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Conference and Exhibition

4th Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics
Conference takes place in Enschede, The Netherlands, 15-18 August 2005

Ice-breaker party at ITC
The Ice-breaker party is offered by ITC to all conference participants (please bring your badge). You are cordially invited at the ITC building on Hengelosestraat 99, from 18:30 onwards.

Get to know each other in an informal setting, while enjoying the unusal architecture of our building as well as assorted drinks and snacks.

The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation was established in 1950 and is usually referred to as ITC because of its original name, the International Training Centre. Based in Enschede, it is the largest institute of international education in the country.

You'll find ITC close to Enschede railway station, which is connected to the University of Twente campus by busses 1 and 3 (or a 3.3 km walk along Hengelosestraat).

Facing the station, walk to your left, cross the street at the traffic lights and follow the pavement through the tunnel on your right, after a few 100 metres you will see the ITC building on your left. See also the transport and maps sections on the venue & hotels page.

ITC: Hengelosestraat 99, 053-4874444,

Diner in Rijksmuseum Twenthe
The conference diner takes place in "Rijksmuseum Twenthe".
From 18:30 onwards there will be a reception (please bring your badge), diner starts at 19:30 in the Gobelin Room.

The whole museum will be at our disposal, so before and in between the courses you can wander around and look at the exhibits. The Rijksmuseum (State Museum) Twenthe houses a collection of old as well as modern art. Twente is the name of the region around Enschede, and the museum therefore houses a large collection of local historical items and even a complete 'los hoes', a typical farmers house.

Special attention is given to 18th Century Art and Modern Art. The collection of old paintings gives an overview from the Middle Ages up to the Impressionism. Besides paintings the collection encompasses drawings, prints, manuscripts, statues, Delft Blue pottery, furniture, gobelins, glass- and silverware. The collection of Modern Art gives an overview of Dutch Art in the 20th century. Furthermore the museum has a large collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture of contemporary artists from The Netherlands and abroad.

The museum also houses a temporary exhibit
"From Elektra to Fidelio: Theater costumes of Rien Bekkers".

Bekkers is an internationaly renowned designer of costumes for theater, opera and film. His outrageous costumes form a colourful background to the SVG Open diner party.

The museum is a 10 min walk from the city centre or Station Enschede. The route is indicated in Enschede centre with signs 'Rijksmuseum'. Alternatively, you can take busses 60 (to Oldenzaal), 61 (Overdinkel) or 62(Denekamp) - busstop "de Vluchte". See also the transport and maps sections on the venue & hotels page.
Rijksmuseum Twenthe: Lasondersingel 129-131, 053-4358675,