<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> CONAHEC’s 9th North American Higher Education Conference
Guadalajara 2004 CONAHEC’s 9th North American Higher Education Conference  
 March 17-20, 2004 Guadalajara, MexicoConsortium on North American Higher Education Collaboration  



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University Tours


Important Deadlines

Program Committee

Local Committee

Travel Information

Guadalajara Attractions

Networking Excursions

Guide for Speakers

Call for Proposals

Awards Nominations

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Student Conference Information

Networking Excursions

Meet new counterparts and colleagues as you discover Guadalajara and its surrounding areas!

CONAHEC and the Universidad de Guadalajara have arranged for two optional networking excursions and tours on Wednesday, March 17th and Saturday, March 20th. Both tours will depart at 9:00 a.m. from the hotel lobby and will return at 4:00 p.m. The price of the tour includes transportation and a tour guide; participants are responsible for their own lunches. We strongly encourage you to take full advantage of this informal meeting format to connect with new partners for your institutional projects! To participate in these activities, you must register online, in advance.

Guadalajara's Historic Center

Guadajalara is known as the "Pearl of the West" or the "City of Roses" and renowned for its mariachis. The Historic Center, located in the heart of downtown Gaudalajara, offers an excellent example of Spanish colonial architecture and planning. Included in this tour are visits to all the most important and interesting sites: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Plaza Tapatia, the state Palacio de Gobierno, the Instituto Cultural Cabañas and its famous murals by José Clemente Orozco, the Teatro Degollado, and the colorful Mercado Libertad. The tour ends with a visit to nearby Tlaquepaque, well known as a center for pottery and local crafts. The commercial center is and popular among tourists for its outstanding shops and boutiques. Cost: $30 USD

Excursion to the Town of Tequila

Just as France is known for its champagne and cognac, so is Mexico for its native elixir, tequila. Tequila is also a sleepy town located 55 kilometers from Guadalajara that lent the potent drink its name. Jalisco is the land of the blue agave from which tequila is made. Participants will learn about the modern and traditional manufacturing methods of Mexico's most celebrated national drink. In addition to visiting the distilleries, participants will experience the extraordinary beauty of this mystic landscape whose soil nurtures the famous Blue Agave Tequilana Weber plants. Cost: $35 USD