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 $2395 (includes lodging) / Second in Room: $1195
Travel: Suggest round trip air travel to and from Salt Lake City (SLC) airport

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

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 with an anticipated arrival time back in SLC of 5:00 pm! 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, Bybee Prize and Thor Lundh Quarrier Award
Monday night we will celebrate the eight 2024 Tucker Design Award winning projects and honor Lee Becker, FAIA of Hartman-Cox Architects as the 2024 Bybee Prize recipient for his 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 is available for just the Sunday and Monday events surrounding the Tucker Design Awards.


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.

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.

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


Cancellations received before July 29 are eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations requested after July 29 but before August 9 receive refund less $125 administration fee.

Cancellations requested after August 9 but before August 21 receive lodging refund only.

We regret NO REFUNDS are available after August 21.

STUDY TOUR ITINERARY (times subject to change)

Sunday Aug 25

Depart Grand America hotel
Architectural tour and scavenger hunt downtown SLC
Return to Grand America hotel
Reception/Dinner/Sponsor Table Top Displays

Monday Aug 26

7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast served
8am – 9:00am
Town Hall Meeting
9am – 10:15am
Breakout Discussions (Quarry Advocacy or Fabricator/Distributor)
Depart Hotel for American Stone Yard/Showroom
Depart for KEPCO+ Panel Shop – Capitol Project Overview/Lunch
Depart for Utah State Capitol – View Installation
Depart for Hotel
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Tucker Design Awards presentation/Dinner at Hotel

Tuesday Aug. 27

7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast served
Depart Hotel for Mountain Valley Stone – Tour/Fun activities
Depart for Delta Stone Products – Tours/Lunch
Depart for afternoon activities:
Historic Main St., Park City, UT – time on own
Utah Olympic Park – Olympic heritage tour
Depart for Wolf Creek Ranch Center, Kamas, UT
5:30pm – 8:30pm
8:00pm and 8:30pm
Staggered departures for Hotel

Wednesday Aug. 28

7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast served
8:00am – 9:00am
Reports from Break Out sessions

Depart Hotel for Valley View Granite – Tour/Lunch

Bus 1 departs for Burley, ID (OPTIONAL IDAHO DAY package)

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


Bus 2 departs for SLC (for those who do not book OPTIONAL IDAHO DAY package)

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)

7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast served
Depart Burley hotel (TBD) for Northern Stone Supply quarry
Depart quarry for Northern Stone Supply Fabrication Shop (Oakley)
Depart for American Stone Fabrication Shop - Tour/Lunch
Depart for SLC. Drops may include SLC airport, Grand America, and Little America hotels.
Anticipate arrival time back into SLC to be around 5:00 pm.
Registrants may book travel for Thursday afternoon return to SLC or arrange lodging on own.



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
Bar/Reception: $750
Transportation: $1000
Tucker Design Award Silver Level Sponsor: $1000
Mountain Top Dinner Sponsor: $1250


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