Social program

Every evening during the OSM, a social activity has been planned. We encourage you to take part in as many events as possible, to enjoy the full OSM experience as much as possible!

Every day

aljaferia palaceThe Aragonese Parliament has generously provided free tickets (normal entry price 5 Euros) to all OSM participants to visit the Aljafería Palace between 18:00-20:00. Each day, 250 tickets will be on offer at the registration desk.

The Aljafería Palace is now the seat of the Aragon Parliament. The building provides a glimpse of the multicultural history of the city: the delicate ornamental beauty of a Muslim 11th century palace, its extraordinary wooden ceilings, carved by the Moorish artists who worked on the medieval Christian palace, and the Catholic Kings throne room, with its spectacular golden and painted wooden roof. The Aljafería has lived through many changes. Following its restoration, it is now a lively and open building, and a cultural landmark in the city.

Go to the palace website here.


Tuesday 9 May

osm foyer2

19:30-22:00 Icebreaker event

Meet and interact with fellow OSM participants in the foyer of the main OSM venue:

Auditorio de Zaragoza
Eduardo Ibarra 3
50009 Zaragoza (in Spanish)

Drinks and finger food will be provided. No registration necessary.

Live music from O´Carolan Quintet.


Wednesday 10 May

park football19:30-22:00 Football (soccer) match

Register now to play on one of the four teams competing for the prestigious PAGES CUP!

The match will be held at:
"Los Ocas" Terrace Bar & Playing Field
José Antonio Labordeta Park
(behind the conference venue, approx. 15 minutes walk)

Food and drinks will be available at the kiosk. A free beer and further discounts will be provided.

Format: The matches will loosely follow the Futsal rules. Read a brief overview of the Futsal rules here. The tournament will consist of two semi-finals and a final.
Teams: Four teams will play for the PAGES CUP. When registering, please indicate which team you would like to represent - 1. Land Proxy, 2. Marine Proxy, 3. Modelers or 4. Open.
Clothing: Please bring appropriate footwear, shorts and a t-shirt. Lightweight, colored sports vests will be provided to help differentiate the teams.
Officials needed: If you would like to be involved but do not want to play, please consider registering as a referee or coach!
Fans: Even if you're not playing, come along and cheer for your team!

Registration: If you would like to be involved, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, using the Subject line: "PAGES CUP registration", advising your name and which team you would like to play for or if you would like to be a referee or coach. Registration will also be open until the start of the match.

Read more about the event and venue here (pdf).


Thursday 11 May

before flood icon19:30-21:30 Outreach event 1: Film night

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary
"Before the Flood"

Location: Cine Club Cerbuna
C/Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza

The evening will be conducted in Spanish. Entry is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. The movie will be introduced by Zaragoza television weather presenter Eduardo Lolumo and the discussion after the movie will be led by Penélope González Sampériz.

The film will be subtitled in Spanish.


Friday 12 May

aura restaurante20:30 Gala dinner

The conference dinner, for registered participants, will be held at:

Aura Restaurante
Avenida de José Atarés 7
50018 Zaragoza

Registration for the dinner is now closed.

The maximum number of guests has been reached.



Saturday 13 May

ibercaja patio19:30-21:30: Outreach event 2: Round-table discussion

The theme of this evening's discussion, which will be conducted in Spanish, is "Retos del cambio climático: de lo global a lo local" (Climate change: from global to local challenges).

Location: Patio de la Infanta (Salón Aragón)
C/San Ignacio de Loyola 16
50008 Zaragoza

No registration required. Entry will be on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Invited speakers:
- William Fletcher, scientist from the University of Manchester.  
- Jose Ramón Picatoste, representative from the Climate Change National Office.
- Consejero Joaquín Olona, from the Aragon Government (Department of Rural Development and Sustainability).
- Concejala Teresa Artigas, from the Zaragoza City Hall (Agency of Environment and Sustainability).
The discussion will be led by Ana Moreno, IPE-CSIC.

Read more about the venue, Patio de la Infanta, in English (pdf). You might like to visit the Renaissance Patio during your time in Zaragoza. Entry is free.


Field trips

pyrennesAfter the OSM, a large selection of field trips are on offer.

Access the full list here.