Social Events

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Terrace
The welcome reception of the 2012 DSCC/MOVIC conference will take place at the Terrace of the Hilton Hotel sitting in a beautiful marina. Meet conference participants and enjoy delicious food and drinks. Please wear your registration budge and bring a welcome reception ticket involved in the registration packet.


Executive Committee Social
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Foyer
Preceding the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Meeting, the participants are invited to join at the Executive Committee Social at the Foyer area of the hotel.

Sunset Boat Cruise
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fort Lauderdale Waterway
All the DSCC/MOVIC participants are invited to a sunset cruise on Thursday evening. The Jungle Queen riverboat will take you to a picturesque waterway of Fort Lauderdale, passing beautiful sights and celebrity homes. Eat, drink, and relax! Do not forget to bring a cruise ticket included in the registration packet.


Awards Ceremony and Banquet
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Grand Ballroom
Coming back from the sunset boat cruise the participants are invited to attend the annual DSCD Awards Ceremony, which will precede the conference banquet.  Four DSCD awards for 2012 will be presented: Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award, Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award, Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Awards, and Rudolf E. Kalman Best Journal Paper Award. The Nyquist Lecturer and semi-plenary speakers will be acknowledged. The Student Best Paper finalists will be introduced and the winner will be announced. The award ceremony will be concluded by the presentation of the ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal, and the acceptance speech by the recipient of the Oldenburger Medal. The conference banquet will take place immediately after the Awards Ceremony. Be sure to bring your banquet ticket included in the registration packet.


Farewell Reception
Friday, October 19, 2012, 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm, Terrace

Immediately after the final semi-plenary sessions, the DSCC/MOVIC Farewell Reception will be held at the Terrace of the Hilton Marina. Please come celebrate the DSCC and MOVIC joint conference.