We hope that if you are in Lisbon on Friday 13th you can join us for a before dinner drink at São Pedro de Alcantara. If you want to come, please book a place here, so that we know numbers.
We are putting on a bus from FIL, where UxLx is being held, to São Pedro de Alcantara where the UX cocktail hour takes place. This is because everytime I tried to do travel in the past, using the Lisbon metro, I got hopelessly lost. The Information Architecture and the signage in the Lisbon metro is not as easy as London, New York, or Paris. It looks easy, but I get lost every time. It is also faster to drive.
The idea for the drinks came about while I was having a drink with Peter Boersma of Adaptive Path, after the Polish IA summit. We were worried that people at the Uxlx conference would have to spent the whole day in a dark conference room in the outskirts of Lisbon, and would miss seeing a city in daylight that Charles Dickens described as even more beautiful than Venice.
Peter started Amsterdam IA Cocktail Hour nearly 10 years ago, and they make a special effort to throw a Cocktail Hour every time a User Experience conference hits Amsterdam. The idea is that the pan-European attendees of the conference can mingle with the local community, who might not be attending the event. So the idea is to replicate Peter´s Amsterdam IA Cocktail Hour here in Lisbon. Peter’s idea has spread to Berlin, London (IA in a Pub), and Melbourne.
UX Horror Stories is a fringe event so is not part of UxLx. But we have slotted the event into Bruno Figueiredo planning. So, if you are going to the UxLx conference the bus will pick you up immediately after conference stops. Our drinks will finish at 8.30 pm giving you enough time to get to the dinner down the road at Cervejaria Trindade, where Bruno has organised the closing dinner, or just continue drinking with us.
The venue for the UX cocktail hour will be the Kiosk at São Pedro de Alcantara, which we believe has one of the best views of Lisbon.
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If you are wanting to make your own way, ask any taxi to take you to the São Pedro de Alcantara Miradoro. We will be at the Kiosk (bar) at the North end of the terrace.
If you are taking our bus, the buses will be parked by Roundabout at the end of R. do Bojador. Which is a 2 minutes walk from the conference centre. It is by the river if you turn left outside the conference centre and walk towards the inland sea. The buses will leave once the conference finishes, around 18.30. You should keep an eye out for Peter Boersma, who will be leading the way to the buses.
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The reason the theme is UX Horror Stories is because it is Friday 13th!