2018 Venue, Travel, Hotel & Hours

Hotel Accommodations

The 47th LTEN Annual Conference will be held at:

This year’s event will be hosted at the lovely JW Marriott Desert Ridge hotel in Phoenix, AZ

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 293-5000

We understand that a major part of attending any event is the cost of accommodations. To help offset this, we have negotiated a discounted rate of $229 exclusively for LTEN guests if booked by May 15, 2018, or until the room block is full — whichever comes first. Reserve your room online here or by calling 1-800-835-6206.

When you book your room in LTEN’s room block, you are supporting LTEN by enabling us to continue to secure low room rates and keep event registration fees down.


IMPORTANT: LTEN does not use third-party booking services. If you receive calls or email solicitations from services offering to book your room for you, those vendors are not affiliated with LTEN. 

Transportation, Maps & Travel

Area Airports

    • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – PHX

      Hotel direction: 22 miles NE

      This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

      • Alternate transportation: Transtyle: 1-800-410-5479 or www.Transtyle.com; fee: 65 USD (one way), reservation required
      • Bus service, fee: 2 USD  (one way)
      • Estimated taxi fare: 65 USD  (one way)

      Visit PHX airport website

    • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport – AZA

      Airport Phone: +1 480 988 7600

      Hotel direction: 60 miles SE

      This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

      • Bus service, fee: 10 USD  (one way)
      • Estimated taxi fare: 110 USD  (one way)

      Visit AZA airport website


  • On-site parking, fee: FREE self-parking to LTEN Conference participants staying at the hotel
  • Valet parking, fee: 29 USD daily
  • Complimentary accessible parking / Valet parking fee reduced to USD 19 with paid resort fee

Other Transportation

Subway Station

Car Rentals

  • At this property:
    • Hertz 5350 E Marriott DrivePhoenix, Arizona 85054Phone: +1-480-538-5480

2018 Event Hours

Note: Times and event listings are subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. 

Monday, June 11, 2018
Maximizing the Conference & Member Meeting: 3 – 4 PM
Learning Village Exhibit Hall: 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Welcome Bash in the Exhibit Hall: 4:30 – 7 PM

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Continental Breakfast: 7 – 7:50 AM
Sessions & Activities: 8 AM – 5:45 PM
Learning Village Exhibit Hall: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Networking Party & Charity Event: 6 – 9 PM

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:20 AM
Sessions & Activities: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Learning Village Exhibit Hall: 10 AM – 2 PM

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Continental Breakfast & Award Posters: 7 – 7:50 AM
Sessions & Activities: 8– 11:35 AM

Badge Pick-Up Location & Hours

Print out your badge at Self Check-In in the Grand Canyon foyer:

  • Monday: 12:00 – 7:00 PM (Exhibitor Badge Pick-Up starts at 7 AM)
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00– 10:00 AM

New this Year: We’re introducing a new, convenient way of picking up your badge. When you register before the event, you’ll come to one of the Self Check-In pods in the Grand Canyon foyer and print out your own snazzy badge and grab your sweet LTEN swag.