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We have created the following list of links for conference participants who are visiting Tucson from out of town. If you have any questions that aren't covered here, please don't hesitate to contact the conference organizers.


Transportation to and from the airport

Places to eat around campus

Things to do during your stay

  • 6th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics: The Department of Spanish and Portugese at the University of Arizona is hosting this event on April 12-14. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scholars to share original sociolinguistic research that analyzes Spanish data or data from contact situations between Spanish and other languages. Registrants of Multilingual, 2.0? will have waived registration fees for attendees who wish to attend some of the sessions at the Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics.
  • Speaking in Tongues - Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, an exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography:This exhibit brings two seminal yet under-studied Los Angeles artists into close conversation with one another for the first time. Focusing on language and the creation of new visual codes, as well as on the little-known friendship between Berman and Heinecken, their works are explored within the unique cultural milieu of 1960s and 1970s Southern California, as it fueled and amplified each artist’s highly original approach to making images. All symposium talks will take place in the Center for Creative Photography and you are welcome to view their collections during their open hours - Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1pm – 4pm
  • Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Gianna Schicchi" presented by the UA Opera Theater with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra: From the overwhelming strength of the bond between a mother and her child, to the conniving machinations of an extended family vying for the inheritance of a wealthy cousin, Puccini sings to us of the highs and lows in human nature.  Through tragedy, redemption, the satirical, and the insanely ridiculous, Puccini never fails to evoke both laughter and tears (and sometimes both at the same time!), There is a performance immediately following Friday evening's symposium reception, which will be held on the patio of the Music Building.
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert. Open daily, year-round. Call for hours/rates.
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac: Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts, crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its 214-year history, free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior, the richest and most ornate in the Southwest.
  • Tohono Chul Park: Wonderful themed gardens, nature trails, eclectic shops, art galleries, classes, creatures and a charming Tea Room. Named as one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure. Open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (July & August 7 a.m.-3 p.m.),