ABOUT ICBA 2020
FEBRUARY 3-6, 2020 | HILTON EL CONQUISTADOR
Tucked away amongst the mountains, we'll be enjoying some time learning and connecting under the sun at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson this February. In honor of our location and the community spirit of ICBA, our ICBA 2020 Conference theme is "Discovering New Horizons." With the landscape of the industry ever evolving, there are challenges ahead but also great opportunities for innovation. Together, we can address these challenges, collaborate, and find solutions that will help us thrive. Adventure awaits you this February in Tucson, and we hope you'll join us!
ICBA 2020 PRELIMINARY AGENDA
Below is a high level overview of each day's events, but if you want more detailed information, be sure to download the agendas using the buttons above. The schedule will be updated regularly, so be sure to check this page for the newest version. We'll also share updates on our Facebook page and in The Independent.
NEW THIS YEAR
Course Materials Buyer Scholarships
For the first time in ICBA's history, we're offering Buyer Scholarships in the Course Materials track! ICBA has long offered Buyer Scholarships, worth about $1095 each, in multiple General Merchandise tracks. Thanks to a successful year of Membership and Vendor Partner growth, we're now able to offer scholarships for Course Materials Buyers. NOTE: The Course Materials Institute (CMI) requires a separate event registration. Scholarships are for the Course Materials buying track of the ICBA Conference, February 3-6.
Additional PRIMEtime Meetings for Supplies & Course Materials Buyers
The Supplies and Course Materials tracks now feature additional PRIMEtime meetings on Thursday morning. Changes to Thursday morning (February 6) are outlined below:
- Supplies Track
- Morning PRIMEtime Vendor Meetings: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
- Open Order Writing time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Supply Workshop & Education Programming: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
- Course Materials Track
- Morning PRIMEtime Vendor Meetings: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
- Business Encounters & Education Programming: 9:45 AM-4:30 PM
- Supplies Track
ICBA 2020 FEATURED SPEAKERS
ICBA PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE
Course Materials Institute (CMI)
Conducted in the days immediately preceding the ICBA Conference (February 2-3), ICBA Institutes are a comprehensive, immersive examination into a pressing industry topic. This year's ICBA Institute is the Course Materials Institute (CMI). The CMI will feature 9+ hours of intense programming on multiple aspects of Course Materials buying, including sourcing, financial management, campus outreach, publisher relations, digital content, and more.
Registration cost: $399
ICBA 2020 DESTINATION
Hilton El Conquistador
10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
The Hilton El Conquistador spans 80 acres and features beautiful mountain views, five outdoor swimming pools, a spa and wellness center, dozens of weekly activities, and golf and tennis nearby. They also serve acclaimed and authentic Southwestern cuisine.
The El Conquistador is our host hotel and, with the exception of the opening night reception on the University of Arizona campus, will be where all ICBA events are held.
Due to the popularity of the ICBA Conference, there are four options when booking your room for ICBA 2020: The Hilton El Conquistador (our host hotel), and three overflow hotels: the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, and the Omni Tucson National Resort. The Hilton El Conquistador, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and Westward Look Wyndham are nearly full. If you cannot reserve a room at those hotels, please check the Omni. Details for all four hotels are below.
Hilton El Conquistador
Accommodations for ICBA 2020 include:
ICBA Room Rate of $199 per night (inclusive of $25 daily resort fee)
Standard King OR 2 Queen Beds
Free In-Room WiFi
Rate offered from January 30 - February 9, 2020
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please note: The ICBA rate is available until January 9, 2020 at 5 PM MST.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
The Fairfield Inn is located a half mile from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Fairfield and the El Conquistador.
The ICBA room rate at the Fairfield Inn is $169 plus tax.
Rate offered from February 2 - February 6, 2020
Please note: The ICBA rate is available until Friday January 3, 2020 at 5 PM MST.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort
The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort is located 5.2 miles from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Wyndham and the El Conquistador.
The ICBA room rate at the Wyndham Grand Resort is $199 plus tax, inclusive of resort fee.
Omni Tucson National Resort
The Omni Tucson National Resort is located 7.4 miles from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Omni and the El Conquistador.
The ICBA room rate at the Omni Tucson National Resort is $199 plus tax, inclusive of resort fee.
The Hilton El Conquistador is about 45 minutes from the Tucson International Airport. An Uber or Lyft will cost $38-$55, depending on the time of day and the type of ride you request.
Check this space and watch your email for updated info on transportation.