Hospitality Registration

Phoenix, Arizona   August 1 - August 4, 2018

Hospitality Events Schedule

Welcome to Phoenix!

Phoenix is well-known for its warm (and often hot) welcome to our visiting tourists as well as our seasonal flock of “Snowbirds”. The 2018 IPMS convention is pleased to continue this tradition by providing a touch of home-away-from-home for our participants and their families.

The IPMS USA National Convention 2018 Hospitality Suite, located on the 22nd floor of the Hyatt Hotel, will offer registrants and registered guests refreshments, a raffle, a free lending library and card & dice games. There will also be activities held in the suite ranging from lectures and organized games to make-n-take workshops on various crafts. Please note the workshops are free, however there may be small fees for materials.

For those participants with limited mobility needs or those traveling with babies and toddlers, the Hospitality Committee will be able to facilitate communication with various companies offering the rental of adult scooters as well as baby equipment such as strollers, baths, highchairs, etc. to alleviate the burden of bringing these cumbersome items from home.

Please remember to have the person registering include ALL family members as guests the time of registration in order to receive proper ID. We welcome minors when accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.Feel free to contact Laurie Rice-Henthorn at with any questions regarding the Hospitality Suite.

Let’s Do Lunch!

Arizonans don’t only eat enchiladas, fry bread and frijoles…
and we’ll prove it!


Join us for a 3-course gourmet lunch on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Du Jour, a “teaching restaurant” affiliated with the prestigious AZ Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Priced at an extremely reasonable $20, the lunch will include an appetizer, choice of entrée (beef, fish or chicken), and for dessert – the Pastry Chef’s “lesson of the day”, as well as your choice of iced tea or coffee.  And did we mention…?  This price includes taxes AND gratuities.

In addition, IPMS Phoenix/Craig Hewitt Chapter of IPMS/USA has generously agreed to sponsor a bus to and from the Hospitality Suite, meaning round-trip transportation between the hospitality suite and the luncheon will also be provided - at no additional charge.



Depart from Hyatt @10:45 AM and return at approximately 1:30 PM. Cost is $20 per person inclusive.