Educational Conferences

2023 Fall Conference

October 9-11
The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated format again!

  • Monday will kick off the program at 1:00pm, followed by dinner.
  • Tuesday will feature a morning speaker, afternoon free time and evening dinner.
  • Wednesday will wrap up with the board meeting to conclude by 10am.

The Phoenician
A timeless lifestyle experience awaits at this premier destination resort in the Sonoran Desert. Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, 7 miles from the airport and 2 miles to the downtown shopping and dining district and Scottsdale waterfront, The Phoenician also offers a three-level pool complex, a full-service spa, athletic club, fitness classes and 18-hole golf course.  Learn more about the extensive history of The Phoenician.

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ USA 85251


Room Reservations

Book your room online.  Reserve by September 6 to receive the discounted room rate!

The MLA discounted run of house room rate is $499.00, plus tax and a nightly resort fee of $45.00 which includes the following amenities:

  • Standard in-room Wi-Fi and basic meeting room Wi-Fi
  • Craft Beer Tasting (11am, daily)
  • Tennis court time and equipment usage at The Phoenician Athletic Club; reservations required (one hour, daily)
  • Pickleball court time and equipment usage at The Phoenician Athletic Club; reservations required (one hour, daily)
  • Bicycle usage at The Phoenician Athletic Club (two hours, daily)
  • Outdoor morning yoga class at The Phoenician Spa (daily)

Onsite at the Phoenician
Spa overview
View the resort dining guide
Athletic Club
Golf Overview
The resort recommends booking spa, dining and golf 4 weeks in advance.

Registration is open!
Register Now!

Conference Speakers

Severin Sorensen, CEO, ePraxis, will cover top economic indicators, innovation and growth, and AI as a tool that can innovate and accelerate your business.

Charles E. Bamford, Ph.D. will focus on, Demystifying Strategy;  Making Strategy Practical;  Helping Organizations attain their ‘UNFAIR’ share of customers / donors / supporters; and Having a Positive IMPACT on Society.

Phoenix Sky Harbor offers 1,200 daily arrivals/departures, as well as nonstop service to 128+ cities worldwide.


Things to do in Scottsdale
Scottsdale boasts 330 days of sunshine and blue skies yearly which means more time to enjoy activities such as horseback riding, off-road tours, water sports, and hot air ballooning as well as hiking and mountain biking through 225+ miles of scenic trails at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Scottsdale offers 2,500 boutiques and shops for an endless shopping experience.
The arts take center stage in Scottsdale with 85+ art galleries, museums and performing arts venues. Galleries in Old Town’s historic Arts District, acclaimed museums, star-studded performing arts venues, a renowned public art program and the legendary Thursday night ArtWalk all make inspiring additions to any itinerary.

Hiking & Trail Guide 
Scottsdale Visitor Guide
Old Town Scottsdale Guide

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