The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus

Fall 2011 Study Tour

We are pleased to receive 11 participants in San Francisco for our Fall 2011 Study Tour. The group will be composed of:

Anne-Dominique Salamin – HES-SO
Matthias Geering – University of Basel
Guillaume Fort – HES-SO
Reto Siffert – University of Fribourg
Sylvie Fournier – University of Geneva
Markus Zinsmaier – University of St. Gallen
Sandrine Wenger – University of Lausanne
Hans-Dieter Zimmermann – St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences
Sara Fedele – University of Lugano
Guillaume Conne – University of Lausanne
Olivier Schwarz – University of Neuchatel

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. However, we want to facilitate your travel as much as possible so find below some information regarding hotels and air travel.

Study Tour Program

Schedule is subject to change. Printable version with more details: Program Details

Date Time Activity Location
Sunday, September 25 5:30 pm Welcome dinner at Kuleto’s 221 Powell St.
Monday, September, 26 8:30 am – 9:30 am Introductory session at swissnex San Francisco
swissnex San Francisco team
730 Montgomery, St.
10:00 am – 11:15 am Introduction to Silicon Valley, Chuck Darrah, Professor at San Jose State University 730 Montgomery, St.
1:30 – 2:30 pm Visit to UC Berkeley
Christina Sponselli, Social Media Director
Cathy Cockrell, Blogs & Twitter
Kathryn Bader, Facebook
Berkeley, CA
3:00 – 4:00 pm Dan Mogulof, Executive Director Public Affairs
Sara Leavitt/Steve McConnell, Digital Communications Team
Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, September 27 9:00 am Visit to Stanford University
Ian Hsu, Social Media Director
Brent Isutzu, YouTube & iTunesU
Amy Wolf, Sr. Manager, Communications, Stanford Alumni Association
Adam Miller, Marketing, Stanford Alumni Association
Palo Alto, CA
2 pm Visit to Stanford’s School of Engineering (SOE)
Andy Myers, Communications Director
Social Media Manager  
Palo Alto, CA
Wednesday, September 28 10 am – 11 am Visit to YouTube
David King
San Bruno, CA
12 pm – 2 pm Visit to Wildfire Interactive
Alain Chuard, Founder
Redwood City, CA
3 pm – 4 pm Visit to LinkedIn
Christina Allen, Product Manager
Mountain View, CA
Thursday, September, 29 9:00 am – 11:30 am Social media Workshop with Michael Stoner 730 Montgomery St.
2:00 pm Visit to UC San Francisco
Lena Shaw, Social Media Marketing
San Francisco, CA
Friday, September 30 9:00 am – 11:00 am Measuring Success with David Harris 730 Montgomery St.
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Visit to Blackboard (e-learning)
David Small, Mobile Evangelist
40 Gold St., San Francisco, CA
3:00 pm- 5:15pm Wrap up at swissnex San Francisco 730 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
5:30 pm Goodbye dinner at Fog City Diner 1300 Battery St. San Francisco, CA
7:30 pm Robotics event at swissnex San Francisco 730 Montgomery St.


We are very pleased to announce SWISS International Air Lines as the official carrier of the program. SWISS offers the only direct flight between Zurich and San Francisco. We highly encourage you to fly SWISS International Air Lines and benefit from the following:

Dedicated call center: Obtain a 5% discount when you book your travel through SWISS’ dedicated call center. Rebooking is free of charge (subject to availability)when you book through this call center. You can contact them Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm by email or  phone: +41 44 564 17 51.

Group rate: More details coming soon!
Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines is the Official Carrier of the Program. For preferred participants’ rates, please contact SWISS at:

e-mail address:
phone number: 0011 41 44 564 17 51
opening hours: Mon thru Friday8.30am till 5pm (CET)

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We have specially negotiated rates with several hotels in San Francisco. In order to receive these special rates, the reservations need to be made by swissnex San Francisco. If you would like to stay at one of these hotels, please let Natasha Feiger know as soon as possible. All three hotels are also conveniently located right in Union Square, a 10 minute walk from swissnex San Francisco.

Hotel Handlery Union Square
Rates: $139 – $179/night

Kensington Park Hotel:
Rates: $139 – $164/night

Sir Francis Drake Hotel:
Rates  begin at $149/night

Dress code

Business casual (trousers and open collar shirt, no tie or jacket necessary)

Please note that September can be a very warm month here in the Bay Area. You can check the weather here.

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