StaRGazing 2011 Schedule

Friday, February 18

3:00-10:00pm: Registration Open  

4:00pm: Games Open Beverly Hills Room
  Hospitality Open Calabasas Room

5:00-6:00pm: Meet the Mensa Regional Vice Chair Hollywood Room

6:00-7:00pm: Dinner served Calabasas Room

7:00-8:00pm: Gene Schneider, Adult ADD Adventure: Concept, Criteria, Cause, Coping, Capabilities Ventura II/III Room
  Quixote, a film by master puppeteer Steven Ritz-Barr Hollywood Room

7:30pm: Generation X/Y Meet & Greet Warner Center Room

8:00pm: Stratton Lindenmeyer, Joke-Off Ventura I Room
  Pub Crawl Departs Lobby

8:30-10:30pm: Ed You, Werewolves and Villagers Warner Center Room

9:00pm: Coffeehouse Ventura I Room

9:30pm: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) Wine Tasting StaRGazers Lounge

Saturday, February 19

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast served Calabasas Room

9:00am-Noon: Registration Open  

9:00am: Karen Hudson, How Clothing Reveals Character Ventura II/III Room
  Orv Beach, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: How Isaac Newton Would Have Done It With Software Hollywood Room

10:30am: Linda Kime and Heidi Stromburg, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Day of the Dead and Milagros Ventura II/III Room
10:30-11:30am: Jessica Klein, The Price of Perfection: A Look at Cheating in School and Life Hollywood Room
10:30-11:45am: Jay Friedlander, Boggle Warner Center Room

Noon-1:00pm: Lunch served Calabasas Room

1:00-5:30pm: Registration Open  

1:00pm: Tim Callahan, The Universal Myth: Why We Die Ventura II/III Room
1:00-2:15pm: Matthew Des Lauriers, Island of Fogs: Archaeological and Ethnohistoric Investigations of Isla Cedros, Baja California, Mexico Hollywood Room
1:00-2:00pm: Stratton Lindenmeyer, Dr. IQ Trivia Warner Center Room
1:00-2:15pm: Wine Tasting Woodland Hills Room

2:15-4:15pm: Ed You, Werewolves and Villagers Warner Center Room

2:30pm: Dennis Lynch, Hershey: The Man, the Town, the Chocolate Ventura II/III Room
  David Plotner, More Than Just Carrots: A Look at Ocular Anatomy, Eye Disease, and Nutrition Hollywood Room
  New Member Reception Woodland Hills Room

4:00pm: David Kennedy, The Health and Social Impacts of Ingested Fluoride Ventura II/III Room
  Benjamin Zycher, Hot Topics in Economics: The Mirage of Renewable Energy Hollywood Room
4:00-5:00pm: Singles Mingle! Woodland Hills Room

4:15-5:30pm Jay Friedlander, Carnelli Warner Center Room

5:30-6:30pm: Dinner served Calabasas Room

6:45-7:30pm: Rum Tasting Hollywood Room

7:30-9:00pm: Roger Steffens, Multimedia Celebration of the Life of Bob Marley Ventura II/III Room
7:30-9:30pm: Murder Mystery Game Hollywood Room

9:00-10:30pm: Comedians Vanda Mikoloski, Andrea Cavanaugh, and Erik Passoja Ventura Room

9:30-10:30pm: Alan Stillson, Name That Tune Warner Center Room

Sunday, February 20

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast served Calabasas Room

8:30am-Noon: Registration Open  

8:30-11:00am: Mensa Testing Woodland Hills Room

9:00-10:00am: Kat Meredith, American Red Cross in Action: Disasters and Preparedness Ventura I Room

9:30-10:30am: Angela Madsen, Should You Have Exotic Animals as Pets? Ventura II/III Room
9:30am-Noon: Jonathan Elliott, Chess Tournament Warner Center Room

10:30am-Noon: Larry Martinek, Mental Math: the Gateway to Understanding Math and Making It Fun for Everyone Ventura II/III Room
  Michael Wong, Cheese Tasting Ventura I Room

11:00am-Noon: Gina Crittenden, Reinventing Yourself for Success Hollywood Room
  The Planetary Society, Seeing Light: Prisms, Lightwaves, and the Sky Woodland Hills Room

11:00am-2:00pm: Sunday brunch available at the hotel restaurant (separate charge)  

Noon-1:00pm: Lunch served Calabasas Room
  Triple Nine Society/International Society for Philosophical Enquiry Meet & Greet Hollywood Room

1:00-2:30pm: Scott C. Miller, A Star Trek Search in a Seinfeld Way: An Overview of Current Astrophysics Research into the Dark Nature of the Universe Ventura II/III Room
1:00-2:00pm: Robert A. Grossman, The Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency: Up to Speed with the U.S. Marshals Service Hollywood Room
1:00-2:15pm: Jay Friedlander, Carnelli Warner Center Room
1:00-1:45pm: Madeline Walker, Charades 101 for Beginners Woodland Hills Room

1:45-2:00pm: Madeline Walker, Kids Rock-Paper-Scissors Woodland Hills Room

2:00-3:30pm: Ed You, Lawyer Games Woodland Hills Room

2:15-3:15pm: Halle K., Let's Know Our Brain Better! Hollywood Room
  Epiphanies, Epistemology and Ample Eats meeting, World Economic Crisis Warner Center Room

2:30-4:00pm: Linda Dorfmont, Darfur, Genocide and Survival Ventura II/III Room

3:15-4:15pm: Danila Oder, Chocolate Tasting Ventura I Room

3:30-5:30pm: Audrey Wilson, Kids' Werewolves and Villagers – open to children 9 and up, and adults Woodland Hills Room

4:15pm: Randolph Dobbs, Life After Death Ventura II/III Room
  Robert Berend, Ask the Sexologist Hollywood Room
  Jay Friedlander, Time's Up and Colander Warner Center Room

5:30-6:30pm: Dinner served Calabasas Room

6:30-7:45pm: Desiree Sagray, Liqueur Tasting Woodland Hills Room

6:45-7:45pm: Viki Kind, Dance Lesson Ventura Room

7:15-8:15pm: Alan Stillson, Sing-Along Warner Center Room

8:00-9:30pm: Stacy Robin, Music & Science: Left Brain & Right Brain in Harmony Ventura II/III Room

8:15-9:15pm: Alan Stillson, Original Interactive Word Games Warner Center Room

9:15-11:15pm: Danila Oder, Werewolves and Villagers Woodland Hills Room

9:30-11:00pm: Red Snapper, Conceal & Reveal: The Art & History of Burlesque Ventura II/III Room

Monday, February 21

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast served Calabasas Room

9:00-9:30am: GLAAM Annual Business Meeting Ventura I Room
9:00-10:45am Murder Mystery Game Hollywood Room

9:30-10:30am: Johanna Polzin, Intuitive Science: Science Education from Kindergarten to Old Age Woodland Hills Room

10:30am-Noon: Linda Dorfmont, Changes in the Income Tax Laws and How They Affect You Woodland Hills Room

11:00am: Food Sale Calabasas Room