Washington DC Conference Itinerary
Thursday, August 23:
Arrive in Washington, check into the Hyatt: 1000 H St. NW
5:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception - Hyatt Grand Foyer. Greet old friends and meet new friends. Pick up your name tag and goodie bag. Cash bar available.
6:00 p.m.: Elliot's Lecture #1 -The “C” Of “D.C.” : Christopher Columbus ~
Hyatt Constitution Ballroom
7:00 p.m.: Seated Dinner ~ Hyatt Constitution Ballroom.
Friday, August 24:
9:15 a.m.: Elliot's Lecture #2 - The Potomac River: Its Amazing Flow Through American History ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom.
10:15 a.m.: break. Get ready for our Potomac lunch cruise!
10:45 a.m.: board buses for lunch cruise
11:20 a.m.: arrive at docks for lunch cruise and begin boarding
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.: Odyssey Potomac River Lunch Cruise
2:45 p.m.: back at Hyatt -- go rest in your room or visit in the lobby
4:00 - 5:00 p.m..: Elliot's Lecure #3 -Pierre Charles L’Enfant: The Tumultuous Life Of The Man Who Invented Washington D.C. ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom
Evening free to enjoy one of Washington DC's fabulous restaurants for dinner and perhaps a view of the monuments at night. Bob and Darian will have plenty of suggestions, as will the Hyatt concierge in the lobby.
Saturday, August 25:
9:15 a.m.: Elliot's Lecture #4 -The Capital Of American Literature: Our Very Own Mark Twain ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom
10:30 a.m.: Elliot's Lecure #5 - The History Of Museums ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom
Afternoon free. Try a museum. So many to choose from!
6:30 p.m.: Seated Dinner ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom
8:00 p.m.: Elliot's Lecture #6 - The Tragic Genius Of Edgar Allan Poe & His Tortured D.C.-Baltimore Connections ~ Hyatt Independence Ballroom
Sunday, August 26:
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Optional accomodations available after the conference, Sunday August 26 & Monday August 27 at group rate (based on availability), each day open for you to explore on your own (call Darian to book)
Monday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 28:
Travel Days, for those who stayed extra nights
Note: extra nights also available before the conference (based on availability), Tuesday August 21 & Wednesday August 22 (call Darian to book)
The Grand Hyatt's lobby, great for relaxing and visiting