Hotel/Travel

El Conquistador Tucson

Registration, Hotel, Travel and Destination Information


REGISTRATION ATTENDANCE POLICIES – TECH SUMMIT & VENDOR SHOWCASE

Please carefully review the attendance policies outlined below for the DMA West Tech Summit & Vendor Showcase. If you have questions about the registration policies, contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org or (916) 443-9012.

  • DMA West-member DMO Employees – Attendance is open to employees of DMA West-member bureaus. Membership in DMA West rests with the DMO, and all member-DMO employees attend at the member rate.
  • Nonmember-DMO Employees – Attendance is also available, at the nonmember rate, to employees of local DMOs/official destination marketing organizations/tourist boards and employees of state/regional DMO associations. (Examples: Employees of such nonmember organizations as the Fargo/Moorhead CVB and the Alaska Travel Industry Association are eligible to attend the Tech Summit.)
  • Spouse/Significant Other – Attendance is open to a delegate’s spouse/significant other, if the spouse/significant other is not engaged in the destination marketing industry and is not affiliated with a vendor company that provides goods or services to DMOs.  
  • Student/Faculty – Attendance is open to students and faculty members from accredited colleges/universities who have a legitimate interest in destination marketing; the fee for students and faculty members is the same as the spouse/significant other registration fee. Staff will confirm institution affiliation for each student and faculty member seeking registration.
  • Conference Confirmed Speakers – Attendance is open to confirmed guest speakers, moderators and panelists.
  • Exhibitors/Vendors and Sponsors – The only suppliers attending the Tech Summit are those designated as confirmed Vendor Showcase exhibitors/sponsors or confirmed speakers. Applicable Vendor Showcase exhibitor and sponsor fees apply. Contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org for information.

REGISTRATION FEES

Fees include daily group breaks and meal functions. Applicable registration fees apply for all delegate classifications.

Tech Summit Registration Fees – DMO Delegates
Registrant from a DMA West-member DMO

  • $400 includes Wednesday afternoon labs and Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions
  • $325 includes Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions (no Wednesday afternoon labs)
  • $200 Spouse/Companion
  • Registrant from a nonmember DMO
  • $875 includes Wednesday afternoon labs and Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions
  • $675 includes Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions (no Wednesday afternoon labs)

Prospective DMOs: * Join DMA WEST within 30 days of the Tech Summit and $200 will be applied to your membership dues.

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TECH SUMMIT FEES – VENDORES

  • Exhibitors/Vendors and Sponsors – The only suppliers attending the Tech Summit are those designated as confirmed Vendor Showcase exhibitors/sponsors or confirmed speakers. Applicable Vendor Showcase exhibitor and sponsor fees apply. Contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org for information and forms.

CANCELLATIONS

Notice of cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) and received or postmarked on or before March 11, 2022. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after March 11, 2022. Staff substitutions are welcome.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-544-5000 (general)
Hotel Group Rate: $219 plus tax
Reservations (888) 370-0980 | Group Code: DMA329
Online Reservations
Make your hotel reservations before March 7, 2022.

FLYING TO TUCSON

Tucson International Airport https://www.flytucson.com/
7250 South Tucson Boulevard | Tucson, AZ 85756

Flying to Tucson is easy. Airlines that serve Tucson include: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country, and United. There are nonstop flights to and from nearly 20 cities in the United States. 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

The El Conquistador Tucson is 23 miles from the Tucson International Airport.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Sun Tran is the City of Tucson’s public transportation service and provides rapid transit and local bus service as well as paratransit service.

For schedules and route information, visit: https://www.suntran.com/routes.php

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DESTINATION FAQs

How should I pack for a visit to Tucson?
No Code: We love casual cool, but you might want to pack a fancier outfit or two for upscale dining adventures or excursions at museums and galleries. Most of the time, you’ll be quite comfortable in the in light pants and a shirt. A hat is a very good idea year-round. Layers are advisable, as there can be a wide gulf between daytime highs and overnight lows.

Always Carry Water: This is the Sonoran Desert, with Tucson sitting at an altitude of 2,643 feet (806m) above sea level. It may require a bit of an adjustment depending on where you’re coming from.


What is The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food?
It’s an adventure of incredible food and a wide array of dining options, from fine to funky. It’s a line drawn in the sand of the Sonoran desert: you won’t find better Mexican food anywhere north of the border. We’re happy to try out the competitors, but we stand by the claim. If you love Mexican food and you haven’t eaten in Tucson, you haven’t tasted the whole story.
Pro-Tip: Start along Tucson’s 12th Avenue for an authentic taste of the Best 23 Miles and work your way from there. https://www.visittucson.org/food-drink/restaurants/23-miles-mexican-food


Supposedly Tucson has quite a history…what’s the story?
The name Tucson itself comes from the Hohokam words “chuk shon,” roughly translating to ‘at the foot of the black mountain,’ referring to dwellings by Native Americans that have called this area home for more than 4,000 years. That makes this one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America! The modern era of Tucson’s history began on August 20, 1775, with the founding of Presidio San Agustin del Tucson by Spanish settlers who first arrived in the late 1600s, having built Mission San Xavier del Bac.


Is it true Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time?
Arizona is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). It’s one of only two U.S. states that do not make an adjustment for Daylight Savings Time, and between March and November, Arizona time mirrors Pacific Daylight Time.