Heading to the Families Learning Conference? Final details below!

You’ve registered. You’ve made your flight and hotel reservations. Now here’s how to make the most of your #NCFL2017 experience:

Getting to the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa with ease

NCFL has chosen Adobe Transportation to provide attendees with direct shuttle service between the Tucson International Airport and our hotel at the rate of $65 round trip or $35 one way.

Reservations can be made by phone or email:

Traveling with a colleague? Each person should complete and submit the above form. Adobe Transportation will coordinate flight arrival times and place passengers in the same shuttle.

Hotel and parking information

If you’re staying at the JW Marriott Tucson, here is what is included in your resort fee:

  • Enhanced high speed and wireless internet in guest rooms with ability to connect 5 devices.
  • Unlimited local and national long distance calls
  • Free self-parking*
  • Daily fitness activities at Hashani Spa
  • Kid’s meal for dinner at Signature Grill (12 and under)
  • 15% off all gift and clothing purchases at Resort, Hashani and Golf shops and unlimited golf driving range
  • Hashani Spa facilities access as an exclusive benefit for Marriott Rewards Elite Members

*Self parking is free for attendees staying at the resort. Daily self parking is $15 for attendees who do not stay at the resort.

Download the free #NCFL2017 app to customize your days

Manage your personalized schedule and receive real time updates when you use the Families Learning Conference 2017 app. Search for sessions by specific tracks such as Adult Learning, Early Childhood, and more. Make connections with attendees and presenters and easily exchange contact information. Instantly rate and give feedback about sessions, plus access presenter handouts. Download the app>>

Free pre-conference workshop on Sunday, October 8
All conference attendees are welcome to attend a free reading strategies workshop hosted by Tucson nonprofit, Literacy Connects, from 2:00-4:00PM on October 8.  Read more>>

Meals are a cinch while at #NCFL2017

Enjoy reasonably priced “grab and go” options for breakfast and lunch Monday at the hotel. For attendees registered for Monday, dinner is on us Monday evening at the Toyota-NCFL Banquet Celebration with keynote speaker Magic Johnson.

Back by popular demand: GED Testing Service® will provide free breakfast at the 6:30AM Tuesday morning “Ask Randy Trask” event! This event is capped at 170 attendees and nearly full, so if you don’t already have a ticket, contact conference@familieslearning.org today.  Don’t know if you are signed up, click here to view your existing registration.  You don’t want to miss this!

Enjoy lunch on Tuesday at one of many hotel dining options.

On Tuesday evening we’ll bring affordable local food trucks and a cash bar to the resort while putting on an exclusive viewing of Screenagers. The food trucks likely accept debit and credit cards, but bring some cash just in case.

For attendees registered for Wednesday, the Closing Brunch will help you fill up the tank before heading back home.

Dress comfortably and pack these essentials

Tucson’s average high temperature in early October is 90℉! However, while in sessions, you may want a sweater for air-conditioned rooms. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes, lip balm, a water bottle, business cards, and a pen and notebook.

In between conference events, you might want to take a dip in the pool so bring your swimsuit and sunscreen. Enjoy hiking? Pack your activewear because desert hiking trails are available at the resort. Here’s a guide to Marriott’s amenities and activities!

If you’ve read this far and haven’t registered for the Families Learning Conference 2017, there’s still time! Visit conference.familieslearning.org to complete your registration today!