ICALEPCS'95 Companion Program
and Special Events

Sunday, October 29, 1995
An Evening Welcome Cocktail Gathering

Time : 6:30 p.m.
Where: Edelweiss Room (43rd Floor)

Monday, October 30, 1995


Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Edelweiss Room (43rd Floor)
Cost: Free for Companion (charge for extra person)

An opportunity to meet the Chicago Hostess Committee and others who will be sharing the tours.

Monday, October 30, 1995


Cost: $21.00 per person

Alternatives will be discussed at the Get Acquainted Breakfast.
Your patment will be refunded at the Registration Desk.

Suggested independent evening events:

John Hancock Tower - breathtaking view of the outer drive roadway along the lake-front and the lights of the nearby central city.

Sears Tower - panoramic view of Chicago from the top of the tallest building in the world.

Tuesday, October 31, 1995
Tour of Argonne and Fermi Laboratories and "The Cave"

Time: 0800
Cost: Free (including a box lunch)
Transportation: buses with be in front of the hotel

(Half of the busses will go to Argonne first and the others to Fermilab first. After lunch at the labs, the busses will exchange destinations.)

The two facilities we will be seeing at the Argonne National Laboratory are the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the CAVE (a virtual reality visualization facility). The APS is a synchrotron radiation x-ray source that provides super-intense x- rays for basic and applied research in materials science, biology and medicine, chemistry, physics, geology, and environmental science. The tour will include the main control room and a view of the experimental floor, now being populated with experimental facilities.

The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) is one of four such sophisticated virtual reality facilities in the world. The CAVE lets scientists "see","touch",and "hear" data from their research. Based on the technology that has popularized virtual reality games in the entertainment industry The CAVE interactively simulates scientific experiments and industrial situations in three dimensions. Three sets of projectors and mirrors overlap two pictures on each of three screens. Stereographic glasses translate the pictures into a hologram-like image which can be seen by a small group of people in the CAVE.

The Fermilab Laboratory tour includes the accelerators main control room, the control areas of the CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab) and the D-Zero experiments. These two experiments recently announced the discovery of the top quark; the accelerator was integral in making that discovery possible. The tour also includes a visit to the Fermilab Proton Linac, and the Neutron Therapy Facility. This facility, until recently, treated a large number of cancer patients with some considerable amount of success. For those interested there will also be a stop at a large non- operational physics experiment. (The choice of a non-operational experiment is to allow access to the experimental hall so that you can observe the scope of high energy physics experimentation.)

Tuesday Evening, October 31, 1995
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Avenue
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Cost: Ticket prices range from $31 to $61 each*
Transportation: Walking or taxi (1 mi. - 1.6 km)
There are a limited number of seats available for an evening at Orchestra Hall with the world renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Mozart and Bruckner program will feature Daniel Berenboine as conductor and soloist.
* Ticket Information:
Main Floor: rows (from stage) 5, 12, and 13: $61. Rows 16, 17, and 18: $51.
Top Balcony: rows 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18 (high rows in top balcony): $31.

Wednesday, November 1, 1995
Shopping Trip

Place: Gurnee Mill Outlet Mall
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $18.00

Alternatives will be discussed at the Get Acquainted Breakfast.
Your patment will be refunded at the Registration Desk.

Wednesday Evening, November 1, 1995
Andrew Lloyd Webber's
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Place: Chicago Theater, 175 N. State Street
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $48.00 each
Transportation: Walking or taxi (0.9 mi. - 1.4 km)
We have a limited number of seats for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Returning to the Chicago Theater for a short run, this entertaining musical is based on the Old Testament story of Joseph and stars Donny Osmond. This is a sold out production.

Thursday, November 2, 1995
Suggested independent sightseeing:

John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Adler Planetarium. Admission at the door ranges from $4 to $8. These facilities are walking distance from each other, with a long walk through Grant Park from the hotel. Taxis or buses can be used for the 2.25 mile (3.6 km) trip.

Thursday Evening
Conference Dinner

Program: Dinner at the Art Institute with a special showing of the Monet Exhibit
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. View Monet Exhibit, 7:30 dinner.
Place: The Art Institute of Chicago
South Michigan Avenue at Adams Street
Transportation: Buses from hotel

You start the evening with an exclusive showing of Monet Paintings from all parts of the world. This major retrospective of Monet's works is not a traveling exhibit and will only be shown in Chicago. The paintings were gathered from around the world, many not seen before in the United States, and many from private collections. Cocktails will be served near the Chagall stained glass windows, followed by a delicious banquet-style dinner.

One dinner ticket is included with conference registration. If a companion wishes to attend, another ticket is required. The price of an additional ticket is $45.


It is necessary to make advance arrangements for the Companion Program tours and transportation. We request that you have your reservation in by Tuesday, October 10th (same as registration deadline). Please remember that there are a limited number of tickets available for the evening programs (Chicago Symphony Orchestra and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"). These will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and are open to all conference attendees. If you wish to participate in these events, get your registration in early! All companion program fees must be included with the regular registration fees. See registration form for a summary of all fees.

We look forward to your visit with us in October-November. Illinois is a beautiful and exciting state and Chicago is a place of happenings! We have planned events that we feel that you will enjoy. We hope that you'll join us and have a wonderful time exploring this great city "Chicago."

Companion Hostess Committee:

Arlene Knott,
Irma Kraimer,
Carolyn Lenkszus,
Gail McDowell, and
Sherrol Shea.

Traveler Safety Tips:

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