Programme and activities


The Summer meeting of the SPCL 2023 in Groningen will kick off at 13:00 on Monday, 26 June, and run until Wednesday, 28 June at 17:00. Following is the preliminary agenda of the three-day conference. It will continuously be updated with more information.

You can download the programme here. You will also find the abstracts of each presenter/ presenting team at this conference.

During the conference, there are also 2 keynote lectures, 2 debates and 2 book launches. The respective detailed information can be found in the Plenaries section

Communal Dinner

On 27 June, Tuesday, at around 20:00, we have arranged for every participant a communal dinner at Bistro Bommen Berend (Address: Oude Ebbingestraat 17, 9712 HA Groningen). The dinner is included in your registration fee.


On 29 June, Thursday, after the official end of the conference, we will also organise a short excursion (9:00 until around 16:00) to the Menkemaborg estate and gardens (Address: Menkemaweg 2, 9981 CV Uithuizen, Netherlands).

This mansion of typically Groningen style is approximately 35 minutes by train plus 1,5 km by foot (we could organise a shared taxi)/ 30 minutes by car away from the Groningen station. Besides the wonderful building and gardens, there is also a maze and a restaurant, where we can enjoy more communal time after the conference!

The cost of the visit and the trip is not included in the conference fee and will have to be paid separately. The entry ticket costs 7,5 euros for groups and includes the building and gardens. The round trip by train costs 15 euros.

More information can be found here.

If you wish to join us on this excursion, please plan your trip accordingly to the information provided here. We would love for as many people as possible to take part in this excursion.