Excursion & Social Activities
In addition to the scheduled scholarly sessions, conference participants will have opportunities to engage in convivial, recreational activities with their fellow Humans. There will be an informal excursion to a baseball game on Tuesday night, a more structured excursion to Lake Tahoe on Thursday afternoon and evening, and a conference banquet at the Nevada Museum of Art’s Sky Plaza on Friday evening. Important: Registration for the conference and all social activities must be completed by Thursday, June 20th.
- Tuesday: Baseball
- Thursday: Lake Tahoe
- Activity 1A: Lake Tahoe Beach
- Activity 1B: Lake Tahoe Cruise
- Activity 2: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare
- Friday: Conference Banquet
On Tuesday night, there will be an informal excursion to the Reno Aces, a minor league baseball team that in recent years has won the Pacific Coast League Championship and the Triple-A National Championship Game. The game on Tuesday starts at 7 p.m. and is against the Tacoma Rainiers. The stadium is a walkable distance from the Whitney Peak Hotel and one of the conference organizers will lead a group over from the hotel lobby at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $21. Please purchase your ticket when you register for the conference. You can also purchase your ticket separately at a later time, although we would then be unable to guarantee that you will be seated with the group.
Thursday: Lake Tahoe
The conference excursion to Lake Tahoe (about 40 miles from Reno at its nearest point) will take place on Thursday — departing from the city at 1:00 p.m. — and will offer several possibilities. You will need to choose either Activity 1A (beach) or 1B (cruise) in order to do Activity 2 (Shakespeare).
Activity 1A: Lake Tahoe Beach, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the mile-long sandy beach at Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove. Staple beach amenities, such as beach chairs and umbrellas, are available for rental and food and drink are available for purchase as well. (You should bring your own towel, although beach towels are available for purchase at the Zephyr Cove Resort Gift Shop). In addition, you may rent kayaks, motor boats, peddle boats, stand-up paddleboards, or make reservations to go horseback riding, or parasailing.
Cost: $0 (You are responsible for any expenses incurred at the beach).
Activity 1B: Lake Tahoe Cruise, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Take in the vista and fresh mountain breeze during a two-hour cruise to Emerald Bay and back aboard a large paddle wheeler ship. Food and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board.
Cost: $65 (You must purchase your ticket when you register for the conference).
Activity 2: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Performance, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Although there will be a bus returning to Reno at roughly 4:45 p.m. after the beach and cruise, we highly recommend that you stay at the lake to take advantage of the opportunity to take in a performance by the thespians of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. The play that we shall have occasion to see is The Taming of the Shrew and the performance will take place outdoors, with sunset over the lake providing a scenic backdrop for the action. A second bus will return to Reno afterward. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., so there will be time beforehand to enjoy the food and drink available for purchase at Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Bar along the waterfront.
Cost: $53 (You must purchase your ticket when you register for the conference).
Friday: Conference Banquet
On Friday evening at 7 p.m., the conference banquet will be held on the top floor of the Nevada Museum of Art, which is within walking distance of the conference hotel. With its open-air balcony, this venue affords an excellent view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west and is a most agreeable spot on which to dine (or play backgammon) on a summer evening in Reno.
Cost: $84 (You must purchase your ticket when you register for the conference. Graduate students whose names appear on the program will have their banquet costs paid for by the Hume Society. If you are a graduate student and would like to bring a guest to the banquet, you are very welcome to do so, although in that case we would need you to pay the full cost for that guest).