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Please join our e-mail list. Subscribers will receive invitations to reserve seats 7 days prior to each event. If you are having difficulty with the online registration process, please view the step-by-step instruction video.
In order to provide this public programming in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, we are unable to accept email or phone registrations.
Cancellation Policy: We ask that if patrons are unable to attend, that they cancel by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours prior to the event.
If you would like to have guaranteed advance reservations, be invited to exclusive speaker receptions and book signings, and support this public science lecture series please join FRIENDS OF DISTINCTIVE VOICES.
Membership is open to the public –no academic or organization affiliation is required.
Membership is for 12 months and is non-transferable.
Membership fee is $150 which covers the member and one (1) guest
Members are guaranteed (2) advance reservations for each lecture. (non assigned seating)
Membership card allows a member to bypass the check-in line at lectures.
Members (plus 1) will be invited to at least three special events each year. (receptions with speaker, book signings, etc)
You can join online or mail check payable to Distinctive Voices to 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617.
Parking is available at no charge in The Beckman Center's parking lot. Supplemental street parking is available on Academy Way. Handicapped and van-accessible spaces are available.
The Beckman Center now operates DVBC 88.5 FM radio station. For amplification of the sound system, simply bring any FM radio and earphones to the Beckman Center auditorium and tune in to 88.5 FM.
Accessible locations for guests with mobility impairments are available at the rear of the center section.
Accessible restrooms are located on the first floor of The Beckman Center just past the Auditorium in both directions.