IEEE

17th IEEE
International Pulsed Power Conference

June 29 thru July 2, 2009
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

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Social Events

Social Events

Fees and ordering information will be found on the registration portion of the website.

Companion Program

Our Companion/Social program offers great opportunities to get out and explore the sights in the Washington DC area. The program is open to both attendees and their registered companions.

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
EVENT: THE SMITHSONIAN SHUTTLE
TIME: 9:30AM – 5:30 PM
COST: FREE

Smithsonian

Enjoy the convenience of a free private shuttle to the Smithsonian Museums that line the National Mall. During the trip to the Mall a professional tour guide will provide an overview of the various Smithsonian Museums and current special exhibits. Door-to-door drop off service will be provided to the following Museum’s:

The shuttle will depart the Mayflower hotel for the National Mall on the following schedule: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Return service back to the Mayflower Hotel will be offered picking up at the Smithsonian Castle Informational Center on the following schedule: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, and 5:00pm.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
EVENT: UNDERCOVER CAPITAL ~ THE SPIES OF WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH LUNCH AT CHADWICK’S IN GEORGETOWN
TIME: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
COST: $40 (lunch inclusive)

Capital BuildingWith a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer as guide, this riding tour will entertain guests with the sights of the city and little known spy stories involving some of the most famous people and buildings in Washington. The tour will explore the neighborhoods around the present Russian Embassy on Upper Wisconsin Avenue and provide a rich history of espionage involving people both famous and infamous, embassies, apartments, restaurants, even the revered Washington National Cathedral!

Guests will take a respite for lunch at Chadwick’s in Georgetown. Located on K Street, Chadwick’s was often used as a drop point by one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history, Aldridge Ames. The lunch will include a personal briefing with Gary Powers, founder of the Cold War Museum and son of CIA Intelligence officer and U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over Russia in 1960.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
EVENT: NEWSEUM ~ THE INTERACTIVE MUSEUM OF NEWS
TIME: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
COST: $20 (transportation and entry ticket included)

Newseum

Guests will visit one of the newest highlights in the U.S. capital, the Newseum, the interactive museum of news. Opened to the public in April 2008, the 250,000 square foot facility offers five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Escorted by a licensed tour guide, guests will explore the Great Hall of News where they will be surrounded by a continuous flow of breaking news as well as historic video and sound clips. The Halls’ soaring, 90-foot-high atrium showcases modern news gathering techniques and broadcast icons.

The museum has many exhibits of note, including the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled including the Marines raising Old Glory on Iwo Jima, the joyful reunion of a returning POW and his family, and a firefighter cradling an injured infant after the Oklahoma City bombing. Another featured exhibit includes the 911 Gallery, which chronicles numerous aspects of the events of September 11, 2001 including front page headlines from around the world, first-person accounts from reporters and photographers, and a tribute to William Biggart, a photojournalist who died covering the attacks.