The participants of the conference visited the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry on 27th April to take a tour and meet the LSIWC researchers. You can find out more about the research topics of LSIWC here
After the workshops, the attendees had an informal evening at the welcome get-together as a warm-up event before the opening ceremony of the conference.
The conference dinner took place on April 28 at Gutenbergs Rooftop Terrace.
The participants were encouraged to submit their science related artwork - photographs, drawings, funky (or not so funky) graphs or other forms - to the Best Scientific Picture Contest. The submitted pictures were exhibited at the conference venue and the winner of the competition was determined based on a vote from all attendees.
The Certificate for the Best Scientific Picture was awarded to Dārta Eihe for her work: "wud kemist" A temporary art piece of a young scientist doing first-class assesment on a segment of timber.