ALTICE FORUM BRAGA

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Inspired by the Roman heritage of Minho’s capital, Altice Forum Braga is a multi-purpose structure, managed by InvestBraga, dedicated to fairs, exhibitions, congresses and other events of a socio-cultural, scientific, recreational and sports nature as well all kinds of recreational and entertainment shows.

 

Situated in Braga’s city centre and easily accessible, Altice Forum Braga is a multi-purpose space and adapted to the demands of the future. With a capacity to accommodate events of all sizes: from 20 to more than 20,000 people.

 

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ALTICE FORUM BRAGA

Av. Dr. Francisco Pires Gonçalves
4715-558 Braga, Portugal

www.forumbraga.com

Braga is a prime location in the Iberian Peninsula: in Portugal, but next to Galicia, serving both Portuguese and Spanish public. 

 

It has excellent access, which makes it easily accessible by all kind of transport. 

ALTICE FORUM PARKING

Monsenhor Airosa Street 
4705-002 Braga

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Altice Forum Braga has a free car park with 620 parking spaces which entrance is made by Monsenhor Airosa Street. This park is free of charge for all customers and visitors and is available through the schedule of events in this space.

ON FOOT

Main entrance:

Dr. Francisco Pires Gonçalves Avenue

West entrance:

Monsenhor Airosa Street

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BY CAR

Altice Forum Braga Car Park

Public Car Parks

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BY TAXI

Phone number:

+351 253 253 535

+351 253 253 253

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BY BUS

Braga Bus Terminal Station
2 km
25 min on foot| 8 min by car

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BY TRAIN

Braga Train Station
1,6 km
6 min by car | 21 min on foot

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FROM AIRPORT

Porto Airport
50 km
35 min by car | 50 min by bus

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ATTENTION: To benefit from these discounts, participants must make their reservation directly on the hotels’ websites or contact them directly.

Hotels

Reservation code

Discount

Grupo Bom Jesus

  

Elevador Hotel

DesignCommit2024

10%

Lago Hotel

DesignCommit2024

10%

Parque Hotel

DesignCommit2024

10%

Templo Hotel

DesignCommit2024

10%

Hotel João Paulo II

DesignCommit2024

10%

   

Braga Vila Galé Collection Hotel

DesignCommit2024

5%

   

Basic Braga by Axis

DESIGNCOMMIT2024

10%

ELEVADOR HOTEL
ELEVADOR HOTEL

★★★★

4,7 km

13 min by car | 63 min on foot

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TEMPLO HOTEL
TEMPLO HOTEL

★★★★

4,6 km

17 min by car | 62 min on foot

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BRAGA YOUTH CENTER
BRAGA YOUTH CENTER

1,9 km

8 min by car | 22 min on foot

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MELIA BRAGA HOTEL
MELIA BRAGA HOTEL

★★★★★

3,5 km

8 min by car | 42 min on foot

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HOTEL JOAO PAULO II
HOTEL JOAO PAULO II

★★★

6,4 km

15 min by car | 81 min on foot

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MERCURE BRAGA CENTRE HOTEL
MERCURE BRAGA CENTRE HOTEL

★★★★

850 m

5 min by car | 11 min on foot

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LAGO HOTEL
LAGO HOTEL

★★★

5,2 km

14 min by car | 69 min on foot

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PARQUE HOTEL
PARQUE HOTEL

★★★★

4,9 km

16 min by car | 66 min on foot

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BRAGA VILA GALE COLLECTION HOTEL
BRAGA VILA GALE COLLECTION HOTEL

★★★★

1,3 km

6 min by car | 16 min on foot

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PORTA NOVA COLLECTION HOUSE
PORTA NOVA COLLECTION HOUSE

★★★★

4,6 km

17 min by car | 62 min on foot

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Hotel Villa Garden Braga
Hotel Villa Garden Braga

★★★★

4,7 km

9 min by car | 31 min on foot

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BASIC BRAGA BY AXIS
BASIC BRAGA BY AXIS

★★★★

2,2 km

6 min by car | 27 min on foot

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Design Commit Dinner

Tales from the Field: A Toast to Design

We are delighted to extend an invitation to all conference participants to join us for the Design Commit Dinner on May 21, 2024. This special event, themed ‘Tales from the Field: A Toast to Design’, promises an evening of relaxation and camaraderie after a day of engaging discussions and knowledge sharing.

To ensure a seamless experience, we kindly ask that you register for the dinner by May 10, 2024. Please click the link below to secure your spot:

https://sgiconf.beformal.pt/designCommit2024-dinner/ 

We look forward to sharing this memorable evening with you!

Pousada Mosteiro de Amares

Located in a unique and memorable setting, Pousada Mosteiro de Amares combines the grandeur of centuries of history with contemporary comfort. This luxurious hotel is situated in a former Cistercian monastery from the 12th century, offering a unique lodging experience nestled between the historic city of Braga and the majestic Serra do Gerês.
The monastery’s magnificent cloister and the serene atmosphere of its surroundings make this hotel the perfect place to relax and soak up the culture and history of the region. Situated just 18 km from the center of Braga, Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is an ideal choice for those wishing to explore the north of Portugal and enjoy an unforgettable stay in an environment filled with history.

 

Address:
Largo do Terreiro – Santa Maria do Bouro, 4720-633, Amares, Portugal

 

Phone number:
(+351) 253 371 970

 

Transportation:
For registered participants, we will provide transportation from the Forum to the Pousada Mosteiro de Amares at 18h:30 and return to the Forum at 22h:30.

Location

Foyer, Floor 0, Altice Forum  

20 May from 18:00 to 19:30

 

Overview

The Design Commit welcome cocktail is the first meeting point for conference attendees, offering a perfect opportunity for thought leaders, innovators, and design professionals to connect in an informal setting. Located in the spacious and modern ground floor foyer of the Altice Forum, this event provides an ideal atmosphere for exchanging ideas, strengthening professional relationships, and gearing up for the intense days of the conference ahead.

 

Drinks and Appetizers

A selection of beverages, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, will be served alongside a variety of light appetizers and canapés. Choices will be carefully curated to cater to a range of dietary preferences, ensuring there are options for everyone.

Networking Opportunities

This moment is specially designed to foster networking among participants. We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to make new contacts, discuss potential collaborations, and share insights on the latest trends and challenges in the field of design.

 

 

Starting Off on the Right Foot

The welcome cocktail not only serves as a warm introduction to the conference but also sets the tone for what will be an enriching and stimulating event. It is the perfect way to relax, recharge, and get inspired before the intensive learning and discussion sessions that will follow in the coming days.

We hope all participants enjoy this time to get acquainted and connect, laying the groundwork for a productive and memorable conference experience.

Join us for two special musical moments at the Design Commit conference, presented by the talented students from the Music Department of the University of Minho. These performances are fundamental to the theme of our conference, which intertwines academic excellence with cultural enrichment. We are proud to showcase the exceptional abilities of our students, who will perform under the experienced direction of distinguished professors.

About the Music Department

The Music Department of the University of Minho, is a vibrant hub of musical activity and learning. It is committed to community engagement through a variety of events, including instrumental recitals, orchestral concerts, and academic discussions, reflecting the university’s dedication to fostering an environment of cultural and educational growth.

For more information and updates on future events, please visit our Music Department’s official website.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 

May 20, 2024, at 9:30 AM

  György Ligeti: Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953)

 

Duration: Approximately 13 minutes

  – Allegro con spirito

  – Rubato – Lamentoso

  – Allegro grazioso

  – Presto ruvido

  – Adagio. Mesto (In memoriam Béla Bartók)

  – Molto vivace – Capriccioso

 

Performers:

  – Flute: José Luís Ferreira

  – Oboe: Vera Teixeira

  – Clarinet: Carolina Zeferino

  – Horn: Ricardo da Costa

  – Bassoon: João Flores Azevedo

 

Directed by Professor Pedro Junqueira Maia

May 22, 2024, at 14:30 PM

  Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 (1878)

  

Duration: Approximately 20 minutes

  – Moderato, quasi Marcia

  – Tempo di Menuetto

  – Andante con moto

  – Allegro molto

 

Performers:

  – Oboes: Francisca Almeida, Jéssica Marquez

  – Clarinets: João Almeida, Jorge Guise

  – Bassoons: João Mendes, Marta Valle

  – Horns: Carlos Estrela, Gonçalo Dinis, José Cancela

  – Cello: Maria Benedita

  – Double Bass: Francisca Rocha

 

Directed by Professor Vítor Matos

Social Activities for Non-Gala Dinner Attendees

 

We are delighted to offer a walking tour of Braga’s historic centre, starting at Forum Braga at 18h:30 and lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This cultural excursion will take us through the heart of the city, allowing us to explore the rich historical tapestry on foot.

Please come prepared for a relaxed walk, and don’t forget to wear comfortable footwear suitable for cobblestone streets.

 

 

Note: If you are not attending the gala dinner and have not yet signed up for the walking tour of Braga’s historic center, please be informed that you can still register for this unique opportunity.

Initially, this registration was available through the sign-up form, but we have now expanded the option to accommodate additional participants by registering at the Forum welcome desk.

This activity is an exclusive offer for those who are not attending the gala dinner, providing a perfect chance to delve into Braga’s history and charm. For all other attendees interested in local tours and attractions, we’ll have a tourist information point at the Forum ready to provide you with all the necessary details for your visit. Don’t miss out on this chance to enrich your conference experience!

We hope you will join us to discover the hidden gems of Braga. See you there!

Our journey will include:

 

    – Palácio do Raio: Discover the stunning Baroque architecture on Avenida da Liberdade.

    – Teatro Circo: Experience the cultural heartbeat of the city on Avenida Central.

    – Arcada at Largo Carlos Amarante: Admire the renowned ‘Letras de Braga’ in one of the city’s most picturesque spots.

    – Igreja de Santa Cruz: Behold the history within the walls of this church near Rua do Souto.

    – Jardim de Santa Bárbara: Stroll through the enchanting gardens for a touch of serenity.

    – Câmara Municipal de Braga and Paço Arquiepiscopal: Witness the grandeur of the Town Hall and the Archbishop’s Palace.

    – Sé de Braga: Visit the cathedral, an emblematic monument steeped in history.

    – Rua da Violinha and Arco da Porta Nova: Our tour will conclude by meandering through the charming streets, culminating at the iconic arch.