Conference Venue – Wallenberg Research Centre @ Stias
Xth International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops will be held at the Stellenbosch Wallenberg Research Centre @ Stias
This modern research and seminar venue was built in 2005 with the donation received from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation. Here, sustainable architecture and beautiful, tranquil surroundings have been fused to form a ‘Creative Space For The Mind’ where top researchers and intellectual leaders are nurtured and encouraged to find innovative and sustainable solutions to issues facing the world and in particular the country and the continent of Africa.
The Stias Conference Centre at the Research Centre is located on the Mostertsdrift farm in the historical and exclusive Mostertsdrift area, the heart of Stellenbosch, walking distance to the centre of town and Stellenbosch University, the house dates from 1820, the wine cellar from 1848, and lovingly restored antique furniture and old buildings on the site are protected by the South African Council for National Heritage.
The Centre provides venues and state-of-the art equipment for up to 300 conference guests at a time as well as breakaway rooms. The buildings and soundproof Auditorium 1 offer optimal situation for concentrated and undisturbed work, while its communal areas encourage optimal interaction for exchanging viewpoints and perspectives and to stimulate new thought. Air conditioning helps to make the building comfortable during all seasons, especially in the hot summer months, but the emphasis is on low energy-consumption and low maintenance, with liberal use of double-glazing and solar heating. The water-wise garden is filled with hardy plants, indigenous to the Western Cape.
Wallenberg Research Centre – Stias Conference Centre