Please note: while recommended, vaccines are no longer required to attend NASBA meetings and events.
Virtual registration is now open! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request registration link.
Attendees: Early Registration Fee: $845 (Ends on January 30, 2023, with Regular Registration Fee of $945)
Guest: $375 (Ends on January 30, 2023, with Regular Registration Fee of $475)
Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellation accepted through January 30, 2023 and is subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee. Requests for registration refunds will not be granted if received after January 30.
JW Marriott Starr Pass Hotel & Spa
Airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS) (12.3 miles)
Taxi: Although Arizona does not regulate rates, under the contracts with the TAA, VIP Taxi and Yellow Cab rates are set at $5.50 to start and $2.25 per mile with a $12.00 minimum fare. There can also be a charge for traffic delays of up to $22.00 per hour. There are no additional charges for up to three passengers or normal baggage.
To reach the cab stand, exit Baggage Claim on the lower level and cross the first two roadways. Taxis should be to your left on the second island.
Departing passengers are dropped off by taxis at TUS along the curb in front of the terminal near their airline.
Uber/Lyft: one way fare estimate – $50
Arriving passengers who have requested a ride through either the Lyft or Uber app meet their driver and car in front of the main terminal. Follow the signs for ground transportation or ‘App Rides’. Exit baggage claim toward the main parking lot and cross the first roadway. Your driver will arrive to your left on the first island. Passengers should be aware cars and drivers do not wait at the pick-up location but will arrive when requested through the mobile app.
Departing passengers are dropped off by Lyft and Uber along the curb in front of the TUS terminal near their departing airline.
Lyft and Uber are the rideshare services authorized to operate at TUS.
Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) (114 miles)
Taxi: Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15.
Uber/Lyft: one way fare estimate – $130
Terminal pick-up locations for ride share service providers are as follows:
Travel Tip: Customers should arrange their ride once they have all of their bags and are ready to exit the terminal.
February 27 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Starry Night Welcome Reception
Kick off the 2023 Executive Directors & Legal Counsel Conferences socializing under the stars! Catch up with old friends and peers and welcome our first-time attendees. Enjoy a delicious feast while toasting to the memories from past NASBA conferences, and taking-in the beautiful views of the Tucson sky.
Resort Casual: Black, Dark Blue, and Sparkles encouraged! It may be chilly in the evenings; jackets or sweaters suggested.
If you’re a stargazer, Tucson is one of the best spots in the U.S. for astronomy. In 1972, Pima County enacted a “dark sky” code to regulate the brightness and number of outdoor bulbs. Now Tucson suffers from far less light pollution than most cities do, allowing stars and planets to shine through the darkness.
February 28 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Noche de Juegos (Game Night) *NEW THIS YEAR*
Get together with friends for a relaxing and fun game night ! A variety of board games and lawn games will be available to enjoy.
Resort Casual: comfortable and casual. It may be chilly in the evenings; jackets or sweaters suggested.
The Spanish name of the city, Tucsón, is derived from the O’odham Cuk Ṣon, meaning “(at the) base of the black [hill]”, a reference to a basalt-covered hill now known as Sentinel Peak.
March 1 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Denim & Gems Closing Celebration
What better way to celebrate the conclusion of two successful conferences! Put on your favorite dancing boots, your dressiest jeans and your finest gems for this fun twist on “Denim and Diamonds”. Dance the night away with all your NASBA peers and friends.
For men, dark jeans or trousers, paired with a denim shirt or jacket and some smart shoes or boots. Add a touch of class with a diamond ring or cufflinks.
For women, Denim skirt or jeans with a sparkly top. Accessorize with some glitzy jewelry, boots, or heels.
It may be chilly in the evenings; jackets or sweaters suggested.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest show of its kind in the United States, and one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world.
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