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ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco is a world-class destination and continues to be "Everybody's Favorite City." From grand, sweeping views to neighborhood color and character, from glimpses of history to world-class dining and shopping - San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything.
For further information please visit: http://www.welcometosf.com
San Francisco is served by two international airports: The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport http http://www.oaklandairport.com/index2.cfm . The conference hotels are located approximately 30 minutes from SFO and 45 minutes from the Oakland Airport.
Ground transportation is available from both airports via Taxis, Door-to-Door Vans, Pre Arranged Vans, or Public Transit. The cost of a taxi from SFO to the conference hotels is between $37.00-$45.00
Airport Express San Francisco - http://www.airportexpresssf.com
Bay Shuttle Service - http://www.bayshuttle.com
Lorrrie's Airport Shuttle - http://www.lorries-shuttles.com/sfovancart.htm
BART/Public Transportation - http://www.bart.gov
IEEE GLOBCOM 2006 Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 28 November 2006 18:00-21:00
The entire IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Executive Committee welcomes you to San Francisco! Join us as we kick off the IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Expo. This event is included with the conference registration fee. Accompany guests are welcome to attend.
IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Awards Luncheon
Tuesday 28 November 2006 12:15
Celebrate with your colleagues at this biannual event honoring the achievements of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members. This event is included with the full conference registration. Tickets can be purchased for $60.00 per person.
Conference Dinner Show
Wednesday 29 November 2006 - SOLD OUT
Thursday 30 November 2006
This year you will have the option to choose either to attend the Conference Dinner Show on either Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 November. The banquet will feature live entertainment and promises to be a fun filled and exciting event. The Conference Dinner Show is included with all full registrations. If you selected a full registration, please make sure to specify on your registration if you would like to attend the banquet on Wednesday Night or on Thursday Night. If you do not select an option from below, you will not be given a Conference Dinner Show Ticket. Tickets can be purchased for $125.00 for other conference registration categories and accompanying guests.
Guest Tours in and around San Francisco
The deadline for the tours is Friday, 3 November. Tours will be cancelled by
3 November if the minimum number of participants is not met.
San Francisco Highlights
(Approximately 4 hours)
Monday, 27 November, 2006, 1:00-5:00pm, $40
The forty nine square miles of San Francisco are a colorful tapestry of steep hills, picturesque houses, clanging cable cars, fishing boats, summer fog, Chinese pagodas, cosmopolitan cafés and breathtaking views. Five continents and three centuries blend together on forty-three hills, waiting to be discovered. Today you will see some of the legendary landmarks of “Everybody’s Favorite City.”
Magical Marin: Majestic Muir Woods & Sparkling Sausalito
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006, 9:00-1:00pm, $45
One of the first parks ever set aside for the coastal redwoods, this national park was named for the renowned conservationist, John Muir. The redwoods located here have a biological ancestry dating back well over a million years. Fossils of virtually identical trees appear in the record from some 160 to 170 million years ago, preceding the Jurassic Age of dinosaurs. These fossils are found across the Northern Hemisphere, in Manchuria, France, Alaska, Greenland and even on Arctic islands. Redwoods have no aging mechanisms, are extremely resistant to disease, and have few natural enemies. Thus individual redwoods can live to be thousands of years old. Your guests will have time to wander among these ancient trees. They will come away with a sense of the immense grandeur and spans of time encompassed by this noble forest.
Next your guests will visit sparkling Sausalito, a Riviera like bayside village with its winding wooded streets, eclectic houseboats, unique boutiques and art galleries. There will be ample time to explore the shops and galleries, or simply stroll along the waterfront and view the San Francisco skyline and Bay.
Emphasis on Art
Wednesday, 29 November, 9:30-1:30pm, $72
Guest will visit The California Palace of the Legion of Honor and San Francisco’s newest museum, the de Young, was founded in Golden Gate Park during the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894.
Chinatown Discovery - A Walking Excursion
(Approximately 3 hours)
Wednesday, 29 November, 2:00 - 5:00pm, $50
Discover exotic Chinatown on foot! In downtown San Francisco, the present has been built over the remnants of the past. This is especially true of Chinatown. From the towering steel and concrete of San Francisco’s Financial District, you will pass the historic Lion Gates and be transported into the "city-within-the-City", which recalls the days of early Chinese immigration. The first Chinese settled these streets during the Gold Rush and were swiftly followed by thousands of others. Today, San Francisco's Chinese population is one of the largest outside of Asia.
The Best of the California Wine Country
(Approximately 8 hours)
Thursday, 30 November, 9:00 - 5:00pm, $115
Guests will explore the finest wine-producing region in the nation: California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys.