DynamicsCon Live 2023


DynamicsCon LIVE, Hosted by Dynamics User Group returns May 22nd-25th in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! We’re returning with twice the content and breakout room space! Over 115 sessions will be happening over the course of 3 days, with a welcome reception to kick off and reunite the DUG community the evening of Monday, May 22nd.

Dynamics User Group (DUG) Arizona would like to welcome you! 

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas is located just minutes away from the restaurants, shops, and art galleries of Old Town Scottsdale listed below. Also, there are many places to explore if you are staying few more days after the conference.

With a dazzling array of amazing sights, Arizona’s desert climate is home to some astounding geological formations and canyons that are well worth exploring. The Grand Canyon, for example, is one of the United States’ most famous sights, while the impressive Monument Valley certainly gives it a run for its money. With Indian reservations making up almost a quarter of Arizona’s area, there are lots of interesting archaeological, historical and cultural sites relating to Native American culture for tourists to enjoy. The state cities are fun and friendly places to stop by and there is some great nightlife to boot. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Arizona:

10 Best Places to visit in Arizona:

          1. The Grand Canyon
          2. Sedona
          3. Havasu Falls
          4. Pertified Forest
          5. Monument Valley
          6. Kenny Deshay
          7. Flagstaff
          8. Meteor Crater
          9. Horseshoe Bend
          10. Antelope Canyon
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Top 10 Hikes and Things to do in Page, Arizona

  1.  Horseshoe Bend
  2. The New Wave
  3. Kayak Lake Powell to Antelope Island
  4. Antelope Canyon
  5. Toadstool Hoodoos
  6. Drive to Lee's Ferry
  7. Hopi Salt Trail
  8. Marble Canyon Navajo Historic Bridge
  9. Lone Rock
  10. Glen Canyon Bridge & Dam Overlook

North Scottsdale Neighborhood

Scottsdale is a desert city in Arizona east of the state capital Phoenix. It's known for its spa resorts, upscale shopping, golf courses, fine dining, and exciting outdoor adventures.

Living in Scottsdale offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Scottsdale, there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Scottsdale. The public schools in Scottsdale are highly rated.

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale has always been among the most vibrant and unique urban downtown centers in the American Southwest. Its pedestrian-friendly streets are home to world-class art galleries, museums, restaurants, and retail shops ... and when the sun goes down you don’t have to because of the exciting nightlife.

Nestled within nine walkable neighborhoods you’ll find a unique collection of shops, restaurants, galleries, and nightclubs, as well as contemporary public art installations and historic sites from the late 1880s.


MacDonald's Ranch - a true western experience in North Scottsdale, Arizona., located on 1,280 acres of pristine Sonoran desert.  It is Scottsdale's premier horseback riding and western adventure operation. Activities include guided horseback rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, stagecoach rides, cookouts, and special seasonal events such as their popular pumpkin patch.

TPC Scottsdale  - Home of the largest-attended tournament in the world, the fan-favorite WM Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale is a masterful blend of challenge and playability – compelling the sport’s top players and recreational golfers alike.

Bowlero - When you roll into Bowlero North Scottsdale, you'll find immersive entertainment in every corner of this hipster-inspired, retro-awesome venue. Bowl on blacklight lanes. Hit up the interactive arcade or just explore the over-the-top culinary creations from their inventive menu.

Entertainment District - Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale is the Scottsdale Entertainment District—a buzzing neighborhood filled with new restaurants, trendy bars, and energetic music venues with patio bars, pool parties, and high-profile DJs.  Despite its small one-block radius, the area is home to nearly 30 of the most popular restaurants, bars, and clubs in the Valley.


A few miles away from The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Olive & Ivy - At Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace, the Mediterranean meets California, with a fresh and creative menu that showcases creativity and freshness.  When you dine under the shady trees on the massive patio you’ll feel like you’re in southern France, not southern Scottsdale.
7135 E. Camelback Rd. #195 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (3.2 miles)

The Americano Restaurant is an Italian-inspired steakhouse that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit. With an elevated, yet approachable menu it serves every taste, from fine steaks, such as prime and American Wagyu beef, to freshly made pasta, organic salads, Italian antipasti, and Mediterranean seafood.  
17797 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (4.5 miles)

The VIG McDowell Mountain is a desert oasis of food and drink.  A mid-century modern gem nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Sonoran nature preserve, the VIG is your start and end point for all your North Scottsdale adventures. 
10199 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ  85260 (10.9 miles)

La Hacienda - When you’re in the mood for upscale south-of-the-border fare, La Hacienda at the Fairmont in Scottsdale will do the trick. Not only is the food incredible, but it’s always on point and has been for over a decade. From fresh guacamole crafted tableside and served alongside an unmatched selection of tequilas and agave cocktails to slow-braised pork carnitas with sweet corn and habanero, La Hacienda offers traditional upscale Mexican fare infused with innovation.
7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 (8.2 miles)

Isabella's Kitchen - Overlooking the McDowell Mountains and Grayhawk’s Talon Course, Isabella’s Kitchen is styled after a hip country roadhouse serving a selection of handcrafted favorites. Pizza, bruschetta, salads, sandwiches, fish, steaks, and fresh pasta crafted daily by Chef Sammy top the list. 
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (12.8 miles)

JOJO Coffeehouse is quickly becoming one of the hottest new breakfast restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy great craft farm-to-table food while listening to live coffeehouse music of every genre in this one-of-a-kind rustic farmhouse restaurant.   Not your typical coffee shop in Scottsdale, JOJO also has a great selection of craft beers, wine, signature mimosas, sangria, & Kombucha Drinks.
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (12.8 miles)

Diego Pops features one of the best patio dining spots in Old Town Scottsdale. Inspired by taco and tequila-fueled conversations on the beaches of the Yucatan, Diego Pops takes a modern and playful twist on authentic Mexican favorites. Dishes are made fresh and from scratch, including classic and reimagined tacos, Brussels Sprout Nachos, and creative cocktails.  

The menu includes all sorts of dishes ranging from salads, superfruit bowls, parfaits, sandwiches like the Moroccan Turkey and Grilled Steak, and a mighty collection of protein bowls.
4338 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (3.1 miles)

Hula's Modern Tiki - Hula's is known for its inviting patio, island-style eats, and rum-filled tropical cocktails.  It's a modern, urban twist on the classic tiki bars and restaurants of the '50s & '60s. Locally owned and operated, the menu is a fusion of Island and Mainland flavors, and has something for everyone.
7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (3.4 miles)

Roaring Fork - 4800 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (2.6 miles)

Culinary Dropout 7135 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 125 Scottsdale AZ 85251 (3 miles)

Mastro's City Hall - 6991 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (3.1 miles)

The Phoenician - 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ USA 85251 (3.5 miles)

Orange Sky - 9800 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (3.5 miles)

The House Brasserie - 6936 East Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 (3.7 miles)

Zinqué - 712 N. Goldwater Blvd, Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (4.2 miles)

True Food Kitchen 15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (6.1 miles)

Zinc Bistro - 15034 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (6.2 miles)

Postino Kierland - 7030 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (6.2 miles)

The Green House - 15024 N. Scottsdale Road #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (6.3 miles)

Santé Restaurant - 15507 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (6.4 miles)

Maggianos 16405 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254 (7 miles)

The White Chocolate Grill 7000 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054 (8.3 miles)

Scottsdale's trolley system and Valley Metro

Scottsdale's trolley system connects riders to entertainment, shopping, dining, schools, parks, libraries, community centers and more. The trolley offers three fixed routes with connections to Valley Metro Transit and the Tempe Orbit. 

The Valley Metro Bus has over 60 routes.  You can download the Valley Metro App for up-to-date information.  Scottsdale is serviced by bus routes 17, 29, 41, 50, 56, 72, 80, 81, 154, 170, and 514.

May 22 - 26, 2023 weather in Phoenix

 Can't wait to see everyone in Scottsdale for another great conference! Excited to meet those amazing people and learn from the experts. Come and get ready for another memorable experience.  See you there!


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