Social activities

Run/walk around Lake Davos

On Wednesday 6th of September join us on a 4km run/walk around the beautiful Davos Lake.

The path is mostly flat, although due to a construction site one extra small climb is added to the standard path. The meeting point is at “Bachi’s Strandbad Davos” at 13.00. We will get ready, take a group picture at 13:15, and start the run at 13:30 and the walk at 13:40.

Bibs with numbers will be assigned and, after the race, you can check the result at

Registration is now closed and no more bibs are available. But you are welcome to still come and run/walk.

Conference Gala Dinner

On Thursday September 7th, join us for ESB2023 Gala Dinner at Davos Congress Center. The dinner will start at 19:30 and will be followed by musical entertainment.

Tickets are still available for you and any accompany person. You can book them during the registration process.

Young Scientist Forum night out

The Young Scientist Forum night out will take place at Mountain Restaurant Höhenweg Parsenn on Wednesday, September 6th at 19:30. Two drinks and dinner are included.
The travel times of the mountain railway are as follows:
Outward: 7:35 and 7:50 pm
Return: 11:20 pm and 12:20 am

“Young Scientists” are those eligible to the Jean Leray Award, i.e. up to 40 years of age and less than 8 years after PhD graduation: .

Researchers Beer – Casual conversations about research for all

September 5, 2023
Location: Kulturplatz Davos, Promenade 58c, Davos Platz
Start: 8:00 PM

Graubünden has a diverse and an internationally well-connected scientific landscape. The Davos research institutes, which employ more than 300 researchers, are part of this. In addition, there is a large number of research-interested locals and guests who populate the “Science City”.

At the “Researchers Beer” in the foyer of the Kulturplatz Davos, scientists and citizens with a thirst for knowledge meet at on the first Tuesday of the month to exchange ideas and get to know each other. To each “Researchers Beer” the Academia Raetica invites a person from its scientific network, who talks about their research in Graubünden shares their knowledge with the audience.

On September 5, the Academia Raetica welcomes Claudia Loebel as our special guest. Claudia completed her PhD in Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich and the AO Research Institute Davos in 2016. Since 2021, she has been leading her own research group at the University of Michigan, the Loebel Lab. Together with her team, she develops biomaterials and engineering technologies to better understand how cells interact with their extracellular microenvironment. On the occasion of the ESB conference, we welcome her back to Davos.

The event will be held in English. Participants of the ESB conference are cordially invited to attend the Researchers Beer. No registration necessary.

Academia Raetica
Barbara Haller Rupf
Tel. 081 410 60 80

Yoga class in the morning

From Tuesday until Thursday, the early birds can join a 30 minutes Yoga class at 7.30 AM at the Conference Center. On Friday the class will start at 8.00 AM. Places are limited and based on a first-come, first-serve priority. To participate, delegates must get a (free) ticket at the registration desk. Conference organizers and Yoga class instructors decline every responsibility in case of injuries.