But we also believe today's options for dancing are too limited. People of all ages need new ways to bring dance into their daily lives to reap the physical, mental, and social benefits.
By working together we can figure out new solutions for making dance a routine activity in the lives of millions. For this purpose we are hosting "Design for Dance," a one-day workshop at Stanford University.
To be clear, our focus is not "why dance?" (that's understood). Instead, we will focus on "how" by highlighting practical solutions & near-term opportunities.
Our gathering is for innovators, health organizations, funders, and researchers who already see value in getting people to dance more.
"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's work at Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab shines a light on the murky world of habit creation via technology. The Behavior Design Lab documents the causes of human behaviors and implements positive change through the power of mobile devices and related technologies. They have traditionally focused a large part of their time to improved health particularly through encouraging healthy living and wellness.
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.
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6105
Alumni Center Information:
(650) 723-2021 or
(800) 786-2586 (toll free)
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.
675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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.
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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.
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.
Stanford Guest House
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park CA 94025-7015
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.
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.
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