DRUID Discoveries

Sunday June 11, 16:30-19:00

DRUID DISCOVERIES make the most out of the Lisbon Riviera, inviting conference delegates on trips that are sure to stimulate and relax before the conference dinner. The excursions are not included in the conference fee and registration and pre-payment is required. Please see your online conference profile.

All excursions will begin at the conference venue and end at the DRUID DINNER venue. Please register for only ONE excursion.


DRUID Discovery 1: Sorcery at Sea


Join other DRUIDs on a two-hour luxury cruise along the Lisbon Riviera! Local sailing company Ocean Week will pick us up from Oeiras Marina right next to the conference venue and make sure everybody gets their share of sun, sailing and scenery.  The skipper has loaded the catamaran with music and drinks, and will drop us off right by the DRUID Dinner venue in the Forte de São Julião da Barra.

Refreshments will be provided. Remember your sun lotion, sunglasses and hat, and perhaps swimming gear!

Pick-up: 16:30 at main conference venue (NOVA School of Business and Economics). End: 19:00 at the DRUID conference dinner venue.


DRUID Discovery 2: Sorcerers on Surf Boards!

The only position more prestigeous than being on the DRUID Executive Board is being on the DRUID Surf Board!

You may be at the peak of your intellectual powers. You may be presenting seminal research at DRUID23. You may be nominated for a DRUID Best Paper award. But… just how good are your surfing skills? How is your balance on the board, and can you chase that perfect wave?

The conference venue is set right on one of Portugal’s, and indeed Europe’s, best surfing beaches, complete with golden sands, body builders, and surf schools. DRUID of course accepts that challenge and invites you a two-hour surf class with Carcavelos Surf School on Carcavelos beach, 5 minutes from the conference venue. All DRUIDs are welcome, beginners as well as accustomed beach bums.

All equipment and sports insurance included. Remember swimming gear, high-factor sun lotion, and perhaps sunglasses and hat!

Pick-up: 16:30 at main conference venue (NOVA School of Business and Economics). End: 19:00 at the DRUID conference dinner venue.

Pre-registration required. Please register online under DRUID23 / MY REGISTRATION on your DRUID profile.


DRUID Discovery 3: Just DRUID! Your own way

Wind your own way through the temptations of the Lisbon Riviera, until you arrive at the Conference Dinner venue. At your own peril: Drinks might be involved, so pick your excursion partners carefully.

No registration required – walk, swim, or take a taxi at your own initiative and leisure. For a sun’n sand experience, stay near the conference venue at Carcavelos Beach. From there, it is a 5 minute walk to the DRUID conference dinner venue in the Forte de São Julião da Barra. For a more cultured experience, we suggest you take a taxi (10 minutes) to Cascais. Here, there are plenty of bars, shops and a nice beach.

Please arrive at the DRUID conference dinner venue at 19:00.