Congress Special Events
Congress Reception (evening of June 17)
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, site of the private Congress Reception, is a unique museum committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. It is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.
The reception will be held on the main level and outdoor Courtyard, but the entire museum will be available to our guests to explore the permanent and featured exhibits. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the museum. To learn more about the museum and exhibitions, go to www.broadmuseum.msu.edu. This is a rare opportunity to network with colleagues amidst a one-of-a-kind setting.
Congress Banquet (June 18)
The site of the Congress’ 2014 banquet will be a familiar Michigan State University landmark—Spartan Stadium. The stadium, which officially opened in 1923 at its current location, is the tallest building in East Lansing and provides a great panoramic view of the campus. It provides a spacious, unique, inviting and interesting venue in walking distance of the Kellogg Center, our conference site.
The Huntington Club, located in Spartan Stadium so as to overlook the playing field, will feature a wide variety of regional Michigan foods. After selecting your favorite foods from the various food and beverage stations, we will gather together at tables overlooking the campus for our Congress Banquet.
Confirmation: You will receive an automatic confirmation of your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces the organizers to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. However, Michigan State University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Refunds: If your request to cancel your registration is received in writing by May 30, 2014, a 50% refund will be issued. Send your written request to Diane Drago at email@example.com. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send an authorized substitute.
Access: Michigan State University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the conference planner at 734-747-2746 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the conference.
Diane Drago, Conference Coordinator
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