Local Attractions

Spring time is the busiest season in Tempe, Arizona and especially March when we host Spring Training fans from all over the country. To secure the best possible room rate please be sure to book your rooms early!

Spring Training

Every year, baseball fans travel to Tempe from all over the country to see Cactus League Spring Training baseball games. In between games, there are lots of fun things to do in Tempe during spring training season.  From family activities to festivals to shopping and dining, there’s something to keep every fan entertained.  Visit http://www.tempebaseball.com to see game schedules, stadium maps and ticket information.

Grand Canyon National Park and Monument

Spectacular colors and breathtaking panoramas at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm or https://www.360-adventures.com

Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon

Spectacular beauty makes the red rock country a paradise for artists, photographer, golfers, hikers and nature lovers. Visit https://sedonachamber.com/ 

Arizona Food Tours

Enjoy a three-hour walking tour of Downtown Tempe where guests can sample some dishes at a few of our favorite restaurants. The tour is appropriately called “Taste of Tempe”. You will get a history of the restaurants you’re visiting, as well as an overview of the city including places see and things to do. The tour includes one alcoholic beverage and they cater to any food or dietary restrictions. Visit https://arizonafoodtours.com/ 

Across Arizona Tours

Exciting guided one-day van tour of: Grand Canyon with Sedona and Navajo Reservation Tour; Sedona, Jerome and Montezuma Castle Tour; Sedona Red Rocks and Wine Country Tour; Phoenix, Scottsdale and Heard Museum Tour; Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour. Guests enjoy deluxe vehicles with large tinted windows and speaker systems. Their guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. They also conduct custom tours for any size group throughout Arizona. Visit http://www.acrossarizonatours.com/

Arizona Outdoor Fun

You are the driver in this adventure, which combines the thrill of off-roading with the convenience of having a guide lead the way. Navigate winding mountain trails and learn about Arizona’s history and wildlife, with some great stops along the way. Explore Native American ruins, cross the Agua Fria riverbed or visit the site of a former turquoise mine. Visit https://arizonaoutdoorfun.com/ 

Desert Belle

Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been plowing the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in comfort and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran Desert canyons. Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas. Visit https://desertbelle.com/ 


Experience the American West on professionally guided tours of Arizona. Explore the Grand Canyon with Sedona and Navajo culture, Sedona with Montezuma’s Castle, Tombstone with San Xavier Mission, Antelope Canyon with Horseshoe Bend and Lee’s Ferry, Apache Trail with Dolly Steamboat, City Highlights with Arizona Capitol Museum, and Verde Canyon Railroad with Jerome and the Copper Museum. Visit https://detoursofthewest.com/ 

Desert Botanical Garden

Spring is the best time in the desert; wildflowers will be in bloom and the Botanical Garden hosts their Spring Music in the Garden series.  They also feature their Butterfly Pavilion. Visit http://www.dbg.org 

LAK19 Conference Dinner will be held at Desert Botanical Garden, Advance Purchase Required

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 GMT-11

Submission deadline for main track categories (Research, Practitioners, Workshops, Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium) 1 October 2018
Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials 15 October 2018
Accepted Workshop Open for Submission 29 October 2018
Notification of acceptance for Research, Practitioners, Doctoral Consortium 19 November 2018
Submission deadline for Posters/Demos and Workshop Papers 3 December 2018
Camera-ready papers for ACM Proceedings: Full Research Papers and Short Research Papers 17 December 2018
Notification of Acceptance for Posters/Demos and Workshop Papers 4 January 2019
Early-bird registration closes 8 January 2019
Camera-ready papers for Companion Proceedings 4 February 2019
LAK19, Tempe, Arizona 4-8 March 2019

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