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Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo
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Congress Information
  See the original website for general info.

Registration
  Online registration is open.

Venue

  DigitalHERITAGE2018 is being held at the Fort Mason Center for the Arts as well as nearby museums and monuments.  Fort Mason, a historic former naval facility, sits on the San Francisco Bay with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The nearest hotels are at Fisherman's Wharf.  There is a Hostel a few hundred yards from the main venue.  It is a 15-20 minute walk along the waterfront from the Fisherman's Wharf hotels to Fort Mason.  It is a pleasant walk but involves a ramp and stairs.  A taxi ride is 5-10 minutes.

Exhibition
  DH features an expo of cutting edge technology and applications for heritage, open Saturday from 12:30pm and all day Sunday.  Companies interested in exhibiting can email the secretariat at info@digitalheritage2018.org for further info.

Gala Dinner
  Tickets are available for a special evening gala dinner on board the SS Jeremiah O'Brien.  A piece of WWII living history, we will have dinner and tours on this National Liberty Ship Memorial on Sunday evening.  Although we had planned to take the ship out on the Bay, due to unforeseen mechanical problems, we will enjoy the evening docked at Pier 45.   In lieu of sailing, we have arranged to have a special guest keynote on the underwater 3D digitization effort to document the famed USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.

TRAVEL 

Transportation
  We recommend visitors use public transit and Uber, Lyft or taxis rather than renting a car.    Historic streetcars run from downtown and Market St. to the Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf.  If you have a car, paid parking is available at Fort Mason Center for $15-$16 per day (you must self pay at the kiosks).  Be sure to lock your car in San Francisco and take all valuables with you as break-ins are unfortunately common.

Hotels  (info sheet)
  The Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf and adjoining Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf Express & Suites are the official Congress Hotels.  Both have large rooms, free wifi, and are close to the main Congress activities at Fort Mason.  We  arranged a large discount on a limited block of rooms which can save  hundreds of dollars per night.  Our block is now closed but notify us if you need a room and can't find anything else and we can ask the management.

  • Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf 
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/san-francisco/sfofw/hoteldetail
    - 3 star, large renovated rooms, free WiFi, small pool, fitness & biz center, close to wharf shops & restaurants.
    - Our rate is $169+tax/night for 26-31 October & $399+tax on 25 October (which is very busy)
    - For 1 - 4 people, king or 2 double beds.  Breakfast and parking extra.
    To book:  Online go to Holiday Inn Fisherman’s WharfScroll down, put in dates (arrival can be 25 Oct or later; depart any day to 1 Nov).  Click “More Options”, enter “DHI” as Group Code,  then “Check Availability”.  Or Call +1-800-942-7348 or +1-415-771-9000 & give Group: DHI

Flights
   San Francisco is easily reached by flights from across the globe.  San Francisco Int'l Airport is closest, although there are also international airports in Oakland and San Jose.

  • DigitalHERITAGE has arranged with United Airlines to offer airfare discounts to our attendees.  Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZFTV160744 in the Offer Code box.  This will give you our special rate which can discount your airfare up to 10%, and works with flights from United and its StarAlliance partners if booked via this link.   Discount  valid for travel anytime between 22 Oct and 3 Nov.   You may also call the United Meeting Reservation Desk at +1-800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm ET and Sat/Sun 8am – 6pm ET.  Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.      

Weather
  Late October is usually still warm and sunny in the daytime with highs around 70°F/20°C, but it can be chilly at night as fog rolls in across the Bay.  Although October is usually dry, there is always a chance of rain so be prepared.