2016 ILA Convention - Listening: A Labor of Love!
Get ready for the Southwest US in 2016! After soliciting ILA member feedback and conducting a careful deliberation, the Board of Directors approved the recommendation to meet in Tucson in March of 2016.
A survey of the membership was conducted last fall, and the results were quite revealing. A majority of those responding wanted to keep the ILA Annual Conference in March. The members also wanted to head to the southwest section of the United States. They preferred a convenient, quality hotel with spacious rooms, along with a free shuttle, free wi-fi throughout the property, a business center, a pool, an exercise facility, and good meeting accommodations; all at a decent price.
In keeping with the practice of rotating the geography of the ILA Conference meeting, and since we were not yet on the international meeting cycle, we believe we found that conference site. Since late March and beyond is much more expensive in the southwest, we explored early March as an option. There was only one hotel which met all of our criteria: the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport. Check out the hotel’s website .
The standard room is a two-room suite. We secured a rate of $119 per night. That rate is good three days before and after the conference. The hotel is very close to the Tucson Airport. The hotel’s shuttle will also run other trips for guests within a three mile radius of the hotel at no charge.
Stay tuned for more information about program submission deadlines and conference registration. The hotel will offer a direct online registration link.
Keep the Date: March 9-12 for the 2016 ILA conference. By the way, the average high temperature in Tucson in March is…74 degrees.
See you in Tucson,
2016 Conference Chair