for guide, for 30 people.
  • Further details

Football Match

Lecturers Dinner


Help and Registration desk

  • Saturday, August 13: 13:00 – 20:00 in D1.03 (first floor)
  • Sunday, August 14: 8:00 – 20:00 in D1.03 (first floor)
  • Saturday, August 20: 8:00 – 18:00 in D0.02 (ground floor)
  • Sunday, August 21: 14:00 – 18:00 in D0.02 (ground floor)
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 18:30 in D0.02 (ground floor)


19:00 | D0.01 (Aula Magna)
Sun 14.8Composes Workshop | D1.01
Mon 15.8See overview of Week 119:00
Welcome Reception
Tue 16.8Larry Moss
Wed 17.818:45
Lecturers' Dinner
Thu 18.8Marco Baroni
Fri 19.821:30
Sat 20.8Formal Grammar 16 | D1.01
C3GI workshop | F6
Mountain Excursion
Venice Tour
10:00 - 16:00
ESSLLI Standing Committee Meeting | E2.20
Sun 21.8Formal Grammar 16 | D1.01
C3GI workshop | F6
Lake Excursion
Mon 22.8See overview of Week 219:15
Soccer Match
Tue 23.8Veronica Becher15:50 - 16:20
Beth Dissertation Prize

21:00 - 22:00
Tango lesson
Wed 24.818:45
Lecturers' Dinner
Thu 25.8Louise McNally
Fri 26.816:00 - 16:50 (Student Session)
Best Talk and Best Poster Awards
FoLLI General Meeting


How to get to Bozen-Bolzano

Bozen-Bolzano is located in the center of the Alps, next to the main connection between Italy and Central/Northern Europe at the Brenner pass.

The most used airports for travel to Bozen-Bolzano are Milan and Munich, but there are also closer airports in Innsbruck, Verona, and Bologna that may be useful.

From Milan, Verona and Bologna, regional trains are the cheapest transfer option, but there exist also direct bus services by Terravision and AltoAdigeBus.

From Munich, direct international trains leave to Bozen-Bolzano every two hours, while a cheaper option are buses operated by MeinFernBus. A shuttle service by AltoAdigeBus provides more flexible travel times from and to Munich, especially if you need to leave/arrive in the early morning or late evening.

Coming by car, use the Brennero A22 motorway and take the exit Bolzano-Sud if you come from the South (Verona – Trento), and Bolzano-Nord if you come from the North (Munich – Innsbruck).

How to get around

Most places in the city are reachable on foot.

Another good transport medium is bicycle. You can rent a simple bike for 2€ for up to 6 hours or 5€ per day here. More advanced bicycles can be found here.

The city runs a number of bus lines, most of them stopping directly opposite university. Tickets cost 1,50€ for a single ride and 3€ for a day, and can be bought onboard. The province runs also a wide range of regional buses and trains. Tickets for buses can be bought onboard, while tickets for trains need to be purchased in advance at the station.

If you plan several rides on buses or trains, you might consider getting a public transport card (see below).

Some interesting places easily reachable by regional train/bus are

  • Meran (40 minutes)
  • Karersee (45-50 minutes)
  • Trento (40 minutes)
  • Brixen (30 minutes)
  • Kalterer See (40 minutes)
  • Montiggler See (40 minutes)

Public transport cards

Value cards are universal transferable tickets that can be used on all vehicles of the South Tyrol Integrated Public Transportation network (which includes buses and cable cars). The fare is 12 Eurocent per kilometer (each ride inside the city of Bolzano counts as 10 kilometers).

Mobilcards allow you to use all vehicles of the South Tyrol Integrated Public Transportation network for 1, 3, or 7 consecutive days. The Mobilcard is a personal ticket and therefore non-transferable. It must be validated at the beginning of each journey.

Museomobile cards combine the advantages of mobilecards and museum visits in South Tyrol. The card is obtainable as a 7 day or a 3 day card as well as an adult and a children card (aged 6-13).

Bikemobile cards combine the advantages of mobilecards with the possibility of renting a bike. The card is available for 1, 3, or 7 consecutive days.

Please follow the above links for prices and detailed information on where to get the cards.

Beth Dissertation Prize

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. Look at the Beth Dissertation call for further information.

The award ceremony will take place during the Student Session of ESSLLI, on Tuesday, August 23, at 15:50 in Room D1.01.

Workshops and Satellite Events

ESSLLI Workshops

Satellite Events

Important: participants of Satellite Events should register from the ESSLLI registration page.