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Social Events

Welcome Reception
July 30 • 6:00pm to 8:00pm • ROB Patio (Bldg. 48)

Be sure to atttend the SSI 2007 Welcome Reception. The reception is a great way to meet other SSI attendees while enjoying great food. Everyone is welcome and the reception is free and a terrific way to kick-off SSI 2007!

July 31, August 6 and 9 • 6:00pm to 8:00pm • Cafeteria Patio

Our conference dinners are a favorite SSI tradition and a great forum for meeting your fellow colleagues and a chance to make new connections in your field. Dinners are held outside the cafeteria patio (Bldg 43) in a beautiful setting. Tickets are $9.00 for students and $13.00 for non-students and guests. This is a great deal - so bring the entire family! The dinners are catered by Jeff Machado Elegant Cuisine.

Please note that a limited number of tickets are available for each dinner and sold on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to buy dinner tickets in advance from our online payment section.

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Social Hour
• 6:00pm to 7:00pm • Cafeteria Patio

SSI hosts a social hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with light refreshments and beverages. This social event provides an opportunity to mingle with your fellow colleagues and students.

Soccer Match
August 8 • 6:00pm • Soccer Field, Palo Alto

A yearly SSI tradition is the soccer clash between the hometown favorites, the local SLAC Soccer Club, and the challengers, the SSI students. See below for location and directions to field. Who will win the Golden Boot (most goals) this year? Can anyone "Bend It Like Beckham"? Show up and play and find out! Water and oranges will be provided.
Location: Intersection of El Camino Real & Churchill Street, Palo Alto

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Dark Matter T-shirts for sale

$10 if you pre-order by July 25th. $12 if you buy it after July 27th
Please send your order to with the size and quantity.

Click here to see larger image of the T-shirt.