PHOENIX, AZ | July 18-22, 2023

Hello from Phoenix!


“Moving Forward with Vitality, Relevance, and Sustainability in Our Changing World” 
Relax, share, and learn together at The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, which offers a truly unique experience. The conference hotel is located just outside Phoenix near Chandler in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range and alongside the Gila River. Stewards of the land, the Pima and Maricopa people, offer you something you will long remember — the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Gila River Community. The Sheraton Grand is designed with traditions of the native community in mind. As you enter the hotel, don’t miss the symbolic door handles: talons of the eagle. Each guest room’s décor is also in earth tones with artwork created by community artists. Wander through the hotel and view the photos on the walls and display cases filled with artifacts to learn about the Gila River Community. At every turn, you will find another reflection of the community’s rich culture!

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this recreational, educational, inspirational desert oasis. Keep your eyes open; you may see a cloud of dust stirred up by the 1,500 wild horses that roam the land. Visit the stables for a horse ride. Rent a paddle boat to cruise the river. Take a dip in the river-shaped pool, and slide down the 111-foot water slide. Play a round of golf. Enjoy a massage at the spa...or lounge around the pool. Wild Horse Pass has something for everyone. And, of course, also make plans to attend the sessions being offered for your personal and professional growth.

  • Experience the native culture at the Gila River Community
  • Win prizes during the Bingo Trivia Night
  • Enjoy dynamic keynote speakers
  • Learn new skills at a variety of workshops
  • Browse and shop at the Society Expo
  • Explore the various resort amenities

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Learn about the Gila River Community

Volunteer SignUp Genius form 

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Hive Keeper Application 

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Sheraton Wild Horse Pass 
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd Chandler, AZ 85226 USA


Cut Off Date:
 June 13, 2023 

Additional Room Charges:
Resort Service Charge & Tax ($20 plus 13% tax per night)
Nightly Housekeeping Gratuity ($4/night)
One-time Bellman Gratuity ($12, one-time)
All other incidentals

  Airport Transportation

Need a ride from the airport? Maybe a ride from the hotel? The airport has several shuttle options. There are also taxis, Uber, Lift, etc. available.

View the PDF below to see the options.


Albert Quihuis


  Keynote Speaker | Saturday Breakfast

ALBERT MONREAL QUIHUIS is an award-winning author of multicultural and bilingual books in different genres for children, young adults, and readers of all ages. He is a speaker in schools, museums, and libraries and organizations of all types. Albert is an Arizona Historian, educator, and Latino community advocate. He uses his writing, speaking, knowledge and experiences into making a better community for all. 

Albert wrote the award winning “Sofia and Pepe the Parrot Adventure Series: his first in the series of children’s books to honor his parents and family tradition. He realized the need for multicultural books and became passionate about writing books that motivate and inspire children to learn about their traditions, culture, history and being proud of their heritage. Albert wrote the young adult book “Better Than Me, Three Generations of Inner Strength” and won two International Latino Book Awards, Most Inspirational and Best Story with a Latina Theme. His most recent book is “The Legacy Journal, The Treasure Map to Your Life and Your Heritage” which won three awards. 
Prior to writing, Albert was a Certified Financial Planner. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is a native of Arizona and traces his ancestors to the 1700s in Arizona. Albert is serving or has served on the following Boards of Directors- Arizona Humanities, Tempe Historical Society, Tempe Tardeada, East Valley Hispanic Business Alliance, Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Art Center, Chandler Mariachi Festival, Chandler Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee, and the YMCA Chandler-Gilbert.

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Dr. Alejandrina Mata Segreda

Latin American Area Representative, Costa Rica Beta Chapter, and DKG Strategic planning committee

  Keynote Speaker | Friday Luncheon

I have been an Elementary and Preschool teacher, professor at the University of Costa Rica in the area of Counseling, Vice President of this institution and Vice Minister of Education of Costa Rica.
After 46 years of professional work, I am retired and doing volunteer work for DKG.
In 1984 I was invited to be a member of the Society and through the years I have served in several positions, Executive Secretary, Chapter President, Chapter Parliamentarian, State Organization President, Chair of the Communications Committee among other responsibilities in Ad Hoc Committees. My first experience at the International level was in the World Fellowship Committee and then in the Leadership Development Committee. As a member of the International Administrative Board, I belong to the Strategic Planning Committee.
My main interest as Representative of the Latin American Area is to promote greater integration among the Latin American members and with the rest of the members of the international organization. To achieve this, I apply part of the knowledge that my training as a counselor has given me: strengthening the identity of the Latin American group in face of the purposes and identity of DKG as a whole.

Alona Kladieva

international student at the University of Arizona

  Keynote Speaker | Friday Breakfast

Alona Kladieva is an international student at the University of Arizona. She will graduate, May 2023, with a MA from the Teaching English as a Second Language program and will start her PhD right away in fall 2023. She has been teaching English in the Ukraine, and after coming to Tucson in August 2021 she started teaching English to immigrants in a nonprofit organization called Literacy Connects. Alona loves teaching and keeps working on becoming a better teacher every day. She plans to connect research in second language writing to teaching and bring the innovative teaching methods back to Ukraine.

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Online registration is preferred



Member Registration Fee: $180

Combined Registration: $280

(Registration, Fri. Lunch/ Learn & Sat. Dinner/Dance)


07.19.2023 & 07.20.2023 – Wednesday & Thursday

Gila River Community Immersion Experience

Pre-Conf Event includes 4 events:
Museum tour and Dinner Festival (7/19);
Kinesthetic Activity and Lunch & Learn w/ Interpretive and Interactive Dance (07/20)

Price: $200.00


07.20.2023 – Thursday

Opening Night Reception

Price: $50.00


07.21.2023 – Friday

Drop-In Breakfast Buffet

Price $45.00


Lunch & Learn at Wild Horse Pass

Lunch with Speaker


Price: $50.00



07.22.2023 – Saturday

Celebrating Diversity Breakfast

Ticketed meal with Speaker during General Session 3

Price: $62.00


Grab & Go Lunch

Price: $60.00

Celebrating the Gila River Community Through Dinner & Dance

Ticketed meal followed by an evening of dancing.


Price: $110.00