2001 (Sydney) ® 2004 (Tihany, Lake Balaton, Hungary) ® 2007 (Buenos Aires, candidate)®
SYMMETRY: ART & SCIENCE - 2004
6th Interdisciplinary Symmetry Congress and Exhibition
The main feature of the congress and exhibition is the dialogue among scientific disciplines and fields of art, with an emphasis of symmetry (proportion, balance, invariance, repetition, rhythm, harmony, etc.). We try to keep the discussions as informal as possible. The participants of the congress and exhibition will stay together in the Tihany Artists’ Colony in a nature reserve, near the lake Balaton:
- October 22 - Symmetry Festival in the
Ráday Street, downtown Budapest:
Congress Center: Gallery IX, Budapest IX (Ferencváros),
Ráday Street 47.
October 23, morning - Departure from Budapest to Tihany (together by bus)
- October 23-28 - Sessions at the Tihany Artists’ Colony at the lake Balaton
Address: Artists’ Colony of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Tihany, Major Street 25, H-8237 Hungary
Mornings: Plenary Sessions (no parallel events)
Afternoons: Workshops (lectures and evening in a few parallel sessions)
Evenings: Performances and discussions.
October 29, morning - Return to Budapest (together by bus),
October 29, evening - Closing session, reception, and opening the exhibition
“Symmetry: Science and Art” in the Gallery IX.
Address: Gallery IX, Budapest IX (Ferencváros),
Ráday Street 47.
The events are open for both members and non-members.
The exhibitions in Budapest are also open for the general public.
Travel from Budapest to Tihany and back: by bus (provided
All lectures should be addressed to a broader non-specialist audience.
Please send a four-page short paper by September 20,
Exhibition items (for congress participants):
Three exhibitions in professional galleries in Budapest; informal exhibition in Tihany (during the congress).
Please send a photograph and the physical description
of the suggested exhibition item as soon as possible to the Organizing
Committee (see below). Please also send a four-page paper on your work,
which includes not only drawings and/or black-and-white photos of the exhibited
item, but also your comments of the work by September 20, 2004 (Style
Registration fee (including all events, receptions,
travel between Budapest and Tihany, abstract volume)
Annual membership of ISIS: 100 Euros for Members / 50 Euros for Student-Members
Our new Euro account number will be announced soon (pls. do not send money to the old ISIS account numbers).
Accommodation in Budapest:
Please book your hotel directly before and after the Tihany sessions (October 21-23 and October 29-30, 2004). The recommended congress hotel:
IBIS Centrum Hotel (Accor Hotels), Budapest IX, Ráday Street 6, H-1092 Hungary.
Reservation manager: Ms. Kovács, E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: +36-1-456-4190; Fax: +36-1-456-4116; Homepage: www.ibis-centrum.hu
Special congress rate (please refer to “Symmetry 2004”)
Double room (including breakfast and tax) – 69 Euros (34.5 per person).
(N.B.: The opening festival in Budapest is on October 22, we depart to Tihany on October 23; then we return to Budapest on October 29 and conclude the event the same evening, while the exhibition remain open for two additional weeks).
Travel from Budapest Airport to the Hotel (and back):
Accommodation in Tihany:
Please send your preference to the Organizing Committee and we will make the bookings in nearby hotels. The Artists’ Colony has dorms for a very cheap prize (less than 10 Euros).
Unfortunately, the Organizing Committee is not able to offer travel grants. On the other hand, feel free to request specific letters of support in order to assist you.
As soon as possible - application (e-mail): name, affiliation, address, and tentative lecture-title, exhibition item (photograph and physical description), preferred accommodation in Tihany (single, double, dorm)
September 20, 2004 - deadline of four-page short papers of lectures and exhibition items (if you need an earlier confirmation that you have an accepted paper, please contact the Organizing Committee)
September 25, 2004 - official letter of acceptance (or rejection) from the Organizing Committee.
October 1, 2004 - Deadline of paying reduced registration fee.
October 22, 2004 - Opening Ceremony in Budapest, then travel to Tihany.
About Tihany and the Artists’ Colony:
Tihany is located on the only large peninsula of the lake
Balaton, the largest one in central Europe (its length is 78 km, width
between 5 and 12.5 km, at the Tihany peninsula just 1.5 km). The Tihany
Abbey was built more than nine centuries ago and the royal document ordering
its construction (1055) contains the oldest words (58 ones) written in
Hungarian in a Latin context. Vines were brought to the region more than
two thousand years ago by the Romans.
Transport to Tihany (for in individual tourist):
from Budapest to Balatonfüred by train, then a short bus trip to Tihany.
Weather in October:
Average daytime temperature: 15 °C (59 °F)
Important links about tourism in Hungary and the Balaton
All mails to the Organizing Committee should be sent to the Co-Chairmen:
Antal Vásárhelyi (mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org), President, MRLME (Art Union)
Subject: Symmetry 2004
MRLME (Art Union) - Symmetry 2004