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Guest & All-Group Outings

 

Attendees and guests will need to sign up for the Tuesday Outing and Wednesday All-Group Outing at the National Board on-site registration desk at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in the Ironwood Meeting Room, located in Building F, Level One (near Ironwood American Kitchen Restaurant). 

On-Site Registration Desk Hours:
Sunday, May 9 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 10 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 11 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday’s daytime shuttle service is for GUEST participation only. The National Board will also be providing a dinner shuttle service on Tuesday evening, which will be available to all ATTENDEES and GUESTS. Wednesday's outing is for ATTENDEES and GUESTS. All shuttles will depart from and drop off at the Princess Bus Circle (near Princess Plaza).

  • Click HERE for Tuesday GUEST shuttle schedule and map of Kierland Commons/Scottsdale Quarter.
  • Click HERE for Tuesday GUEST map of Old Town Scottsdale.
  • Click HERE for Tuesday dinner shuttle schedule and map of Kierland Commons/Scottsdale Quarter restaurants.

GUEST OUTINGS

Free Time at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Monday, May 10
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All guests are invited to attend the dynamic Opening Session on Monday morning, which will include special entertainment and a keynote address by Hollywood legend John Ratzenberger. Afterwards, guests can create their own afternoon itinerary onsite at the hotel, which can include: basking in the sunshine at one of the hotel’s six sparkling pools, indulging in a spa service at Well & Being Spa, browsing the hotel’s retail shops, meandering through the lush hotel gardens and courtyards, or relaxing with a good book on a private patio. 

 
Offsite Adventure Shuttle Service: Old Town Scottsdale, Kierland Commons, and Scottsdale Quarter

Tuesday, May 11
9:30 a.m.  –  4:30 p.m.

The National Board is pleased to provide an afternoon of self-guided urban exploring, shopping, and dining at three separate destinations: Old Town Scottsdale, Kierland Commons, and Scottsdale Quarter.

Take this opportunity on Tuesday to escape the hotel and hop on an exclusive National Board shuttle to do some exploring. Make sure to carve out a few hours to visit one-of-a-kind Old Town Scottsdale. This district is known for its unique boutiques featuring Southwestern souvenirs, jewelry, and art; as well as art galleries and museums.

Kierland Commons, located closer to the hotel, is known as “a unique, upscale Main Street outdoor lifestyle center that artfully blends retail shopping, dining, and entertainment.” There are over 70 high-end specialty stores to explore and plenty of lunch options, too. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Kierland Commons, catch the shuttle to neighboring Scottsdale Quarter, which features over 80 additional retailers and dining options.

The shuttle will run to all three locations continuously throughout the day, making scheduled stops to allow guests the flexibility to spend as little or as much time out and about as they like. Guests who participate in this shuttle adventure will receive a special incentive to enhance their shopping experience. See above for maps and the shuttle schedule.

Shuttle service will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. This outing requires a considerable amount of walking. Comfortable shoes and attire are recommended.

NOTE: ATTENDEES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE TUESDAY OUTING INTENDED FOR DESIGNATED GUESTS. THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

 


WEDNESDAY ALL-GROUP OUTING

Sonoran Desert Ranch Adventure

Wednesday, May 12
9:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

“Move ‘em on, head ‘em up. Head ‘em up, move ‘em on!” Get ready to wrangle up a true Southwestern experience during this all-group outing!

Buses will transport guests to an exclusive desert ranch surrounded by acres of gorgeous Arizona foothills. Once there, an array of authentic western adventures awaits: cowboy games, scenic desert trails, stunning Sonoran vistas, mouth-watering cowboy BBQ, and other keystone Arizonian experiences that will entertain and amuse General Meeting attendees and their guests.

Don’t miss this singular western experience – there will be something for everyone during this memorable outing! “Though the streams are swollen, keep them doggies rollin’ – Rawhide!”

Advance sign-up is required for select desert activities taking place during the Wednesday outing – on a first come, first serve basis. Activities are: horseback riding, cattle drive, Hummer adventure, UTV adventure, and ATV adventure. Click HERE for complete descriptions.

Activities will start in the morning and will run for 1.5 – 2 hours in duration. All attendees will meet back at the ranch afterward for lunch and more fun.

Please review activity descriptions and come to Sunday registration prepared to sign up for the activity of your choice. Since spaces are limited for each activity, participation in a specific activity is not guaranteed or implied. 

Those who do not wish to participate in an activity can stay at the home base and enjoy laser skeet shooting, a variety of cowboy games, music, and drinks – there will be plenty of fun activities at the ranch!

Bus departs promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding. Attire: Casual (jeans, shorts, and short-sleeve shirts acceptable.) Attendees and Guests who plan to sign up for an activity (horseback riding, ATV, UTV, Hummer, and cattle drive) must wear closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and hats recommended for this outdoor event.