The SVWC Experience

What to Expect

At registration you’ll see the stunning Sun Valley Pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater where many talks are given. Each night, before the evening talks, friends often gather near the Pavilion for outdoor refreshments and socializing. Summer days are long and usually warm (in spite of the occasional mountain storm or chill) and it will stay light until close to 10pm.

SVWC presentations and smaller breakout sessions take place at the Sun Valley Pavilion as well as in open-air tents around the Resort. The bookstore is located in the Big Tent on the Pavilion field. You can download a pdf of the SVWC Venue Map to get a sense of some of the important locations. Or watch our SVWC Video to get a feeling for it all!

Each day begins with breakfast on the Sun Valley Lodge Terrace. As the day unfolds, Pavilion talks, breakout sessions, and lively picnic lunches are all within easy walking distance surrounding the Pavilion lawn.

No wonder E. L. Doctorow has called SVWC “the best summer camp” he’s ever been to.

“The conference was among the most intellectually invigorating experiences I have ever had. I cannot recall a conference that was as well organized. Nor can I recall one where the other speakers were such interesting conversationalists, both on-stage and over drinks and dinner, and represented such a wide variety of disciplines.”


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