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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

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon, the world’s longest running musical revue and one of the most popular San Francisco attractions, is a high-energy pop culture satire and the perfect night out at the conference. Seen by over six million people around the world, BBB continues to delight with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats.

Fee:  $58