Attending

Other Hotels Nearby

Conference Hotel

The rate at the conference hotel, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, should be $139.00 (plus taxes, which will be added) per night. You can reserve a hotel room at the conference hotel, Loews Ventana Canyon, using this link or by calling the hotel at +1-800-234-5117 (and be sure to mention ACM/SPLASH). Even after the early registration deadline you should still be able to make a reservation with the hotel.

Loews is still accepting reservations for the nights of October 21-24, which are what you would need for the main conference. However, the Loews Ventana Canyon hotel is fully committed for the nights of October 19, 20, and 25, so if you want a room for one of those nights they can only put you on a waiting list.  If you are staying over some of the nights that the hotel is sold out for, then you might need to stay outside of the conference hotel at another hotel during some nights.

Other Hotels Nearby

Below are other hotels in the area. SPLASH does not have preferred rates at these hotels and transportation to and from Loews is on your own.  (You may want to consider renting a car.)

Lodge at Ventana Canyon +1(520) 577-1400;

SunCatcher Fine Country Inn +1(877) 775-8355;

Mission Hills Casitas +1(520) 299-4427;

Westin La Paloma +1(520) 742-6000;

Westward Look +1(520) 297-1151;

Sheraton Park +1(520) 323-6262;

Tucson Hilton +1(520) 721-5600;

Windmill Inn +1(520) 577-0007;

Canyon Ranch  +1(520) 749-9000;

Omni Tucson National  +1(520) 297-2271;

Starr Pass +1(520) 670-0400;

El Conquistador +1(520) 544-5000;

Arizona Inn +1(520) 325-1541

 

 

Registering

Registration

You can register on-line or via PDF using the SPLASH registration system. Early registration extends to September 21, but you can also register after that at a higher rate. If you register by the early registration deadline, then you will be entered into a drawing for a free pass to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!  (If you wish to enter the drawing without registering, send an email with your contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)

Note that you will have to separately make a reservation for a room at the hotel.

The hotel rate should be $139.00 (plus taxes, which will be added) per night. You can reserve a hotel room at the conference hotel, Loews Ventana Canyon, using this link or by calling the hotel at +1-800-234-5117 (and be sure to mention ACM/SPLASH). Even after the early registration deadline you should still be able to make a reservation with the hotel.

Loews is still accepting reservations for the nights of October 21-24, which are what you would need for the main conference. However, the Loews Ventana Canyon hotel is fully committed for the nights of October 19, 20, and 25, so if you want a room for one of those nights they can only put you on a waiting list.  If you are staying over some of the nights that the hotel is sold out for, then you might need to stay outside of the conference hotel at another hotel (follow the link or see below) during some nights.

For transportation from the airport (and returning to it), we will have a van service running at a few times from the Tucson airport, details found in the registration system. Taxi service costs about $60 each way from the airport. It is also possible to rent a car and drive to the hotel. Having a car may be useful if you would like to be able to eat meals at other places besides the hotel, but it won't be necessary.

See also details about the SPLASH shirts that are available for sale when you register.

Registration Cost Summary

The registration cost are as follows.

Costs for registration

 

SPLASH shirts

SPLASH shirts for sale

When you register, or at the conference, you can buy a SPLASH shirt.  This is a long-sleeved, buttoned shirt in faded denim made of 100% cotton. It features the SPLASH logo.

Woman's SPLASH shirt

The following is a photo of the woman's shirt.

Men's SPLASH shirt

The following is a photo of the man's shirt.

 

By Air

There are two airports to choose from when flying into Tucson, Arizona:

  1. The Tucson International Airport (TUS), which is a 35 minute drive to the Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort; and,
  2. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is a 2 hour drive to the Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort.

Read more...

 

Visa Requirements

Regarding Temporary Visitors to the U.S., the U.S. Department of State states the following:

International visitors add greatly to our nation's cultural, education and economic life. We continue the proud tradition of welcoming visitors to the United States, with secure borders and open doors.

However, the U.S. state of Arizona has a law (SB 1070) that make it wise to always carry your passport and visa with you. But there should be no need to panic about this, as according to the travel information section of the Arizona Travel Facts website, "In regards to SB 1070, please note that Arizona police officers will not ask for identification unless some violation of Arizona law has occurred." The Arizona governor's website also says that police should not ask to see identification unless some other violation has occurred.

 

Read more...

 

Anti-Harassment Policy

The organizers of the SPLASH Conference are dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, therefore we are pleased to announce the adoption of the SIGPLAN anti-harassment policy.

Read more...

 

Dining

Conference attendees have multiple on-site dining choices - the Canyon Cafe for breakfast and lunch, Bill's Grill for lunch and an early evening snack, The Cascade Lounge for casual afternoon and evening meals, and the Flying V Bar & Grill for evening dining.

Read more...

 

Hotel

A breathtaking desert sanctuary located in a lush 100-acre desert garden at the foothills of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort captures the spirit, beauty and culture of the Southwest’s Sonoran Desert. Newly renovated guestrooms offer private terraces, breathtaking views of the area and every creature comfort. Resort facilities include two signature 18-hole golf courses, two pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, and par course. A variety of dining options including the innovative Flying V Bar and Grill. Group facilities feature 37,000 square feet for up to 1,500.

Read more...

 

Parking

If you are registered at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, there is no separate parking fee for your car. Likewise, for those conference attendees who choose to stay at a different hotel, there is no parking fee during the day. However, if you are not registered at the resort, the resort will charge you a $9.00 parking fee if you leave your vehicle in the resort parking lot over night.

 

Regional Events - Before, During, and After

The Tucson area has an active calendar for different types of music and theater entertainment. This list is a small sample of events in the area. If you are interested in attending any local events during your visit to the Tucson area, you should do an Internet search to find the most current event list.

Read more...

 

Transportation

If you do not have a car, transportation options between the resort and the Tucson area are limited.

Read more...

 

Why stay at the Conference Hotel?

The conference hotel has a very reasonable rate ($139 plus tax per night for atendees). Staying at the conference hotel will increase your chances to socialize with other attendees and will be the most convenient. If you wish to take advantage of the wonderful amenities, including five restaurants and lounges, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a full service spa, a tennis center, and an array of recreational activities including swimming pools, and nature trails.

To reserve a room at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort use this link or call +1-800-234-5117 (and make sure to reference ACM/SPLASH).

 

2nd Level Hospitality

 

Read more...

 

Lobby Level

Floor Plan

 

Recreation Complex

 

Read more...