Social Programme

Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held at Odeon conference centre on June 4th 19:00 – 21:00.

Address: Odeons Kvarter 1, 5000 Odense C

Photo: Anne Jensen

ODEON is among the largest meeting and event venues in Odense and is a unique choice for all types of events. ODEON is referred to as “the Living House” with excellent stage and conference facilities that have brought together a number of cultural and educational institutions, the retail trade, a café and youth residences under one roof. ODEON bridges the gap between business and cultural life and provides a modern and innovative framework for both cultural and commercial activities in the middle of the country. ODEON opened on March 17th 2017 and is situated close to Odense Railway Station and the city centre (Source:

Photo: ODEON

ODEON is within walking distance of all the hotels in the city centre

Map of Odense city centre

The price for the opening reception is included in the conference fee and includes:

  • Tapas buffet
  • Wine and soft drinks/water

Dress code: casual

Conference Dinner

Photo: Holckenhavn Slot

The Conference Dinner will be held at the renaissance castle ‘Holckenhavn’, which is one of the most magnificent manor houses on Funen. Its history can be traced back to 1590. The castle is located just south of Nyborg, approximately 45 minutes by bus from the conference venue.

Busses will leave from the conference venue at 17:45. Return busses back to the conference hotels in Odense will depart from 23:15 to 23:45.

The price for the Conference Dinner is included in the conference registration fee and covers:

  • Transport by bus from University of Southern Denmark to Holckenhavn Castle
  • Transport by bus from Holckenhavn back to the conference hotels in Odense
  • Welcome drink, dinner, wine and coffee
  • Entertainment
Photo: Holckenhavn Slot

Dress code:

Smart casual. Be advised that the busses to the Conference Dinner will depart from the university campus shortly after the last presentation.

Alumni Dinner

At the alumni dinner, we welcome alumni from the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Work Disability and Prevention Training Program only.

Use the alumni dinner to catch up and spend some tine together with old friends. We will meet at Kok & Vin for a nice dinner on Wednesday 5 June at 7pm. Kok & Vin is a “hyggelig” Danish restaurant, but with a French touch. It is located in the city center, within walking distance from Hotel Plaza, – Ansgar and – Windsor (click here to find it on the map). The address for Kok & Vin is St. Gråbrødrestræde 19, 5000 Odense C.

To make sure you can get a table, please sign up to the dinner by sending an email before May 1 to

ECR events

Join the Early Career Researcher’s social event Wednesday night. After the conference, at 17.45, we will have some playful activities (e.g. rounders or hockey). Around 19.00 we will finish off with sharing pizza and beers. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to network and make new friends.

Sign up by emailing Tina Dalager (, no later than Friday the 31st of May. Looking forward to seeing you all