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Rocky Mountain APPA Annual Meeting
September 26-28, 2016

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Hosted by Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

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General Information


ArizonaAbout Northern Arizona:

Flagstaff, Arizona

Learn more about Flagstaff from the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, go to http://www.flagstaffchamber.com/

For key facts and University demographic statistics please visit NAU Quick Facts

For key University Facilites and operational statistics please visit Facility Services Quick Facts

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 1
MeetingNorthern Arizona University opened its doors in 1899 with 23 students, one professor, and two copies of Webster's International Dictionary bound in sheepskin.

In the 1950s, the university entered a period of exceptional growth. Students could now earn an education specialist degree as well as master's in the arts and sciences. Much of the expansion can be attributed to Dr. J. Lawrence Walkup, who has the distinction of serving the longest term as President (December 21, 1957 to June 30, 1979).

Empowered by the Arizona Board of Regents to provide educational opportunities statewide, the university now serves approximately 25,000 students at the Flagstaff campus, more than 30 statewide locations, and online offering nearly 150 combined undergraduate and graduate degree programs, all distinguished by an ongoing commitment to close student-faculty relationships.

Flagstaff is know for the small town charm with the resources of a bigger community. The scenic beauty of town and the university mesh together beautiful to make an unique and memorable town. Flagstaff is the hub of technological advancement in Northern Arizona, with a focus on biosciences, medical devices and renewable energy.
For more information about NAU, go to http://nau.edu/about/

High Country conference center at Drury Inn & Suites 2
Set in a mountain oasis in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the high Country Conference center offers more thank 25,900 square feet of conference space.

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Surrounded by a refreshing ponderosa of pine forests with picture perfect skies, High Country offers flexible meeting space for any occasion. The High Country Conference Center Flagstaff can accommodate from 10 to 1,000 guests. Offering professionally trained staff, culinary expertise, and brand new purpose built meeting rooms; The High Country Conference Center Flagstaff is the place to meet!

The High country conference center host the outstanding 1899 bar & Grill. The 1899 Bar & Grill fuses a turn-of-the-century American bistro with a contemporary steakhouse flair, featuring many foods native to the Southwest. The restaurant features a complete wine list with several regional beers on tap. To find out more click here http://www.highcountryconferencecenter.com/

Grand Canyon National Park
Meeting The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a mile-deep canyon (1.6 km) that bisects the park. Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, it takes 5 hours to drive the 215 miles / 346 km between the park's South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.The Grand Canyon is less than an hour away from flagstaff and is filed with plenty of hiking and scenic views.3

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For more information about Grand Canyon National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Flagstaff Visitor Information

Appropriate Dress:
Casual business attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, opening reception and theme dinner. Business attire is recommended for the closing banquet. Please remember to be bring a sweater or jacket, as temperatures in Flagstaff may vary.

Weather:
Flagstaff is located in the mountains of Northern Arizona, and sits at a 7,000 foot altitude. late September temperatures have average highs of 71 degrees F. and cool nights that get down into the low 40's. After the sun drops behind the San Fransico Peaks, the temperature can drop quickly, so plan to bring a jacket to outdoor events.

Traveling to the Event:
See the Hotel/Travel page to view information on getting to Flagstaff.

1 “Our History”; http://nau.edu/; accessed 07/29/2015
2 “About”; http://www.highcountryconferencecenter.com/; accessed 07/29/2015
3 “Grand Canyon National Park”; http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm; accessed 07/30/2015