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Vision 2012 Conference attendees may choose one networking activity offered Tuesday afternoon for no additional fee. Please note that space is limited on all activities and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adventure biking with boot camp
The boot camp adventure begins with a 60- to 90-minute bike tour along a route appropriate for bikers of all abilities. The tour is one of the most intimate and exciting ways to experience Arizona’s natural wonders. Return to the hotel for a 15-minute jog followed by a 15-minute boot camp session of sit-ups, pushups and jumping jacks. This event includes mountain bikes, helmets, gloves, towels, water and snacks. Note: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are under five feet tall or over six feet tall.
Attire: Comfortable, casual attire and sunscreen. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes. Please email email@example.com if you require clip shoes, Shimano Pedaling Dynamics, time or lock pedals.
Event duration: Approximately two-and-a-half hours
Bass fishing tournament
Experience the exhilaration of high-speed travel on boats while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Sonoran Desert’s waterways. Stocked with largemouth, white and striped bass, Lake Pleasant offers Arizona’s most exciting spring fishing opportunities and is suitable for anglers of all abilities. Each team (boat) will comprise three guests and a professional bass fisherman. The event includes tackle and bait, bottled water and sodas, and certificates for winning teams.
Attire: Comfortable, casual attire; sunscreen; and Teva-type sandals or sneakers are recommended.
Event duration: Approximately three hours
Chipotle cooking class
Watch and taste as the resort’s talented pastry chef prepares chocolate chipotle tarts followed by chipotle mole prepared by the chef de cuisine. Then wash it all down with a chipotle Bloody Mary.
Attire: Resort casual; no special attire required
Event duration: Approximately one-and-a-half hours
Desert hiking adventure
Camelback Mountain, characterized by the shape of a gigantic camel, defines the northeast horizon of the Valley of the Sun. During the two-hour hike, experience the tranquility and spectacular beauty of this majestic mountain while professional guides describe the unique flora, fauna, geology and history of the area. First aid, CPR-certified guides, safety orientation, water and snacks will be provided.
Attire: For safety reasons, please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Comfortable, casual attire; hiking boots; closed-toed shoes or sneakers; sunglasses; and visors or hats are recommended.
Event duration: Approximately two to three hours
Desert Hummer tour
Hummers depart from the hotel to go where no other vehicles can go. See the desert’s flora and fauna as the expert driver/guide discusses Arizona’s history, geology and archaeology. A nature walk will provide hands-on experience regarding desert plant life as the guide explains what can and cannot be eaten for water content and nutrients. Experienced drivers, water and soda, and narration throughout the tour are included.
Attire: For safety reasons, please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Comfortable, casual clothing; hiking boots; closed-toed shoes or sneakers; sunglasses; and visors or hats are recommended.
Event duration: Approximately three-and-a-half hours
Dune buggy desert tour
Self-pilot these amazingly comfortable and automatic vehicles through the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Cross rivers and climb mountains while learning about the plant and animal life inhabiting the desert’s unique landscape. Safety orientation, an experienced guide per each set of three vehicles, water, snacks and bandanas will be provided.
Attire: For safety reasons, please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Comfortable, casual attire; long pants; hiking boots; closed-toed shoes or sneakers; sunglasses; visors or hats; and eye protection are highly recommended.
Event duration: Approximately three hours
The Phoenician has been ranked among the top 75 golf resorts in America by Golf Digest. Managed by Troon Golf, the course offers a spectacular desert golf experience with extraordinary terrain and pristine desert views. Experian players will use the Desert and Canyon nines. You can look forward to having one Experian host for each foursome. Prizes will be awarded to the top foursome, closest to the pin and the longest drive.
Attire: Collared shirt or proper golf attire required
Event duration: Approximately five hours, depending on speed of play
There will be a safety briefing at the foot of a granite monolith. Afterward, various preselected routes are set with ropes by professional instructors, allowing the group to meander between descents at their leisure while enjoying the amazing views. Rock-climbing equipment, radio communication, water and snacks will be provided.
Attire: For safety reasons, please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Comfortable, casual attire; hiking boots; hats or visors; and sunglasses are recommended.
Event duration: Approximately three to four hours