Orientation begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart 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 hotelEvening: "The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone?"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A richly illustrated lecture tour of French Impressionism in its artistic, social and political contexts: from Monet's and Morisot's landscapes of light and atmosphere to Renoir's sparkling scenes of modernity. French Impressionism aimed to capture the atmosphere of an instantaneous moment in time.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: Free time to take the complimentary shuttle and explore downtown Burlingame.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: French-Impressionism Movie (TBA)Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Is there life on Mars? Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? Today, researchers are aiming for the stars. What are their chances of success, and what implications are there if we do make contact with extra-terrestrials?Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "The Search for Life in Space"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
An examination of the impact of the president on the making of foreign policy from F.D.R. to Obama. How critical is the role of the president? How critical is Congress? Should Congress exercise more or less influence in the making of foreign policy? Is the president too strong or should the president’s power be modified?Lunch: In the hotelAfternoon: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest (TBA).Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Live entertainment.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner