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Program #15551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for Nov 4 — Nov 9, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 04 - Orientation
Afternoon: 3:00 Room check in; 3-4:30: Program registration; 4:30: Orientation; 5:30-7:30: Complimentary drinks daily

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7:00: Introductions

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 05 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9-12: Final Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Race: As Americans cast ballots across the country, a political science expert wraps up the political season.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 3-5: The Great American Songbook: Where Have All The Tunes Gone?: Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Hart, & Berlin, as we discuss the careers and musical styles of America’s most popular songwriters from the 20s to the 50s. Enjoy such favorites as I Got Rhythm, You’re The Top and White Christmas.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7-9:The Great American Songbook: Where Have All The Tunes Gone?

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 06 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9-12: Final Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Race

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.

Evening: 7-9: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain: Our research-based workshop encourages people to maintain their brain health by staying physically and mentally active, eating a brain-healthy diet and remaining socially involved. The interactive workshop will feature nutritional and lifestyle advice, strategies to keep your memory sharp, interactive exercises and activities, and materials to take home for further reading. The workshop will introduce attendees to scientifically rooted advice on brain health based on strong lifestyle choices. The interactive workshop will feature nutritional and lifestyle advice, strategies to keep your memory sharp, interactive exercises and activities, and materials to take home for further reading. The workshop will introduce attendees to scientifically rooted advice on brain health based on strong lifestyle choices.

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 07 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Art Tour: Paris/N. France: Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 2:30-4:30: Loot: The Battle for Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World: Global art treasures have been taken from their original settings for centuries and in recent years there has been an effort to repatriate them to their country of origin. This course focuses on noted stolen cultural artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Pergamon Altar and the Benin bronze plaques, as well as current threats to art removed from archaeological sites. The course will also examine the systemic looting of European cultural artifacts by the Nazis and the efforts to return recovered items to their rightful owners.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 08 - Closing ceremony
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30:Loot: The Battle for Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 09 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Art Tour: Paris/N. France

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: Program over after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame, CA
Bay Front trailWalk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the Embassy Suites. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
Downtown BurlingameDowntown Burlingame is a charming retail area filled with interesting shops and restaurants. There are two different sections of the downtown area to stroll through as you window gaze. By Car: Take Anza Boulevard west, turn right onto Airport Blvd., left onto Broadway Ave. You will see a Caltrain station. This begins the Broadway Ave. retail area. To continue on to the Burlingame Ave. retail area, take a left on California Dr., and go 12-15 blocks. There will be a second Caltrain station at Washington Park; turn left or right onto Burlingame Avenue. The shopping district is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. By Trolley: The City of Burlingame sponsors a free trolley which stops at the hotel and takes you to downtown Burlingame every day except Sunday. The hotel has a map of the trolley route and timetables. The Burlingame Avenue CalTrain Station, located on California Drive, is a historic landmark. You may board trains to San Francisco here.
For additional information, visit: www.burlingame.org/
Hiller Aviation MuseumSix miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org
NASA Ames Research CenterNASA Ames Exploration Center: Experience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.
For additional information, visit: www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
San FranciscoSome of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum.
For additional information, visit: www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=5
Stanford Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
For additional information, visit: www.stanford.edu/
The Computer History MuseumThe Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.
For additional information, visit: www.computerhistory.org/

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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