Forth Day
Saturday, November 21st

Stanford University
Peterson Building - Room 200

Meeting Dates: SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month this year with the following exceptions on the third Saturday:

November 21st (Forth Day)
December 19th

A list of meeting dates for the remainder of the year can be found here.

Meeting Registration: If you are planning to attend this month's meeting, please register on If you are not planning to attend, there is no need to register.

Meeting Location: SVFIG will meet in the Peterson Building (Building 550) on the campus of Stanford University. The building's location is shown on these maps - Slide1, Slide2, and this searchable campus map. Additional maps of the Stanford area can be found here. Print a map so you can find parking and the Peterson Building easily.

Parking: There is open parking on weekends. The suggested parking lot is near the intersection of Santa Teresa Street and Lomita Drive. You may park in any A or C designated areas or metered space. There is no need to feed the meter on the weekends. Do not park in any place marked with 24/7 restrictions! When in doubt, read the signs!

Building Entrance: Make your way to the Panama Mall entrance of the Peterson Building. The door is labeled Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering Design Group. Press the wireless doorbell to announce your arrival. Someone will open the door for you. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and do not enter the building behind them.

Meeting Room: Room 200 will be the venue for this month's meeting. Once inside the building, ascend the stairs just inside the doorway. The room is on the left at the top of the stairs.

WiFi: Stanford Visitor is a publically-accessible wireless network available to SVFIG attendees on campus.

Hangout: SVFIG meetings are typically broadcast using Google+ Hangout. The YouTube video stream lets everyone see and hear the presentations. Questions and comments can either be posted on Google or emailed to the SVFIG email list. When the video is started, its url will be posted on the Hangout page and emailed to members of the SVFIG list. Material with potential intellectual property conflicts will not be streamed. A subscription to Google+ is not required to view the video. Links to archived meeting videos can be found here.

Past Meetings: Links, PowerPoint slides, PDFs, meeting videos, and source files from past months' meetings are posted here.

Meeting Announcements by Email: If you would like to have meeting announcements e-mailed to you, send the message Subscribe SVFIG Meeting Agenda to: George Perry

Speakers' Schedule

photo of Kevin Appert
Kevin Appert serves as the SVFIG Program Chair and is responsible for the content of the monthly email announcement and the Speakers' Schedule webpage. Please contact him if you wish to present at the monthly meeting or to suggest a speaker or a topic.

How you can help SVFIG:

  • Bring your presenter and topic suggestions to every meeting!
  • Contribute your ideas for and offer to participate in the next Forth Day in November.

Meeting Notes