click here to download the program in PDF                           Program at a Glance: Wednesday  July 23  Welcome Venue: Caltech Athenaeum - Al Fresco 6:30 pm -9pm Registration - Welcome Cocktail Thursday  July 24   Day 1 of Sessions Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge Morning: 9:00am Opening Session Welcome address by Mr. Eugen Chivu - Consul General of Romania in Los Angeles 9:30 am: Keynotes 9:30 Basarab Nicolescu 10:20-10:40 Break 10:40 Gheorge Mateescu 11:20-12:40 Round Table - “Dialogue of Cultures” Moderator Basarab -Nicolescu - see details on the page “Special Events   Afternoon: 12:40-2:00pm Lunch break and Tours of Jet Propulsion Laboratory or of Caltech 2:00pm  Exhibition of Art and Science 3:15pm Break 3:45pm Afternoon sessions 5:00pm Debate on reinstating the pre-1965 English spelling of “Roumania” or “Rumania” 6:00pm ARA General Assembly Friday July 25   Day 2 of Sessions Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge Morning Keynotes 9:30  Constantin Bulucea 10:20 Alexandru Balaban 11:10 Break 11:30 Petru Popescu 12:00-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 Afternoon - Oral Presentations  Exhibition of Art and Science 6:30pm: Banquet: Caltech Athenaeum till 10pm Saturday, July 26, Invited Talks Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge Invited Speakers - a Ted-styled event (see SATURDAY page) Panel on Business and Entrepreneurship Moderator: Jacob Segal Saturday afternoon/eve -Old Town Pasadena - walking tour and dinner Sunday, July 27, Social Program  Visits to  Places of Interest in Greater Los Angeles (Candidates include various Los Angeles Museums such as the Getty, Norton Simon, Huntington, walking tour of Hollywood - Ave of the Stars) Sunday, July 27 to Tuesday, July 29:  Trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Contact: Cristian Calugarita . Program