"Live it Live @55!" UWP Reunion 2020: Postponed to 2021

Your IAA Board of Governors has voted to postpone UWPIAA 2020 "LIVE IT LIVE @55!' reunion at 
the Talking Stick Resort is Scottsdale, Arizona USA.

The reunion will now be joined into the 2021 reunion currently scheduled for July 22 - 25, 2021.




What's included in the price of the registration?

Adult Registration includes all scheduled activities for the reunion, Live It Live @ 55 , (July 23 - 26) except the Founder's Legacy Luncheon which is available as an additional purchase. Cast T/Camp UWP & Cast K/UWP Jr. are also included in the same activities as the Adult Registration.  


Tell me about the current registration options? 

We encourage you to register early as Adult Registration prices increase the closer to reunion, Live It Live @55, you get. For best value, please register today!


  • Early Bird Adult Registration - $345 (December 16 – February 16, 2020)
  • Advance Adult Registration    - $375 (February 17 - July 16, 2020)
  • On-Site Adult Registration    - $395 (July 22 - 25, 2020)


Teen – Cast T/Camp UWP (ages 12-17) - $245 - Includes optional Cast T participation & T-shirt

Kids – Cast K/UWP Jr. (ages 7-11) -  $195 - Includes optional Cast K participation & T-shirt

Children (ages 0-6): No charge with registered Adult



How do I know if it's my reunion year?

Your reunion year is every five-year anniversary of the year you first traveled. So, for instance, if you were in a cast that had staging in 1985, your reunion would be in years ending in a 5 or 0. The exception is all of the casts from 1965 through 1970. Their reunion is always in years ending in zero and five - even the casts from '66, '67, '68 and '69. This is because most people started at various times during the year and traveled multiple years at that time.


What is appropriate attire for the reunion?

Phoenix/Scottsdale in July is warm, some say hot! We suggest you bring comfortable "resort style" clothing that will work both inside the hotel and poolside. Talking Stick Casino & Resort has some great pools so be sure to bring your swimsuit. Attire is very casual with the programs on Friday morning & evening "business casual" at most. On Saturday, there will be era show rehearsals, so think back to what you wore on show days during rehearsal. Whatever you are wearing Saturday evening to attend the era show will be what you perform in.


What are the transportation options from the airport to Talking Stick Casino & Resort?

If you arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Shuttle Services (Super Shuttle, Shared Ride Service and the like will be most cost effective), also UBER and Lyft are very good options.


Can we reserve a special room for a cast activity?

The Alumni Association does not have use of the entire property during reunion, Live It Live @ 55. If you would like to reserve a room for a cast activity or if you want to upgrade to a suite, please check with the reunion organizers for pricing and to make arrangements. 


I have a mature six-year-old. Why can’t he/she be in Cast K – UWP Jr.?

We have established seven years old as the minimum age and it would not be fair to make exceptions, either to the other kids participating or to the people who generously volunteer their time to run Cast K.


Are there always extra tickets available for the Era Show?

Not always. We first have to make sure we have space for all registered reunion attendees. If there is space, it might be standing room only, and it will be announced at the reunion.


What if someone does not want to participate in all of the scheduled activites of the reunion? Are there other Registration Options?

Full Registrations include all scheduled activities during the Reunion dates (July 23 - 26, 2020) except the Founders Legacy Luncheon which is available as an additional purchase. Cast T/Camp UWP & Cast K/UWP Jr Registrations also include the same activities as the Adult Registration, with the addition of a t-shirt. 


Fee structure for Full Registration is as follows:


Full Adult Registration 

  • Early Bird Adult Registration  - $345.00 (December 16, 2019 - February 16, 2020)
  • Advance Adult Registration     - $375.00 (February 17 - July 16, 2020)
  • On-Site Adult Registration      - $395.00 (July 22 - 25, 2020)

Are there Day Passes Available?

Day Passes are only available for purchase July 23-25, 2020 at the UWPIAA Concierge/Information desk at Talking Stick Casino & Resort. No advance purchase is available. In the event that the Day/Activity is Sold Out based on the sale of full registrations, Day Passes for that particular Day/Activity will not be available


Should I bring my children to reunion? What programming is offered specifically for youth?

It's totally up to you! We've seen reunion to be an incredible opportunity for children to learn more about what their parents (even their grandparents!) participated in during their time in Up with People. Of course, we've also seen reunion act as an excellent break from the responsibilities associated with raising the next generation! It's often nice to have your children present and meeting the children of many of your friends from traveling.


What is Cast K/UWP Jr. Cast T/Camp UWP?

The UWPIAA does provide opportunity for children ages 7-12 and 13-17 to participate in Cast K/UWP Jr. (kids) or Cast T/Camp UWP (teens) respectively. Programming offered for both of these age groups are based on the curriculum and activities offered at UWP Jr and Camp UWP. Participants will spend segmented time (2-4 hours blocks, up to twice per day) with their Cast Staff. They'll learn music and movement from current and past UWP shows, play games and develop a sense of community that spans countries, languages, and often generations of alumni.


Cast K/UWP Jr. is modeled to closely emulate the experience of UWP Jr. Cast K participants explore their own heritage/background through an introduction activity, they participate in songs and games as a group, develop meaningful relationships with alumni-related other participants, and learn a few UWP songs/movements for a mini-performance as part of production at reunion. Generally speaking, activities are conducted in English, though there are occasionally older participants within the program that can support language differences. Programming with Cast K occurs throughout reunion, generally in 2-4-hour blocks once or twice a day. Cast K is not a daycare/babysitting program, though it does provide adults the opportunity to catch up with their cast without their children present.


Cast T/Camp UWP is modeled after the offerings that are part of Camp UWP. Participants explore culture, communication, teambuilding, and continue to establish and develop meaningful relationships with their peers from all over the world. Cast T delve into the big issues of today and how to make the world better. Some years, Cast T participates in a community impact project. They learn several UWP songs and movement in preparation for performance during reunion. Lots of fun is packed in to a small amount of time, with hopes that your youth will want to participate in future UWP programs. Cast T typically has a visit from Up with People staff to discuss opportunities to join future casts.


All registered reunion attendees can attend all reunion activities. If your children are registered, they'll sit with you and be your responsibility during any of the main ballroom events - opening ceremonies, awards, banquets, performances, etc.. Cast K/UWP Jr. & Cast T/Camp UWP programming does not provide any meals, or supervision during meals, so please plan accordingly.


How do I sign my child up to participate in Cast K or Cast T?

Registration for Cast K & Cast T is done on the registration site. Please register your child for Cast K & Cast T when you are registering yourself for the reunion. Then, upon arrival to the resort, there will be a Cast K & Cast T check in table where your child will receive their participation information.


Talking Stick is also a casino. Will we have to walk through the casino all the time to get around the resort?

You will have to walk through the casino to check into the hotel and get to your guest room. However, once you are in the guest room tower of the resort, there is a direct pathway to the conference and event area where all the reunion functions will occur. Therefore, you only have to go into the casino if you want to use the gaming facilites or to take advantage of a number of the hotel restaurants that are available.