27th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications

Social event at Flanders Fields

Track: Social events

From 1914 to 1918 Flanders Fields was a major battle theatre in the First World War. A million soldiers from more than 50 different countries were wounded, missing or killed in action here. Entire cities and villages were destroyed, their population on the run. Ypres and Passchendaele became worldwide symbols for the senselessness of war. Today, the peaceful region still bears witness to this history in monuments, museums, cemeteries and the countless individual stories that link it with the world.

  • 15:30: bus transportation from the conference center to Flanders Fields.
  • 16:30: visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery and other cemeteries from the First World War.
  • 17:45: visit to the In Flanders Fields Museum and the temporary exhibition "1917. Total War in Flanders".
  • 19:30: visit to the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, a war memorial in Ypres.
  • 20:20: dinner at the Museum Restaurant.
  • 23:00: bus transportation to the conference center (arrival at 23:45).