The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the "jewel of the California Central
Coast" due to the mild climate and dramatic coastline. Recognized worldwide as an ideal
vacation and business destination, Monterey is located 125 miles (201 km) south of San
Francisco, 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Silicon Valley and 345 miles (555 km) north of
Los Angeles. Settled in 1770, Monterey was the first capital of California under the
Spanish, Mexican, and American flags. Monterey, designated as the "Language Capital of
the World" by the U.S. Congress, is directly involved with 25 percent of the nation's
post-secondary learning in languages other than English. Monterey's language and cultural
diversity is reflected in its Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, Chinese,
Italian and Japanese roots.
This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an
endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey's heritage of scenic
beauty and historical interest manifests itself in scenic roadways, historic buildings
and the many fine accommodations for tourists. The Del Monte Forest and its Seventeen
Mile Drive, the Monterey Path of History, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel, and the
ocean front drives of the Peninsula communities are world famous. A world-renowned
aquarium, 17 world-class golf courses, a unique variety of shops and galleries and a
spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled
place for the AIB conference visitor to enjoy.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies
This year's host school is
The Monterey Institute of International Studies,
which will host a formal gala dinner, on July 7, at the
Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Founded in 1955 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges,
the Monterey Institute is a private graduate institution at the forefront of international
professional education preparing students for global careers in the private, public,
nonprofit and educational sectors. The campus offers a mix of historical buildings
including the Lara Soto Adobe, built in 1849, which at one time was the home of the
world-acclaimed author John Steinbeck to state-of-the-art learning centers.
The Institute offers degree programs in International Policy, Translation and Interpretation,
International Business and Language Teaching. The Institute's approximately 700 students come
from more than 50
countries. Faculty and students from all four schools share a common interest in languages
as well as economic, business and political systems of the world. The Institute is truly
a global community within a few square blocks. An extensive applied research agenda in
international policy is also pursued at the Institute with particular strength in the study of nonproliferation issues.
The Institute's Fisher
Graduate School of International Business is a top-quality
international business school, the Fisher School is committed to preparing its MBA
graduates with the multidisciplinary skills needed to conduct business in the fast-paced,
ever-changing world of international commerce.