Conference Dates: July 23 – 25, 2017


IHD’s mega educational event combines its project area conferences into a single event with three distinct content area tracts. Attendees must register for one of the three primary content area listed below, but will be able to attend any open session of interest to them.

Learn more about the special hotel rates for conference attendees at the world class Scottsdale Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

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The Exhibit Hall will be open to the community free of charge only on Monday afternoon, July 24th from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. An Exhibit Hall pass does NOT include access to conference sessions or meals.

Register for Exhibit Hall Pass Only


Important Conference Information for Registered Attendees

Thank you for registering to attend “50 years of Service – Paving the Way to the Future”. IHD and AzTAP staff and Planning Committee members are confident that your participation will be very worthwhile and enjoyable. To enhance your conference experience, please review the information below:

HOTEL INFORMATION* The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is located at 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258; Tel: 480 444 1234.  The Conference Center and most guest rooms are all located in the same building. The Conference Center is on the ground floor. Click here for a map of the resort. Please note the hotel requires a credit card upon check-in even if your employer or someone else is paying for the room.  

GENERAL & ACCESSIBLE PARKING – Self and accessible parking is available in the hotel’s main parking lot, follow hotel signage. Additional accessible parking is located near the Conference Center, outside of the Valet Only parking garage. Please note: Parking is free for paid conference attendees and Exhibit Hall Pass recipients, but you must have a hotel guest room key OR validation coupon each time you exit the parking lot in order to avoid paying the daily parking fee. Validation coupons will be available at the conference registration desk.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN Please go to the Registration Area in the Conference Center to check in and pick up your name badge, conference bag and other materials.

  • Sunday, July 23rd – Preconference workshop registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (a light breakfast and box lunch will be provided.) NOTE: You will NOT need to register again on Monday.
  • Monday, July 24th – Registration opens at 7:30 and the buffet breakfast begin at 8:00 m.
  • Tuesday, July 25nd – Buffet breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. Breakout sessions start at 8:00 a.m.

MEALS – Breakfasts and lunches are included in the registration fee. If you have requested a special meal (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.), your registration materials will include color-coded meal tickets for lunch to be given to your server when you sit down.

NAME TAGS Wear your name tag at all times; it is your admission ticket for all sessions and meals.

CLIMATE CONTROL – Bring a light sweater or jacket; it may be hot outside, but conference rooms can be chilly.  

REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS – If you have requested a reasonable accommodation, go to the Accommodation Station in the Conference Center Lobby next to the Registration Desk

Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Conference Center. Login –instructions are in the program – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)  



E- Resource Station – This is a dedicated area at the “Accommodation Station* in the Conference Center Lobby for recharging electronic devices and will also be the place to download PowerPoint presentations and handouts for those who do not have ready access to mobile devices or prefer to transfer information directly to their computer or thumb drives. *NAU-IHD-AzTAP is not responsible for devices left unattended while charging. You must provide your own charger. The hotel also provides a fee-based charging center for quick device charging – credit cards required  

FOR QUESTIONS Contact Adi Schaeffer at 602.728.9534 800.477.9921;

Reminder: The AzTAP office will be closed July 24 -25, 2017 due to the conference.