Hard to imagine, but this great conference ends on Friday, and we all scatter across the globe to our homes and work. But don’t leave Arizona without a good old-fashioned cowboy barbecue under the stars. Let your hair down and join us for cowboy games, line dancing to a country band, and the enticing smells of chicken and ribs over an outdoor firepit. The legendary southwest lives at Fort McDowell Adventures, part of the historic Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Guests will be transported to Fort McDowell at 5:00 pm in time to enjoy a short walk with another breath-taking Arizona sunset over the Sonoran desert. Then join us for beer, wine and some fun cowboy games. Games you say? Sure, learn to draw a Colt 45, ride a buckin’ barrel, rope a runaway steer, test your bow and arrow aim, or challenge a plenary speaker at horseshoe toss! Then enjoy dinner of slow cooked ribs over a Hickory fire and chicken grilled over Mesquite. Yummy! End the night with a little boot scootin’ boogie under the stars. You may make your dinner reservations when you register for the conference through RegOnline. Seating is limited.
A cash bar will be available with wines and beers.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950-member Native American tribe that calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Located to the northeast of Phoenix within Maricopa County, Arizona, the 40-square mile reservation is a small part of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona’s desert lowlands and mountainous Mogollon Rim country.
Buses depart the conference center starting at 5:00 pm and return to the conference center at 10:30 pm.