2020 Spring FAM Tour
We look forward to welcoming you to our community Wednesday - Friday, April 8 - 10, 2020 for our spring familiarization tour. During your stay, you'll experience our welcoming community and amenities with a personalized touch. So, while you're here, ask questions. We're here to help you meet the needs of your group. We'll explore Coralville's Iowa River Landing (IRL), downtown Iowa City, and other key locations your group attendees will enjoy. For planning purposes, please RSVP by Wednesday, March 25th.
Bring an RFP, select one of the four participating full-service hotels and receive a $2500 booking incentive to be applied to your final bill. Booking must be at least 50 total room nights and at least 40% of the hotel’s ballroom space. For conferences, please contact Laura with any questions. For sports events, please contact Luke or Monica.
|Activity||Date||Start Time||End Time||Location|
|Welcome Reception & Tour||April 8||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||Graduate Iowa City|
|Welcome Dinner||April 8||7:00 PM||9:00 PM||Basta Pizzeria Ristorante|
|Brunch & Tour||April 9||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||Hilton Garden Inn|
|Kinnick Stadium Tour||April 9||11:15 AM||12:15 PM||Kinnick Stadium|
|Lunch||April 9||12:30 PM||2:00 PM||Big Grove Brewery & Taproom|
|Hatchet Jack's (optional)||April 9||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||Hatchet Jack's|
|Happy Hour & Tour||April 9||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||Radisson Hotel & Conference Center|
|Dinner||April 9||6:45 PM||8:30 PM||TBD|
|Farewell Breakfast||April 10||9:00 AM||10:30 AM||Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center|
|Xtream Arena Tour||April 10||10:45 AM||11:45 AM||Xtream Arena Powered by Mediacom|
Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as needed.
FAQs and Notes
What is a FAM (Familiarization Tour)?
The goal of this Familiarization Tour is to introduce the Iowa City/Coralville area as a destination for conferences, conventions and sporting events and to generate bids to host future events in the area. Planners will be given an opportunity to explore the Iowa City area, learn about the local culture, network with local hoteliers and engage in tourism activities that would be of interest to your conference/event attendees.
What expenses will it incur?
The tour is fully funded by Think Iowa City, participating hotels and our generous sponsors. FAM Tour participants will cover the cost of travel to/from the Iowa City area; during the planned FAM activities, there are no out of pocket expenses.
Can I bring a guest?
While there are limited spots available, we have allotted each planner one guest if desired.
What housing accommodations have been made? Can I have a single room?
During the registration process, you will be asked to select from one of our participating hotels. Single room accommodations will be provided to you and your guest. You will have the option of staying at the Coralville Marriott, Graduate, Hilton Garden Inn or the Radisson and selecting from King or Double bed room types.
A Note to Sports Planners
Throughout the duration of your time with us, Luke Eustice and Monica Mims, our Managers of Sports Development, will offer individualized sports facilities tours. Please be sure to indicate if you would like an individual tour during the registration process.