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.


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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

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Information on ticket options and special event add-ons


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





Online registration is preferred



Member Registration Fee: $180

Combined Registration: $280

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