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ESSAI & ACAI 2023 will take place between 24 and 28 July 2023 at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Computer and Information Science (UL FRI).

Workshops and tutorials venue

The faculty (UL FRI) enrols about 1,400 students. It has just recently (2014/2015) built its own modern building. It offers a wide variety of air conditioned classrooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment, including at least two overhead projectors, wireless internet (eduroam), whiteboards, and plenty of electricity sockets for notebook computers. The faculty has two large lobbies where the participants can mingle and network, interspersed with a plenty of small cosy workspaces equipped with electricity, and a spacious terrace with benches just outside the main entrance.

UL FRI in numbers:

  • three large auditoriums (300, 200, and 100 seats, respectively),
  • five medium size classrooms (50-60 seats),
  • four smaller classrooms (30-40 seats),
  • 12 computerized classrooms (18-30 computers each, one to two seats per working space;
    can be emptied if necessary), and
  • cafeteria which can sit 400 people and will be offering lunch to the attendees.
All classrooms are located on the ground floor and are disabled-friendly. The other two floors contain mainly laboratory space, offices, and some smaller meeting rooms. The cafeteria can be reached also using an elevator.


Welcome reception

The welcome reception will be held in front of the school’s main venue on its big open-air platform. The location is ideal for hanging out in a relaxed atmosphere in the summer evenings from where the attendees can observe the colorful sunset. We will offer fingerfood to present local couisine along with local wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

Social dinner

The social dinner will be held at the Union Pub where modern Slovenian cuisine meets a selection of more than 10 different draft beers. The Union Pub is located at the Pivovarna Union brewery and represents the union between the modern world and tradition, brought together by a great pub atmosphere. Different events every month are accompanied by Union Selection – a special weekly brewer’s choice of beers, prepared exclusively for the Union Pub.

In case student attendance in-person exceeds 400 participants, we propose the “Kino ŠiškaCenter of Urban Culture as an alternative venue for the social dinner. It can host up to 1,132 standing room or 560 seats (a mixed arrangement would probably be implemented).