Optional Tourist Events 2014

Sponsored Events

These sponsored events are organized by the Phoenix Chapter of STC. You must register for these events in advance, and can register when you register for the Summit. If you’ve already registered for the Summit but want to add one of these events, email Elaine Gilliam.

Monday, 19 May, 7:30 PM
Helvetica Movie Night at FilmBar, 815 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix
Cost: Thanks to the generosity of the STC Phoenix Chapter’s sponsor, Discount Tire, the price for this event has been reduced to $15 per person, which will include a free drink, popcorn, and light snacks; you must register by 1 May to attend

Have you ever thought about the impact that a simple typeface might have on our modern society? The full-length documentary, Helvetica, explores this impact through dynamic discussions with more than 20 type and graphic designers in Europe and the United States, blending topics of design, advertising, psychology and communication in a fast-paced, creatively-edited and engaging film. The STC Phoenix Chapter has arranged for a private showing of Helvetica at the FilmBar, a combined beer/wine bar and 70-seat movie theater within walking distance of the Phoenix Convention Center. Join us for a fun night out at the movies! For more information, email STC Phoenix.

Wednesday, 21 May, 3:00–9:00 PM
Evening at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Cost: FREE! Registration not required

After the hustle and bustle of Summit is over, you may long for some quiet time. Enjoy some solitude while reflecting on the art of various masters at the Phoenix Art Museum, located just a short ride north of the Convention Center on the Phoenix Metro Light Rail system. Eat in the museum’s Palette restaurant, browse more than 17,000 works of art, and celebrate more than 100 years of cinema storytelling at the Hollywood Costume exhibit. Best of all, the museum is free on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. For more information, email STC Phoenix.

Playing Tourist on Your Own

Beginning with the November/December issue of Intercom, members of the Phoenix Chapter will provide articles suggesting tourist activities attendees can undertake on their own before or after the Summit. Links will be provided here after publication.

November/December Intercom: Welcome to Phoenix! and What to See and Do While in Phoenix
January Intercom: Attending the Summit? Visit the “Old Pueblo,” Tucson
February Intercom: Visiting Northern Arizona
March Intercom: Getting To and Around Phoenix

April Intercom: Night Life and Good Eats in Phoenix

Other potential tourist spots to check out:

Desert Botanical Garden: The Desert Botanical Garden is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014.
Phoenix Zoo: It’s all happening at the zoo. The Phoenix Zoo has more than 1,400 animals to visit.
Musical Instrument Museum: MIM offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world.
Bike, hike, and ride: See the desert from the wheels of a Segway!
Spas: Relax before or after the conference.

For more information about tourism in Phoenix, visit the special STC page on the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau website, VisitPhoenix.