SRS 55th Annual Meeting

SRS 55th Annual Meeting

Social Events & Tours

Social Events

Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
18:30-21:30

Open to all registered delegates at no additional fee. Guest registration is mandatory for guests to attend the Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception. Name badges are required.

The Annual Meeting will officially begin with the Opening Ceremonies and this year’s Howard Steel Lecture. The evening will include an introduction of the SRS officers and the presentation of the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award. All delegates and registered guests are invited and encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremonies. Following the Opening Ceremonies, we will move to a hosted reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, plenty of lively conversations, and reunions with colleagues and friends.

The Welcome Reception is supported, in part, by grants from Globus Medical, Inc., Medtronic, NuVasive, OrthoPediatrics, and Zimmer Biomet.

Farewell Reception
Friday, September 11, 2020
19:00-22:00

The 55th Annual Meeting will culminate with a reception at Desert Foothills. 

The Farewell Reception is open to all registered delegates and registered guests. Tickets are $50 each for registered delegates and $175 each for guests. Tickets should be purchased in advance as a limited number of tickets may be available onsite. SRS strongly urges delegates and guests to purchase tickets at the time of registration.

Tickets are required. Cocktail dress is appropriate for the Farewell Reception

Optional Tours

Registration Opens May 1, 2020

The following tours are available to registered delegates and guests through Circa Destination Management. All tour reservations must be made by using the “Register for a Tour” button, below. Tour registration will open on May 1, 2020.

Please note that you have until Friday, August 14, 2020 to register for tours; however, if the minimum of participants for your tour is not reached or close to being reached by July 10, 2020 your tour may be cancelled by Circa Destination Management for lack of participation. If your tour is cancelled, you will be notified by email and you will be reimbursed on the same credit card used for purchase. 

Online Tour Registration Opens May 1, 2020

Wednesday, September 9

Tour
Includes
Time
Price & Minimums*
Southwest Story
  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and self guided tour of the Desert Botanical Garden & Heard Museum
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

9:00-15:00

(6 hours)

$130 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants

Off Road Desert Adventure
  • Private use of four wheel drive vehicles for off road desert tour
  • Professional driver guide to discuss desert facts and folklore
  • Stops for nature explorations, sightseeing, and photo taking
  • Bottled water on jeeps
  • All insurance and permit requirements
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

13:00-17:00

(4 hours)

$160 per person, based on a minimum of 5 participants

Thursday, September 10

Taliesin West
  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and 90 minute insights tour at Taliesin West
  • Narration throughout the private tour
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

9:00-13:00

(4 hours)

$110 per person, based on a minimum of 15 participants

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission to MIM with self guided tour
  • Shopping/browsing in the MIM gift shop
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

13:30-17:30

(4 hours)

$90 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants

Horseback Trail Ride
  • Round trip transportation
  • 90 min. horseback trail ride with veteran wrangler trail guides
  • Bottled water provided throughout activity
  • All insurance permits
  • All applicable taxes
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

17:00-21:00

(4 hours)

$170 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants

 

Friday, September 11

Shopping in the Valley of the Sun
  • Round trip transportation
  • Maps and/or brochures of shopping areas
  • Shuttle schedule for each participant
  • Bottled water and soft drinks on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

10:00-15:00

(5 hours)

$95 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants

Day of Culture Heard Museum
  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and guided tour at the Heard Museum
  • Time for browsing at the Museum gift shop
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

11:00-15:00

(4 hours)

$85 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants

Saturday, September 12

Off Road Desert Adventure
  • Private use of four wheel drive vehicles for off road desert tour
  • Professional driver guide to discuss desert facts and folklore
  • Stops for nature explorations, sightseeing, and photo taking
  • Bottled water on jeeps
  • All insurance and permit requirements
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

13:00-17:00

(4 hours)

$160 per person based on a minimum of 5 participants

 

*Tours with a minimum number of persons listed will only operate if the minimum number of persons book the tour; tours will be refunded if the minimum number of persons is not met. 

Southwest Story - Desert Botanical Gardens & Heard Museum

A cultural tour dedicated to celebrating the natural beauty and heritage of Arizona along with the history of the state. Your day begins at the Desert Botanical Gardens, where thousands of native plants and cacti flourish in their natural desert setting. The journey into Arizona’s past continues at the Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, where hundreds of years of Southwestern history is showcased in its collections of Native American artifacts of special interest is the Kachina Doll Gallery, with a rare assortment of Hopi Kachina dolls, including those from the renowned collection of the late Senator Barry Goldwater. 10 person minimum.*

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 9:00-15:00 (6 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $130 per person

Rate Includes:

  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and self guided tour of the Desert Botanical Garden & Heard Museum
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Off Road Desert Adventure

Take the ride of a lifetime into the beautiful Sonoran Desert! Your expert cowboy guide will pick you up at your hotel in an off road vehicle for a fun and informative journey into the wilds. Your driver will entertain you with stories of the Old West as you barrel past stately Saguaros and Ocotillos and other desert plants. Later, as you walk along in this unspoiled wilderness, your guide will demonstrate how the ancient Indians used desert plants for their everyday survival. 5 person minimum.*

Date: Wednesday, September 9 and Saturday, September 12
Time: 13:00-17:00 (4 hours) and 13:00-17:00 (4 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $160 per person

Rate Includes:

  • Private use of four wheel drive vehicles for off road desert tour
  • Professional driver guide to discuss desert facts and folklore
  • Stops for nature explorations, sightseeing, and photo taking
  • Bottled water on jeeps
  • All insurance and permit requirements
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Taliesin West

A listing of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest architectural achievements always includes his personal residence and architectural school, Taliesin West. Situated on 600 acres of the Sonoran Desert, Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark that still serves as a living, working educational facility with an onsite architectural firm. Taliesin West was literally created out of the desert by Wright and his apprentices. They gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build this desert masterpiece. 15 person minimum.*

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 9:00-13:00 (4 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $110 per person

Rate Includes: 

  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and 90 minute insights tour at Taliesin West
  • Narration throughout the private tour
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music the language of the soul. 10 person minimum.*

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 13:30-17:30 (4 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $90 per person

Rate Includes: 

  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission to the MIM with self guided tour
  • Shopping/browsing in the MIM gift shop
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Horseback Trail Ride

We invite you to experience the West the way it’s meant to be seen, on horseback! The Sonoran Desert offers some of the most scenic riding trails in AZ within the serenity and natural beauty of the Tonto National Forest. Steep mountain walls rise from the desert in the distance, providing a majestic‘ backdrop. 10 person minimum.*

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time17:00-21:00 (4 hours) (Start time is 90 min. prior to sunset)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $170 per person

Rate Includes:

  • Round trip transportation
  • 90 min. horseback trail ride with veteran wrangler trail guides
  • Bottled water at the stables, along the trail, and on the vehicle
  • All insurance permits
  • All applicable taxes
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Shopping in the Valley of the Sun

Get on board and put your credit to the test at The Scottsdale Fashion Square, which includes Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom’s as the anchors along with more than 250 other variety stores. Head out to The Biltmore Fashion Park to shop Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and exclusive designers like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren plus favorites like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, William Sonoma and more. Savor the old world elegance of The Borgata Wander the boutiques and galleries of Old Town Scottsdale or Carefree. Or head into North Scottsdale to the Kierland Commons or Scottsdale Airpark and Promenade area, where you’ll find The Great Indoors, Paris Paris, Anthropologie, Z Gallerie, and other specialty stores. Whatever you choose, be sure to wear comfortable shoes! 10 person minimum.*

Date: Friday, September 11
Time10:00-15:00 (5 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $95 per person

Rate Includes:

  • Round trip transportation
  • Maps and/or brochures of shopping areas
  • Shuttle schedule for each participant
  • Bottled water and soft drinks on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC

Day of Culture - Heard Museum

Founded in 1929 by Dwight B and Marie Bartlett Heard, the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is known for its extensive collections of Native American artifacts and fine art. Since then, the museum has grown to seven exhibit galleries containing more than 35,000 artifacts, plus a 24,000 volume reference library. Authentic Native American dwellings like the Navaho Hogan, Apache Wickiup, and a replica of an ancient pit house were built especially for these exhibits. Also of interest is the Kachina Doll Gallery, with a rare assortment of Hopi Kachina dolls. Native American artists demonstrate bead working, weaving and carving and there are many interactive ‘hands on’ activities. The museum stands as a testament to cultures lost and found a unique location where you can learn about the culture and art of the Native American peoples of the Southwest. 10 person minimum.*

Date: Friday, September 11
Time11:00-15:00 (4 hours)
Departure Point: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Rate: $85 per person

Rate Includes:

  • Round trip transportation
  • Admission and guided tour at the Heard Museum
  • Time for browsing at the Museum gift shop
  • Soft drinks and bottled water on the vehicles
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Complete coordination by Circa DMC