Dear ARCS Foundation Members and Friends,
I am delighted to invite you officially to the ARCS Foundation 2013 National Annual Meeting, “Science in Paradise: From the Depths of the Ocean to the Edge of the Universe,” in Honolulu, HI, May 29-June 1, 2013. The backdrop of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the broad sweep and openness of the Hawaiian sky and the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Hawaii and particularly our Honolulu Chapter members, are all setting the stage for fantastic event.
The meeting opens on Wednesday with a chance to visit with old friends and meet new ones at a reception at our elegant NAM venue, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. On Thursday and Friday you will have a number of opportunities for celebration and learning, from training that is essential to our ARCS Foundation work, to the celebration luncheon in honor of our ARCS Lights, to experiences designed to increase our knowledge of the cutting edge in science and technology.
Thursday workshops are being offered on Grant Writing, Integrating Planned Giving into Your Fund Development Plan, and Harnessing the Power of the National Website to Increase Chapter Effectiveness. For the first time ever, we are offering a personalized consulting session on the use of the website with Information Strategies Committee members available to work with you on any problems or web-based initiatives you would like to discuss. Plus, there are always countless opportunities for the extremely valuable informal networking with your peers across the country.
Our science speakers and panelists on Thursday night and Friday will fascinate you with topics ranging from the ancient science of Polynesian navigation to the fate of the universe to the Mariana Trench to volcanoes near and far. In addition, the committee has outdone themselves in planning a number of wonderful optional excursions for you, before, during and after the meeting, so I urge you to sign up early and often so that you fully experience “Science in Paradise.”
Finally, as we begin our time together, I want to acknowledge, with appreciation and gratitude, the vision and untiring efforts of the 2013 NAM Committee, the commitment of our wonderful speakers and presenters, Lockheed Martin Corporation’s continued generous support of our efforts, and all of you for making NAM 2013 possible. I hope you will enjoy all that this NAM has to offer and I welcome you to the 2013 ARCS Foundation National Annual Meeting.
Have fun exploring Science in Paradise!
Jeanne B. Berdik
ARCS Foundation, Inc.
- NAM Event Schedule / Grid Format
- NAM Event Schedule / List Format
- NAM Hotel and Travel Information
- NAM Friday Afternoon Optional Tours
- Pre and Post Tour Opportunities
- Things to do On Your Own
Attendees from the ARCS Foundation Chapter with the highest percentage of attendance (excluding the Honolulu Chapter) will be invited to a ride in an outrigger canoe!
IMPORTANT: Event Registration ends on May 13, 2013
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
|Presidents' Breakfast Thursday||$ 44.00|
|SE Oahu||$ 30.00|
|Space Lab/Hurricane Ctr (CLOSED)||$ 30.00|