2017 Annual Conference FAQs


When is the 2017 conference?

The conference begins the evening of Thursday, July 13, and ends at the closing banquet on Saturday, July 15. Plan to depart on Sunday, July 16.

 

Who may attend the conference?

Current members of TTSGI and their guests (family, friends) are welcome to attend. A current member is one who has renewed membership within the last 12 months.

 

Where is the conference?

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort
10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 1-800-325-7832

TTSGI has contracted a block of rooms for this event. Please make your reservations EARLY as we only held a limited number. When calling be sure to let the reservationist know you are with the Twinless Twins Support Group. The cost of the rooms in our block will be $119.00/single and $144.00/double this includes the breakfast buffet in the Sundance Restaurant. We have requested our special rate be extended 3 days prior and 3 days post the conference dates. If the hotel has availability they will honor this request. However, this is not a guarantee.

 

What is the schedule for the conference?

A 2017 Conference Schedule will be posted soon.
Click Here to view the last year’s 2016 Conference Schedule to get an idea of what to expect.

 

What airport do I fly into?

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

 

How do I get back and forth from the airport to the hotel?

Shuttle/limo: https://www.flytucson.com/transportation/shuttles-limos/
Taxi/Cabs: https://www.flytucson.com/transportation/taxis/
Ride Shares: https://www.flytucson.com/transportation/ride-services/

 

What will the weather be like?

In July the average low is 75° and the average high is 100°. For more info visit www.weather.com.

 

What should I wear?

Almost anything goes. For the welcome reception evening some people wear business casual, although some wear whatever they have traveled in. During the day, wear what you feel comfortable in (pants, t-shirt, blouse, jeans, shorts). Remember, there will be air conditioning, so be prepared if the hotel is cooler than you prefer. The Saturday night closing banquet will be themed this year – The Old West! 
Feel free to wear boots, cowboy hats, bandana, etc.

 

What should I bring?

Photographs of your twin.
Consider donating something for the Saturday evening auction to help support the organization.

 

I am a first-time attendee, what should I expect and what is expected of me?

To welcome you to the Conference, we have a special first-timers’ registration on July 13 at 7:00pm, followed by a dessert reception. At this reception, you will have the opportunity to meet other first-time attendees as well as our Board Members and Regional Coordinators. The Board Members and Regional Coordinators will be available to meet with you to answer any questions concerning the conference. After the first-timers’ reception, you will be asked to join all conference attendees at the dessert reception at 7:30pm. Be sure to have dinner prior to the first-timers’ registration. During the conference, there will be time for sharing what you feel comfortable concerning your twin and twinship. There will be speakers and various breakout sessions. Between sessions, you will have free time to relax, reflect and casually meet others. Finally, we will have a closing banquet on Saturday evening, followed by our annual charity auction. Plan to depart on Sunday.

 

What do we do for meals?

Read this section carefully as this is a CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEARS.
Thursday – No dinner provided.
Thursday Night Welcome Dessert Reception – 8:00pm desserts and beverages (registration opens at 7:30pm).
Friday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate.
Friday Lunch – Not provided.
Friday Dinner – Not provided.
Saturday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate.
Saturday Lunch – Not provided.
Saturday Dinner – Banquet: The Old West!
Sunday – Depart
 

Does the hotel have a fitness center?

There is a complimentary 24-hour Fitness Room, three golf courses, six pools and lighted tennis courts are all available for you to enjoy. You can also enjoy: Basketball, Bicycle Rental, Driving Range, Fitness Room, Golf course, Hiking Trail, Jogging Track, Pool, Putting Green, Tennis Court, Walking Track and Walking Trails.

 

How close are we to tourist attractions?

Tucson, Hilton Tucson East is in the business district and close to Gaslight Theatre and Park Place Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Museum of the Horse Soldier and Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Center.

 

What is the cost to attend the conference?

Conference Registration:
Conference Registration:
Early Registration: Before March 1 – $199 per person
Regular Registration: March 1 to April 30 – $225.00 per person
Late Registration: May 1 to June 13 – $275 per person *(Online registration closes June 13)
The registration does not include hotel reservations

 

What should I do if I have to cancel at the last minute?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any registration fees one month prior to the conference. The conference center requires our final attendee count one month prior to the conference, and they calculate our cost based on that number. The conference center is unable to make cost adjustments for last-minute cancellations. For hotel cancellations, please contact the hotel directly regarding their cancellation policy.

 

What if I want to attend but am unable to afford the conference?

Please contact our Executive Director, Michelle Getchell at contact@twinlesstwins.org to find out about possible assistance.

The Conference Committee, the Board of Directors and the Regional Coordinators are all looking forward to a great conference full of companionship, making connections, sharing our stories, a powerful keynote address, worthwhile break-out groups and MOST IMPORTANTLY SEEING EACH OF YOU THERE!

If you have any further questions or concerns, please consult your regional coordinator or email our Executive Director, Michelle Getchell at contact@twinlesstwins.org.