Social program

Social program

An attractive social program is organised during the Conference for participants and accompanying persons
to experience the attractions of the city and surrounding areas.

Date, time
Price, per person
June 22, 2017
Start of the video and photo competition
The main aim of video competition is to make a short video that reflects the APM conference from each side. The theme of the photo competition is «APM from different point of view»
The winner will receive a prize from the organizers.
June 22
Round table discussion for Russian-speaking guests
We invite all guests to participate in the round table discussion on scientific topics in Russian.
The winner will receive a prize from the organizers.
June 23
Informal conversation with top scientists, Debates
This is an informal meeting between young scientists, who have just begun their science way, and more experienced colleagues. After this meeting you are kindly invited to the entertaining action - debates and intellectual games.
June 24
Engineering competitions
You have the opportunity to try yourself in solving problems outside the classical education. To win, you need to build a prototype device on a given task, using a limited number of materials.
For young scientists
June 24
Walking city tour
We invite you to visit the historical center of St. Petersburg. During our excursion you will get acquainted with the main sights of Petersburg: architectural monuments related to different time epochs and styles, beautiful Neva embankments, majestic palaces, cathedrals and unique bridges.
June 25
Boat tour along rivers and channels of Saint Petersburg, including:
- English-speaking guide;
- rent of a comfortable boat;
- transfer to the embankment anf back by bus: the tour starts from hotels "Orbita" and "Oktiabrskaya" and finishes at the same place
2600 RUB
(40 EUR*)
June 25
09:00 - 17:30
Full day tour to Peterhof, including:
- English-speaking guide;
- entrance tickets to the park, Grand Palace and Catherine carcase;
- lunch;
- transport (bus): the tour starts from hotels "Orbita" and "Oktiabrskaya" and finishes at the same place
3700 RUB
(60 EUR*)
June 25
18:00 - 21:30
City quest
It is an exciting game that takes place on the streets of St. Petersburg, which will allow you to look at city in a new way, find previously unknown interesting places in St. Petersburg and learn something new from its history.
June 26
18:30 - 21:00
You will enjoy a view over Neva, delicious food, interesting acquaintances, as well as conversations in a pleasant company.
June 27
Surprise from organizers
On the last day you will find a small surprise from the organizers, a piece of which you can take with you. Thanks to it you can remember with warmth our conference even after departure.

* We have calculated the approximate cost of the tours and events in euros using as a basis that 1 euro = 63 roubles.
Tours will take place only in case of not less than 15 participants.

You are welcome to book and pay for the tours and events in your Personal area.


For cancellations received before June 15, 2017 the sum of payment will be refunded completely.
If cancellation is made on and after June 15, 2017 the penalty is 100% payment.

About Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg was the former capital of imperial Russia and the home of its czars. The city has many splendid architectural treasures, theatres and art museums and of course the world famous Hermitage. It is the largest northern city on the planet. Saint Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North, because it lies on 44 islands which are divided by a web of 86 rivers and canals.

Over 100 palaces of the Russian nobility and a great many cathedrals and unique churches built by the greatest architects of the time still remain in Saint Petersburg. Most of them are open to public now.
Saint Petersburg is famous for its "white nights" - a period when there is as much light during night time as during the day time and many bridges are raised, so that numerous strolling romantics can enjoy the sight of ships passing down the Neva river - city waterway - all night long.




Peterhof is one of the oldest summer residences in the surroundings of St. Petersburg. Peterhof means "Peter’s Court". It was founded in 1710, when the Peter and Paul Fortress lost its military significance, and Peter the Great started to build another fortress on Kotlin Island to protect St.Petersburg from the city.The fountains are connected by means of a water main with springs welling out in the Ropshinsky Heights.
Located on the steep slope in front of the palace, the Grand Cascade of fountains is embellished with bronze sculptures and bas-reliefs. It consists of 64 fountains. In the center of the cascade there is a famous sculptural group "Samson tearing the lion’s jaws", symbolizing the victory of Russia over Sweden. In the Lower park the Marli Palace, the Hermitage and the Monplaisir Palace were constructed.



Boat trip

Saint Petersburg, located on hundreds of islands, surrounded by rivers and channels, is famous all over the world as "The North Venice". A trip up and down its rivers and channels will help to get the real impression of the city and show the most remarkable spots of the city centre. One will learn much about the city history, enjoy the variety of its architecture and will be able to boast of having seen the most astonishing, even breath-taiking views of the cultural capital of Russia, havnig won the status of the most tourist-attractive place among European cities in 2017.