Below we provide information about the social events of the TMA Conference 2024 and the PhD Forum, including the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner, and the sportive PhD Forum BBQ. Furthermore, we collected some information to explore the beautiful TUD campus, including art exhibitions, photo spots etc.

Social Event of PhD Forum

Volleyball & BBQ

When: Tuesday, May 21 at 18:30

Where: City Beach (Leipziger Str. 31, 01097 Dresden)

How to reach:

  • by bike (located directly at the Elbe (river) cycle path)
  • by tram (tram line 4 and 9, station “Alter Schlachthof”)

Note, please bring your sportswear. We will organize a (voluntary ;)) tournament among the participants of the PhD Forum.

“The finest sand, real palm trees and our wooden beach bar make Citybeach Dresden the most idyllic retreat and probably the most beautiful city beach on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden.” (City Beach)

Photo from: City Beach

Social Events of Main Conference

Welcome Reception

We will serve snacks and drinks, including beer from our university brewery, to welcome you at TMA 2024.

When: Wednesday, May 22 at 20:00

Where: At the conference venue: Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau (APB) at the TUD Dresden University of Technology, foyer

Foyer of Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau (APB)

Conference Dinner

When: Thursday, May 23 at 19:30

Where: LingnerTerrassen (Bautzner Str. 132, 01099 Dresden)

How to reach:

  • From the conference venue, walk to “Münchner Platz”, then take tram line 3 to “Albertplatz”
  • From the central train station, you can take tram line 3 or 8 to “Albertplatz”
  • From “Albertplatz”, take bus line 11 to station “Elbschlösser”

More information about the location.

Photo: Alina Werner (DML-BY) (Source)

On Campus Side Events

The TUD main campus is a place of history and hidden gems. A major and unique stock of historical and current exhibits from academic teaching, research, and art is part of the public campus life.

Within walking distance from the (1) conference venue, you can reach a recent (2) art exhibition (no admission fees), (3) the so-called “Zappelschränke”, (4) the TUD photo spot, and (5) a scenic view of the city. We will also organize a one hour guided campus tour, but feel free to explore the campus on your own.

© Mapbox © OpenStreetMap

Complete campus maps are also available.

Campus Tour

We will organize a guided campus tour to give you insights into the architecture and background of the TUD campus. Registration for the campus tour will take place on site.

When: Wednesday, May 22 18:30-19:30, right before the Welcome Reception

Where: Starts at the conference venue: Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau (APB) at the TUD Dresden University of Technology (“1” on map)

(2) Art Exhibition

What influence did the momentous events of 1989/90 have on the artists working in Dresden? The exhibition “Upheaval and Constancy. New Insights into Dresden Art around 1989/90” seeks to answer this question. Curated by students from TUD’s Department of Art History, the show brings together paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures as well as textile works by ten artists born between 1925 and 1959 who were active in Dresden before and after 1989/90. Further information.

Admission: Free; accessible entrance via the back of the building

Where: Görges-Bau (GÖR), Helmholtzstraße 9, 01069 Dresden

(3) Zeuner-Bau

© Christian Hüller (

Where: Zeuner-Bau (ZEU), George-Bähr-Str. 3 c, Helmholtzstr. 5

(4) TUD Photo Spot

© Sven Ellger (

The outside TUD photo spot is located 5 minutes away from the venue, on the lawn behind the Auditorium Center.

Auditorium Center: Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden

(5) Scenic View of the City

Right behind the venue there is a nice spot uphil from which you have very nice view over the city. You just have to climb few stairs.