Social Activities 2019

The main focus of ENC is great science! However, connecting with colleagues, friends, and students is part of the magic as well. When the ENC is at Asilomar this is especially true. Just walking between Chapel and Merrill Hall can spark a social interaction and possibly a collaboration or friendship. The following are our organized social activities for 2019.

Sunday, April 7, 4:00-6:00PM: Welcome Gathering in Fireside Underground l(ocation for Posters and Exhibit booths). The posters of young scientists will be on display.. Regular Asilomar dinner service  is at 6:00 PM for those lodging at Asilomar.

Sunday, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, after 7:00PM: Corporate hospitality suites are located throughout the campus.

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 - 9:00 PM: Conference Social Event at the Barns at Cooper Molera. in the historic district of Monterey.  Enjoy a wine tasting and displays of fine food. Wear comfortable shoes and warm jacket to be prepared for this inside and outdoor event. Cost: $50 includes bus transportation, food and wine.

The Barns at Cooper Molera offer a perfect blend of rustic elegance and history. Originally dating back to the early 1800s, the Barns have recently been renovated to enhance the city of Monterey historic district.

Cooper Molera is located in downtown Monterey, California. This remarkable place represents the layered history of the families who lived in and built Monterey, from its early years as the political and commercial capital of Mexican Alta, California, through the development of the State of California. Later, it became known as the center of a region known for both agricultural innovation and historic preservation. The site includes two adjacent adobe homes, a corner store, an adobe warehouse, and a barn complex, all on roughly 2.5 acres surrounded by a historic adobe wall. The principal adobe residence dates to 1827. Other portions of the property were developed across the 19th and early 20th centuries for a variety of commercial and residential uses.

Cooper-Molera is significant as the original home of John Bautista Rogers Cooper, an American sea captain who settled in Monterey during Mexican rule in the early 20th Century. Cooper became a successful merchant and acquired extensive landholdings throughout Northern California. His wife, EncarnaciĆ³n Vallejo Cooper, was the sister of General Mariano Vallejo, who played an important role in California’s transition from Mexican rule to an American territory. Subsequent generations of the Cooper family made significant contributions to the development of agriculture in the Salinas Valley.