Guests of attendees are a special part of the PCIC Conferences. The Local Committee takes great care to help make their time at the Conference as pleasant and entertaining as possible by offering a variety of off-site activities while attendees participate in the daily sessions.
Who is a guest? A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend, or child that is not involved in an electrical industry related occupation. Authors, co-workers, or associates that are involved in any related industries may not be registered as a guest. Guests must be registered for the Conference to attend the Monday Social and to participate in guest-designated functions, such as the Guest Hospitality Suite, tours, vendor hospitality events, etc. Guests are not allowed to attend paper presentations, attendee luncheons, or special meal functions (eg Authors, YEDS, or Emeritus meals). Tickets for attendee luncheons are available for guests to purchase if they chose to do so.
Guest Tours are offered by the Local Committee on [dates]. The tours allow the guest to experience local areas of interest. See below for tour details and pricing. Tour tickets are non-refundable, but may be exchanged or sold between guests. Exchange information will be made available in the Guest Hospitality Suite. If you need further information about any of the tours, please feel free to contact the local Guest Activities Chair, Bart Sauer, via email: Bart.Sauer@Siemens.com
Please keep in mind that the tours listed below are preliminary, as several of them have a minimum required attendance. Check back on this page as the Conference gets closer for more information.
Did you know that Kentucky is located directly across the Ohio River and is home to the famous Bourbon Trail? Whether you enjoy the taste of this fine whiskey or you are more interested in the history and beautiful scenery KY has to offer, you will want to experience a day in the Bluegrass State. 8.5 hour tour includes transportation (2 Hours each way) and admission to 4 major distilleries located in different cities on the Bourbon Trail. The distilleries included on the tour are: Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace.
Spend the day in Dayton, Ohio just 1 hour north of Cincinnati. Visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force which showcases every element of military flight. The next stop will be the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park where you will learn about Wilbur and Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar and see a replica of the Wright brothers 1902 glider. 6 hour tour will include chartered transportation and museum admission.
The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah's Ark, built to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. The encounter is broken up into three exhibits; the actual Ark structure, the craftsmanship and the beautifully fabricated teaching exhibits. These exhibits will showcase Noah's family, the animals onboard, the flood and much more. This modern engineering marvel will amaze you! 7 hour tour will include chartered transportation (45 minutes each way) and museum admission.
After a hectic week of traveling and events, who wants to relax and reset at the spa? Enjoy some much needed YOU time while shopping at the Kenwood Towne Center followed by a spa facial, massage, or pedicure. 5 hour tour includes transportation and one spa service of your choice. You may choose to add additional services at your own cost.
Take a breathtaking lunch cruise along the beautiful Ohio River on a classic riverboat. Enjoy an amazing lunch while taking in the views of the city skylines. You are taking part in one of the city's oldest traditions, so enjoy and don't forget a camera! This 4 hour tour includes transportation, admission and lunch.
This tour includes the National Underground Railroad (Slavery Escape) Freedom Center, the Taft Museum and a stop at the historical Union Terminal. All three are highly rated and always have fascinating exhibits that you will not want to miss out on. Explore what these three unique museums have to offer during a 6 hour tour through downtown Cincinnati. Price includes transporation and museum admission.
Learn about Cincinnati's hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. Enjoy a walk through Over-the-Rhine, home to America's largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings in the Gateway District that were home to 150 saloons, bars, beer gardens, and theaters that hosted the iconic Buffalo Bill Cody. During the second half of the tour, you will descend below the city streets to a hidden crypt where some of the city's first residents where buried. You will then explore the newly discovered tunnels underneath the city that were vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage. End the tour at Christian Moerlein bottling plant and tap room. 2 hr tour includes admission fee. Transportation options are taking the Cincinnati street car (closest pickup location is Fountain Square), Uber/Taxi or walking.