13th International Detonation Symposium Tours and Activities
Sunday, July 23, 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Grande Promenade (3rd floor)
- Register or check-in from 3:00PM onwards to receive your symposium name tag and information packet. Light ouer'd vuers and soft drinks will be served from 5:00PM. Cash bar.
INTRODUCTION TO AREA ACTIVITIES
Monday, July 24, 9:00AM to 10:00AM, Brandon Room (4th floor)
- World-class museums and world-class shopping. A famous battleship and a famous harbor. Pro sports, historic home tours, wide sandy beaches, sunset cruises and performing arts. Exciting restaurants and festivals too numerous to mention. Sound good? Hear more at this presentation by the Norfolk Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
Monday, July 24, 12:00PM to 1:00PM, Providence and Poplar Rooms (4th floor)
- Registrants and ticket holders only.
Monday, July 24, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Nauticus Center
- Registrants and ticket holders are invited to go to Nauticus for a tour and dinner.
- Make a left from the hotel entrance on to Waterside Drive and walk three blocks (500m) to Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, a spectacular maritime-themed science center also berthing the USS Wisconsin.
- Starting sharp at 5pm tour the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy, then explore the science center to glimpse the nautical power of the sea, mingle with fish and touch a live shark!
- Enjoy a buffet dinner starting at 6:30PM in the Living Sea Landing area. Water and iced tea will be served with dinner. Cash bar.
Tuesday, July 25, 3:30PM to 5:30PM, Monticello and Merrimac Rooms (1st floor)
- Registrants only.
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG OVERVIEW
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 leaving at 8:15AM and returning by 2:00PM
- Purchase tickets with symposium pre-registration by Friday, June 30th
- Depart via motor coach with your tour guide to Williamsburg, Virginia
- the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest and most
populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here lies the origins of the
idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. Your
guide will provide interesting and informative narration during your ride
about the historic Virginia Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area.
- Once you arrive in Williamsburg, you will step back into the 18th century
while strolling through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. Your historical
interpreter will guide you through the past and the events that helped shape
America's history as you enjoy a one and one half hour leisurely walking
tour through the restored area of this lovely colonial capital city (actual
walk is approximately 4-5 blocks).
- Following your overview tour, enjoy free time to shop and browse in the
many unique specialty shops in Merchants Square and the restored area. High
quality apparel, gifts, jewelry, unusual quilts, beautiful furniture and
holiday decorations are but a few of the offerings found in this quaint,
picturesque shopping area. Lunch will be on your own in one of the four
historic Colonial Taverns located in the restored area, or in one of the
many restaurants located in Merchants Square. Choices include world class
gourmet dining in such establishments as The Trellis, Berrets Seafood and
the Williamsburg Inn, or more casual choices at Seasons Café, Aroma
Coffeehouse, and many others. Your tour guide will point out all of the
dining options as you walk through town.
- Price: $29.00 per person. No charge for children two years of age and under.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 leaving at 12:15PM and returning by 5:30PM
- Enjoy a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement, the re-created village of
Jamestown, which tells the story of the English inhabitants and the Native
Americans who lived here. Established as a business venture in 1607 by The
Virginia Company of England, Jamestown was the first permanent settlement
in the New World. Jamestown represents an enduring legacy of language, culture
- Through an introductory film, "Jamestown - The Beginning", and expansive
indoor exhibition galleries, you will discover the political, social and
economic factors that led to the colonization of the New World, the culture
of the Powhatan Indians of coastal Virginia at the time of the English arrival,
and the first century of the Virginia colony when Jamestown served as its
- Outside, history comes alive in re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village,
a colonial fort, and the three ships - Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery
- that transported English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Costumed historical
interpreters demonstrate work and everyday life of the era and engage visitors
in a variety of activities.
- Special preparations are underway for the 400th anniversary celebration
in 2007 of the founding of Jamestown. Many new and exciting exhibits are
planned and will be opening in 2006 in anticipation of the anniversary.
- Enjoy shopping in the beautiful gift shop, for unique items for home and
garden as well as "Made in Virginia" items.
- Price: $53.00 per person. No charge for children two years of age and under. Price includes box lunch on coach. Vegetarian lunch can be provided.
The tour company’s cancellation policy is that no refunds will be issued after June 30th. Last minute participants will be accommodated on a space-available basis only, and ticket prices on site will be an additional $3.00 per person. Every attempt will be made to include all the sites mentioned within these itineraries, however, all itineraries are subject to change depending on adverse weather etc.
Symposium Banquet and Reception
Thursday, July 27, 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Grande Promenade & Ballroom (3rd floor)
Registrants and ticket holders are invited to the Banquet Reception starting at 6:00PM in the Grande Promenade. Cash bar.
The Providence and Poplar ballroom doors open at 7:00PM for dinner.
An after-dinner presentation will be provided by Prof. Richard Whittecar of Old Dominion University on fresh-water tidal wetlands in the area.