2011 Western Regional Conference
We are pleased to introduce this year's conference tours! To sign-up for a tour, please email your choice to iie.westcoast.tours@gmail.com. Please sign up for one of the tours listed below: ***Please be aware that the San Diego Airport Authority tour is full***


 NuVasive is a medical device company. It focuses on the designing, developing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. Its product portfolio is focused on applications for spine fusion surgery. Its principal product offering includes a minimally disruptive surgical platform called Maximum Access Surgery (MAS), as well as offering of biologics, cervical and motion preservation products. In the spine surgery market, its marketed products are used to enable access to the spine and to perform restorative and fusion procedures. 

Time Leaving USD: 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

Time Tour Begins: 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Tour Capacity: 15 people / tour

Notes: NuVasive is offering 2 different tour times—please specify which one works best for you. No open toed shoes. No shorts or skirts. 

Solar Turbines:

Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines’ products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1590 to 30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1.1 to 22.4 megawatts).

Time Leaving USD: 2:00 PM

Time Tour Begins: 2:30 PM

Tour Capacity: 30 people

Notes: No open-toed shoes. No Shorts or skirts. 

San Diego Regional Airport Authority:

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority was created on January 1, 2003, as an independent agency to manage the day-to-day operations of San Diego International Airport and address the region’s long-term air transportation needs. The legislation that created the Airport Authority mandates three main responsibilities:
  • Operate San Diego International Airport
  • Plan for the future air transportation needs of the region
  • Serve as the region’s Airport Land Use Commission – and ensure the adoption of land use plans that protect public health and safety surrounding all 16 of the county’s airports.
Time Leaving USD: 2:30 PM

Time Tour Begins: 3:00 PM

Tour Capacity: 20 people