Besides the workshops, a whole host of other events are scheduled as well. On Monday, we kick off the Joint Sessions with the Welcome Reception at the university (5 pm, drinks and snacks provided). Tuesday brings a drinks reception sponsored by Wiley to launch the Political Data Yearbook Interactive (5.30 pm). On Wednesday, the state government and the Mayor of Mainz are inviting us to Mainz City Hall for the Prize Giving Ceremony and the annual Rokkan Lecture, to be followed by the main conference reception. Most workshops will hold their workshop dinners on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday night. And don't forget, Thursday afternoon is set aside for excursions.