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2016 Conference Brochure

47th Annual NAEN Conference

Together Towards Tomorrow:

Meeting the Challenges Associated with Employee and Labor Relations

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona

March 13-16, 2016   


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The 47th Annual NAEN Conference brings together educational management negotiators and management specialists in employee and labor relations from all over the U.S. and Canada for three and a half days of professional development. Come re-charge after a turbulent bargaining season. Gain new insights, sharpen your negotiation skills, share best practices and network with your peers.

Hospitality Reception  

A reception is offered on Sunday afternoon as an opportunity for attendees to network and "talk shop" with fellow colleagues and professionals.  Drinks and appetizers will be available.  The reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Canadian Caucus   

The Canadian Caucus will be held on Monday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. as an opportunity for Canadian attendees to network and "talk shop" with fellow colleagues and professionals from across Canada.

Conference Registration Information

To register for the conference online, use this link, click on the "Register" button, complete and submit the form. A return receipt/ Invoice will be sent via e-mail. If you fax the form from the brochure, then an invoice will be mailed to you. If necessary, note the purchase order number for your agency in the space provided. PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE CONFERENCE.

For U.S. members only, you may also choose to pay online: NAEN now accepts major credit/debit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER) or electronic checks through PaySchools which is available as a link on the registration forms. For more information about PaySchools.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received before February 19, 2016, to qualify for a refund. Cancellation administrative fees are as follows: Conference $75, Training Elective(s) $25. Cancellations received after February 19, 2016 will be billed the registration fee plus any additional purchased Training Elective(s). "No shows" will be charged the entire registration fee plus any additional purchased Training Elective(s) and/or activities.

Fees: $490.00 Members; $615.00 Non-Members (includes a NAEN membership)

Special One Day Rates: $245.00 Members; $270.00 Non-Members.

Note: For U.S. members only, NAEN now accepts major credit/debit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER) or electronic checks through PaySchools which is available as a link after you registration. For more information about PaySchools.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Conference will be held at the Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251.  The hotel phone number is: 480.248.2000 or 866.882.4484; the general hotel reservation fax number is 480.248.2002. Reservations may also be made through the link created on NAEN's webpage. When completing the online reservation, be sure to use the Group Code, NAEN2016. 

For Reservations:  Reservations are recommended to be made through the Hotel's Reservations Department. The hotel is accepting reservations now.  

Reserve by Phone: You can also make reservations by calling Central Reservations at 480.248.2000 specifying the NAEN conference.

Room rates for the NAEN block of rooms are guaranteed until Sunday, February 21, 2016.  The daily rate structure is as follows:

  • $223 per night for Single Occupancy;
  • $223 per night for Double Occupancy.

Note: "Pre" and "Post" conference accommodations may be secured, on a space available basis at the conference rate 3 days prior and/or 3 days following the conference.

All guest rooms are subject to the prevailing State and Local Occupancy Taxes.  Current, taxes and mandatory assessments are 13.92%.

Remember: You must tell the hotel when making your reservations that you are with NAEN and by February 21, 2016, in order to get the above group room rates.

Attendee Information

Attire: Business casual to casual is appropriate throughout the Conference. Since it is impossible to meet temperature needs of everyone in the meeting rooms, you are advised to bring a sweater or jacket for your comfort during conference sessions and for evenings outdoors.

Getting to the Conference is Easy:

Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Driving Directions: Head west toward E Sky Harbor Blvd, merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, take a slight right and continue straight until you merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd. Take the AZ-202 Loop E/Arizona 202 exit on the left toward Tempe/Mesa. Merge onto AZ-202 Loop E. Take exit 7 for Scottsdale Rd. Turn left onto N Scottsdale Rd. Continue straight to stay on N Scottsdale Road. Turn right onto E Main St. Continue straight to stay on E Main St, ultimately entering the hotel driveway.

Future Conferences

  • March 12-15, 2017, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

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