Conference Social Event

The conference social event is a 3-hour Ocean wildlife cruise onboard of catamaran Island Explorer organized by Island Packers Cruises. The cruise starts on Monday, August 1st at 1:30 pm.

At 1:00 pm, we will gather in the foyer of Tides Ballroom (1st floor of the conference hotel) and walk to the Island Packers Office in the Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard): 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Recommendations for the cruise:

- Wear sunscreen (SoCal is on the same latitude as Northern Africa)

- Wear a hat (for sunlight protection)

- Wear low heeled, rubber soled shoes with good grip

- Bring sunglasses

- Hold onto hand rails when moving about or standing, and watch how and where you step

- If you are sensitive to motion sickness (sea sickness), consider taking motion sickness medicine prior to the trip

- Temperatures on the water can be ~ 5 degrees Celsius colder than on the shore. Bring a jacket in case it gets chilly/windy

Island Explorer is Coast Guard inspected and is operated by an experienced captain and crew. Island Explorer's twin hulls mean less roll and smoother ride.

Conference Welcome Dinner

The Conference Welcome Dinner in a Brazilian restaurant Moqueca starts at 5:15 pm on Monday, August 1st, immediately following the Ocean Wildlife Cruise. The restaurant is in the same building (2nd floor) as the Island Packers Office.