14th Transgenic Technology Meeting

October 1-4, 2017 Salt Lake City,
Utah, USA Snowbird Resort

Social Program

Registration includes the Opening Reception at the Summit and the Gala Dinner. Guest tickets will be available for purchase during the online registration process or onsite at the Registration Desk.

Opening Reception at the Summit


October 1, 2017


6:00 – 9:00 pm


The Summit

Ride Snowbird’s Aerial Tram, 2900 vertical feet up and along a 1.6-mile-long cable, to the top of Hidden Peak. Mingle with your colleagues over hors d’oeuvres and drinks while enjoying the breathtaking views the peak has to offer. Relax indoors or on the patio overlooking Mineral Basin. When you are ready to return down the mountain, head back on the tram.


All participants and their guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception.  Please note this event must be selected when registering for the conference.  This event is included in the registration fee. Guest tickets may be purchased during online registration for $40 per guest ticket.

Gala Dinner


October 3, 2017


7:00 pm


The Cliff Lodge Ballroom

Grab your cowboy boots and hat and join us for an American West themed evening! The TT2017 Gala Dinner will feature cowboy entertainment and western music from local cowboys and line dancing instruction after dinner. Come ready to mingle with colleagues and learn some new dance moves during a night to remember!


All participants and their guests are invited to attend the TT2017 Gala Dinner.  Please note this event must be selected when registering for the conference. This event is included in the registration fee. Guest tickets may be purchased during online registration for $85 per guest ticket.

Post-Conference Tour to Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Tour Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Airport transfers by hotel shuttle
  • Transportation by motorcoach
  • Services of a professional Western Leisure tour director
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Entrance fees to attractions, National Parks and Monuments as mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for included meals

Not Included:

  • Meals (other than mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e., room service, telephone, liquor, etc.)\
  • Customary gratuities for driver and tour director

We are happy to announce we are now offering a post-conference tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tour the world’s first national park,Yellowstone, and scenic Grand Teton National Park!

Day 1 – Salt Lake City – Yellowstone (10/5 Thu)

This morning meet your tour director and depart the Wasatch Mountains driving north past the Great Salt Lake, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah’s first settlement, Ogden.  Soon we will enter Idaho and travel through the potato-producing fields of the Gem State with a stop for lunch in Idaho Falls.  Continue north to the Island Park Region which is world-famous for its outstanding trout fishing on the Henry’s Fork River.  After going over Targhee Pass, enter Montana for a rest stop in West Yellowstone.  Then enter Yellowstone National Park for sightseeing.  The world’s first national park is a wonderland of natural beauty and geologic oddities that has delighted visitors over 100 years.  It is a mysterious land of steaming geysers, fumaroles and bubbling mud pots.  A land so amazing that the first explorers to bring back tales of Yellowstone were called liars.  Today you will visit the centerpiece of the park, Old Faithful!  There will be plenty of time to explore the area, witness an eruption of the world’s most famous geyser and have dinner on your own.  After enjoying Old Faithful, travel along the beautiful Madison River as you return to West Yellowstone and check in for overnight. (Yellowstone Lodge, West Yellowstone,  MT) (Lunch included this day)

Day 2 – Yellowstone – Grand Teton (10/6 Fri)

Depart West Yellowstone and return to Yellowstone National Park for another great day of sightseeing.  First visit the awe-inspiring “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,” with a chance to see both Upper and Lower falls, where the mighty Yellowstone River has cut its way through sheer rock to cascade down hundreds of feet to the foaming torrents below.  Next, drive through scenic Hayden Valley, famous for large herds of buffalo and other wildlife.  Travel the shores of Yellowstone Lake as you travel south with a stop for lunch on own along the way.  In the afternoon, exit Yellowstone via the South Gate and enter Grand Teton National Park for sightseeing.  Enjoy picture perfect views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons from scenic points such as Oxbow Bend, the Snake River Overlook and more. After an amazing day in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, arrive in the fun western town of Jackson with the rest of the evening free to explore and have dinner on your own.  This old cowboy town is now home to hundreds of art galleries, shops, attractions and restaurants but still maintains an old west charm. (49er Inn & Suites, Jackson, WY) (Breakfast included this day)

Day 3 – Jackson – Salt Lake City (10/7 Sat)

Travel in three states today, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah, on your way to Salt Lake City.  Drive through rugged Snake River Canyon, then pass through the pastoral Star Valley, which is a fertile farming valley that stretches across the Idaho border.  Stop for a view of Bear Lake along the way and for an included lunch.  Travel through beautiful Logan Canyon and then along the shore of the Great Salt Lake on your way to Salt Lake City.  Arrive at your hotel in the early evening with the rest of the day free to explore on your own.  (Doubletree Airport, Salt Lake City, UT)  (Breakfast & Lunch included this day)

Day 4 – Salt Lake City (10/8 Sun)

After breakfast, transfer to the Salt Lake Airport by hotel shuttle.  If possible, we suggest you book a 12:00pm or later flight so you can experience the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during their weekly Sunday Morning Broadcast. (Breakfast included this day)

Price Based on 30 Paying Passengers Minimum: 

$650.00 for double occupancy, $875.00 for single occupancy

Interested participants can add this optional tour during the registration process. If you have already registered, you may log back in and add this to your registration. Conference reserves the right to cancel this tour should the 30-person minimum not be reached by August 1, 2017. If tour is cancelled due to lack of interest, those signed up will receive a full refund. Participants may wish to wait until the tour is confirmed to book airfare. 

Please Note – * This tour requires average physical activity. Participants should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground or unpaved trails.  This tour covers areas of higher altitudes including overnight locations and touring above 6,000 ft.