Spouse/Guest Program

November 5 - 8, 2017 | Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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PEERS Spouse/Guest Program

During the conference, spouses and guests can enjoy special programs, see sights in the  surrounding Norfolk area, renew acquaintances and make new friends.  

Costs: $75 (does not include conference registration)


Sunday, November 5, 2017

 5:00pm - 7:00pm                   Reception in TAPPI Central


Monday, November 6, 2017

 8:00am - 10:00am                Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast

 8:30am - 9:00 am                 Welcome to Norfolk Program  

A representative from the Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a brief presentation on what there is to see and do in Norfolk and the surrounding area.

5:00pm - 6:30pm                    Reception in TAPPI Central

7:00pm - 9:00pm                    Conference Networking Dinner* at the Hilton Norfolk The Main


 Tuesday, November 7, 2017

 7:00am - 8:00am                   34th Annual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk             

The Annual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk will take place just outside the Hilton Norfolk the Main.  The event features a 5K run and a 1.5 mile walk, and proceeds from this year’s PaperChase will be donated to a TAPPI Scholarship Fund.   The entry fee is $30 for regular participants and $15 for full-time students.  Please meet in the lobby of the Hilton at 6:45am.

8:00am - 10:00am                   Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast

9:30am - 2:30pm                     Optional Tour to the Chrysler Museum

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk houses one of the largest glass collections in the world, with more than 10,000 glass objects spanning 3,000 years. In 2011 the museum opened The Glass Studio and offers demonstrations, a full range of classes and hosts visiting artists and events featuring glass art as performance art. And that’s just the glass, the Chrysler also houses an art collection considered one of the best for a museum it’s size. Conference spouses and guests are invited to join us for guided tour of the museum, a glass art demonstration and lunch at the Wisteria Café. You need to reserve your spot when you complete your spouse registration for the PEERS IBBC conference. Space is limited so make your reservation early. No additional fee required; however, space is limited. Pre-registration required. 

Tour and lunch schedule

9:30am              Van pick-up at Hilton

10:00am            Guided tour of museum collection

11:00am            Free time to enjoy exhibits on your own      

12:00pm            Glass art demonstration at Glass Studio                      

12:45pm            Lunch at Wisteria Café on site at the museum

2:30pm              Van returns to Hilton


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 8:00am - 10:00am                        Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast


*(additional registration fee required.)