2019 NCBFAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
SPOUSE/GUEST TOUR & EVENT INFORMATION
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How can a registered Spouse/Guest participate?
Registered Spouse/Guests are invited to attend all social events. All registered spouse/guests are also encouraged to attend the Meet & Greet on Monday, April 15. Those who have joined NCBFAA for past conferences know that the special friendships made during the spouse/guest events are memorable, as veteran attendee's focus on meeting new attendees and help them enjoy all that San Antonio and the Conference have to offer. There are spouse/guest activities each day and all are encouraged to attend every evening function.
What programs are available for Spouse/Guests to register for?
There are many programs available for Spouse/Guests to enjoy. In fact, of the list below, those underlined are ONLY available to Spouse/Guests and not to regular conference attendees!
- Sunday 4/14: Golf tournament or tour on your own (Not Included)
- Monday 4/15: Spouse/Guest Meet & Greet Breakfast
- Monday 4/15: Bath Bomb Making
- Monday 4/15-17: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour
Remember to select your desired program options when registering for the Conference. For step-by-step guidelines to register your spouse/guest, click here.
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 | SPOUSE/GUEST MEET & GREET BREAKFAST AND ORIENTATION | 8:30 - 10:30 A.M. |
INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE
New this year, the Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet will combine the traditional orientation and afternoon event into a single morning session, leaving your afternoon wide open to enjoy the many wonderful sites of San Antonio. You are invited to join the other spouses and guests for breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with presentations to follow. Breakfast will be in the Big Easy Dining Room of the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Because there is so much to see and do in San Antonio, we have freed up the Spouse/Guest schedule to give you almost three full days to take in as much of “Alamo City” as you would like. To kickstart your sightseeing plans, both the Grand Hyatt San Antonio’s Concierge and a Visit San Antonio representative will answer questions and discuss details on what to see as well as do in San Antonio. To top of this welcoming occasion, there will be a champagne toast and a chance to win a gift card (you must be present to win). We truly hope that you will join us to catch up with old friends or meet new ones as well as make plans to explore all that San Antonio has to offer.
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 | Bath Bomb Making | 10:30 A.M. - 12 P.M. |
Settle in for a good soak with your own original Lush invention, exploding with essential oils and tons of fizzy fun. Whether you're after a relaxing, petal-laden floral soak or an invigorating multilayered explosion of color and scent, there's a bath bomb perfect for every bathing experience. We supply all ingredients and tools including nitrile gloves along with 4 scents and 4 colors. Additional ingredients such as flowers, sprinkles, sugar, salts and embeds. Embeds can include small containers for quotes and toys to embed into the center of the bath bombs. No direct water source is required for the actual activity.
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 | HOP-ON/HOP-OFF BUS TOUR | 8:40 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. |
INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE
- 1 Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour Pass with the 2ND and 3RD Day FREE
- Admission to "ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM" at the IMAX
- Admission to the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum
- FREE Go Rio Cruises River Boat Tour
Hop-On/Hop-Off bus tours are the most popular way to see San Antonio.
Package A includes 2ND and 3RD day FREE on the buses.
There are 19 stops at major San Antonio landmarks where you can Hop On and Hop Off at your leisure. Vehicles are all open-topped double-decker buses, for the very best sightseeing views!
8:40 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The River Walk's classic 40-minute Boat Cruise.
Can be used at any time from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum.
In 1881, 17-year-old Albert Friedrich, a bartender and bellhop at San Antonio’s Southern Hotel on Main Plaza, decided to open his own saloon across the street. Little did Friedrich know, over 130 years later his Buckhorn Saloon and Museum would be one of San Antonio’s top attractions and continue to entertain tourists from all over the world.
This staple of San Antonio life houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery, and our two museums.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM in IMAX is a fully immersive experience and stirring tribute to the 189 Texans, Tejanos, and settlers who defended the besieged Alamo for 13 days against the Mexican Army of General Santa Anna.
Although they were defeated, the memory of the battle rallied Texas troops to fight for independence, and it created the battle cry for generations of Americans, “Remember the Alamo!”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., every hour, on the hour.
Will a Spa be available at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio?
Since our Conference site does not have a spa facility, this year's Spouse/Guest package will not include that option. Instead, you will receive a 3-day pass to the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour, which affords you the opportunity to take advantage of the many exciting sites and experiences that San Antonio has to offer.
Where else can spouses and guests get together?
On Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a reserved table at the hotel restaurant Ruth's Chris Steak House, for spouses and guests to gather.