PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
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 at hotel
NOTE FOR ALL MEALS: Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Since meals are served in a group setting, it is difficult to adjust to individual dietary requests. If you are unable to eat what is on the regular menu, a vegetarian alternative is available, if not already part of the menu. Since alternative meal arrangements have to be made in advance, please indicate your need for a vegetarian entree on the enclosed Participant Information Form. If you have other dietary concerns, you can order (at your own expense) from a different menu.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: 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 Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Dinner
A criminal forensics expert will compare real life methods of crime scene investigation to those shown on popular 'CSI' television programs.
CLASS: The Literary Crime Scene: What, Why, and a Little How To
A noted author will share personal motivations and anecdotes about writing crime fiction.Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Collecting Evidence from the Crime Scene: You'll Never Believe What You Can Retrieve from What They Leave
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Collecting Evidence from the Crime Scene: You'll Never Believe What You Can Retrieve from What They Leave
Now it is YOUR turn to lift fingerprints and other evidence from the scene of the crime!Dinner: Dinner at hotelLodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Join a panel discussion between authors and criminalists.
Maybe get some ideas for your own novel!
FIELD TRIP: The Real (?) Los Angeles: Returning to the Scenes of Infamous Crimes
The title says it all. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling city while you hear about dastardly deeds and see where they took place.Lunch: Lunch at Vitello's --- Robert Blake was accused of shooting Bonny Lee Bakley, his wife of only six months, outside his favorite Studio City restaurant, Vitello's.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: The Real (?) Los Angeles: Returning to the Scenes of Infamous Crimes continues after lunch.Dinner: Dinner at hotelLodging: Hilton Woodland Hills HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our CSI In Fact and Fiction program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast