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Hello Bootcampers!

We’re thrilled to have you participate in March Bootcamp. This page contains all the steps and resources you need to prepare for Bootcamp (scroll down). If we missed something, don’t hesitate to email us at exec_ed@dschool.stanford.edu

     - Perry, Jeremy, Kathryn & Sarah

Q: Where is the program hosted?

A: Most of the program is hosted at the d.school which is located at 550 Panama Mall in building 550, Peterson Laboratory (next to the Quad / Memorial Church).

Q: Is there parking near the d.school?

A: In general, parking on campus is difficult and time consuming! Apologies in advance. Our area of the quad, in particular, is affected where driving and parking are concerned. We highly suggest walking or using public transportation (the Marguerite is the free campus shuttle), carpools, cab, Uber / Lyft.

If you must drive, the closest paid parking is the Roble garage, located at Stanford University, 320 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Please see the map on the right sidebar of this page.

Q: What other accommodations are in the area?

A: We selected the hotel because of proximity to the d.school. However, there are many other options in the area. We suggest searching Trip Advisor, Yelp, or Airbnb for alternatives. 

Q: Can I squeeze in a conference call during the program? 

A: You will experience full, busy days while you are here with us! We have found that it's best not to schedule conference calls or plan to conduct business during the program.

Q: What’s the weather generally like?

A: Be sure to check the weather before departing and plan your wardrobe accordingly. Much of our program is indoors, but we will be spending time in the field as well, which means a lot of walking and temperature changes. Please wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing.

Q: What does the post-program include?

A: During the post-program you’ll receive your coach’s support on your own design project. The purpose of this is to help you immediately use what you learned, and begin an on-going transformation of how you work.

Q: How can I connect with other Bootcampers?

A: Make a point of connecting as much as possible during Bootcamp. Much of your time will be in a small team, so the best times to meet more folks is during breakfast, lunch, dinner and after hours. Many Bootcampers stay at the same hotel, so take advantage. After the program concludes we'll invite you to join our alum group on LinkedIn where you can connect with your fellow alums, along with our coaches and teaching team, get support, have discussions and much more. You can also join our d.school Executive Bootcamp group on Facebook.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW

Pre-work:
Set aside 1 day the month leading up to Bootcamp for pre-work (more information to come)

Program at Stanford:
Tuesday, March 27, 5pm - 7:00pm PST
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30am - 9:00pm PST
Thursday, March 29, 8:30am - 7:45pm PST
Friday, March 30, 8:30am - 7:30pm PST

You will experience full, busy days while you are here with us! We have found that it's best not to schedule conference calls or plan to conduct business during the program.

Post-program:
Monday, April 2, 8am-12pm
Tuesday, April 3, 8am-12pm (team call 9am-10am PST)
Wednesday, April 4, 8am-12pm (team call 9am-10am PST)

PAY YOUR TUITION

Payment for the program is due upon receipt of the invoice, which was attached to your acceptance email. We cannot guarantee your space in the program until we receive your tuition payment. Your tuition covers program materials and breakfast/lunch/light dinner and hearty snacks. For questions regarding payment, please contact Ryan Chin, GSB Associate Director.

ryanchin@stanford.edu

BOOK YOUR STAY

Our program is NON RESIDENTIAL, which means that we allow our participants to choose where they would like to stay. We recommend booking at the Sheraton, where there will be a block of rooms reserved for d.bootcampers (subject to availability). The Sheraton is about a 30 min walk to the d.school. 

Link to booking

MAKE A PACK LIST

This should include:

1. Pre-work
2. Casual clothing and sneakers
3. A rested body and mind

This should NOT include:

1. Anything heavy or burdensome (laptops, chargers, etc). We will provide everything you need.
2. Excess, large bags or luggage

CHECK YOUR EMAIL

Our team sends group emails from exec_ed@dschool.stanford.edu to Bootcampers from Mailchimp before/during and after the program. Make sure to check your spam filter if you are not receiving these critical emails.