Pre-Conference Tour: Lantau Island Day Trip

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join fellow conference delegates the day before the conference begins for a day trip to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong and home to the bronze Tian Tan Buddha.

Begin your day on Lantau Island with convenient pickup at the conference hotel, Regal Oriental Hotel. Travel to Lantau Island on board a comfortable coach, where you will board the Ngong Ping Cable Car, which connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. As you travel up to the Tian Tan Buddha, enjoy panoramic views of the Giant Buddha, North Lantau Country Park, the Hong Kong International Airport, and views of the South China Sea. When you reach the Tian Tan Buddha, ascend the 268 steps to reach its base and explore the 3-floor museum beneath the statue. The museum includes a relic of Sakyamuni, The Hall of Remembrance, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Universe. Continue to the Po Lin Monastery, the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong. After exploring the monastery and the world's largest outdoor Buddha, sit down for a Chinese vegetarian lunch. Take a boat trip to the Tai O fishing village, whose houses on stilts provide a glimpse of what life was like in Hong Kong's past. At the conclusion of your 7-hour tour, you'll be dropped off back at the conference hotel.

Book by 23 October to secure your place on the tour.

Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Time: 09:00–16:00 (9:00–4:00 PM)
Duration: Approximately 7 hours
Pick-Up/Drop-Off Location: Regal Oriental Hotel, 30 - 38 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong (view map)
Cost: US$125.00

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

The Image Conference Pop-Up Exhibition and Welcome Reception

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception and Pop-Up Exhibition.

Common Ground Research Networks and the International Conference on The Image will host a welcome reception and pop-up exhibition featuring works that address the exhibition focus - Artificial Images and Visual Intelligence: Seeing in the Age of Big-Data. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Saturday, 3 November 2018. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Date: Saturday, 3 November
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Koo Ming Kown Gallery at Hong Kong Baptist Unviersity
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Café Neo

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Join fellow conference delegates and plenary speakers for dinner at Café Neo.

Café Neo presents a wide selection of international fare in buffet-style. On top of an array of the chef’s recommended specialties, the dinner buffet features fabulous seafood including American shrimp, spider crab legs, mussel, sashimi, and sushi. In addition to a variety of tempting appetizers, fresh salads, shabu shabu, and over 50 decadent desserts are offered. Vegetarian options will be available.

Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Time: 19:30 (7:30 PM)
Location: Café Neo at Regal Oriental Hotel, 30 - 38 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong (view map)
Cost: US$45.00

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.