Education and Events
Where and When
Education and Events
The IAFC provides certificates of attendance to all Symposium in the West participants. Attendees can download the 2017 Certificate here.
The Welcome Reception will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
No, there is not a conference app for Symposium in the West.
Session information can be found on the Education page.
No. The conference does not have complientary internet in the meeting rooms. Complimentary wifi is available to attendees staying at the Embassy Suites Phoenix.
There is not a deadline to register for the conference. You may register for the conference online through the last day of the conference, May 5, 2018. We do encourage people to register before the conference begins. Registration for the 2018 conference is open.
No. Onsite registration for attendees opens on Wednesday, May 2 at 3 PM.
Your registation fee includes 3 days of conference education.
Confirmations are sent via email for all registrations.
All cancellations are subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds are made on or after March 29 or for no-shows. All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, faxed (703-273-9363) or emailed (email@example.com) to the IAFC. No telephone cancellations will be accepted.
Yes, registration may be transferred to another person in your organization by written request (mail, fax: 703-273-9363 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to the IAFC prior to March 29. After this date, all changes must be made onsite. Additional charges may apply.
Onsite registration for attendees opens on Wednesday, May 2 at 3 PM.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Phoenix for $130 per night plus tax. Book your room today at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
The Embassy Suites Phoenix is the only hotel the IAFC has contracted with for sleeping rooms. We have received reports that other companies are posing as the official housing vendor for Symposium in the West and may contact you offering housing for your trip. They are not endorsed by or affiliated with the IAFC and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.
A hotel poacher/pirate is any unaffiliated hotel or third-party housing company that acts as an official housing company and solicits business from Symposium in the West participants. When individuals book hotel accommodations through poachers or pirates the consequences can be costly; event participants may be left without hotel rooms when they arrive at the event and incur fraudulent charges on their credit cards. Please report any questions or concerns to email@example.com
Choose the option that's easiest for you:
- Submit the membership dues along with your online registration
- Include membership dues with your advance registration form (pdf)
- Join the IAFC with a credit card and then take advantage of the member rate when you register for Symposium in the West
The IAFC conference is a private event and the IAFC reserves the right to request (additional) credentials from any member of the media wishing to attend.
All members of the press should register in advance.
Where and When
The conference is held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix.
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix
4415 E. Paradise Village Pkwy South
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Symposium in the West begins on Thursday, May 3 at 8 AM. The General Session will be held in the Painted Mountain Ballroom.
Business casual is appropriate for conference events.
No. IAFC Recommends using Uber, Lyft or a Taxi for transportation to and from the hotel.
For any presenter questions, please email Sara Stehle.
Heavy hors d'ouevres will be provided at the Welcome Reception on Friday.
We're sorry we couldn't anticipate your needs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist.