The ARLIS/Mountain West Chapter invites you to the annual conference to be held in Tucson, Arizona, on October 12-15, 2006. The conference will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 East Second Street, one block from the University of Arizona.
The theme for the conference is "The Legacy of Arts in the West." Registration and opening reception will be held at the Arizona State Museum (located on campus and also one block from hotel) on Thursday, October 12, from 6-7:30pm. Conference sessions will be held all day on Friday and Saturday morning at the Marriott hotel.
On Saturday afternoon, a walking tour of historic Tucson architecture will be led by R. Brooks Jeffery, Assistant Dean at the University of Arizona College of Architecture. The group dinner on Saturday evening will be at the nationally acclaimed Cafe Poca Cosa restaurant.
Please join us!
The deadline for conference registration is September 22, 2006.
Rooms have been reserved at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 East Second Street, one block from the University of Arizona. The rate for the hotel is $135 per night, single or double. Additional person $15, plus sales tax and $1 extra occupancy surcharge. Hotel reservations must be received by September 12, 2006.
Direct calls: 520-792-4100. Ask for the ARLIS/MW group rate, which will apply early, prior to October 12, or if you stay later, post October 14. Reservations can also be made online at www.marriott.com , or by calling their toll-free number 1-800-228-9290. The ARLIS/MW group reservation code is RCMRCMA.
Hotel parking: Valet, $13/day; self-parking $7/day (if you stay put) and $10/day if you go in and out during the day.
Airport Shuttle Service: The hotel has a discounted rate with airport shuttle Arizona Stagecoach. Rates are $34/round trip and $20 one way.
A cab from the airport will be about $25/ one way.
Instructions for the map:
Zoom in to the left middle section of the map to the area around Euclid Ave and Speedway Blvd. The Marriott University Park Hotel is the grey-colored structure located east/right of the red-colored University Services Building on Euclid and 2nd Street. The Marriott University Park Hotel is on the corner of 2nd Street and N Tyndall Ave. The Arizona State Museum is one block east/right of the hotel, on the corner of Park Ave and North Campus Drive.
From airport to Marriott University Park Hotel:
Use the directions from the Marriott University Park Hotel website > Maps & Transportation
From airport to Arizona State Museum:
Use the directions from the Marriott University Park Hotel's website > Maps & Transportation
Take Tucson Blvd to Kino Pkwy. Turn right on Kino Pkwy. Kino Pkwy becomes Campbell Ave. Continue on Campbell Ave to Speedway Blvd. Turn left (west) onto Speedway Blvd. Continue 3 blocks to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave. Continue 3 blocks to University Blvd. and the west campus entrance. Turn left on University Blvd into west campus. Arizona State Museum is first building on the left (north). There is no parking within the west campus. Parking is available along University Blvd. or side streets or at nearby university parking garages (Main Gate, Tyndall.($7/day)
http://parking.arizona.edu/visitors/parking.php. Click Find Visitor Parking > select a building: Arizona State Museum north.
From Phoenix to Tucson:
Take I-10 east to Exit #257, Speedway Blvd. Turn left unto Speedway Blvd. Continue for approx. 1.5 miles to N. Tyndall Ave (one block past Euclid Ave-a major intersection). Turn right on N. Tyndall Ave for one block. Hotel is on the right.
From New Mexico to Tucson:
Take I-10 west to Exit #257, Speedway Blvd. Turn right unto Speedway Blvd. Continue for approx. 1.5 miles to N. Tyndall Ave (one block past Euclid Ave-a major intersection). Turn right on N. Tyndall Ave for one block. Hotel is on the right.
2006 Conference Planning
Conference Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Graham and Lisa Blankenship
Program: Lisa Blankenship (Chair), Mary Graham, Peggy Keeran, Tom Greives
Local Arrangements: Mary Graham (Chair), Marly Helm, Nancy Chilton
Registration: Tom Riedel
Website: Chris Ramsey