International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition 2016

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Things To Do

Lunch Cruise

On Friday, July 8, ICMPC14 will break at 12:30 pm for excursions. This will be a great opportunity to explore San Francisco and the surrounding bay area. To start off the excursions, ICMPC14 is organizing an optional conference lunch cruise through Hornblower Cruises. Tickets for the lunch cruise may be purchased through the registration portal when you register for the conference. If you already registered but would like to join the cruise, please contact Kerry Bosch ( Lunch cruise tickets will be for sale until June 17, at which time we will need a final head count and no additional tickets will be sold.

Boarding for the lunch cruise begins at 1:15 pm and will depart promptly at 1:30 pm from Pier 3 (see map below). Do not be late! We will be cruising on the San Francisco Spirit's main deck around the San Francisco Bay, with views that include Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. Lunch will be a buffet consisting of both vegetarian and carnivorous options.



CCRMA tour, dance workshop & jam session

We are excited to meet those of you who have RSVP'd to tour the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), participate in an Indian folk dance workshop, and/or join in a jam session. This event will be held at CCRMA, Stanford University, on Friday July 8, from 4:30-8:30pm. If you signed up for the charter bus, it will pick everyone up at 3:45pm in front of Pier 3, along the Embarcadero. The bus will depart from CCRMA at 8:45pm and will return to the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.The CCRMA tours will be held from 5-6pm and the introduction to Bhangra dance workshop will also be held from 5-6pm. The jam session will be held from 6-8pm at the CCRMA stage for those interested. CCRMA will provide several fake books,
a drum set, upright and electric bass, electric guitar, and piano, and microphones. For horns and winds, please bring your own instruments. Any questions & suggestions please let us know by contacting Nette Worthey ( Snacks will be provided.


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