STANFORD DESIGN FOR DANCE May 7th 2015

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Stanford Design for Dance 2015

Join BJ Fogg & Stanford University on May 7th for D4D!

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About the Conference

Dance @ Work. In 2015, Design for Dance will be presenting novel solutions for improving employee wellness and engagement through dance.

BJ Fogg and the Stanford Behavior Design Lab are bringing together a vanguard of industry leaders to teach about the value of dance in the workplace.

Join us on May 7th as we discover the unharnessed potential of dance @ work to improve employee health, collaboration, and more. Encompassing scientific research, educators, and companies currently using dance as part of their workplace, this one-day event is not to be missed.

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About Design for Dance

Dance has the potential to promote health and happiness in people of all ages.

Today's options for dancing are too limited. People need new ways to bring dance into their daily lives to reap the physical, mental, and social benefits. We present strategies to move people to action.

Join Us At Stanford University on Thursday, May 7, 2015 for this groundbreaking event!

Working together, we will discover new solutions for bringing dance into the lives of millions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyze innovation and inspire individuals and companies to do great things in the world through the idiom of dance.

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Who We Are?
Stanford Behavior Design Lab
Our gathering is for innovators, health organizations, funders, and researchers who already see value in getting people to dance more.
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What We Do?
Design For Dance Conference
To be clear, our focus is not "why dance?" (that's understood). Instead, we will focus on highlighting practical solutions & near-term opportunities.
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Why We Do It?
We Just Love TO DANCE!
Ultimately, our hope is to catalyze a rebirth of dancing in our culture and communities. This gathering at Stanford University is an early step.

Sponsorship We are currently accepting sponsorship from companies that would like insight and VIP access to the tools and techniques taught at D4D Dance @ Work. View our Sponsorship Form (coming soon) for more information. Email D4D director Robin Zander with questions.

Stanford's BJ Fogg

BJ Fogg on Design for Dance

"I use what I learn at Stanford to achieve outcomes in the real world."

"Our last Stanford event was 'Design for Dance.' I use what I learn at Stanford to achieve outcomes in the real world. And I use my experience from the real world to focus our research questions at Stanford.

Some people think all my work is online or in books. Unfortunately, that's not true. Most of the methods I teach today are not online or in books -- at least not yet. That's not by design. It's hard to innovate, teach, and then document it all at once. As a result, I've chosen innovation and teaching as my priorities for now." ~ BJ Fogg

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Dance @ Work 2015

The focus this year is one the benefits of dance in the workplace. Dance has been shown to improve health, and companies are increasingly looking for new ways to inspire employee wellness. We will also be presenting on dance as a tool for creativity and collaboration within the workplace.

Attendees will leave with with the knowledge of specific strategies of increasing performance within their own companies, which they can implement to increase employee satisfaction and move people to action.

Interested in learning more? Connect with us on Twitter for more information.

Venue for Design for Dance 2015

Design for Dance will be held in the Fisher Conference Center at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus.

The Alumni Center is a state-of-the-art conference and event facility with unique meeting rooms, an elegant reception hall and beautiful outdoor gardens. Conveniently located near the heart of campus, the Alumni Center is your front door to the Farm.

The ground floor offers nearly 30,000 square feet of space specifically designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our Stanford alumni family and guests.

Convenient parking across the street from the Fisher Conference facility/Alumni Center will be available throughout the conference for registered attendees.

Venue Address

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6105

Parking

Convenient parking is available right across the street at Galvez Lot (L-96) for $12 a day. A discount code is available to reduce the parking to $8. If you would like to get the code please email Tanna Drapkin in advance.

Contact Information

Alumni Center Information:
(650) 723-2021 or
(800) 786-2586 (toll free)

Accommodations

There is a wide variety of accommodations near Stanford University. There are many in walking distance. Below we've selected a few recommended hotels that are nearby. A more comprehensive list of accommodations can be found here.

This is a very busy time in the Palo Alto area and you are encouraged to book your accommodations now.

If you require special assistance with your accommodations, please email Tanna Drapkin.

The Westin Palo Alto

675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-4422

Rate per night: $289 and up -- plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax The Westin and Sheraton are next door to one another. The Westin is about one mile from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, it's a pleasant walk - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle to campus at the nearby Town & Country shopping center.

Sheraton Palo Alto

625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-2800

Rate per night: $259 and up -- plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax The Sheraton is about one mile from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, it's a pleasant walk - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle to campus at the nearby Town & Country shopping center.

Stanford Terrace Inn

531 Stanford Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
800.729.0332 / 650.857.0333

Rate per night: $189 (single) $199-$209 (double) and up --plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax

The Stanford Terrace Inn is about 1.5 miles from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, the staff can direct you on how to walk through campus to the Alumni Center - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle on to campus nearby.

The Guest House

Stanford Guest House
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park CA 94025-7015
(650) 926-2800

Rate per night: $119 flat rate, parking included

The Guest House is about 3.5 miles from the Alumni Center. There are several free shuttle options to campus and the staff there is very helpful. You can find out about transportation to campus from the Guest House here.

About Stanford

Stanford University is one of the worlds leading research and teaching institutions. It is located in Palo Alto, California, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

Major Airports

Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.

Choosing Airports Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose's smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Learning More About the Airport Options Helpful information about each airport, including all transportation options, is available at the SFGate.com Web site. Public transportation alternatives are listed on the Stanford Parking and Transportation Services Airport Transportation Web site.