With less than a week to go until the 2018 Clute International Conferences San Francisco kicks off, we are in the final stages of printing the Conference Program and packing for what should be another great academic conference. This conference marks our 79thsince 1999 and the third in San Francisco.

The conferences begin on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. with an early check-in and Welcome Reception, where you can sip drinks, enjoy appetizers and network with conference attendees, the Clute Institute staff and the Institute’s Director Diane Pielat-Clute. Come by yourself or bring a guest and we will do the rest!

Monday starts with check-in at 7:30 a.m., followed by Poster Sessions, and Concurrent Sessions. The Keynote “Enhancing the Learning Environment of Students and Faculty by Embracing a Theoretical Framework of Caring” will be presented by Suzanne J. Crouch, Ed.D., MSN, ARNP, RN_BC, CNE, Chamberlain University, USA. The conference day comes to a close at 4:00 p.m. with Session 117 Learning Styles and 118 Business Education.

Moving into Tuesday, Poster Presentations will jump start the day at 8:00 a.m. with the continuation of multidisciplinary sessions and Workshops. We are also hosting a social hour at Whispers at 4:30 p.m., located downstairs in the hotel lobby area.

Wednesday marks the end of the conference with closing remarks from the Clute Institute’s Director, Diane M. Pielat-Clute immediately following the last session.

Thursday is an (optional) tour day!


San Francisco Hop on Hop off operated by City-sightseeing, with 32 stops, free Wi-Fi, live commentary in English and recorded audio in 7 different languages. This tour operates from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and starts at any one of the 32 different locations around San Francisco. Locations include Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Heights, China Town, North Beach – Little Italy and Sausalito. Price $54.99 plus tax. click here and click on the “TOUR” button for more details.


San Francisco Super Saver City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip operated by Gray Line. This Full-day tour combines the San Francisco Deluxe City Tour and the Visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour all in one. The city highlights include the Golden Gate Bridge, China Town and the Fisherman’s Wharf. In the Muir Woods explore the giant redwood sequoia trees, some over 800 years old and over 250 feet tall. Afterwards shop or relax in Sausalito, California’s prettiest town. Wi-Fi is free on board the tour vehicle. This tour is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes long and departs at 9:00AM from the Gray Line Visitor Center located in the Union Square area at 478 Post Street. Price $118.00 plus tax. Read more about San Francisco, Muir Woods, and Sausalito Tour 2018 at:click here and click on the “TOUR” button for more details.



Last but not least some of our favorite and amazing free attractions you can see and do in the city by the bay:

  • Golden Gate Bridge (Fort Point National Historic Site is Located at the South Anchorage of the Bridge and Offers Spectacular Photo Opportunities)
  • Walk Through the Waterfront to Visit the Sea Lions at Pier 39 Then Head Over to Fisherman’s Wharf to Have a Bowl of Clam Chowder or Sample the Fresh Catch of the Day
  • Walk Down the “Crookedest Street” in San Francisco Lombard Street
  • China Town
  • Shopping and Restaurants at Union Square, Sausalito or the Embarcadero Center
  • Ghirardelli Square (For Chocolate and Sweets)
  • Golden Gate Park (Free Concerts on Sundays)
  • California Car at California and Davis Street (This is the Longest and Least Travelled Trolly Car in San Francisco)
  • North Beach – Little Italy

Please go to the San Francisco webpage HERE and click on the “TOUR” button for more details.