Our annual conference rotates between major regions in the United States so that we can equally serve our communities wherever they are located throughout the country.

Come and explore the southwest in Albuquerque!

A stop on the famed Route 66, ABQ is located in the center of New Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande River. At its heart is Old Town, the site where the original city was founded in 1706 – and like the rings of a tree, the city expands outward from there. 

With a thriving higher education community, entertainment, outdoor activities, and a unique blend of cultures, food and history, there is no shortage of places to explore! Our conference event leads up to the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – a great reason to extend your trip by a few days or more!

Conference hotels

Doubletree Albuquerque

Doubletree Albuquerque

Connected to the Convention Center.

201 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-247-3344 (select option 2 for sales)

  • Discounted block rate of $149 per night available until Sept. 2, 2024, based on availability. 
  • Self parking: $17 per day.
  • Free airport shuttle (every half hour, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.).
the Clyde Hotel

The Clyde Hotel

Across the street from the Convention Center.

330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

  • Discounted block rate of $149 per night available until Sept. 2, 2024, based on availability.
  • Self parking: no more than $10 per night.

Getting to ABQ

By air
The Albuquerque International Sunport offers nonstop service between ABQ and 20 destinations. It is located less than five miles from the convention center.

By car
Albuquerque is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Interstates 25 and 40, providing easy access for drivers from Arizona, Colorado, Texas and other neighboring states. 

By rail
A primary arrival station for Amtrak trains, the Alvarado Transportation Center is a five-minute walk from the Albuquerque Convention Center. Plus, the New Mexico Rail Runner offers convenient access to nearby Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the U.S. 

Conference facility

Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Get directions and information about parking.

Get to know ABQ in 2024

Higher education

Experience the largest city in New Mexico, combining rich cultural heritage with modern amenities and featuring a diverse, flourishing higher education community.


Albuquerque enjoys blue skies 310 days out of the year, making it an outdoor paradise and the perfect place to enjoy restaurants, live music, sports, concerts, festivals and more.


Much of Albuquerque’s appeal can be attributed to the subtle blending of the many cultures. Each has left its mark in food, music, religion, art, customs, architecture and traditions.