The Guest Program is a social program designed for the enjoyment of the guests of conference registrants.  Guest Program registration does not include access to any technical symposia or committee meetings. Guest Program activities for the registrants include:

Guest Reception

On Sunday, April 15, guests will enjoy an afternoon to unwind and relax with other Guest Program attendees.  The reception will last from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.  Food and drinks will be provided.

Opening Reception

Kick off CORROSION 2018 at the City of Phoenix Convention Center on Sunday evening with conference attendees and exhibitors.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

CORROSION 2018 Expo Grand Opening

Join the attendees of CORROSION 2018 for an evening admission to the Expo Grand Opening at the City of Phoenix Convention Center, which includes access to more than 400 exhibiting companies across 85,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix from Monday through Wednesday, serving from 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Other activities are provided by local tour companies and the tour prices are listed below.

Saturday, April 14

The Grand Canyon

Depart Sheraton Grand 7 a.m.
Return Appx. 9 - 9:30 p.m.

Sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy a fun and informative 14 hour tour to the Grand Canyon, including stops in Sedona and the Navajo Reservation.  There will be brief stops to view the famous Red Rocks of Sedona before a spectacular scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon. Enjoy a delicious lunch, on your own, at the Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation overlooking the Little Colorado River Gorge before heading into Grand Canyon National Park.  Time allows to walk around the rim and take some spectacular pictures. Your last stop will include time to shop and view the canyon one last time from the historic El Tovar Hotel.  Your return trip includes a 30 minute rest stop so you can grab a quick bite before returning to your hotel.  Don’t miss this once in a lifetime Grand Canyon Experience!

Price: $165 per person, 10 person minimum

Price includes: Entrance Fees, Guide Service, transportation, bottled water

Tour price does not include guide gratuity

Monday, April 16

Desert Botanical Garden Discovery Tour

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Experience and embrace the magnificent beauty of the desert with a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden.  Your 1 hour guided tour will focus on desert plant biology.  You can explore the great diversity of form, texture and color found in this wondrous array of cacti and succulents from around the world. You will also learn how desert plants are uniquely adapted to survive and thrive in a harsh desert environment and people’s interactions with desert plants. Learn the amazing ways people use desert plants for food, tools, and shelter. This tour features such plants as saguaros, agave, mesquite, prickly pear, and jojoba as you traverse through the highlights of this amazing collection.  Additional time allowed to explore on your own.

Price: $78 per person, based on minimum of 10 passengers

Price includes, Admission and guided tour, Guide Service, transportation, bottled water

Tour price does not include guide gratuity

Phoenix City Tour

1 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Phoenix and the surrounding area.  You will learn the history of Phoenix and its’ founders.  Next, Mummy Mountain rises 300 feet above the Valley and offers 180 degree panoramic views of the Valley of the Sun.  You will have a chance to see some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous homes, in addition to the State Capitol Museum and the quaint shops of Old Town Scottsdale.  Your last stop will be at the Pueblo Grande Museum.  Here you can see 1,500 year old Hohokam village ruins.  What a day!

Price: $77 per person, 10 person minimum

Price includes: Museum Fee, tax, Guide Service, Transportation and Bottled Water

Tour price does not include guide gratuity

Tuesday, April 17

Apache Trail, Dolly Steamboat, Goldfield Ghost Town Tour

Depart Sheraton Grand 8 a.m.
Return Appx. 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Your Apache Trail tour begins as you travel the same route as the early explorers of the Apache trail and into the rugged wilderness of the Tonto National Forest. First stop is Sonoran Desert Walk-The Superstition Mountains will serve as the backdrop for an easy and informative Sonoran Desert Walk.  Over thirty different plants, desert birds and mammal species are encountered along this scenic trail.  These desert inhabitants played an important role in the daily lives of the Native Americans of the Sonoran Desert.  Nest, we visit Tortilla Flat, originally a stage stop in 1094.  It is now a remnant of an Old West town and home to six people. Here, you will learn the history of the Superstition Mountains, hear about the Lost Dutchman, and other gold legends.  Your journey back in time continues as you board the double decks of Dolly Steamboat for a 90 minute narrated tour of Canyon Lake.  You will be up close to wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles, deer, javelina, and many species of water fowl. Your tour will wrap up with a visit to the valley’s favorite ghost town….Goldfield Ghost Town.  Here, you will enjoy lunch on your own, and hear the extensive mining history of the town.  Sign up now for this fun-filled tour!

Price: $137 per person, 10 person minimum

Price includes: Dolly Steamboat fee, taxes, Guide Service, Transportation and bottled water

Tour price does not include guide gratuity

Wednesday, April 18

Odysea Experience

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

You are off to visit the largest aquarium in the southwest, housing over 30,000 animals.  You are on your own to roam through all this amazing venue has to offer.  It has nine massive globe-shaped aquariums suspended from the lobby ceiling and a submerged escalator, allowing visitors to descend deep into the ocean while surrounded by thousands of aquatic animals. After lunch, on your own, you will also have time to visit Butterfly Wonderland.  Here, you will discover the amazing life of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis. Step inside the largest indoor rainforest conservatory in the United States.  Butterfly Wonderland truly is one of the most amazing butterfly conservatories in the world.

Price: $80 per person, 10 person minimum

Price includes: Admission to Odysea Experience, Admission to Butterfly Wonderland, and Round-trip Transportation

Tour price does not include guide gratuity

Old Town Scottsdale Shopping

2 - 5 p.m.

Old Town Scottsdale is located on the original townsite of Scottsdale.  This district offers boutique shopping alongside souvenirs, jewelry and art with a Southwestern flair. The Fifth Avenue arts district combines the ambience of old Scottsdale with some of the best restaurants and unique shops.   There are over 80 specialty shops that offer an eclectic mix of goods.  Combined with an array of dining options, this makes for a wonderful escape.

Price: $25 per person, 10 person minimum

Price includes: Round-trip transportation, bottled water

Tour price does not include guide gratuity