Date and Time: Sunday August 6, 2023, early morning
Magnolia Grove at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Play golf on the nationally acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The topography at Magnolia Grove features creeks, marshland and lakes with each of the 54 holes carved through indigenous hardwood and pine. The renovations have made the courses more "player friendly" while keeping the integrity of Robert Trent Jones' original design. Magnolia Grove was recently named one of the "Top 50 Public Courses" by Golf World Magazine readers. The Crossings and Falls courses are also listed in Golf Digest's "Places to Play." Come as a team of your choosing or as an individual to be teamed with other registered individuals. The Transportation will be provided from Renaissance, Hampton Inn, Battle House Hotel, Admiral Semmes and Holiday Inn for you and your golf clubs.
Sporting Clays Tournament
Date and Time: Sunday August 6, 2023, early morning
Taylor Creek Sporting Clays
Taylor Creek Sporting Clays is south Alabama's top spot for trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Their system is fully automated on secure grounds. Sporting clays is the fastest-growing shotgun sport in America. Clay targets are presented in a variety of unique woods and open field situations that represent hunting on a course that’s challenging and fun. Come join us in a round of sporting clays as a team of your choosing or as an individual shooter to be teamed with other registered individuals. This sporting clays course is located in Theodore, Alabama, just 28 minutes from the Mobile Convention Center. Entry fee includes ammunition (12 or 20 gauge), eye and ear protection, continental breakfast and lunch. Shooters must provide a shotgun as there are no on-site guns available for use. Transportation will be provided from the host hotels. Limited number of spots are available.
Historic Battle House Hotel Tour
Date and Time: Sunday August 6 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Standing on the site of an old military headquarters set up by Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, the Battle House is where “Old Hickory” started his march to attack British forces when it was clear they were headed toward New Orleans. This walking tour, conducted by the Battle House Hotel’s historian, will lead you through the site’s 200+ year history that includes its military past, its opening as a hotel in 1852, a 1905 fire which caused $450,000 in damage to the site, its rebuilding as the Battle House Hotel designed by New York architect Frank Andrews in 1908, and a 1913 visit by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Battle House Hotel once dominated the Mobile social scene but closed in 1974. Fortunately, the hotel gained new life in 2001 when the Retirement Systems of Alabama renovated the hotel. The hotel reopened in 2007 and is named “One of the Top 500 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine. At the conclusion of the tour, participants can enjoy a signature drink that will be included in the tour price.
Lunch Cruise on Perdido Queen
Date and Time: Sunday August 6, 2023, 12:00 pm
Perdido Queen Cruise is the only dinner cruise in Mobile providing an entertaining and unique way to enjoy the beautiful, scenic waterway. The Riverboat is docked below the Arthur Outlaw Convention Center where the Conference will be taking place. This cruise is approximately two hours and includes lunch with a cash bar and live entertainment. The Cruise sets sail around 12:00 pm and participants will receive a more detailed email about time and where to meet.
Date and Time: Tuesday August 8, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mobile is one of the five global cities where Airbus commercial aircraft are assembled, and with the addition of the A220 production in Mobile, the Port City’s role in the aviation industry continues to grow. Flight Works Alabama will provide a tour of the Airbus facility, where visitors will see how final assembly of the Airbus A320 comes together. This tour lasts about an hour. Closed toed shoes required. Valid ID is required for all attendees over 18 years of age. IDs can be submitted before the tour to save time. Tour Requirements (flightworksalabama.com)
Port of Mobile
Date and Time: Tour is scheduled for Monday August 7 from 1:00 PM to 3 PM
This guided tour of the Port of Mobile covers 18 diverse cargo handling facilities. The port is situated perfectly on the Gulf of Mexico with access to 45-foot-deep water, nine railroads, and additional connectivity with air, truck, and barge. The tour will include Alabama Steel Terminal, General Cargo Area, AutoMobile-Automobile Facility, APM Terminals – the fastest growing container facility in the United States - Intermodal Container Transfer Facility and McDuffie Coal Terminal.
Spouses/Partners who are a registered guest of the conference can take part in the following at no additional charge:
There will be a Spouse/Partner hospitality room during the day located at the Renaissance Hotel where breakfast is provided until 9 a.m.
Sunday August 6, 2023, a spouse/partner reception will be held at the History Museum located across the street from the Renaissance Hotel just prior to opening reception The reception is a great time to meet other spouses/partners that are attending the conference before the planned tours. Transportation will be provided from the History Museum to the Opening Reception.
Trip to Fairhope:
Listed by Southern Living as one of The South’s Best Small Towns, Fairhope is filled with a rich history and undeniable charm. Explore the flower-lined streets, unique shops and local eateries. Take a stroll under the canopies of moss-covered oak trees. Discover why people keep coming back to visit Fairhope, Alabama.
Local Tour of Mobile:
Learn about the rich history of the original home of Mardis Gras. This tour will provide a behind the scenes view of the how this cherished and authentic-in-its-own-right celebration comes together. Attendees will also learn more about the City of Mobile’s unique architecture and history as the only deep-water port in Alabama, and one of the top 10 trade ports in the nation.