The 2018 Copenhagen Conference Host team is creating a wonderful experience for registered attendees. The Opening Reception and Gala Dinner will be held in historical venues while current plans for the Afternoon City Tour will include a canal cruise.
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IAGR Delegates will enjoy the Opening Reception provided by the 2018 Copenhagen Host Jurisdiction in the Town Hall.
A lovely evening is planned to welcome all attendees to Copenhagen to officially start the week's activities.
Copenhagen City Hall is the headquarters of the municipal council as well as the Lord mayor of the Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark.
The building is situated on The City Hall Square in central Copenhagen, and was built in the years 1892-1905. It was designed by the architect Martin Nyrop in the National Romantic style, drawing inspiration from the Siena City Hall, Italy.
City Hall is - with its 105,6 meters to the top of the tower - one of the tallest buildings in Copenhagen, and offers a great view over the city.
The Host Jurisdiction is creating a wonderful Gala Dinner experience for the 2018 Copenhagen Conference Delegates at the H.C. Andersen Castle at the Tivoli Gardens.
On August 15, 1843 the Tivoli Garden gates were opened for the first time and, among the guests, was Hans Christian Andersen, who was inspired to write the fairy tale the Nightingale.
From the very beginning pantomimes were an integral part of Tivoli's programme. The current theatre was erected in 1874 and is the oldest, original building in the gardens. In 1890, the current main entrance with the familiar facade structure was inaugurated.
Tivoli already possessed a roller coaster in 1843; a seven-second thrill that caused both enthusiasm and indignation. In 1914 the original roller coaster opened - now called the Roller Coaster. The course is one of the world's oldest, wooden roller coasters, still in operation, and one of just seven attractions in the world, operated by a brake man on each train.
In 1955 the original Disneyland opened in California. Walt Disney paid several visits to Tivoli, where he was fascinated by the mood and atmosphere. Disney was keen to copy the Tivoli ambience, so that he could incorporate it into his own amusement park.
Tivoli covers approximately 83000 square meters. The Alley opened in 1952 and is styled like a fantasy Danish market town, full of details and well suited to the mood of the small street, with the shops on one side cut into the side of the roller coaster mountain. Tivoli was a pure summer pleasure until 1994, when Christmas in Tivoli opened for the first time. Since 1997, the entire gardens are in use during the Christmas season. Parlour games have been part of the Tivoli experience since 1843 with raffles and wheel of fortune booths at most market fairs. Some of Denmark's first slot machines were introduced in Tivoli in the 1920's. Tivoli obtained a national license for online gambling in 2012 and an international license followed in 2014.
Current plans are to organize an afternoon canal cruise for IAGR attendees to celebrate a successful conference week and bid goodbye to Copenhagen.