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1983-2013: the HEARTS of SPACE 30TH & 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
MAY 3-4-5, 2013

The Hearts of Space radio program was born in 1973 at KPFA-FM in Berkeley. We began national syndication 10 years later in 1983. So 2013 is a year of milestones — in addition to the 30 and 40 year anniversaries, we'll be passing program #1,000 in the HOS series!

We're celebrating with a rare and special live event at the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER near our home base in bucolic SAN RAFAEL, CA, 13 miles north of San Francisco. Here's the site:

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Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center

A CONFERENCE OF CONCERTS

AMBIcon 2013 is a weekend event hosted by Hearts of Space producer STEPHEN HILL, organized around 4 live surround-sound concerts featuring 2 artists in each, for a total of 8 individual performances by core Hearts of Space musicians DAVID DARLING, STEPHAN MICUS,  JEFF PEARCE, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS,  STELLAMARA, and TIM STORY. We'll also have interviews and Q&A sessions in the mornings. A detailed schedule will be published here as soon as it's available.

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION includes the opening reception, all concerts and sessions, coffee service at breaks, and lunch Saturday and Sunday. Conference attendees also get special low room rates and free shuttle service from downtown San Rafael.

A limited number of local tickets for the individual concerts may be available the month before the event.

REGISTER HERE: heartsofspace.brownpapertickets.com

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

We have reserved a block of suites at the conference hotel for $139/night + tax. Please contact Hilton/Embassy Suites Reservations at the link below before APRIL 4th, 2013, to secure your suite at the special conference rate.  Or, call 415-499-9222 or 1-800-EMBASSY and ask for Reservations for the San Rafael, CA location. Tell the operator you are with the "Hearts of Space" group wth the group code "HOS" and book your room. It includes:

  • A 2-room suite with a living room area attached to a bedroom area (includes fridge & microwave)
  • A 2-hour evening reception featuring complimentary premium brand beverages & light snacks (5:30-7:30pm nightly)
  • A full, cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning with omelets made to order & all breakfast items
    (6:30- 9:30 am Monday through Friday and 7:30-10:30am Saturday and Sunday)
  • Use of 24-hour indoor heated pool, spa and fitness center
  • Complimentary Parking

Click here to reserve your room.  

JOIN US

to celebrate 40 years of sublime ambient music. Meet the artists, fellow listeners, and the Hearts of Space staff --
STEPHEN HILL, LEYLA HILL, JOSEPH JACOBS, STEVE DAVIS and SHEILA GERZOFF.