- Welcome Reception - Prudential Tower Skywalk, Sunday, July 6, 17:30 - 20:30
- Soccer Game - MIT Soccer Field, Wednesday, July 9, 18:00 - 20:30
- Technical Committee and Chapter Chairs Dinner - Wednesday, July 9, 19:30 - 22:00
- Awards Banquet - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Thursday, July 10, 18:00
Welcome Reception - Prudential Tower Skywalk
Sunday, July 6, 17:30 - 20:30
The IGARSS Opening Reception will take place at the Prudential Skywalk – one of the most dramatic venues in New England. The Skywalk is atop the 52-story Prudential Tower right in the middle of Boston. The observatory gives visitors a birds-eye view, making it the perfect vantage point to view the bustling city below. With 360 degrees of floor-to-ceiling windows, the Skywalk affords spectacular sights of the entire Boston area, and, on a clear summer day, the mountains of New Hampshire and even Cape Cod.
The Prudential Center comprises the 'Pru Tower, which is the second tallest building in Boston, along with the City Under Glass Mall, which includes several restaurants and numerous shops. The Prudential Center is connected to the Hynes Convention Center IGARSS conference site and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Soccer Game - MIT Soccer Field
Wednesday, July 9, 18:00 - 20:30
The traditional IGARSS soccer game will be held on MIT's soccer field, Wednesday, July 9 at 18:00. There is no cost, but registration is required. Transportation to the field will be provided.
Technical Committee and Chapter Chairs Dinner
Wednesday, July 9, 19:30 - 22:00
This event provides a venue for discussion of GRSS Technical Committee and Chapter activities accompanied with a fine meal. Members of GRSS Technical Committees and GRSS Chapter Chairs are especially invited, but all IGARSS delegates (and guests) are welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the technical committees and activities of our chapters. Tickets are limited so sign up early.
Awards Banquet - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Thursday, July 10, 18:00
This years’ IGARSS banquet will take place in the Peabody Essex Museum, 16 miles north of Boston in historic Salem, Massachusetts.
Buses will transport guests from the Sheraton Boston Hotel to the ferry dock on Boston Harbor, where we will board a dedicated ferry to Salem. The boat will sail through Boston Harbor, north past Logan Airport, Nahant, Marblehead, in into Salem Harbor. Often referred to America’s Bewitch Seaport, Salem has a long witch-related history, and is the site of the House of Seven Gables. The one half mile walk from the ferry dock, through the center of the quaint city, to the Peabody Essex Museum gives one a good sense of colonial America. Buses will be available for those preferring not to stroll.
The Peabody Essex Museum is America’s oldest continuously operating museum, founded in 1799, a decade and a half after American independence. The PEM is 75 years older than Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collections come from America’s first traders, filled with the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country what it is. Many of the museum’s 2.4 million collected works of art and culture are the best of their kind. Several of the exhibit rooms will be available for viewing before and after dinner.
The scrumptious banquet will take place in the Atrium of the modern museum building. Light entertainment will be provided during dinner by a university a cappella singing group, and of course, awards will be presented.
Entertainment will be provided by The Nor*easters A Cappella Singing Group. The Nor*easters are the oldest a cappella group at Northeastern University. Although the student members love to show off and have fun, their voices together create some beautiful tunes. From hip hop to the oldies, there are no limits to what kind of music these friends take on. During each performance, the Nor*easters hope their audiences see not only how dedicated they are to the world of a cappella, but also how much fun and excitement music brings to our lives.
The return trip will be either by ferry or bus, back to the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
|Summary of the evening's schedule:|
|18:00||Buses depart Sheraton Boston Hotel|
|18:45||Ferry transport from Boston to Salem|
*Images courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum