Social and Companion Program

BANQUET - THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 31

The Conference Banquet will be held in the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, 44 miles south of the Conference Hotel location. Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the Aquarium (~50 minutes drive each way).

Evening timeline:

The aquarium highlights include:

EXCURSIONS - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 30 (ADDITIONAL FEE APPLIES)

The following social activities will be offered for participants on Wednesday afternoon, when no presentations are scheduled:

Group Activities - will be organized by the conference if there is sufficient booking. Participants must directly book reservations for these activities before June 30 2008 by contacting Dianne Fitzgerald at phone: 831-465-3464, or e-mail: dfitzgerald@benchmarkmanagement.com.

Individual Activities - participants may organize additional activities among themselves with the help (maps, directions, further contact information) of the Hotel and the Local Organizing Committee. Selected options are:

Prices are set by the providers, and may change from time to time.

COMPANION PROGRAMS - July 28 to August 2

Available every day based on interest, and will be organized through the hotel's leisure department and concierge desk. Additional fees may apply.