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Know Before You Go

We know some of you are excited and eager to plan ahead for the annual meeting. In addition to getting a jump on building your agenda in the ILMA app, here are some practical details to help you start that packing list.

What to Wear to ILMA Events

The weather in Phoenix in October is typically sunny and dry with average highs of about 90 °F and lows around 69 °F. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater for evening events held outdoors and for chilly hotel meeting rooms.

Daytime events & sessions:

Business or business casual.

 

Welcome Reception:

Dress for your evening plans. This event will take place outdoors on a combination of grass and hardscaping.

Opening Reception:

Dress for your evening plans. This event will take place outdoors on a combination of grass and hardscaping.

Sports Day:

Attire and footwear appropriate for your chosen activity. Hats and sunscreen are strongly encouraged. Croquet players traditionally wear all white.

Headshot Hub:

The popular Headshot Hub, sponsored by Chevron Oronite, will be back in Base Camp! If you want to wear anything special to update your headshot, be sure to bring it with you.

ILMA President’s Dinner:

Cocktail attire, ties optional – but don’t forget those dancing shoes! This event will take place outdoors on a combination of grass and hardscaping.

Restaurants & Activities

From casual brunch to poolside to fine dining, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge offers a wide variety of restaurants and networking venues for ILMA members. There are also several excellent dining options nearby, off-property.

 

Learn more about dining & networking venues.

The resort also boasts plenty of activities to keep you entertained, including a spa, two golf clubs with awe-inspiring mountain views, walking and jogging trails, a racquet center, mountain bikes, and a luxury pool complex with five pools, two whirlpools, a lazy river and a waterslide, plus cabanas available for rent.

 

Learn more.