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IPDET comprises a vibrant community of professionals in the field from all over the world. This is valued throughout the program. We offer spaces and various leisure activities to meet, connect and exchange with each other.

All events and activities are included in the tuition fees!


welcome reception

Opening Monday | 6 – 9 pm

Welcome and keynote speeches, followed by an “Apero Riche” (Drinks and Snacks).


graduation nights

Each Friday | 6 – 11 pm

Graduation, followed by drinks and food.


Meet and greet

Once a week | 7:30 – 9 pm

Meet informally after dinner in a nice spot for a chat and a drink to get to know each other. This year the Meet and Greet in week two will be a “Meet the Greeks and Romans” in the Antic Collection of the Uni Bern.


Space for exchange on wednesday afertnoon

Week 2 | 2 – 5:30 pm

The Participant’s Forum is a great opportunity to meet with other participants who work in the same sectors, organization type or region and face similar challenges. The forum takes advantage of the great expertise of participants and provides space to share, discuss, network and collaborate.