Unforgettable Experiences: 46th CEC Slovakia!

Slovakia, a hidden gem in the heart of Europe, recently played host to the 46th Central European Conference, which again brought together lots of IAESTE members from around Europe eager to network, learn, and grow together. The event showcased a remarkable array of workshops, an unforgettable international evening, a great post-conference tour, and the first physical team meeting of complete new CER management team! Let’s dive into the highlights.

First Physical CER Team Meeting

The CER team had a remarkable physical meeting hosted in a cozy cottage. The intimate setting allowed for productive discussions and strengthened team bonds. As part of a memorable team-building activity, the group visited a contact zoo, where we had the opportunity to interact with a variety of animals. This unique experience not only brought joy and laughter but also allowed us to learn lots of interesting facts about different species of animals.


The conference in Slovakia boasted an impressive lineup of workshops that catered to diverse interests and backgrounds. Participants could choose from lots of sessions, each carefully curated to provide valuable insights and foster skill development. From exchange for beginners to CER development workshop, attendees immersed themselves in interactive sessions led by great IAESTE workshop leaders. The exchange of knowledge and the chance to learn from seasoned members hopefully sparked a renewed sense of enthusiasm and ignited a passion for growth.

Networking Opportunities

The power of face-to-face interactions cannot be overstated, and this conference recognized the value of connecting on a personal level. Beyond the workshops, attendees relished the chance to network and collaborate with like-minded people from different countries. The conference facilitated various networking sessions, allowing participants to engage in meaningful conversations, forge new friendships, and exchange ideas. Collaborations were formed, and bonds were strengthened, laying the foundation for future endeavors.

Unforgettable International Evening

To celebrate the collective achievements, the conference organizers and participants pulled out all the stops for an unforgettable International evening. The event provided a vibrant and lively atmosphere where attendees could unwind, let loose, and build lasting connections in a more relaxed setting while learning about different cultures and tasting lots of good food and drinks. The evening was filled with laughter, music, and dancing, creating an unforgettable experience that will be etched in the memories of all who attended.

Post-Conference Tour: Exploring the Charming Vlkolínec

The post-conference tour to Vlkolínec added an extra layer of richness and depth to the overall conference experience. From wandering through the preserved village streets to connecting with nature’s beauty and embracing local traditions, participants were able to unwind and appreciate the charm and heritage of Slovakia. The tour provided a perfect blend of relaxation, cultural exploration, and gastronomic delights, leaving participants with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the country’s treasures. As the conference drew to a close, the Vlkolínec experience served as a reminder that learning, growth, and inspiration can extend far beyond the walls of a conference venue, making the overall experience truly unforgettable.

Huge thanks to the organizers from IAESTE Slovakia for this great event and we are all looking forward to seeing you all in autumn at the next 47th CEC: Germany! 

Michaela Šatopletová
CER PR coordinator

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