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Special Events

Network with colleagues, visit famous San Francisco/Bay Area sites, and enhance your conference experience by attending these exciting special events, open to all NCSS conference attendees.

Reception - An Evening at the San Jose Gurudwara

The architecturally magnificent Gurudwara in San Jose (approximately 60 miles from Moscone West), is a unique venue for this celebration of teachers and social studies education. A celebration connecting us with the heritage of the Sikh-American community. Join NCSS President Terry Cherry for this all-access event, open to all NCSS conference attendees.

This engaging evening includes networking opportunities, a tour, an exhibition viewing, cultural activities, and a traditional vegetarian Langar.



4:00PM - Departure from Moscone West

6:00PM - Arrival

6:15PM - Speeches: Welcome; President’s Keynote; Perspectives

7:00PM - Tour of Gurudwara and exhibition gallery

7:30PM - Langar (Vegetarian meal)

8:15PM - Departure to San Francisco

This is a ticketed (RSVP required, but no charge) event. Transportation is provided for NCSS conference attendees. Light refreshments and snacks will be served on the buses.

Reception at City Lights Bookstore

Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States, a place where booklovers from across the country and around the world come to browse, read, and soak in the ambiance of alternative culture’s only literary landmark. Experience it for yourself at this small reception for NCSS attendees.

Fee:  $10

Reception at the Asian Art Museum

Strategically located on the Pacific Rim and serving one of the most diverse communities in the United States, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco serves as the ideal host of one of the social highlights of the conference, in a lovely setting opposite City Hall on UN Plaza. Come for the reception and networking while you browse through one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian Art in the world.

Fee: $15

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this reception.