Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located either in the hallway in front of the Road Scholar meeting room or just inside the meeting room) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.
Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. 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.
This evening, enjoy a plated, 3-course dinner plus complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: 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
Global art treasures have been taken from their original settings for centuries. This course focuses on noted stolen cultural artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Mona Lisa, and examines in detail the systemic looting of European cultural artifacts during World War II and the efforts to return recovered items to their rightful owners.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon:
Independent afternoon to explore charming downtown Burlingame. Free shuttle leaves hotel regularly. Check schedule in lobby.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: CLASS: Great American Free Speech Cases
Speech is the realm of human activity between thought and physical acts, distinct from yet overlapping with both. It is also one of the most highly protected of American constitutional liberties. In this course, we shall examine about two dozen of the Supreme Court’s greatest, most interesting free speech cases. Following an overview of the history of free speech law, stretching to antiquity, we consider leading U.S. cases that have developed major doctrines setting the limits of speech protection under the First Amendment. Beginning with incitement to imminent lawlessness (and its early articulation as the clear and present danger rule), we go on to consider landmark cases on offensive speech, defamation, commercial speech, obscenity, the public forum, and time/place/manner restrictions. Those who take this course will gain a respectable command of the complex, fascinating landscape of the American law of free speech.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At the turn of the 19th century, Ludwig van Beethoven established the symphony as the leading genre of orchestral music. Composers since that time have made their boldest, most innovative musical ideas in the symphony genre. A symphonic journey will be undertaken from Beethoven’s masterpieces to present day symphonies, with stops along the way including Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Shostakovich among others.
Lunch: Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: CLASS: The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present, Part 2.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: CLASS: Great American Free Speech Cases, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
James Dalessandro, best selling author of "1906" and award winning documentary film maker of "The Damndest Finest Ruins" brings to life America's worst natural disaster. Through his film, photos and exhaustive research, he talks about the politics, the lies, the coverup and a subject rarely included in the conversation - the aftermath of trying to rebuild America's wildest and wickedest city.
Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Musical theater fans always have adored the great Broadway divas. We look at some of these leading ladies such as Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Bernadette Peters to see what special magic launched them into super stardom.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel with complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San FranciscoDinner: At the hotel
Enjoy a plated 3-course dinner which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Live Musical Entertainment
Noam Eisen was born and raised in Toronto Canada where he studied classical music at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, and jazz improvisation with private teachers. He began performing at an early age, starting with concerts for family and friends, and then professionally at weddings, corporate events, and house parties. Noam moved permanently to the Bay Area in 2001 after earning a masters degree from Stanford University and following his three years of living a cultural dream in Paris. With his rich musical styling and interpretations, and hundreds of songs at his fingertips, Noam chooses and performs his music spontaneously according to the spirit of the moment and the musical tastes of his listeners. Above all, Noam enjoys creating a highly interactive experience by leading audiences in enthusiastic sing-alongs to jazz standards, rock classics, show tunes, and international (French, Brazilian, Italian, and Israeli) music. More information available at www.noameisenmusic.comLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch which includes complimentary hot and iced tea. The program concludes with lunch.
We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch