ITTONA Convention 2014 Information
JULY 17 – JULY 20, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport, located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. As you arrive, proceed to the baggage claim area to be met by our 2014 Convention Hosts. As you get your luggage, volunteers will be there to tag and load your luggage. Then they will transport it directly to your Hotel. Our hosts will then escort you to the Trax light rail system for a short 10 minute ride where you will connect with the Frontrunner for a quiet 40 minute train ride North to Ogden, Utah, site of the 2014 ITTONA Convention. Check in at the David Eccles Convention center for all of your Convention Information. We will then direct you to one of the 4 beautiful downtown Hotels. The Radisson Suites is connected to the Convention center, so for those of you that don’t want to walk much it is your best choice. The recently renovated Historic Ben Lomond Hotel, the new Hilton Garden Inn and The Summit Hotel are all a short half-block walk to the Convention Center. Check the link to the left for more hotel information. After you are checked in, you are free to enjoy the evening. Walking maps and Convention Hosts will be available to help direct you to different activities and any one of over 20 restaurants all with in a 2 block walk. Dinner and all activities Thursday evening are at your own expense.
Friday, July 18, 2014
A hot breakfast will be provided at your individual Hotel, then meet at the Convention Center to board the busses to Salt Lake City. There you will take a walking tour of the Cathedral of the Madalene, Salt Lake City’s oldest Cathedral. A short walk will take you to the world-renowned LDS Church History center. Here we will have computers setup and volunteers to help you search your family history. Bring your parent’s birth dates and any other information that will help you start your search. At noon, we will guide you to the City Creek Mall just across the street for some free time for lunch at one of the 18 restaurants available. You can do some shopping or take a leisurely stroll through the outdoor mall, recently opened, it is home of some of the finest name brand stores. City Creek Mall is one of the largest open air malls built in the U.S. in the last ten years. For those desiring to go back for more work at the family history center, it will be open and available for the rest of the afternoon. Board busses back to the Convention Center for a few hours of leisure to prepare for our Traditional Tyrolean Dinner and dancing. Great food, conversation and dancing await. A cash bar will also be provided.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Again, a wonderful hot breakfast is provided at your Hotel. The morning will be spent in downtown Ogden with a variety of events available for you. Walk the outdoor farmers market on Historic 25th street also lined with all kinds of shops. Enjoy the Browning Arms historic museum and a classic car display, located in the Historic Union Pacific Train Station. For those who desire, there is an optional tour this morning to the Hill Air Force Bases Plane museum. This is an optional tour and is explained later. At 12:30 gather at the Convention Center for light lunch and a short presentation by Trentini nel Mondo. After lunch, relax and get ready for a great event. We will board busses for a short 15 minute ride to the base of Ogden Canyon. Located by a beautiful river, you will enjoy a western cookout and then enter one of the few historic outdoor Rodeo venues left in the West you, will enjoy a world class Rodeo, outdoors at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. After, board the bus back to the convention center to unwind and enjoy some great conversation and possibly some singing.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Breakfast again at your Hotel (we don’t want anyone to go hungry). Board the bus once more for a 30 minute ride up Ogden Canyon to Ogden Valley. Here we will celebrate an outdoor mass and then be treated to a traditional western Dutch oven meal, cooked in the old traditional Dutch ovens used by the early cowboys. Relax and enjoy the mountain air before we board the busses back to the Hotels. Following lunch, the convention will be concluded. Dinner and all other meals will be your responsibility. You can head back to the airport for a later flight out of SLC or enjoy the final evening in Ogden before we take you back to the Airport on Monday, or your depart for additional travel in the West. Information will be provided for many great extended trips. We will take care of all your transportation needs from the time you arrive at the airport until we drop you back at the airport. For those that desire, car rentals are available at the airport (we will provide driving instructions). Parking is available at all of the Hotels.
If you plan to go e-mail to:
we will send you the registration package.