Social Events

You are warmly invited to join us in engaging in the ACRC 2019 social programme.

Networking Drinks

Date: Monday, 7 November 2019

Time: 17:30pm – 19:00pm

Venue: Intercontinental Addis Hotel, VIP Lounge

Cost: Included in registration fee

After the first day of the ACRC, we welcome all delegates to join us in the VIP Lounge of the Intercontinental Addis Hotel. This is a great way to meet and catch up with colleagues and friends, old and new, in a relaxed setting whilst enjoying a few drinks. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for all.

Conference Dinner

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2019

Time: 18:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Zoma Museum, Mekanisa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cost: ZAR450 per person


The Conference Dinner of the ACRC 2019 will be hosted at the Zoma Museum, Addis Ababa and will provide an opportunity for delegates to relax and enjoy meeting outside the conference programme.

ZOMA Museum is a dream inspired 25 years ago by the timeless and structurally sound vernacular architecture of Ethiopia and other parts of the world. It is named after Zoma Shiferraw, a well-known Ethiopian artist  who died of cancer in 1979.

 Zoma Museum is an environmentally conscious art institution. Its mission is to act as a bridge between artists and architects from around the world to create cutting-edge ecological art and architecture. In this context, Zoma Museum is built using ancient yet still existing construction techniques. The building materials include mud, straw, stone, wood, and cement.


ACRC delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy the following activities as part of the conference dinner experience at Zoma Museum:

Short Guided Tour (on arrival)

Traditional Weaving Station

Learn about how traditional Ethiopian fabric is weaved

Make Enjera

Experience making enjera (a traditional Ethiopian flatbread)

Play Gebeta

Learn how to play Gebeta, a traditional Ethiopian board game


The conference dinner costs ZAR450 per person (not included in the conference registration fee), which covers a three course dinner buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as non-alcoholic drinks for the evening and return transport between the UNCC and Zoma Museum.

Ticket(s) for this event should be purchased during conference registration through our online management platform (Quicket). Please note that the number of places for this event is limited to 300 guests. You can book a ticket for the conference dinner here.


Please be aware that travel time between UNCC and Zoma is tight. We ask that delegates make their way directly to the arranged transport as soon as their afternoon sessions are complete.

UNCC to Zoma Museum

  • Buses will be available outside UNCC GATE 2 (main gate) from 16:20 onwards
  • Guests need to show their conference dinner tickets for scanning before embarking on the bus (both digital or printed tickets will be accepted)
  • The last bus will leave the UNCC at 18:00

Zoma Museum to Hotels

  • Buses depart every 30 minutes from 19:00 up to and including 22:30
  • Bus departure schedule: 19:00 // 19:30 // 20:00 // 20:30 // 21:00 // 21:30 // 22:00 // 22:30 
  • Bus Route: Zoma / Intercontinental Hotel / Jupiter Hotel / Hilton Hotel / Zoma

Note: No additional transport will be provided for conference delegates who miss the bus from the UNCC to Zoma or from Zoma back to the city.


Welcome drinks and snacks will be served upon arrival

A three-course buffet dinner will be available from 19:00 onwards

All Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary

Two Cash Bars are available for alcoholic drinks

Note: There will be no seating plan for this dinner

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual. Although the event will take place during the autumn, it might get chilly late at night. We recommend bringing a jacket to the dinner, as the temperature might decrease in the evening. Remember that you will be travelling to the conference dinner straight after the last afternoon session, there will be no time available to return to your hotel in order to change clothing.