Conference Hotel

Make sure to book your hotel stay at the Tempe Mission Palms conference hotel. The Tempe Mission Palms offers a free shuttle service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to all hotel guests.

The Tempe Mission Palms hotel is at the center of the conference activity, and will allow you to network easily with other conference attendees. Also, it's a quick trip to get to the program and functions, and just as quick to nip back to your room for a break. Staying at the conference hotel will provide a better conference experience!

The Tempe Mission Palms is a fantastic conference venue, which will provide services, facilities, and support to host the TEI studios, demos, exhibits, plenary sessions, and other exciting activities at the conference. As the transaction for those services and support, the conference guarantees that a percentage of attendees will stay in the hotel. The contract with the hotel then guarantees a specific number of sleeping rooms will be used each night during the conference. If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway. Those unfilled rooms will cost the conference thousands of dollars.

Please support TEI 2019 and the SIG by staying at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel!

Reservations can be made online at the Mission Palms website, or by calling 800-547-8705 (from the USA) or 001 (480) 894-1400 (from outside the USA) and mentioning TEI 2019 to receive the booking discount of $219/night.

If you are interested in connecting with other TEI attendees for a room share, you can email the Student Volunteer Chairs at

Free Tempe Mission Palms Airport Shuttle

The Tempe Mission Palms offer s a free daily shuttle transportation to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, 5:30am - 10:00pm to all hotel guests.

To the hotel: When you arrive at baggage claim and have luggage in-hand, please call our hotel at 01 (480) 894-1400. The operator will direct you to the proper curb-side location for your terminal, and advise you of the estimated pick up time.

To the airport: The airport shuttle runs on an "as-needed" basis, leaving every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. Reservations are not required.

Unfortunately we cannot "Pre-schedule" shuttle pick-ups due to the variations in scheduled versus actual arrival times, and transportation requests for all of our guests, both arriving and departing.