Learn about technology in one of the most prosperous and influential areas of the world, home of promising companies, shifting industries, and more: Silicon Valley, California! Travel to the cities of Silicon Valley including San Jose, Mountain View, and Palo Alto to experience this rich landscape of education and business firsthand. Students will meet and be inspired by engineers, designers and business experts hard at work on the latest developments in the tech industry! Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to listen up close and personal to successful entrepreneurs as they share their success stories from converting a nascent idea to successful product launch and resultant successful company exit. Gain insight on the products, ideas and services that will have an impact on the future and will change lives. Learn to develop innovation practices with hands-on workshops and fun roundtables that build knowledge and prompts collaborative exchange. Making innovation work whether as a product manager at a huge tech giant or an entrepreneur just starting out, takes more than an idea, it takes resources, support, tenacity and a bit of luck. Learn from the best about what it takes and how to get there. Our programs are designed to be well-balanced between education and recreation. Whale watching, exploring San Francisco and its iconic sights, visiting the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and hiking the Redwood Forests.