2024 Utah Study Tour

 

Date: August 25-28, 2024
OPTIONAL DAY: August 29, 2024
Location: Salt Lake City area
OPTIONAL DAY: Burley and Oakley, ID
Cost: 3-NIGHT Registration: $1995 (includes lodging) / Second in Room: $995
FULL Registration with OPTIONAL DAY $2475/ Second in Room: $1195
Travel: Suggest round trip air travel to and from Salt Lake City (SLC) airport

Registration will open in late March 2024.

Host Hotel:
The Grand America Hotel
555 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
www.grandamerica.com

PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT FACTS
Lodging is included in your registration! Your room will be booked for you.

Two registration package options are available.

3-NIGHT Registration includes 3 nights lodging at The Grand America Hotel. See tentative Itinerary. We plan to return from Tremonton to Salt Lake City around 2:30pm Wednesday. 

NOTE:  Depending on flight availability, you may be able to fly home Wednesday evening. If you plan to stay over in SLC, you may retain your room at The Grand America Hotel for Wednesday night or check out Wednesday morning and book a room elsewhere on your own. Additional nights at The Grand America Hotel are available to book when registering (select Wed. Night Additional in registration form). Other hotel suggestions noted below; book on your own.

FULL Registration includes 3 nights lodging at The Grand America Hotel and 1 night lodging in Burley, ID. All arrangements will be made for you.

NOTE:  If you sign up for the FULL Registration package you will be checking out of The Grand America Hotel on Wednesday morning and putting luggage on the bus. YOU WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO SALT LAKE CITY ON THURSDAY EVENING! Depending on flight availability, you may be able to fly home, or may book a hotel on your own.

Both Wednesday and Thursday return bus trips will make stops at SLC airport if anyone needs a drop there upon returning to Salt Lake City from Valley View Granite or the Optional Day trip.  Buses will also make drops at Little America located next door to The Grand America Hotel. Doubletree Hotel by Hilton is also adjacent to Little America. Both are good options for booking on-your-own accommodations as needed.

Tucker Design Awards and Bybee Prize 
Monday night we will celebrate the eight 2024 Tucker Design Award winning projects and honor the 2024 Bybee Prize recipient for their lifetime achievements in designing with natural stone.  We welcome additional attendees for this dinner event at the Hotel. Local member employees and professionals in the A & D community are encouraged to attend. A separate registration form will be available for the Tucker Design Awards dinner.

Registration Eligibility
Any current Natural Stone Institute member and/or member employee, including a partner or spouse, is eligible to attend with a paid registration for each individual. All registrations include lodging for noted number of nights, all planned meals, and event transportation. The Second in Room registration fee excludes lodging costs and should be selected for any registrant who will share a room with a Full registrant.

We regret no children under the age of 12 may attend.

Attire
All events will be casual except for the Monday evening dinner and Tucker Design Awards, for which business or cocktail attire is suggested. Appropriate footwear including closed-toe shoes should be worn for stone site visits.

Travel
Round trip air travel is very convenient via Salt Lake City (SLC) airport, less than 15 minutes from downtown.


TENTATIVE Itinerary

Sunday Aug 25

3:00pm
Depart Grand America hotel
Possible architectural tour or scavenger hunt/tour downtown SLC TBD
6:00pm
Return to Grand America hotel
Reception/Dinner/Sponsor Table Top Displays

Monday Aug 26

9 –10:00am
Town Hall Meeting
10:30am
Depart Hotel for American Stone Yard/Showroom
12:00pm
Depart for KEPCO+ Panel Shop – Capitol Project Overview/Lunch
2:30pm
Depart for Utah State Capitol – View Installation
3:45pm
Depart for Hotel
6 – 9:00pm
Tucker Design Awards presentation/Dinner at Hotel

Tuesday Aug. 27

8:30am
Depart Hotel for Delta Stone Company – Tour/lunch
12:30pm
Depart for Mountain Valley Stone
2:00pm
Depart for Historic Main St., Park City, UT – time on own
4:30pm
Depart for Wolf Creek Ranch Center, Kamas, UT
5 –8:30pm
Recreation/Relaxation/Dinner
8:30pm
Depart for Hotel

Wednesday Aug. 28

9:30am
Depart Hotel for Valley View Granite – Tour/Lunch
1:00pm
Bus 1 departs for Burley, ID (OPTIONAL IDAHO DAY package)
2:45pm

Check in at Hotel (TBD) in Burley. Riverside dinner and activities at Osterhout home.
Bus 1 Sleepover in Burley with group

1:00pm
Bus 2 departs for SLC (for those who do not book OPTIONAL IDAHO DAY package)
2:15pm
Drops planned may include SLC airport, Grand America, and Little America hotels
Registrants may keep their room at Grand America for Wed. night lodging or check out Wed. am and book travel or other lodging on own for Wed. afternoon return to SLC.

 

3-Night Study Tour concludes.

Thursday Aug. 29 (BUS 1 Group)

8:30am
Depart Burley hotel (TBD) for Northern Stone Supply quarry
10:30am
Depart quarry for Northern Stone Supply Fabrication Shop (Oakley)
12:00pm
Depart for American Stone Fabrication Shop - Tour/Lunch
2:00pm
Depart for SLC. Drops may include SLC airport, Grand America, and Little America hotels
Registrants may book travel for Thursday afternoon return to SLC or arrange lodging on own.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Position your company name, products, and services top of mind with our attendees. ALL sponsors will receive on site, website, and newsletter recognition.

We are no longer asking for literature for the event bag. ALL sponsors have the option to host a tabletop display (literature, promotional item, sample) during the Sunday night reception/dinner at The Grand America Hotel. Bring a small quantity of literature and display items suitable for one-on-one conversations. Let Jane Bennett know if you will use a table top display to reserve a space.

Sponsorships available:
Table Top Display $500
Team Building $750
Opening Bar/Dinner $750
Transportation $1000
Mountain Top Ranch Dinner $1250

WEBSITE SPONSORS

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