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ICIS 2009 held two social events at the conference host hotel - J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Opening Reception was held
Tuesday December 15th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Grand Assembly.
Participants kicked off the ICIS 2009 Conference while meeting and socializing with friends and associates. Hot hors d'oeuvres and appetizers were served while participants could experience the true Southwest through the music provided by the strolling Mariachis throughout the evening.
The Southwest menu included adobe chicken quesadillas, Portobello mushroom empanadas, mini burritos, salsa, guacamole, warm black bean dip and chips, and assorted taco bars. Each guest will received one free alcoholic drink. (Cash bar was also available).
Social Gala was held
Thursday December 17th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Grand Saguaro ballroom.
Conference-goers had the ultimate Wild West experience. Guests were entertained by a live country western band and had the opportunity to learn how to do the most famous western dances including Boot Scootin’, Electric Slide, Doesy-Do, Western Swing and line dancing.
Attendees could travel back in time and become an Outlaw, Lawman, Saloon Girl or Wild Woman of the West! Professional wardrobe and photographic staff were on hand to work their magic and capture the Wild West on film. Each participant was given one 4” x 6” sepia-toned photograph in a handsome cardboard frame.
The smorgasbord of fine Western hospitality included chili bars, salad bars, mesquite grilled New York Strip and chicken, baked potato bars, cowboy ranch style beans, corn bread and rolls, Dutch oven fruit cobbler, and state fair chocolate dream cake. In addition each guest received one free alcoholic drink. (Cash bar was also available).