We hope you will join us for the pre conference event which we have organized on Wednesday, October 2nd. Please note this event is only open to international participants and those travelling from outside Mexico. There will be no additional cost to participate.
08:00: registration in the lobby of the Hotel Camino Real
09:00: departure to the floating gardens of Xochimilco
The floating gardens of Xochimilco are a unique and iconic attraction located in the southern part of Mexico City. Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known for its ancient agricultural system called chinampas, which are man-made farming plots created on the shallow waters of lakes. These floating gardens date back to the pre-Hispanic era when the Aztecs developed the chinampa technique to cultivate crops in the lake region. Xochimilco offers a fascinating glimpse into Mexico’s rich cultural and agricultural history.
10:00 – 16:00: visit of Xochimilco (lunch included)
Dress Code: Jeans and comfortable shoes
We will go on a guided tour of the chinampas of the Xochimilco Natural Protected Area, departing from the MICHMANI ecotourism park. The tour will go through the area of Cuemanco, visiting the Chinampas. We’ll also visit the ajolotario to learn about the endemic species in danger of extinction and some practices for its conservation.
17:00 – 18:00: tour of the museum
The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Casa Azul (Blue House), is located in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City. This iconic museum is dedicated to the life and work of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Housed in the vibrant blue home where Kahlo was born and later lived with her husband, Diego Rivera, the museum showcases a fascinating collection of her paintings, personal belongings, and artifacts. Visitors can explore the intimate spaces where Kahlo created her masterpieces and gain insight into the artist’s tumultuous yet inspiring life. The museum provides a poignant journey into Kahlo’s world, offering a deeper understanding of her art, cultural impact, and enduring legacy. The Frida Kahlo Museum is a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and those seeking a profound connection to the extraordinary life of this iconic Mexican artist.
18:00: return to the Camino Real
On Sunday, October 6th, we hope you will join us for the post-conference activity we have planned at the Teotihuacan Pyramids. An expert archeologist will take us to places not accesible to the general public. The tour will then end with a delicious lunch in a restaurant inside a cave of Teotihuacan.
Please note that this is not covered by the standard conference fee. Participants interested in participating are required to make an additional payment of $120 when registering for the conference.