14th International Detonation Symposium


Monday Companion Breakfast Buffet

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The Companion Breakfast is scheduled to be held in Boardroom 5 on the 7th floor with a beautiful view of both the Lake and Tubbs Hill, the rocky point directly east of the Resort. It provides a warm welcome to companions & families and an excellent opportunity to meet other companions. You will also hear from local personnel about activities in the area.

Date/Time: Monday, 12 April 2010, 9AM
Duration: 1 hour
Includes: Continental Breakfast
Fee: Free for attendees’ companions and families

Tuesday Silver Valley Mine Tour

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The Sierra Silver Mine Tour at Historic Wallace, the Silver Capital of the World, is the only tour of this kind in the Northwest. The tour offers a rare and exciting opportunity to personally experience the underground world of mining. We will board a trolley and hard hats will be issued at the portal. Lunch will be served. Buses from the right side of the front entrance of the CDA Resort main building.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 9AM
Duration: 6 hours
Includes: Transportation, guide, mining tour, museum, and lunch
Fee: $110 per person (Individuals need to be 8 years of age or older)

Wednesday Aviation Museum and Invention Center Tour

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The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center strives to educate visitors about the historic contribution of aviators and innovators who have helped create modern technology, and celebrate these individuals who have forever changed the way we live. Dr. Forrest Bird, M.D., PhD., ScD., served as a U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot and Technical Air Training Officer during WW II, inventing an advanced pressure breathing system that enabled flying at higher altitude where air pressure was low. By the time the U.S. had become deeply involved in the Vietnam War, Dr. Bird had expanded his novel technology to involve both heart and lung (cardiopulmonary) compromises in medical patient populations. The Babybird® Respirator he invented breathes for premature babies with cardiopulmonary compromises without mechanically damaging the lungs, and reduced the Neonatal mortality from some 70% to less than 10%. His state-of-the-art breathing machines continue to save thousands of critical care patients, the world over. Dr. Bird is an active highly qualified FAA certificated Flight Instructor Pilot and remains an ardent Lecturer as well as Educator. Displaying over 50 planes, several antique cars and many other inventions such as the respirators, an original Intel 4004 computer chip, microwave technology, etc., the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center provides an exciting experience for the whole family. An assortment of finger foods and beverages will be provided during the tour. Buses from the right side of the front entrance of the CDA Resort main building.

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Date/Time: Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 1 PM
Duration: 5 hours
Includes: Transportation and museum tour
Fee: $30 per person

Thursday Wine Tasting and Olive Oil Tasting

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Journey to Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil and taste and create your own Olive Oil. They are harvested on family owned and operated groves. The Coeur d’Alene Wine Cellars is our next stop for a tour of the grounds and a sample wine tasting. They vint fine Washington State Wines in scenic North Idaho. From renowned Columbia Valley vineyards, the winery handcrafts award winning Syrahs and Viognier. Buses from the right side of the front entrance of the CDA Resort main building.

Date/Time: Thursday, 15 April 2010, 12:30PM
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Transportation, guide and wine tasting
Fee: $69 per person (Individuals need to be 21 years of age or older)

Thursday Banquet on the Boats

Lake Coeur d’Alene gets its name from early French traders who found the locals to have a “heart of the awl,” when it came to trading practices. The Lake is located 2,128 feet above sea level, is about 25 miles long, with over 125 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 120 feet. The symposium’s banquet will be on the Lake Coeur d’Alene, cruising on a triple-boat (three boats are linked together and guests are free to walk from boat to boat), enjoying delectable dinner buffets and great views of local wildlife, secluded lake homes, and watching the sun set on the world's only floating golf green. Each registered participant and ticketed companion will get 2 drink tickets as you come on board. Boats will leave the deck at 7:00PM. Dress: casual.

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Date/Time: Thursday, 15 April 2010, 6:30PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: cruise and dinner
Fee: $70 per person ($30 per under-12yrs)