you can, we recommend coming early on Friday to explore the beautiful
Stanford campus, a jewel of the U.S. university system. Visit
Bookstore (the largest West Coast academic bookstore, just
steps from Tresidder Union). Take a free tour (11 AM and 3:15
PM daily), at Visitor
Information Services in Memorial Auditorium. Browse our extensive
Conference Bookstore (4pm on).
those arriving Friday, ACC2003 Registration begins at 6
PM in the second floor lounge of Tresidder Union ("Heart
of the Campus," I-7 on the Stanford
map). Informal Meet and Greet will also occur from
6 PM in the lounge. (The most convenient parking is available
in Lot L-39. All Stanford meters and lots are no-pay after
7 PM we'll have a Passions, Questions, and Problems
Mixer, a relaxed and interactive polling of ACC2003 attendees
brief backgrounds and interests. What questions relative to accelerating
change or the future do you personally find most interesting or
important? What outstanding problems do we need to work on now,
individually, socially, nationally, and globally, to better understand
and guide today's accelerating scientific, technological, business,
and social change?
will transcribe these to index cards and place them on boards
corresponding to our four thematic areas: Science, Technology,
Business, and Social questions and problems.
objective of the Mixer will be to discover some of our individual
interests and concerns, and identify ourselves briefly to the
group. While it will be tempting to discuss possible answers and
solutions, that will mostly come later, at the Saturday Collective
Intelligence Dinner and in other venues.
end at 9:00 PM and encourage everyone to self-form several small
groups to explore one of Palo Alto's excellent local restaurants
for more small-group conversation. Restaurant choices and maps
will be provided. Night owls staying at the Crowne
Plaza Cabaña (ACC2003 preferred hotel, $99 group rate)
will likely reconvene at the hotel's bistro, bar, or poolside.
hope you can join us for a stimulating and interactive Friday
orientation event. If not, we'll see you at Tresidder lounge on
Saturday morning, for the formal start of the conference. Saturday
registration is 8 AM - 9 AM. Program starts at 9AM sharp.