Information for: EXHIBITORS



General Attendance Information

About the Convention

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd Street; Phoenix, AZ 85004

“Something Better”

Teachers, Administrators, Registrars, Early Childhood Directors, Counselors, Chaplains, Deans, IT, and beyond.

We expect approximately 6,000 Adventist educators from across the NAD and beyond to attend the 2023 convention.

The North American Division Office of Education (NADOE) sponsors the educators’ convention in collaboration with the offices of education of all nine unions and their conferences across the division.


Online registration will end July 7, 2023.

  • NAD EC-12 system educators: Contact your union or local conference. They will register you and assist if you are bringing your family.
  • Retired NAD Directors/VP/Associates and Union Directors of Education: NADOE will register you. Contact
  • Retired Union/Conference Superintendents/Associate Superintendents: the union you retired from will register you.
  • All others, register through the general attendee registration link. If you have further questions, contact

Yes. Parents are responsible for childcare, and adults must supervise children at all times. Families can attend worship, concert, exhibits, and the three meals.

$160.00 per educator; $120.00 for each additional family member, and children six and under are free.  Educators outside our system or anyone who would like to attend breakouts, they would pay the full  $160.00.

The full registration fee covers three meals, concert, entrance to the exhibit hall, and breakouts–for educators only. Spouse/child registration does NOT include breakouts.

Onsite registration fee is $300.00 for full session attendees.

Phoenix Convention Center, at 100 N. 3rd Street; Phoenix, AZ 85004.

NAD will cover retired union directors/VPs for the Education Department.  Associate directors and superintendents are covered by the Union/conference they retired from. The NAD Office of Education will send out the invitation, but unions are to provide the retirees’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and email.

Registration will start at Noon on Monday, August 7, 2023, and end at 6:00 p.m. All educators must register with their union and pick up a name badge with a *union color-coded lanyard and promotional and giveaways. Badges are required for meals and entering the exhibit hall

*Union Colored-coded lanyards

  • AUC – Gray
  • CUC- Yellow
  • LUC – Gold
  • Mid-America – Orange
  • NAD – Tie-dye
  • NPUC – Purple
  • PUC – Navy
  • SDAC – Red
  • SUC – Green
  • SWU – Black

The negotiated rate is available up until July 14, 2023. There are no guarantees for rooms after this date.

The NAD will not be refunding any registration.


Union and conferences will send you more information and details.

It is important to give appropriate tips to those who make us feel comfortable. Recommend tips are as follows: Housekeeper: $2-5 (each day your room is serviced; Skycap/Bellhop: $2 first bag and $1 for each additional bag; Taxi/Uber/Lyft: 15 – 20 % of the fare; Restaurant server: 15 – 20 % of total (pre-tax).

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is the closest to the hotel and convention center, or Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport, which is 40 minutes from the hotel and convention center.

The primary form of transportation to all hotels from PHX is the Phoenix Valley Metro Rail.  There is no easy mass transit from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport to hotels. (More information to come.)

The parking garages owned & operated by the Phoenix Convention Center (PCC)  are $15.00 single entry/per day. You can also share the below link as there is an option to reserve and prepay for parking.

The Convention Center East Garage has a marshaling yard that can accommodate oversized vehicles and busses. The cost is $15.00 per space/per day. A standard school bus typically will need two (2) spaces or a motorcoach up to three (3) spaces.

Parking at Convention Center Map

Phoenix Convention Center Parking Information


Each union will be responsible for registration and accommodation as a block. In addition, they will assign a coordinator who will be responsible for maintaining a master list of attendees. NAD will provide a registration master template to each union.

All unions will coordinate roommate assignments.

It is highly recommended that you refrain from rooming with someone from another union or conference because of the complication with billing.

The rates are between $174 – $179 except for AC Hotel which is at $169.

Note: *Breakfast included in rate  **Breakfast 50% off



  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix
  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown


  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix


  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel


  • Sheraton Grand Phoenix


  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix


  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel


  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix


  • Sheraton Grand Phoenix
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Downtown


  • Sheraton Grand Phoenix
  • Courtyard Downtown Phoenix
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown**
  • Kimpton hotel Palomar Phoenix
  • Residence Inn Phoenix*
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • The Westin Phoenix Downtown


  • Sheraton Grand Phoenix
  • Courtyard Downtown Phoenix
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown*
  • Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
  • Kimpton hotel Palomar Phoenix
  • Residence Inn Phoenix*
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • The Westin Phoenix Downtown


  • Sheraton Grand Phoenix

All individuals must have a major credit card at the time of hotel check-in.  A debit card is acceptable, but there will be a higher $$ hold amount applied. Connect with your union coordinator if you have questions.

Early check-in will be based on availability.  Luggage will be checked on a complimentary basis for before check-in whose rooms aren’t available.


The registration fee will cover three meals, lunch on Tuesday-Wednesday and Tuesday supper. All meals will be served buffet style, and we will have vegan options.

Each attendee will be responsible for breakfast and meals, which will be available to purchase at all hotels and the food court.

Yes, there will be a variety of restaurants near the convention center and hotels and a food court that will open during posted hours.


We will be blessed with a devotional message by Dr. Donnette Blake on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings 8:00–9:30 a.m.

Yes, there will be a variety of restaurants near the convention center and hotels and a food court that will open during posted hours.


There will be over 200 breakouts and five sessions from Tuesday through Thursday for adults only.

Yes. All content will be available through the Event Cadence app.  You will receive an invitation to the app closer to the convention.


You can receive academic credit through many of our Adventist colleges/universities.  See the information here.

You can receive up to 20 clock hours or 2 CEUs. Contact your union registrar for assistance on how to apply for your CEUs.


If you find yourself in a medical emergency situation while staying at a hotel, call 911.


There will be over 200 exhibitors displaying everything from classroom supplies and curriculum to technology and resources.


Monday Noon – 6 p.m.

Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Exhibit Hall will be in the Phoenix Convention Center West 300 Level.


Look for these highlights on our convention center website.


Yes. We are using the EventCadence App for ALL our convention information.  This includes:

  • Detailed schedule
  • Maps
  • Messaging and announcements
  • UPDATED breakout information
  • Attendees
  • Speaker information
  • Handouts for sessions
  • And MORE!

All registered attendees will receive an invitation to download the app with their registration confirmation email.


Mildred Felt—AUC

Jennifer Wakefield—CUC

Sherrie Davis—LUC

Brad Forbes—MAUC

Debbie Hendrickson—NPUC

Kim Stubbert—PUC

Kelly Sue Blake—PUC-AZ

Darne King—PUC-CCC

Ken Bullington—PUC-CCC

Georgie Sekigawa—PUC-HI

Jenell Wareham—PUC-NCC

Fernando Lista—PUC-NU

Nelly Martin—PUC-SCC

Rabel Ortiz—PUC-SECC

Brandy Perkins—SDACC

Montina DeBardeleben—SUC

Kristi Amparan—SWUC