Activities for Attendees, Companions, and Friends

Opening Reception

A reception in the Engineering Plaza is scheduled for Sunday evening, August 18, 1996, 7:00-9:00pm. Appetizers and soft-drinks are planned together with a no-host bar service.

Southwestern Buffet Dinner

A buffet dinner for all attendees, families and friends is being planned for Monday evening in Aldrich Park. The estimated cost is $25.00 for registered attendees and guests, $15.00 for registered companions, and $5.00 for children under 11.

Conference Luncheons

One Conference luncheon is to be provided as part of the conference fee. Additional tickets are $15.00. Currently, three luncheons are planned:

  1. CIE/EIM Luncheon, Tuesday, 12:00-1:30pm;
  2. DAC/DTM/DFM Luncheon, Monday, 12:00-1:30pm;
  3. Mechanisms/FAS Luncheon, Tuesday, 12:00-1:30.

Western BBQ Lunch

A bar-be-que buffet lunch for all attendees, families, and friends is being planned for Wednesday at noon in Aldrich Park. The estimated cost is $15 for registered attendees and guest, registered companion and children prices will also be available.

Volleyball Tournament

Representatives of volleyball teams (4-6 players), or individuals wishing to join teams, are asked to contact Sundar Krishnamurty ( or Bob Williams (614-593-1096, to register for the 1996 Volleyball Tournament. The "fabulous trophy" now residing at the University of Minnesota will be transfered to the home of the winning team. The competition is tentatively scheduled for Sunday afternoon and Monday evening in Aldrich Park. Practices times can be scheduled as needed.

If you would like to assist in the coordination of other activities for the conference, please contact Bob or Sundar, or Mike McCarthy (714-824-6893,

Companion Program

A companion program is being planned running approximately 10:00am to 3:00pm each of the three days of the conference. Bus transportation is planned to and from:

The transportation cost is $10 for each trip, or $25 for all three trips.

Events in Southern California

Information about events occuring in the Orange County area for the week of August 17-21, 1996 can be obtained through Ticketmaster Online: