Information Technology Advisory Board

The Silicon Valley Networking Trip

January 12-17, 2014

Trip Dates:

January 12-17, 2014

Trip HQ:

The Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

Important Dates:

Monday, September 16, 2013 Application Open
Click here to apply.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 Information Session
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2013 Application Deadline

Prospective Corporate Hosts:

Atlassian; Bloom Energy; Box; eBay/PayPal; Electronic Arts; Equinix; Google; Intuit; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Microsoft; Twilio


Students accepted to the program are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the SVNT headquarters hotel in Silicon Valley. There is no allowance or reimbursement of travel expenses getting to the hotel or returning to campus after the Trip concludes. Once in Silicon Valley, and the Trip begins, transportation to all scheduled events will be via SVNT chartered coach. Students may not drive themselves, or other students, to any of the scheduled events.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel rooms will be provided by ITAB. Students will share a hotel room at the SVNT headquarters hotel. The rooms have two beds and may be located throughout the hotel. Use of the hotel amenities are encouraged, remembering that all participants of the SVNT are ambassadors of CMC and should behave accordingly.


Meals associated with formal Trip events will be provided by ITAB for all participants from Sunday evening through Friday evening the week of the Trip. Any meals not part of the Trip are the responsibility of each student.

Dress Code:

Students are expected to wear business attire to all scheduled events. For men, this would be a suit and tie; for women a suit with appropriate blouse.


Students who commit to the Trip must attend all functions – late arrivals and/or early departures to any SVNT event will not be permitted.

Proposed Schedule:

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Welcome Dinner

Monday, January 13, 2014
Corporate Visits
Dinner with ITAB Alumni in Technology

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Corporate Visits
Tech & Law Panel Discussion and Dinner

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Corporate Visits
Special Invitation: Dinner with a CMC Parent

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Corporate Visits
Reception with CMC Alumni Association

Friday, January 17, 2014
Corporate Visits
Farewell Reception