Michael Faraday Institution e.V. IET German and Czech Local Networks International Meeting 2023
Following last year’s successful MFI meeting in Nürnberg we are going a little further afield and holding a joint meeting with the IET German and Czech sections in Prague.
The Hotel Golf Prague is to the west of the city centre and particularly easy to reach by car. There are regular direct train services from both Munich and Berlin and a direct tram from the main station to the hotel. For those who are coming by air, the Vaclav Havel airport is only a 15-minute taxi ride away. The room rate will be approx. €100/night.
Our key speaker will be former ICE France Chair Lucy Rew on the TELT (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin) part of the new Lyon – Turin rail line. When finished the tunnel will at 57.5km long be the longest in the world, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turin%E2%80%93Lyon_high- speed_railway.
The second speaker will be Patricia Vergès-Roche on the Viaduc du Garabit, a cast-iron railway viaduct in the French Massif Central designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1884, which paved the way for his commission to build his famous tower in Paris in 1889.
In addition to the Saturday meeting we are planning a tram ride to the city centre on the Sunday, followed by a guided tour and lunch at a typical Czech restaurant.
Full details of the programme and a registration form will be sent out at the start of September.
On behalf of the IET German and Czech LNs, and the MFI e.V.
Note to IET members: The Michael Faraday Institution was founded as a local German Verein to simplify the booking of meetings for the then IEE during a time when the IEE was not known in Germany. It is not necessary to be an IET member to attend MFI events (and vice-versa).