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Hello Bootcampers!

We’re thrilled to have you participate in September 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

Last day to book a room at the Westin is August 18th, so if you haven't secured a room, do so as soon as you can. 

     - 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, 287 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305. Please see the map on the right sidebar of this page.

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: 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.


Set aside 1 day the month leading up to Bootcamp (Pre-work (attached top right hand of this page) and Innovation @ Work login will be emailed about a month prior to the program)

Program at Stanford:
Tuesday, September 12 5pm - 8:00pm PST
Wednesday, September 13 8:30am - 8:00pm PST
Thursday, September 14 8:30am - 7:30pm PST
Friday, September 15 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.

Monday, September 18 8am-12pm
Tuesday, September 19 8am-12pm (team call 9am-10am PST)
Wednesday, September 20 8am-12pm (team call 9am-10am PST)


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.


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 Westin, where there will be a block of rooms reserved for d.bootcampers (subject to availability). The Westin is about a 30 min walk to the d.school. 

Link to booking 


This should include:

1. Pre-work (pdf can be downloaded at the top right of this webpage one month prior to Bootcamp)
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