Thursday Night - WElcome Dinner & drinks

We’ll be meeting on the waterfront at 19:00, a 5-minute walk from the conference hotel for an informal, beach bar dinner at Azimut Restaurante. This is your chance to meet up with friends from previous years or get to know a few people before the conference kicks off.
Azimut Restaurante Sunset from Azimute


Come early to swim, but whatever you do, come hungry because we have a full menu* lined up:
• Bread & Butter, Olives, Cheese & Hors d’Œuvres 
• Melon with Shrimp Salad
• Sea Kebab (salmon, tuna, squid, shrimp, and green pepper)
• Turf Kebab with Mushrooms (beef, turkey, and mushrooms)
• Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
• Water and Soft Drinks (Coca-Cola, Nestea, Fanta and Sprite)
• Draught Beer
• White and Red Wine Periquita
• Coffee, Coffee with Milk and Tea
After dinner, we will go back to the conference hotel and have drinks at the privatized, poolside discobar with a DJ until midnight.
*Please request an alternative menu when registering if you have dietary restrictions.

Friday Night - SEASIDE White Party DINNER

This year, our traditional blue or red tie gala dinner will be a seaside white party instead. Wear white with a red or blue accessory for the spectacular group picture we will take overlooking the Atlantic.

We will be meeting at the Furnas do Guincho – one of Cascais’ best fish and seafood restaurants – at 20:00.

Conference participants and their guests can expect the following three-course menu*:

• Bread, Butter and Olives
Prawn Cocktail

• Fish In The Oven Portuguese Style

• Fruit Salad with Ice Cream

• Wine, Water and Soft Drinks
• Coffee 
*Please request an alternative menu when registering if you have dietary restrictions.

Saturday Night - FAREWELL DINNER

We will close the conference with a farewell dinner in the bustling heart of Cascais on the Largo de Camões square at Restaurante Duke. Owner Duarte has reserved tables for our group on the terrace. After dinner, the dancers are welcome to stick around when the DJ starts mixing music and the dancefloor inside gets moving.

On the menu for this casual farewell dinner:

• Starter
• Grilled Sea Bass with Steamed Vegetables
• Dessert
• Wine, Water or Soft Drinks

Largo Luís de Camões square Duke Restaurante


SUNDAY Surfing - Cowabunga!

After two days of learning and networking, it’s time to have some fun! Meet Alex Unwin, a professional surfer who grew up in Papua New Guinea and travelled the world surfing. He opened the Moana Surf School on Praia do Guincho 20 years ago and has taught people of all ages how to surf.
Moana Surf School
Alex and his team will pick us up from the conference hotel at 8:45 am. We’ll get wetsuits, grab some boards, and be in the water riding waves around 10:00 am. After an hour and a half of a lesson and hanging ten, we’ll drop off the gear and have lunch* at the Bar do Guincho on their outdoor terrace. Once we’ve finished lunch, the surf school will drive us back to the Hotel Estoril Eden.
If you want to join us but don’t want to surf, you can pay €15 on site for the round-trip transfer and ride with us in the vans.
*Lunch is not included in the participation fee.

Daytime Excursions

Cascais is a delightful Portuguese fishing town, and is the Lisbon’s coastline most popular holiday destination. The town is situated on a beautiful coastline, and during the summer it is a bustling resort, with a buzzing holiday atmosphere.
Historically, Cascais was a minor fishing village, until King Luís I (1838 - 1889) choose it as his royal summer retreat. Trailing the Portuguese nobility were the high society of Portugal, who in turn constructed lavish villas, ornate mansions and exquisite gardens. Today, Cascais is an elegant fusion of decorative 19th-century architecture, traditional Portuguese charm and outstanding tourist facilities, which together creates a magnificent holiday destination.

Sintra Pena Palace


While Cascais is surrounded by several other towns on the Portuguese Riviera known as the Estoril, if you travel inland, you’ll come to Sintra and one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic palaces, the Pena Palace. We encourage you to bring a guest along. They can choose from more than 10 different day-time excursions and book them directly with the Hotel Esotril Eden. Below are just a few examples:

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais Tour

Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery, Pena Palace, Historic Sintra Center, Cabo do Roga (the most western point of Continental Europe), Guincho Beach, Cascais, and Estoril.

Full day: €64 (lunch optional from €18)

Evora Tour
Giraldo Square, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple, Evora Museum, S? Francisco Church, and the Bones Chapel.
Full day: €78 (lunch optional from €18)
Mafra and Queluz Palace Tour
Palace and Convent of Mafra, Sobreiro – Village of José Franco, view of Ericeira Beach and time for lunch. National Palace and Gardens of Queluz.
Full day: €64 (lunch optional from €18)


Reserve your tours directly with Lisbon Side Tours and mention WFF18 for a special discount (15% off if there are up to 4 people, 20% off if there are more than 4; feel free to coordinate with other guests via the WFF18 Facebook event page).

The easiest way to book is to send an email with the tour you want to do, the date, the number of people in your party, the pick-up address and the phone number of your place of accommodation.