Spouse/ Companion Program

The Choir at Temple Square and Salt Lake City Tour
Sunday, February 23 | 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rise and shine in Salt Lake City! Experience the best attractions and discover the hidden gems of Salt Lake City on a fully narrated sightseeing tour with a live local expert guide. One of the largest and oldest choirs in the world, the Tabernacle Choir has won countless awards and performed at the inaugurations of six U.S. Presidents.
Music and the Spoken Word is the longest continuously running network broadcast in the world since 1929. See the legendary choir preform live on this unforgettable tour. The Sunday morning performance is a live concert. (The tour is included in the Spouse/Companion Registration.)

Welcome to Salt Lake City Lunch and Book Talk
Sunday, February 23 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After the bus tour, join other spouses and companions for lunch and discussion of Carolyn Jessop’s Escape. Escape is a dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. Jessop provides her personal experience of life in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FDLS).

When Carolyn was 18, she was coerced into an arrange marriage to a stranger, who was 32 years her senior and already had three wives. However, this was an integral part of Carolyn’s heritage. In 15 years, Carolyn had eight children and withstood psychological abuse. Carolyn’s flight takes on an extraordinary, inspiring power. Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.

In 2006, her reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their FDLS leader, Warren Jeffs.

Concrete Women Connect Reception
Sunday, February 23 | 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Join women involved in the concrete masonry industry for a reception to exchange ideas, network and socialize.

All of The Grand America Hotel guests will receive a 20% off voucher when checking in for ICON-Xchange. The voucher can be used at the Men’s & Women’s Shop as well as Jou Jou, the childrens’ store, located within the hotel.