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NCTA Spring Conference 2023 Scottsdale, AZ • May 9-11, 2023

REGISTER TODAY FOR VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

CLICK HERE to Register for the 2023 Spring Conference

CLICK HERE to view Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

CLICK HERE to view Scholarship Scramble Sponsorship Opportunities

CLICK HERE to book your room at the Scott Resort

The Scott Resort & Spa

A LUSH OPEN-AIR RETREAT IN AN OASIS-LIKE SETTII\IG

BUILT IN THE 1960S AND REVERED AS ONE OF THE PREMIER RESORTS IN ARIZONA, THE SCOTT RESORT & SPA CONTINUES TO BE A FAVORITE AMONG TOURISTS AND LOCALS. THE

 

THE RESORT MARRIES A FRESH DESIGN WITH THE TIMELESS ELEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN THE FOUNDATION OF THE RESORT OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS. INSPIRED BY SPANISH REVIVAL· STYLE ARCHITECTURE, THE RESORT’S LOOK INCORPORATES CARIBBEAN-STYLE FURNITURE, COLORS, AND TEXTURES, ALONG WITH BAUHAUS-INSPIRED GRAPHIC PATTERNS AHD LIGHTING. THE SCOTT’S LUSH, OPEH-AIR ETHOS IS APPARENT THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY, WITH PLAYFULLY ARRANGED PALM FRONDS ADDING TO THE LOBBY’S INTIMATE, OASIS-LIKE ATMOSPHERE. A PERFECT GATHERING SPOT FOR RESORT GUESTS AHD SCOTTSDALE LOCALS ALIKE.
IN THE HEART OF SCOTTSDALE, THE SCOTT RESORT & SPA IS A DESERT-URBAN OASIS NESTLED CONVENIENTLY IN DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE NEAR
  • FASHION SQUARE, RENOWNED RESTAURANTS, NIGHTLIFE, MUSEUMS, GOLF, AND OTHER HOTSPOTS MAKE THIS CITY AN ALLURING ALL-SEASON DESTINATION.
  • POSITIONED JUST MINUTES FROM THE SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, KIERLAND COMMONS, AND MORE THAN 125 ART GALLERIES.
  • A 10-MINUTE DRIVE FROM SCOTTSDALE STADIUM AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO ARIZONA’S 12 OTHER SPRING· TRAINING TEAM STADIUMS.
  • JUST 20 MINUTES AND 10 MILES FROM PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SCOTTSDALE AIRPARK.
The NCTA room rate is  $279.00++ for a single/double.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Pricing Expires 4/17/2023
NCTA Members $895.00 Early Bird / $995.00 Standard
Railroad & Non-Member Conference Sponsors or Advertisers $1095.00 Early Bird / $1195.00 Standard
Non-Members $1,595.00 Early Bird / $1695.00 Standard
Non-Utility Government or Academic Attendees $600.00 Early Bird / $700.00 Standard
Media $200.00

Conference Schedule:

SCHEDULE:  The Agenda is Forthcoming

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

5:30-7:00 pm Scottsdale Reception
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am-11:30 am Plenary Session
Noon- Golfer’s Lunch
12:30- NCTA Scottsdale Scholarship Scramble at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
6:00-7:30 pm NCTA Scholarship Reception (for all attendees)
Thursday, May 11, 2023
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am Plenary Session
11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch by Individual Arrangement
1:00-2:30 pm Plenary Session
3:30-6:30 pm NCTA Board Meeting

NOTE:  This year, our program will feature two receptions, but NCTA will not be hosting a dinner.  This schedule provides attendees with two social occasions for networking opportunities as well as two chances to host or attend customer events.

Thank you Spring Sponsors!

Cathcart Rail (New) HQ
Salt River Materials Group

GOLF

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two Desmond Muirhead-designed, 18-hole traditional golf courses, the Palm and the Pine, which were built in 1971. These courses, among the most popular resort layouts in the Valley of the Sun, are more than 7,000 yards long.
The Palm has ten water holes and, as its name suggests, numerous large palm trees throughout the course. The Pine is characterized by narrow fairways, which issue a sportful challenge, and features many mature pine trees. The men’s and women’s tees provide a gratifying golfing experience for average golfers. In contrast, the championship tees offer low handicappers an extremely competitive test. The ninth hole on the Palm, the course’s signature hole because of its unique island fairway, was included among “America’s top 18 water holes”, as selected by Golf Illustrated.

Please CLICK HERE to see how your company can support this worthy cause.
Greens Fees:  $225.00  Rental Clubs:  $75.00

Golfer’s Lunch at McCormick Ranch
Before you hit the links, enjoy your choice of a Parkway Prime Burger or a Mahi Mahi Fish Taco! There is no better way to tee off than with a satiated stomach!

Do not forget to indicate your lunch preference during the registration process.

NOTE:  IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING BOTH THE SPRING AND O&M CONFERENCES, PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR GOLF ONCE!

Rooming at the Scott

Your hotel reservations are made separately from the conference registration. Click here to book your room.  Please make your reservation on or before 5:00 pm MST on April 17, 2023, to guarantee the NCTA negotiated room rate of $279.00++ per night.

Area Activities and Eats

Click HERE for more information on “Things to do in Scottsdale.”

Click HERE to discover the 10 Best Places Locals Love to Eat

Attention Foodies: 15 Best Restaurants in Scottsdale 2023

TRAVEL

AIRPORT
The Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) is located approximately 18 minutes from the conference hotel.

RENTAL CARS
Twelve rental car companies call the Sky Harbor Rental Car Center home.  The Rental Car Center (see map below) is located within its own building at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South (between 16th Street and 24th Street, south of Buckeye Road). See map below for directions to and from the  Rental Car Center.

The PHX Sky Train® connects the Rental Car Center to the 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, Terminal 3, Terminal 4, the East Economy Lot, and the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station. It runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with stops every 3-5 minutes.