Monday, October 29, 2007

Ski Tech: Event Next Friday in Boston

Pascal Marmier of the Swiss Consulate e-mails with news of a cool event, coming up next Friday, November 9th. He says a few spots remain. The deets:

    Mingle with fellow skiers and snowboarders and learn about the latest in ski manufacturing, ski clothing, and safety on the slopes – all made in Switzerland. Plus, get a chance to win a pair of exclusive zai skis, a flight to Switzerland with Swiss Airlines, an 8-day Swiss Rail Pass, and Swiss Army knives! A wide array of typical Swiss foods and drinks will be served.

    WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2007, at 6:00 PM
    WHERE: Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116
    ADMISSION: Free (RSVP required, though)

    6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    6:30 PM – 6:35 PM
    Christoph von Arb, Consul General, Swissnex Boston

    6:35 – 7:45 PM
    Presentation + discussion
    · Zai Ski: Simon Jacomet, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Zai, will present his innovative and stylish line of high-end skis. See the world’s first ski with a core of stone.
    · Nanotechnology for ski apparel: Rene Rossi from Empa – Materials Science and Technology will introduce the concept of body mapping used to improve body temperature control in athletic clothing.
    · Piste patrol, emergency rescue, avalanche control: Marc Ziegler from Swiss Ropeways, the association linking Switzerland’s 450 main cable car and ski lift operators, will present new training concepts to improve safety on the slopes.

    7:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    Reception and Raffle

To RSVP: E-mail Andreas Obrist at before Halloween.

Wish I could go, but I'll be out of town...

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