Travel Reservations


The travel arrangement process is easier than ever! The association will provide round-trip, standard economy airfare booked through CUPA-HR's travel agent (up to $450). Look for details in your registration confirmation message. Please DO NOT BOOK your travel until you’ve completed your ALP registration.

(Note: The confirmation message is sent to the registrant’s e-mail address.)

Hotel Reservations

CUPA-HR will reserve a single room for you at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center based on the following schedule:

Arrival Date Arrival Time Departure Date Departure Time
National Board  - New Board Members and Executive Committee Members July 8 Before 5:00 p.m. July 13 Any Time
National Board - Veteran Board Members July 9 By Noon July 13 Any Time
Region Board Members July 10 By 11:00 a.m. July 13 Any Time
Wildfire Participants and Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders July 10 By 11:00 a.m. July 13 Any Time
Corporate Advisory Partners July 10 End of day July 13 Any Time
Chapter Leaders July 10 End of day July 13 Any Time

Extending Your Stay

If you wish to arrive early or stay late, please contact Shiona Christensen to reserve additional nights at your own expense. The room rate for additional nights is $109 per night, plus tax, and is based on availability.

Special Accommodations

CUPA-HR strives to meet the needs of all participants. Please indicate special accommodations needed, including dietary restrictions, on the registration form. A member of the national office staff may contact you if additional information is required.


Conference dress is casual. Pack a light sweater or jacket; hotel meeting rooms tend to be chilly.

Airport – Hotel Ground Transportation

CUPA-HR’s conference hotel, the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, offers daily complimentary shuttle transportation from and to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Once you have arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport, please follow the directions below to obtain a complimentary shuttle to the hotel:

  1. Pick up your luggage at the baggage claim first.
  2. Call Tempe Mission Palms Operator at 480-894-1400 using your personal cell phone or airport pay phone.
  3. Tell the operator what terminal you are located in.
  4. Follow the directions from the operator.
  5. Tempe Mission Palms vans are white and have the hotel logo on them.

Parking Information

Self parking and valet parking at the hotel are complimentary. CUPA-HR will not reimburse for parking.


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