NECA 2105 Post-Convention Tour to Silicon Valley

October 7 - 9 (Wednesday-Friday)

Silicon Valley and the tech companies headquartered there are constantly in the news: Apple, Google, Intel, Facebook and others. But what drives the innovation stemming from the area remains a bit of a mystery. Much more than the most expensive Silicon Valley and the tech companies headquartered there are constantly in the news: Apple, Google, Intel, Facebook and others. But what drives the innovation stemming from the area remains a bit of a mystery. Much more than the most expensive housing market in the nation, Silicon Valley is America’s leading high-tech device and idea hub and is the epicenter of renewable electrical construction—two characteristics that make Silicon Valley appealing to NECA contractors, wherever they may work. American Travel is offering an exciting opportunity to make sense of this extremely valuable part of the world just south of San Francisco.

A highlight will be our site visit to Levi Stadium, the new $1.2 billion home of the 49ers and next year’s Super Bowl. It’s been called “the stadium that Silicon Valley built,” but the design/build was actually done by NECA-member Cupertino Electric (www.cei.com), one of the nation’s largest specialty contractors. A representative from Cupertino will be on hand to discuss the LEED® Gold Certified project and show elements of the electrical installation. This promises to be a fascinating visit as they’re also beginning Super Bowl 2016 preparation