Events

  • October 18 – 20, 2012
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, October 18

4:00 - 5:00

Utah State Library Tour

Transportation:

Attendees should arrange their own transportation. The Utah State Law Library is located in the Matheson Courthouse at 450 South State Street, between 400 and 500 South.

The library is within a 10 minute walk of the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek: Walk three blocks south (away from the Capitol and Temple Square) on West Temple until you reach 400 South, and then walk two blocks east (left) to State Street. Alternately, walk two blocks east (left) to State Street, and four blocks south until you reach 400 South.

The local train system is called TRAX. The closest TRAX stop to the Conference Hotel is City Center (100 S. and Main St). Take the Blue or Green line Southbound to the Courthouse TRAX stop. There is no charge to ride TRAX within the downtown area.

Courthouse Security: You will enter the Matheson Courthouse through an airport-style security checkpoint. Please do not bring anything that would be considered a weapon or contraband.
About the Library:

The Utah State Law Library serves the legal information needs of Utah's courts, executive agencies, legislature, attorneys, and the public statewide. It has existed in some form since the Utah Territory was first established in 1850, 46 years prior to statehood.

The State Law Library is located in the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse, which houses the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, Third District Court, Third District Juvenile Court, and the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The tour will highlight the library's collections and services as well as the Matheson Courthouse's architectural features.

RSVP: Email tour guide Joanne Vandestreek, Reference Librarian, at joannev@utcourts.gov
or call (801) 238-7979.
Cost: Free

6:30pm

Opening Reception

 

This year's Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah will begin with an opening reception at Parsons, Behle & Latimer, a local law firm, located not far from the hotel at 201 South Main Street, Suite 1800. Attendees will gather for a light dinner and cocktail reception catered by Café Rio. At 7:45 p.m., attendees will have the option to leave and attend a Tabernacle Choir practice; stay and mingle until 8:00 p.m.; and/or explore the downtown Salt Lake area.

Walking Directions to the reception from the Hotel:

Head south on Main Street to 200 South. The Utah One Center building is on the southeast corner of 200 South and Main Street. The reception will be on the 18th floor.

Driving Directions to the reception from the Hotel:

Head south on West Temple. Turn left on 200 South. Parking is available under the Gallivan Center. The Utah One Center building is on the southeast corner of 200 South and Main Street. The reception will be on the 18th floor.

Trax Option to the reception from the Hotel:

Head to the Trax Station at City Creek (100 S. and Main St). Exit at the next stop which is the Gallivan Center. The Utah One Center building is on the southeast corner of 200 South and Main Street. The reception will be on the 18th floor.

Saturday, October 20

1:30 - 4:30

Bingham Copper Mine Excursion

 

The American West was settled by pioneers, tamed by cowboys BUT made millionaires out of miners. Join us on a visit to one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world, visible from space, and see for yourself how the sheer tenacity of humans has literally moved the Great Rocky Mountains.

Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history – more than 19 million tons. The mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and ¾ of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.

At the Bingham Canyon Mine Visitor's Center, you can look down into the mine and watch 320 ton capacity haulage trucks deliver copper ore to the in-pit crusher, where the material is reduced to the size of soccer balls before being loaded onto a five-mile conveyor that carries the ore to the Copperton Concentrator.

Inside the Visitors Center, you will see displays and exhibits, including a film of the history of the mine and present day operations. A nearby gift shop sells items made completely, or in part, of copper.

The final deadline to sign up is Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Participants will leave from the hotel lobby at 1:30 p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m. (The entire excursion will be approximately 3 hours.)

Cost: $2