PACT 2011 Events
Monday - Welcome Reception
Tuesday - Poster Session and Reception
Wednesday - Excursion to NASA
Wednesday - Banquet
Thursday - Moody Gardens
There are several events planned during the week.
Participation in all events is included with PACT registration.
Registration in tutorials and workshops includes participation
in the events on the day of the tutorial or workshop and on the
preceding evening, if applicable.
5:30pm-7:30pm - Hotel Galvez Pool Area.
The PACT welcome reception will be held Monday evening in
the pool area of the Hotel Galvez.
Please join us for beverages and light appetizers as we
welcome you to Galveston and watch the sunset over the gulf.
At 5:00pm the group will assemble in the Mission Status Center for some
interesting presentations by JSC staff.
1.00pm - Departure from Hotel Galvez.
Immediately after lunch we will assemble in front of the Hotel Galvez
and we will board busses that will take us to the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
After arriving at JSC, we will take the
NASA Tram Tour that provides a behind the scenes glimpse of the
like of the original Mission Control Center and real working areas such
as the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility or the current Mission Control Center.
After the Tram Tour, we'll return to the Space Center and will
have a snack and enjoy the exhibits.
Inventing the Future, Space Exploration at Johnson Space Center,
Dr. Kamlesh Lulla,
Director for University Research, Collaborations and Partnership Office.
Software Architecting and Design for Early Stage Verification,
Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division, Engineering Directorate
Following the presentations and Q&A, we'll board the busses and
head back to Galveston.
7.00pm - The Tremont House, Galveston.
The conference banquet will be at the
The Tremont House, another Wyndham Grand hotel located on the
Strand in Galveston, Texas.
There will be options to go directly to the Tremont from the
NASA trip or for people to first return to the Galvez and then
come to the Tremont.
The banquet is sponsored by a generous donation from Samsung.
5:30pm, following PACT closing.
We have a arranged a private event for PACT attendees at
the Moody Gardens aquarium.
We will have exclusive access to the aquarium and also
``behind the scenes'' access to some of the exhibits, including
personal penguin encounters in which small groups will get to
interact with penguins. The evening will include a meal.