The 2019 ACVIM Forum takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center (PCC), which is conveniently located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Why not stay at one of the official conference hotels where your friends and colleagues are staying? Don't miss the networking opportunities that naturally happen at these hotels where everyone is under one roof.
Downtown Phoenix is not only the home to the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona State University’s downtown campus, but you’ll find sports arenas, live music, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 100 restaurants!
Access to book accommodations for the 2019 ACVIM Forum is only for registered attendees and exhibitors. Upon registering, you will receive a link to book your hotel in your emailed registration confirmation.
Upon reserving an exhibit booth for the 2019 ACVIM Forum, the company’s booth contact will receive an email containing a link to book hotel accommodations. This email will also include login information for the housing website, specific to your company.
PLEASE BE AWARE:
Every year we receive reports of companies posing as official travel vendors offering lodging.
They are NOT endorsed or affiliated with the conference. To book your lodging, please book
directly through the OFFICIAL housing link provided by Experient, Inc.
Please do not become a victim of these companies’ scams as the ACVIM will have no recourse.
GUARANTEED LOWEST HOTEL RATES FOR ATTENDEES & EXHIBITORS
ACVIM negotiates the lowest available rates with our hotel partners with a special emphasis placed on early-bird rates offered for reservations made prior to early-bird deadline date.
SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE & STAY IN THE KNOW
More rooms booked in the block means we can better meet the needs of our attendees and exhibitors for future Forums and help keep our registration fees at a competitive market price. The important announcements and information the organization may share with attendees at check-in are provided only at those hotels within the group block.
By staying in the official hotel block you will receive complimentary extras like free internet access, restaurant discounts, spa discounts and much more.
QUALITY ASSURANCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Official hotels are inspected by the ACVIM prior to your arrival. To better accommodate each guests needs, reservation protection is provided before, during and after your stay if any unexpected challenges should occur.
BETTER LOCATION = BETTER NETWORKING
The closer you are to the Forum, the greater chance of informal networking opportunities at hotels within the group block (as this is where a majority of attendees are staying).
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel (HQ Hotel)
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Information coming soon.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 2st St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown (Limited Availability)
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
SuperShuttle is a shuttle service serving most downtown Phoenix hotels. To access SuperShuttle at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, proceed to Terminal 4, Door 8 and visit the Shuttle counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Services Representative. Shuttles operate based on demand. For information or to schedule service, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to the SuperShuttle website. Use code DPV7F for a discount. Advance reservations are recommended.
Rates are subject to change.
All taxicabs dispatched at PHX Sky Harbor airport must have and use taxi meters. Schedule of rates can be found on the airport website.
Current hotel parking rates are listed below. Please check with your hotel prior to your arrival as parking rates are subject to change:
Sky Harbor, known as “America’s Friendliest Airport” opened more than 83 years ago and serves as an international airport, handling about 120,000 passenger arrivals and departures daily. The airport offers free Wi-Fi access in public areas, a diverse array of dining and shopping choices, and also a museum.
Take Advantage of All that Phoenix Has To Offer - Plan To Stay the Weekend!
We know the real reason you're coming to Phoenix is to immerse yourself in education and learn from leading industry experts, but there's nothing wrong with enjoying a little sunshine and other Phoenix hot spots during your stay.
Phoenix is a place where it's easy to migrate between high culture and low, resort escapes and local hangouts, outdoor adventure and poolside lounging.
Hotel reservations can only be made once your conference registration is complete, so please register first. Hotels will NOT accept reservations for the ACVIM room block if you call them directly. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book your hotel accommodations through ACVIM's Official Housing Provider, Experient, Inc.
Don't miss out on one of Phoenix's Largest Events!
The panoramic view from the "hump" of this iconic landmark, named for its resemblance to a kneeling camel, is worth scaling its two tricky trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla.
Hikers gain 1,200 feet in elevation to the summit, which looks out over the city and Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Camelback is one of the most popular urban hiking spots in Phoenix, so expect trail traffic and consider hiking on weekdays. During hot-weather months, hike in the early morning and drink plenty of water. See our outdoor safety tips page for more info before you head out.
Musical Instrument Museum
See, hear and even play instruments from every corner of the world in a one-of-a-kind collection.
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) tunes you into thousands of instrument sounds with a headset that syncs seamlessly as you move through its galleries. Take a world tour of cultural instruments and pop culture artists, and return for a live music experience at MIM Music Theater, a year-round concert series hosting more than 200 international acts.
Just minutes from downtown is iconic Papago Park, home to red rock buttes looped with trails, a scenic view from hikeable Hole-in-the-Rock, and these top attractions:
Desert Botanical Garden
The winding paths of this 50-acre desert garden showcase a fantastic variety of arid plants, from towering saguaros to delicate blooms.
This beautiful landscape is also the backdrop for the garden’s seasonal events. During the winter months, thousands of luminaria bags and twinkling lights transform the garden for Las Noches de Las Luminarias, a holiday tradition.
One of the nation's largest non-profit zoos is home to more than 1,400 animals. See Sumatran tigers roam the savanna, feed giraffes in an up-close encounter and discover the local flora, fauna and critters of the Sonoran Desert on the zoo's Arizona Trail.
The park is also a popular hub of recreation, including fishing in seven acres of stocked lagoons and scenic Papago Golf Course, set at the base of Papago’s buttes.
The tradition, culture and history of 22 regional American Indian tribes converge in the Heard Museum's immersive exhibits and authentic art shop.
Through art and cultural objects, the museum’s ongoing exhibits tell the stories of native people of the Southwest, from early history to powerful memories of boarding schools.
The creative beat of the city's urban heart is in Roosevelt Row, home to galleries, mural-splashed business walls and a monthly art walk.This arts district is a prominent stop for visitors and the downtown community along the First Friday self-guided art tour.
Boasting 50 miles of trails through 16,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert, this municipal park is perfectly suited for outdoor adventure just minutes from the city.
The skyline views and Sonoran Desert flora aren't the park's only perks. Keep a lookout for ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks (we've got details in this blog post). If you'd rather drive than hike, bike or hoof it up the trails, hop on the 5.5-mile Summit Road up to Dobbins Lookout, the highest accessible point in the preserve.
The Southwest's largest fine art museum features a collection of contemporary work and global masterpieces.
Complementing the museum's galleries of fine art and objects from Asia, America, Europe and beyond are rotating exhibitions. Want to see the permanent collections for free (and the special exhibitions at a discount)? Visit Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. during voluntary donation time, or the second Sunday of the month from noon to 5 p.m. for Free Family Sundays.
Like the 19th-century homes nearby, the restaurants in downtown's Heritage Square are making history: Both Pizzeria Bianco (heralded as the best pizza in the nation) and Nobuo at Teeter House (sophisticated Japanese offered tapas-style) are James Beard Award winners.
Southwestern arts and hip eateries line the streets of Old Town, a popular destination for Greater Phoenix shopping and nightlife.
If you're hunting for a souvenir, you'll find your fill of old-fashioned flair (think cowboy hats and turquoise jewelry) alongside upscale art galleries and trendy boutiques in the Fifth Avenue district. The area is also a hot spot for after-dark dancing, lounging and libations.
Tours of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, give insight on how the masterful architect was inspired by the desert surroundings. Visitors walk through rooms, gardens, walkways and Wright's entertainment pavilion on the grounds while learning about his organic architecture.
When the business day ends, the fun begins in downtown Phoenix.
This is where you’ll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 100 restaurants. Downtown is also home to the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona State University’s downtown campus. And it’s all served by one of the newest light rail systems in the nation.
CityScape, a two-block concentration of restaurants, bars, and fashion retailers, is home to an urban-chic bowling alley, a dance club and arcade, a live-music venue with 60 beers on tap, and a comedy theater and supper club with rentable meeting space.
Pro sports are almost always afoot at Talking Stick Resort Arena (home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury) or Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), and Roosevelt Row is the place to go for coffee shops, art-house movies and First Friday Art Walks.
A highlight of any visit to Greater Phoenix is the area’s rich arts-and-culture environment. Performances at a multitude of theaters, concert halls and cultural centers are constant attractions, while art and history lovers can flock to a diverse group of fascinating museums.
Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors
If you explore downtown Phoenix, you’re likely to see a Downtown Ambassador strolling the sidewalks or pedaling a bicycle. Easy to spot in their bright-orange shirts, these friendly men and women are on duty seven days a week to assist visitors and promote safety.
Ambassadors are happy to share their knowledge about local attractions, restaurants, theaters, hotels and shops. They can give you directions and even help you make dinner reservations or find tickets to a performance. They’re also trained in First Aid and crime prevention.
Downtown Ambassadors roam the streets every day of the year, from 6:30 am to 11 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 11 pm Saturday and Sunday. You also can find them at their Information Center in the US Bank Building, on Adams Street between Central Avenue and First Avenue.
Tap the Ambassadors’ knowledge from anywhere by calling their hotline at (602) 495-1500, texting “ASK” to 25866 (standard messaging rates may apply), or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for the Downtown Ambassadors wearing orange shirts with “ASK ME” on the back. They’ll help with recommendations and get you where you need to go.
Metropolitan Phoenix is expansive: It's similar in size to the state of Delaware and encompasses more than 20 cities and towns.
Find things to do in each region of the metro area; take a closer look at the city, state and downtown; plan your next outdoor adventure with Phoenix's trail guide; and see how easy it is to explore on the Valley Metro light rail with the maps below.
Hey, it’s hot. The old axiom is that “it’s a dry heat,” and there’s truth to that. The Sonoran Desert’s super-low humidity means 90-degree temperatures (32 degrees C) feel quite nice, and the arid climate causes perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you cooler and drier.
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