Sonorientation ™

Relocating can be stressful.

Relocating to the Tucson area can be especially stressful due to the distinctive uniqueness of the desert environment, and the singularly quirky nature of Tucson’s social and business culture. Moving to Southern Arizona for work can bring excitement and challenge.


But there is no need to face these changes alone. For newly hired, relocated staff members, Proxy Events offers a one-day immersive workshop designed to help newcomers understand our desert home.

Register today for a Sonorientation ™ workshop and get a huge head start acclimatizing to your new community. Workshops are scheduled on the last Friday of the month, June through December, 2018.
CALL or EMAIL Alison TODAY to book your spot! 520-465-7645

Our single-day, 8 hour workshop includes:

  • 9-9:30  Check in and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:30  1 hour Session: Area Culture, History, Indigenous Peoples
  • 10:30-11:30  The Tucson Scene: Hot Spots, Neighborhoods, Hidden Treasures
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00  Walk to the Labyrinth
  • 1:00-2:00 Plants and Animals of the Sonoran Desert: Stickers and Stingers and More
  • 2:00-2:45 Tucson Food Scene and Cooking Lesson with Local Flavor
  • 2:45-3:00 Break
  • 3:00-4:00 Doing Business in Southern Arizona (hint: we are NOT Phoenix!)
  • 4:30-5:00 Get Involved in Your Community: Festivals and Fundraisers
  • 5:00 Optional Reception with Appetizers and 2 drink beer and wine (additional charge)

Our commitment to our participants:

  • Participants will meet recently relocated industry leaders and newcomers to staff positions in key sectors.
  • Participants will gain a wealth of knowledge about their new community, its history, culture, environment, business climate and opportunities for recreation and engagement.
  • Participants will receive a rich list of additional resources to help them pursue any areas of interest.
  • Participants will benefit form face-to-face interaction with local subject matter experts.
  • Participants will experience a uniquely beautiful natural location and enjoy a high level of personal service.
  • All arrangements made by your Sonorientation ™ Coordinator are designed to maximize your experience while minimizing the event’s impact on resources and the environment.

The cost to attend is only $279 per person.
CALL or EMAIL Alison TODAY to book your spot! 520-465-7645

Registrations are taken six weeks in advance and require a $100 refundable deposit. 12 participants maximum are registered for each session.
If the workshop does not fill by the Monday (at 5 pm) preceding the event, all registrations will be either refunded or applied to a future workshop.
2018 Workshop Schedule (all dates last Friday of the month)

  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 28

Additional dates/Private Workshop arrangements can be made for groups of 8-12. Call your Proxy Events Sonorientation ™ Coordinator. This training may be a tax deductible expense for your company; consult with your CPA.