Early Bird Registration Rates
Ends on Friday, January 18th at 5:00 PM.
Ends on Friday, January 18th at 5:00 PM.
First Registration – $1,495
Additional Registrant (from same company) – $1,295
Non-member companies wanting to register someone for the upcoming Spring Summit will need to contact the AFT Corporate office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-789-3154.
Spouse / Guest Special Package – $299
Includes Welcome Reception, Spouse Activity, Monday Evening Special Event, and Farewell Reception
Spouse / Guest A La Carte
Sunday Evening Welcome Reception Only: $75
Monday Night Special Event Only: $150
Tuesday Farewell Reception Only: $75
Spouse Activity Only: $90
Spouse Activity: Best of the Barrio – A Sonoran Cuisine Tour – See below for details.
Golf Outing at Omni Resorts Tucson National Catalina Course – $199
Renting clubs will be an additional $75
Cut off date to register for golf: Monday, February 18
The Spring Summit golf outing will be a very special event this year. Our host course is also the host course for the PGA TOUR® Champions Tucson Classic and we will be playing the weekend after the tournament. What’s more, the bleachers will still be in place when we arrive giving all participants the feel the professionals get when they play a tournament course. And those wanting to preview the course can watch the tournament televised live the week before.
The Catalina Course has been the host course of the PGA Tour and is known for its magnificent views and traditional-style layout with gentle contours and tree-lined fairways. Designed by Robert Van Hagge and Bruce Devlin, the Catalina Course was selected as one of Golf Digest’s 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.
Spouse Event: Best of the Barrio – A Sonoran Cuisine Tour – Guided Tour
10:00 AM Depart Hotel
4:30 PM Approximate hotel return time
One of the “must-dos” when visiting Tucson is to experience Sonoran-influenced cuisine!
The many options available in the South Tucson area make choosing a difficult decision – the places you are about to visit definitely stand out from the crowd. The tour features family-owned eateries that are truly eager to share their passion with you.
You will get an insider’s look at each location and their recipe for success. With tastings ranging from handmade pastries/tortillas to carne asada and Sonoran hot dogs to chicken quesadillas, you will not go hungry. This combination of cuisine, history, and fun has already proven to be a winner for locals and visitors.
This tour is a Tucson Weekly “Best of Tucson” Award winner. In 2012, it inspired Visit Tucson’s international marketing campaign, “The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food”, which proudly declares that the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food” north of the border is to be found in Tucson.”
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”- James Beard
You will also visit Old Town Artisans which offers work by local artists. It is located on the site of El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, the fort built by the Spanish in 1775 to stake claim to the northern frontier of New Spain. The block was the stables area, and the north wall is the location of the fort’s north wall from which Apache attacks were repelled. Construction of the adobe buildings was begun in the 1850’s.
A guide will be with you for the entire duration.
San Xavier del Bac Mission and Desert Museum Tour – Guided Tour – $75
11:30 AM Depart Hotel
4:00 PM Approximate hotel return time
Discover the origins of Tucson. Visit the historic San Xavier del Bac Mission known as “The White Dove of The Desert.” Tour Barrio Historico, the finest collection of adobe homes in the Southwest! A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797.
The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church’s interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where you can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space. The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners.
The current church dates from the late 1700’s, when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain. In 1783, Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain was able to begin construction on the present structure using money borrowed from a Sonoran rancher. He hired an architect, Ignacio Gaona, and a large workforce of O’odham to create the present church.
Then we drive to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (http://www.desertmuseum.org/) which was founded in 1952 and is widely recognized throughout the world as a model institution for innovative presentation and interpretation of native plants and animals featured together in ecological exhibits. The Museum is regularly listed as one of the top ten zoological parks in the world due to its unique approach in interpreting the complete natural history of a single region (in this case it’s the Sonoran Desert and adjacent ecosystems). Not a “museum” in the usual sense, it is an unparalleled composite of plant, animal, and geologic collections with the goal of making the Sonoran Desert accessible, understandable, and valued.
Lunch on own. There are two dining options available at the museum.
A guide will be with you for the entire duration. There will be a docent at the Desert Museum.