join us for our 2018 conference!

This year's GHTA Annual Conference will be held October 24-26, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Registration and hotel room block opening very soon!

 

Conference agenda

Below is a preliminary outline of the 2018 conference agenda.* A detailed version will be available soon. For questions, please contact the GHTA office, [email protected]. Conference registration will be available soon!

Day 1: Wednesday, October 24

  • Attendees arrive in Phoenix!
  • 12:00PM: Conference registration check-in opens
  • 2:00PM: Conference Day 1 kick-off + keynote speaker + GHTA Annual Business Meeting, including induction of new board
  • 6:30PM - 9:00PM: Evening of Celebration Cocktail Reception & Dinner, including silent and live auction

Day 2: Thursday, October 25

  • 7:00AM: Registration opens  & breakfast is served
  • 8:00AM: Conference Day 2 kick-off + full day of breakouts and keynote speakers
  • 5:00PM: Conference Day 2 ends 
  • 6PM - 9PM: Big Social Celebration Event

Day 3: Friday, October 26

  • 7:00AM: Registration opens  & breakfast is served
  • 8:00AM : Conference Day 3 kick-off + breakout workshops + keynote speaker 
  • 11:30AM: Conference concludes
  • Attendees depart Phoenix and head home sweet home!

*Agenda is subject to change

keynote speakers

Stay tuned for updates on our keynote speakers! Have questions? Email the GHTA office at [email protected]

hotel accommodations

The 2018 GHTA Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ. The reservation room block will be open soon - stay tuned!

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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

GHTA Group Rate

$179/night + $5 resort fee (below amenities included). The rate will also be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Conference, based on hotel occupancy, for anyone that would like to extend their stay. Hotel reservation room block will be opening soon. 

Resort Fee Includes:

  • Unlimited Internet access in guest rooms and lobby areas
  • Access to the Aji Spa Fitness - Workout Room
  • Complimentary bottled waters in-room, replenished daily
  • Any local, long distance (domestic), and 1-800 guest room calls
  • Expanded shuttle service to the new Phoenix Premium Outlets
  • Tennis court and full tennis equipment rental (based on availability) 

About the property

Find yourself a world away at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Arizona’s premier Native American-owned luxury Phoenix resort. Designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community's heritage and culture, the architecture, design, art and legends of the Pima (Akimel O'otham) and Maricopa (Pee Posh) tribes are celebrated in every detail at the Phoenix resort. The AAA Four Diamond resort includes Aji Spa with private pool and cafe, Whirlwind Golf Club with two 18-hole Troon-managed golf courses and the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five Star award restaurant in Arizona as well as one of Open Table's 10 Best Restaurants in America for 2015, Kai.

Thinking about bringing your family to stay the weekend post-conference? Great news -- there’s something for every member of the family at the Sheraton Grand Resort at Wild Horse Pass. Splash around in one of their four pools with waterfalls and 111-foot waterslide. Discover horseback riding at the Koli Equestrian Center with lessons, trail rides, and outdoor events. For younger guests, the Sheraton Adventure Club offers daily activities including exclusive Native American cultural programming. For a more active adventure, experience the tennis courts and extensive jogging/walking trails. Or enjoy a boat ride to Rawhide Ranch or Whirlwind Golf Club on the 2 ½ mile river that surrounds the resort. Our group rate will also be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Conference, based on hotel occupancy, for anyone that would like to extend their stay. Hotel reservation room block will be opening soon. 

Airport + Transit

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ is a short, 15-minute ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport [PHX] and 15 miles from downtown Phoenix. Self-parking at the hotel is complimentary for GHTA Conference attendees.

Airport

Attendees will want to utilize the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport [PHX] for the most convenient arrival and departure.

Transportation Options

Directions to hotel from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • Take AZ-143 South
  • Merge onto I-10 East toward Tucson
  • Exit Wild Horse Pass Blvd
  • Turn right onto Wild Horse Pass Blvd
  • Continue on Wild Horse Pass Blvd through two signal lights
  • Follow the signs onto to the resort grounds and guest registration

 

2018 Conference Attendee Roster

This section will feature the roster of those registered for the 2018 GHTA Annual Conference. Event registration will be opening very soon. Stay tuned for details about rates and registration! Have questions? Email the GHTA office at [email protected].

 

registration rates

The 2018 GHTA Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ, October 24-26. Details about registration rates and registration availability will be announced soon. Have questions? Email the GHTA office at [email protected].