Register Now - Rebild Annual USA Conference - Oct 24 - Nov 2

  • September 01, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • Tempe Embassy Suites - Tempe, Arizona


Registration Ends September 15, 2021

The Arizona Rebild Annual Conference, originally scheduled for last spring, has been rescheduled for October 2021.  The new dates have the Pre-tour to the Grand Canyon and Sedona October 24-27, the Conference at the Tempe Embassy Suites October 27-30, and the Post-Tour to Tombstone and Tucson October 31-November 3.

Everyone interested in Danish American friendship is welcome!

We look forward to a safe, enjoyable conference and gathering for everyone.  See our Covid strategy and policies here.

“We were very disappointed that we had to cancel the conference last spring due to COVID-19”, said Rebild U.S. Vice President Bruce Bro, but we are excited to reschedule for October 2021.  Late October and early November is an equally beautiful time of year in Arizona, and we know everyone will enjoy the weather and the entertaining program”.

The program is essentially the same as was planned for last March.  The Pre-Tour includes a welcome dinner at the Tempe Embassy Suites on October 24, followed by the Ranchos de los Cabelleros  in Wickenburg with a cowboy barbecue and entertainment, an afternoon at the Grand Canyon, and finishing with a night and morning in beautiful Sedona.

The conference runs October 27-30 with a welcome dinner the first night, followed by a Desert Botanical Gardens tour and Smørrebrødfest, a tour of the Scottsdale Museum of the West on October 29 along with dinner and a Bull Riding show at the Buffalo Chip Saloon, and finally a tour of the Heard Museum and the Gala Dinner on Saturday night October 30.  Rebild leadership and board meetings will be conducted Thursday morning with the Rebild General Membership meeting on Saturday morning October 31.

Two additional event options for Friday morning October 29, not offered in March, will be a tour of the Niels Petersen House Museum in Tempe, and a Sonoran Desert Hike led by the Hiking Viking.  Niels Petersen, a Danish Immigrant in the 1800’s was a rancher and a founding father of the town of Tempe.  He built a beautiful Victorian style house near Tempe in the late 1800’s, which is now a museum.  The house offers a glimpse of the life of Niels and Susanna Petersen during that time period.  Another option that same morning will be a 90 minute easy/moderate hike in the Sonoran Desert led by Bruce Bro.

The Post-Tour will depart Tempe Sunday morning October 31 and travel to Tombstone and “The Gunfight at the OK Corral”.  On Monday November 1 the tour group will explore the incredible Kartchner Caverns followed by an evening banquet and entertainment in Tucson.  Tuesday morning November 2 includes a tour of Tucson’s Sonoran Desert Museum and then back to Tempe for a farewell dinner.  Departures for home will be the next day, Wednesday November 3.

“We once again welcome all Rebild Members and friends  to Arizona”, added Bro.  “But we also extend a welcome to non-members to join us and learn about Rebild - the Danish American Friendship Society”.

Registration Form

Hotel Information: Hotel IS included for Pre and Post tours.  Your Hotel room during the conference is NOT included in your registration (Oct 27-31).  To reserve your room, call the hotel at the number on the registration form, or here directly with the hotel online.

Rebild Arizona 2021 Schedule
Updated July 26, 2021

Sunday October 24
Pre-Tour Welcome Dinner at Tempe Embassy Suites
Overnight at Tempe Embassy Suites

Monday October 25
Pre-Tour Ranchos de los Caballeros
Overnight at Caballeros

Tuesday October 26
Grand Canyon/Sedona
Overnight at Matterhorn Inn, Sedona

Annual Conference Schedule - 
Wednesday October 27
Conference Arrival at Tempe Embassy Suites
Reception and Welcome Dinner

Thursday October 28
AM - Chapter Presidents/Rebild Board Meetings
Afternoon - Desert Botanical Gardens
Evening - Smørrebrødfest

Friday October 29 - No Business Meetings
AM - Petersen House Museum tour
AM - Morning Hike with the Hiking Viking (90 minute easy/moderate)
Afternoon - Museum of the West
Evening - Buffalo Chip Saloon (Dinner and Bull Riding Show)

Saturday October 30
AM - General Membership Meeting
Afternoon - Heard Museum
Evening - Gala Dinner

Sunday October 31
Conference Departures

Sunday October 31
Morning Departures to Tombstone
Gunfight at the OK Corall
Overnight in Tombstone

Monday November 1
AM - Kartchner Caverns
Evening - Tucson Dinner and Mads Tolling concert at Embassy Suites
Overnight at Tucson Embassy Suites

Tuesday November 2
AM - Sonoran Desert Museum
Return to Tempe & Farewell Dinner
Overnight at Tempe Embassy Suites

Wednesday November 3 
Post Tour Departures

More Information and questions - 

Email - Bruce Bro

Registration Form

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PO Box 1003
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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