ICCA Congress 2019
ICCA Association Meetings Programme
Durban, South Africa, 18-20 June 2019

58th ICCA Congress

Houston, U.S.A.
27 - 30 October 2019
Accompanying Guest Programme

The Accompanying Guest tour programme starts with the Accompanying Guest welcome reception on Sunday 27 October and it includes four visits (Sunday-Wednesday).

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27 October
Space Center Houston Tour

Your EXPERIENCE to outer space will take place at Space Center Houston, where you will learn everything about its dramatic history and exciting present to its compelling future. Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out of this world journey through human adventures into space. Guests will get a chance to view unparalleled exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands on activities that tell the story of NASA's manned space flight program. SCH is the only place in the world where visitors can see astronauts train for missions, touch a real moon rock, land a shuttle, and take a behind the scenes tour of NASA. Upon arrival the group will enjoy a tram tour of the various areas of Johnson Space Center and see the Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park. Your group will also see the newest international landmark, Independence Plaza presented by Boeing, offering an experience like nothing else in the world. You can enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the giant plane. It is the world’s only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both. Don't forget your cameras!!

28 October
Graffiti Art Tour with Painting Class

Hop on board for a Houston urban art safari! Hit the streets of Houston with a guided art tour experience featuring street art and murals that make up the city’s artscape. A local artist, will guide you on a 2-hour journey through the concrete jungle in search of these art pieces. You will learn about the art, the artists and some fun stories about the different parts of town in which they are located. There are many photo opportunities along the way, so snap pics and share your favorite stops along Houston’s visual tapestry. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and if the day is cloudy, bring an umbrella. After you enjoy seeing all of the amazing art, you’ll get to create your own piece of spray paint art. Spray paint techniques class is a beginner level workshop that introduces you and your guests to graffiti/street art. Turn a blank record into a piece of artwork using some spray paint techniques taught bya local Houston graffiti artist. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, and well worn in clothes, as just like the memories of the class, this paint is permanent!

29 October
George Ranch Tour with Cowboy Lunch
The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 when Texas was still part of Mexico. The first Texas pioneers settled near the Brazos River. In the years since, the Ranch has passed through four generations and grown into one of Fort Bend County's landmarks. Today, the George Ranch is a 23,000-acre working ranch. The family's original 'home place' is at the core of the George Ranch Historical Park where the legends and legacies of those who shaped this place come to life every day. Authentic locations, historic homes, costumed presenters and a remarkable story of determination and courage set the stage for trekking through Texas history. Guests can tour the historic homes and watch cattle demonstrations from real-life cowboys, who work on the ranch. Grab you boots and come enjoythistaste of Texas history.

30 October
Bayou Bend Collections Tour

Your EXPERIENCE begins from downtown along Buffalo Bayou to the scenic River Oaks neighborhood, where you will visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. This remarkable home managed by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, houses a collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture. Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg and was marked with a Texas Historical Commission marker in 1973 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The collection at Bayou Bend presently consists of approximately 4,700 objects that reflect historic and stylistic periods from 1620 to 1870 installed in some 28 period room settings that showcase American decorative arts through these periods. Miss Hogg began assembling this important collection of American decorative arts in 1920. To provide suitable settings for these extraordinary antiques, Staub designed simple but stately interiors in the style of colonial American rooms.