Passport and Visa Information

A valid passport, and in many cases a visa, is required for entry into the United States. Attendees are invited to contact the nearest American Consulate in their country for visa requirements applicable to them and start their application as early as possible. Applications are available at all U.S. embassies and consulates, and are also available for download from the U.S. Department of State’s Web site at

The State Department suggests applying for visas as early as possible.

You may need to request letters from TFI inviting you to attend and/or confirming your attendance in order to receive a visa. If the American Consulate in your country requires originals to be sent to you, please provide a credit card number in order to charge the courier fees.

Change in Plans

You may substitute another person in your place at any time by calling or e-mailing the conference department. If you must cancel, and have no one to replace you, your refund request must be received in writing and postmarked no later than Jan. 14 in order to receive a full refund, less a 25% administrative fee. After Jan. 14 all registrations will be non-refundable. No refunds will be granted after this date and no refunds for no-shows. Telephone cancellations are not accepted. Refunds take six weeks to process after the conference.

Table Top Display Guidelines

If you are a member of TFI and interested in exhibiting at this year’s conference, exhibit space is complimentary. If you are an editorial representative of news media and interested in exhibiting, the cost is $550 per table. Reserve your table early, exhibit space is limited. Register for a tabletop display on the conference registration form.

Recommended Dress

Business attire.

Special Assistance

TFI staff will be glad to help you with any special needs. Please contact the conference department.   

TFI Conference Information

Registration Desk Hours

Sunday          1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday         10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday         6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

                       5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday    6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The registration fee includes:

  1. Attendance at all conference sessions;

  2. Full breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday with keynote speakers;

  3. Monday and Tuesday evening receptions;

  4. Coffee breaks; Hospitality center and;

  5. Cyber Café.

Transportation To and From the Hotel

Travel time is about 20 minutes from the Phoenix International airport to the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $55-70.

Super Shuttle circles the airport every half hour. They do not take reservations – cost is $20 per person. Be aware that there will be stops at other hotels. (602) 244-9000 

Transtyle Car Service

(480) 948-6131 or (800) 410-5479

$55 flat

Antitrust Policy

Included in your conference registration packet or at the conference Web site, is an Antitrust Policy to assist members with compliance. Please review the document and feel free to contact the association office for any questions. Click HERE to download a copy of the Antitrust Policy.

General Information