The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus

Fall 2013 Study Tour

The Fall 2013 Study Tour will start on Sunday, September 15, 2013 and continue through the evening of Friday, September 20, 2013.

We advise participants to arrive at least a day or two prior to the beginning of the program due to the 9hr difference between San Francisco and Switzerland and the intense week’s program of visits and activities.


Giovanni Sammali Community manager and redactor Université de Neuchâtel
Jeremy Packham Communications Officer UNIL – EPFL
Adrian Sulzer Deputy Head of Communications ZHAW School of Management and Law
Reto Caluori Head of Communications University of Basel
Irène Brunner Online-Managerin ZHAW School of Engineering
Tanja Von Rotz Head of Marketing & Communications ZHAW School of Psychology

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Please not that the program below is subject to change.

Date Time Activity Location
Sunday, September 15 6:30 pm Welcome dinner Slanted Door. Ferry Building
Monday, September 16 8:30 am – 11:30  am Welcome | Expectations | Logistics 730 Montgomery St.
12:45 pm Lunch and transfer to Berkeley, CA
2:00 – 4:00 pm Visit to UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA
5:00 pm Debrief at the Faculty Club Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, September 17 8:30 am Introduction to Silicon Valley with Chuck Darrah at workspring, Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
10:15 am Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Karen Lee  Stanford, CA
11:30 am Stanford’s School of Engineering. Thomas Abate Stanford, CA
2:00pm Stanford’s Law School Stanford, CA
3:30 – 4:30 pm Stanford’s Continuing Studies &Stanford’s Alumni Office Stanford, CA
Wednesday, September 18 10:00am Visit to LinkedIn Mountain View, CA
11 pm – 1 pm Visit to Facebook – TBC Menlo Park, CA
3:30 pm Visit TBD
Thursday, September 19 9:00 am – 11:30 am Social media Workshop with Michael Stoner
730 Montgomery St.
2:00 pm UC Hastings School of Law – Alex Shapiro San Francisco, CA
4:30 pm Cal Academy of Sciences – Amie Wong San Francisco, CA
Friday, September 20 9:00 am – 11:30 am Measuring Success with David Harris 730 Montgomery St.
 2:00 pm Prezi  San Francisco, CA
4:00 pm- 5:15 pm Wrap up at swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
6:30 pm Goodbye dinner at Waterfront Restaurant San Francisco, CA

Dress code

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


The weather in September is mild. However, the weather in the San Francisco Bay Area is a little unpredictable. A light jacket is recommended year round. Check the weather here.


Participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. However, we want to facilitate travel as much as possible so find below some information regarding hotels. In addition, participants are responsible for their own meals unless when provided for.


We have specially negotiated rates with several hotels in San Francisco. We ask participants to book as early as possible since September will be a busy time in the area with the America’s Cup in full swing.

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