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Closing Networking Reception

Closing Networking Reception

Social Event You Don't Want To Miss


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Don't miss out on the opportunity to socialize and network with fellow attendees at the WTC Closing Networking Reception at the California Academy of Sciences.  The Academy brings the whole universe under one roof - an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and more.  The Academy will be closed to the public to allow WTC attendees, guests, children and exhibitors private access to this one of a kind venue.   

World class food and entertainment will make this an event you don't want to miss!

Live Entertainment by Foreverland

The Electrifying 14-piece Tribute to Michael Jackson, has been leading a larger-than-life celebration of his musical legacy from coast to coast.  A different kind of tribute band, you won’t see any impersonations here. Instead, Foreverland simply aims to honor and do justice to the music and spirit of the King of Pop. Throughout this truly unforgettable performance, die-hard fans will relive their favorite MJ moments, and younger crowds will rediscover the amazing music that remains timeless.

The band has mesmerized audiences around the country with their one-of-a-kind performances of the music of Michael Jackson, and they continue to play to bigger and bigger crowds. Foreverland’s four dynamic vocalists, powerhouse rhythm section, and slamming horn section recreate hits like “I Want You Back,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Thriller” from the Jackson 5 era through the end of Michael’s incredible career with energy, groove, and force.

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Academy Exhibits Open Just for WTC

Network with your fellow WTC attendees while visitng the deepest coral reef exhibit in the world, a 4-story tropical rainforest, a towering T-Rex skeleton, a colony of African penguins and a fully-immersive digital screen by which to fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe.  These are just a handful of the many exciting venues, exhibits and animals found within the new Academy.

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This is a ticketed reception with a separate registration fee.  Entry will only be granted to attendees and children that purchase tickets in advance in addition to Congress registration.  Please note that there is limited ticket availability for this event.  No entry is permitted without a ticket.  Tickets are $65 for adults, $25 for children 16 and uner.

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Child-friendly Event

Children are permitted with the purchase of a ticket.  There will be a specific "child-friendly" area where catering is geared to children.  Children are also permitted to view all exhibits while be accompanied by an adult.


Roundtrip bus transportation is included with the purchase of a ticket.  Transportation will begin at 6:30 pm from the Moscone West Convention Center.  Return service will drop off at the Moscone West Convention Center throughout the event with the last bus leaving the California Academy of Sciences at 11:15 pm.

Academy History

The Academy was founded in 1853 to conduct natural science research. Today, the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability continues to discover, document and share knowledge of the natural world.

The Institute supports world-class scientists, researchers, fellows, and graduate students in 12 fields of study. Through expeditions around the globe and investigations in the lab, they strive to understand the evolution and interconnectedness of life and guide critical conservation decisions. It’s their collective effort that is pushing the scientific envelope, informing Academy exhibits and programs, and helping citizens here and abroad to be sustainable stewards of Earth’s biodiversity.

Learn more about Academy scientists and their work.