Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ are held at
the SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center in Gilbert, a suburb
of Phoenix, Arizona. The official conference hotel is the DoubleTree by
Hilton, formerly known as the Legado Hotel. The hotel is just 30 minutes from the
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
You should arrive in Phoenix on Wednesday, October 16 if you plan to
attend any pre-conference sessions on Thursday. Otherwise, plan to arrive in
time for the keynote at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport offers a variety of
transportation options. All
rental cars and rental car counters are located at the easily accessible
Rental Car Center. You can take a
taxi, limousine, or van from the airport to the hotel.
Southwest Fox Transportation page on the Visual FoxPro Wiki can help you coordinate
transportation so you can find someone to share a cab or limo with.
Comfortable town cars and the most economic way if you have more than one
person: one or two people is $50 and you can have up to four people in a car for $60 direct to the hotel, and the
same back to the airport. Call to set up a reservation. They track the
planes so if your flight is running late they adjust.
They are also available to take people to restaurants or other venues in
the evenings (the conference center has a shuttle bus for this, but it only
runs until 10:00 p.m.). They have a set of vans, town cars, and Suburbans to
get people out and about. Typically it runs about $2.00 a mile.
800-BLUE-VAN or 602-244-9000
You can register on the SuperShuttle site (http://www.supershuttle.com),
call to make a reservation, call when you arrive, or see the shuttle
coordinator. You might get a direct route or you may stop several times
depending on the other riders. Cost is $29.00 each way.