Social Program

IEEE GRSS AdCom Open House
Date: Sunday, 16 July 2023, 17:00-19:00
Location: Pasadena Convention Center
AdCom Open House

Come join the IEEE GRSS Administrative Committee (AdCom) Open House! Over light refreshments, you'll have a chance to meet GRSS leadership. You might wonder who that is? Our GRSS President, our Executive VP, our CFO, our Secretary, our Past President, our VPs and Directors, and all the volunteers working within the various committees on activities and projects for you, our members. GRSS is the sponsoring society for IGARSS. See our org chart here. In addition, you'll also get to meet the IGARSS 2023 Local Organizing Committee. Come mingle and let us get to know each other!”

Opening Night Celebration
Date: Monday, 17 July 2023, 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Exhibit Hall C
Opening Night Celebration

Welcome back to IGARSS! Catch up with old friends make new connections at IGARSS 2023 Opening Night. You’ll be able to mingle while enjoying music, food and drink. This event will get IGARSS week started with bang.

IGARSS Night: Space and Magic
Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 19:00 - 23:00
Bus loading at Convention Center: 18:00 - 18:30
Bus depature from Convention Center: 18:30
California Science Center: 19:00 - 23:00
Bus departure from California Science Center: 21:00, 22:00, and 23:00

Some call it magical, some call it most complex flying machine ever built. The Space Shuttle Endeavour traveled 122,883,151 miles around the Earth and 12 miles through the streets of Los Angeles to its forever home in the California Science Center. You’ll enjoy locally inspired food and drink within arms-reach of this iconic flying machine while being entertained by roaming magicians and the smooth melodies of jazz vocalist Mayumi. The evening will include museum access where you can learn about local ecosystems and see just how Endeavour snaked its way through the neighborhoods of south LA. This will be a truly magical night that will linger in your memory for years to come.

Networking Hour
Tuesday 18 July, 17:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 18 July, 17:00 - 18:00
Thursday 20 July, 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Foyer

Social Hour(s): Sciencing can be tiring, but we have your back! Join us, your colleagues, and make new colleagues on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for one to two hours after 5PM, and the drinks are on us. Take this opportunity after the last session of the day to unwind with friends in the Exhibit Area before catching your second wind.

Table Tennis Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Table Tennis [CC0 License]

Come join your colleagues for a friendly tournament of table tennis. We will provide the table, the paddles, the ball – and you will provide the fun. Details on the tournament format will be based on the number of interested participants and their skill levels. The tournament will take place at the convention center itself.