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Special Events

Welcome Reception- Neighborhoods of San Francisco

Moscone Center South Lobby

Sunday, July 15, 2018
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Conference attendees are invited to attend a Welcome Reception, sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society, on Sunday, July 15 from 5:00 – 6:30pm. This reception will be held immediately following the Tutorial Sessions at the Moscone Center in beautiful downtown San Francisco. The Moscone Center is located just a five-minute walk from the San Francisco Marriott, by following the walkways through the blooming Yerba Buena Gardens. You will enjoy an authentic taste of the city of San Francisco, with samplings from its most famous neighborhoods such as North Beach, Chinatown and Ghirardelli Square. And of course, there will be a fantastic selection of California wines and local beers on tap. Don’t miss this kickoff event- it’s a great way to start your week at ICM2018. Access to this reception is included with your Conference registration.


Exhibit/Poster Hall, Moscone Center South, Level 2

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Exhibit/Poster Hall for a taste of the best local beers as you network among the poster sessions and exhibits. Access to this event is included with your Conference registration.

Women in in Magnetism Networking Reception

Rotunda, Upper Mezzanine Level

Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Expand your professional network! Don’t miss the Women in Magnetism Networking Event, sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society. This is an opportunity to become acquainted with women in the profession and to discuss a range of topics including leadership, work-life balance, and professional development. All graduate students, researchers and retirees are encouraged to attend. Access to this reception is included with your Conference registration.

Banquet at The Exploratorium

Pier 15 (Embarcadero @ Green Street)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00pm – 10:00pm


All ICM2018 attendees and their guests are invited to attend a banquet event at the famed Exploratorium at Pier 15. This is an event not to be missed!

You will have private access to all of the amazing hands-on exhibits in the Bechtel Central Gallery of the museum, heralded as an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception. You will be entertained by daring aerialists from Earth Circus Productions, serenaded by the sounds of DJ Amy Robbins, and your inner foodie will be satisfied with an authentic taste of Mexican food and drink.

*To attend this event, you must purchase tickets for you and your guest(s) when you register for ICM2018. NOTE: Tickets are not included with your ICM2018 Conference Registration. Registration opens March 15, 2018.

Discounted Exploratorium Tickets

Want to see MORE at the Exploratorium?

Not able to attend the Banquet but want to check out the Exploratorium and all of the cool exhibits like "Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art"?

If you would like to visit the Exploratorium during your week in San Francisco, or spend more time in other parts of the museum not included in the Banquet, we are pleased to offer all ICM2018 attendees 20% off admission. Just show your Conference name badge when you purchase your admission ticket. Offer is good for three tickets per badge.