21st Annual Meeting
Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – 15, 2011
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 16, 2011
Washington, DC, USA
Friday Afternoon Tours
Please note that these tours require advanced registration as part of the online conference registration process (via the IADMS Annual Meeting website). All tours are open to delegates and their guests and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited space. All prices quoted are in US Dollars.
All tours are subject to change. You must register by September 9. Limited on-site registration for tours may be possible if space is available, but is not guaranteed.
Friday, October 14
All tours start after the conclusion of the IADMS Business Meeting (2:15 pm)
Start the afternoon with an exhilarating jog along the National Mall with personal fitness trainer and running coach, Michael Hamberger. Mike is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and multi-sport athlete whose run-splits consistently rank in the top 10. In 2008, Mike finished second in the Boston Marathon. Mike is the "go to” trainer for athletes in the DC area wishing to reach peak performance. Mike will guide participants through a 45-minute session of stretching and light calisthenics followed by a run along the National Mall.
Cost: $30 per person
Bike the Sites Tour
The tour is a 2½ hour ride that is a unique activity and environmentally friendly. The trip includes a ride around the National Mall and the Potomac’s Tidal Basin, featuring over 50 of the most famous attractions. The tour makes frequent stops along the way. You will visit the US Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian Museums and the National Galleries of Art, plus the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam and Einstein Memorials, just to name a few.
Cost: $78 per person
Wet and Wild in DC!
Guests are welcome to rent one of the many boats our specialty water company has to offer. Guests can sail, kayak or even canoe down the Potomac River in Georgetown and take in all the sights and sounds via waterway. (2 hours)
Cost: $22 per person in a kayak; $16 per person in a canoe
The United States Capitol Tour
The US Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Guests will visit the US Capitol Visitors Center, the Hall of Columns, the restored Old Supreme Court Chamber, and the Crypt beneath the Rotunda. Guests will also view the US Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.
Cost: $53 per person
Masterbuilders of the Federal City
Guests will enjoy a walking tour of Washington architecture led by 4th generation Washingtonian and author, Jeanne Fogle. The tour includes the White House, the Treasury Building, Decatur House, Renwick Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Octagon, the Department of the Interior and three centuries of architectural styles from some of Washington’s premier architects.
Cost: $68 per person
Washington National Cathedral
Consecrated in 1990 after 83 years of construction, the Washington National Cathedral is one of the outstanding examples of Gothic architecture in the United States and 6th largest cathedral in the world. Guests will privately tour the cathedral while your guide points out such particulars as the colorful Space Window with its sliver of moon rock, the Canterbury Pulpit that was the site of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s last sermon, the 10,500 pipe organ, and the Children’s Chapel with its child-sized chairs and organ. In addition, guests will see St. John’s Chapel with its famous American history tombs of President Wilson and Helen Keller.
Cost: $67 per person
At Home with Presidents and Ambassadors
Guests will visit the home of the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, in the Kalorama section of DC. On display are objects from the White House, family items, memorabilia, and elaborate gifts of state. Guests will also have a private tour of the Anderson House, the Beaux Arts winter home of Isabel and Ambassador Lars Anderson III, showcasing extensive Italian marble, decorative moldings, 18 carat gold gilding, and fine European and Asian art. A tour of Embassy Row will follow.
Cost: $83 per person
Revised 23 August 2011