Important details about the 2011 ISB Convention in San Francisco:
For a list of presenters by the day for the 2011 ISB convention at San Francisco State University, June 6th-11th, click here (the young bassist program will be taught by many of these same presenters, YB schedule to be announced, for a general description of the young bassists program, click here.)
If you have not yet made your on-campus housing reservations, the deadline is May 1st. Click here for forms to fax or email in, to be received at the ISB office no later than Sunday, May 1st (form includes tips for finding off-campus housing), or you can register for housing online by clicking here. We will contact you if your first choice isn’t available. For basic information about on-campus stays, click here for a newsletter from San Francisco State University’s conference services department. Specific check-in and check-out instructions for SFSU on-campus housing will not be available to us until the first week of May. Wireless internet access will be available at various points on the campus.
For those traveling with your bass in a trunk, we have found a resource for leaving your bass trunk at the San Francisco Airport (SFO). Once you’ve claimed your baggage and trunk, go to the International Terminal departure level, near the United Airlines and on the way to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and look for the Airport Travel Agency office. With an advance registration by calling (650) 877-0422, or by emailing either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, you can store your trunk for $15 per day (without reservation, $20 per day.) The Airport Travel Agency is open 7 AM to 11 PM. Earlier pick up is possible if scheduled in advance for an additional charge. Allow for up to 15 minutes to pick up or drop off your trunk. Payment due by cash or with Visa, MC or AmEx when you drop off your trunk.
For shuttle transportation between the San Francisco Airport and San Francisco State University (the Holloway campus) or any of the hotels in the area, a special one-way rate of $15 per person plus gratuity (traveling without bass) is available with a reservation through Super Shuttle at this link. If you are traveling with your bass, either in a trunk or a bag, you must make an advance reservation by June 1st for a dedicated van by completing the form available at the same web page, and emailing to the dispatcher as instructed. The cost for a dedicated van one-way, which will hold up to 4 passengers and two basses in a trunk, is $100 plus gratuity. Questions? Email info@ISBworldoffice.com.
Stay tuned for more convention details!