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Winter Bash

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 16:00 - 22:00
Location: Moonstone Seminar Center (indoors and outdoors)
Contact: Event Office

We're excited to invite you to the ISTA Winter Bash on December 14th, 2023 at 4:00 pm.

Winter Bash is an internal gathering, providing the perfect occasion to mingle with both familiar faces and new colleagues. Enjoy an evening of fun, entertainment, and celebrate together. Let's make this event one to remember!

Food and drinks will be free of charge. We'll be providing details about the caterers and the menu soon.
Keep in mind that most of the catering will be set up outdoors, so make sure to bring your coat, scarf, and hat for added comfort.

Registration is required by November 30, 2023 at this link.
Please register to ensure we have enough food and drinks for everyone. After registering successfully you will receive an automatically generated email with a registration confirmation.

Preliminary program

4:00 pm               Beginning of Winter Bash

4:04 – 4:10 pm    ISTA Choir (indoors)

4:10 – 4:35 pm    Martin Hetzer's Speech (indoors)

4:35 – 5:00 pm    Internal Award Ceremony (indoors)

5:00 – 8:00 pm    Dinner - Food trucks (outdoors)

5:00 – 9:30 pm    Drinks (indoors and outdoors)

5:00 – 6:00 pm    background music by the DJ (indoors and outdoors)

5:10 pm                ISTA Choir Christmas Carolling (outdoors)

5:30 – 6:00 pm    Presidential Photo Hour (indoors)
                             with Martin Hetzer at the photo booth

6:00 – 6:30 pm    ISTA Band (indoors)

6:30 – 7:00 pm    Raffle (indoors)

7:00 – 10:00 pm  DJ performance and party (indoors)

10:00 pm             End of the Winter Bash

You can take the regular ISTA Shuttle bus, but two extra shuttle buses will be provided to Vienna, Heiligenstadt (with the stop: Klosterneuburg, Stadtplatz). One at 9:00 pm and the last one at 10:15 pm.


Raffle at Winter Bash  

Support a worthy cause and be the lucky winner at the Winter Bash Raffle!

Participate in the Winter Bash Raffle where every donation supports the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Kinderkrebsforschung). Visit the Raffle desk located in the Moonstone Building, just in front of the entrance, during Winter Bash from 4:00 pm until 6:15 pm. Donate as much as you wish (recommended minimum donation €2 per ticket) and receive a guaranteed ISTA gift.

Prizes: Some of the fantastic rewards include spa voucher, dinners, exquisite wines, shiatsu session, and more. Don't miss the excitement as we draw the winning numbers on stage at 6:30 pm!

Sponsors: A big thank you to our generous sponsors: Karma Food, Redlingerhütte, Cafe am Campus, Happyland Klosterneuburg, Kerbl am Weinberg, Shiatsu by Christian Berger, Leonardelli La Gelateria, Error Bar, Stift Klosterneuburg. They've made it possible for us to offer fantastic prizes and support a good cause.

Be there, support a meaningful organization, and cross your fingers—because at the Winter Bash Raffle, everyone's a winner!

Please don't forget to come with CASH!

Mystery Gift at ISTA 

Join in the holiday cheer with our Mystery Gift at ISTA's Winter Bash! Spread joy by giving a gift to a fellow participant and receive a surprise in return. Here's how it works:

Be a part of this enchanting holiday game and make Winter Bash even more memorable!

Stay tuned for the upcoming information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


All activities scheduled for December 14, 2023 will be photographed and/or filmed. ISTA may use the resulting photographs/videos in various media formats (print, online, social media, etc.), as described in the data privacy statement of ISTA (ista.ac.at/data-protection). If you prefer not to be photographed or filmed, please inform the photographers and event organizers.

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