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2023 Forum Annual Meeting
Registration and Logistics

Registration Information

All attendees must register in advance for the Forum Annual Meeting. The registration fee is waived for each Forum member’s official representative. All others must pay the appropriate fees listed below.

The registration deadline for all attendees is April 12, 2023. To register, please go to https://cvent.me/qmmo0l

Registration Type Early Bird Rate (through March 15) Regular Rate (March 16th-April 12th)

Participants may register up through the start of the conference, but will not be included in the participant list if registering past April 10th.

Room block closes on April 8th.

Academy Participant $0.00 $0.00
Member Institution $195.00 $245.00
Non-Member $695.00 $745.00
Executive Committee Member $145.00 $195.00
Speaker-member (25% discount) $145.00 $195.00
Speaker-nonmember (25% discount) $525.00 $570.00
Sponsor $0.00 $0.00
WICHE Staff $0.00 $0.00

COVID Safety Protocols

The Forum requires individuals to adhere to any state or county mandates in place at the time of the annual meeting.

Currently, there is no indoor masking requirement in Tucson, AZ. Masks remain recommended indoors in public settings, and in private settings as well, for individuals at a high risk of severe outcome, which includes older people and those with underlying health conditions. Any state or county mandate in place at the time of the Annual Meeting will be strictly upheld and enforced.

We plan to have hand sanitizer and disposable masks available for any attendees who would like some.

We ask that you do not attend the event if you are ill and/or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

We will continue to closely monitor all guidelines and regulations and will update safety protocols as appropriate.

**Please note, we will not refund registration fees for attendees who do not comply with any state or county requirements.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request must be received in writing prior to March 31, 2023, in order to receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the March 31 deadline. WICHE/the Forum is not responsible for canceling hotel reservations.

Send cancellation requests to:

Attn: Ray Vann
3035 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301


Tucson Marriott University Park is a short walk from the University of Arizona and Main Gate Square. Please make your room reservations by clicking here or call  1-888-236-2427 and ask for the “WICHE FORUM 2023” block to receive discounted rate. Room cost will be $149/night. The cut-off date for the discounted rate is April 8, 2023 unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of meeting attendees.

Tucson Marriott University Park
880 East 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: +1 520-792-4100

Airport Information

The Tucson International Airport is approximately 10 miles from the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel.


Driving Directions from Tucson International Airport
Travel Time: 20 minutes

  • Take Tucson Blvd and South Kino Pkwy to E 2nd Street
  • Turn right onto E 2nd Street, and the destination will be on the right


Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in Tucson in April has highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s.

Local Attractions

Tohono Chul – Named one of the world’s great botanical gardens, Tohono Chul is set on 49 acres of lush desert where you can take in various art and garden exhibits.

Tucson Botanical Gardens – The Tucson Botanical Gardens have been called Tucson’s urban oasis, and allow a bite-sized taste of the biodiversity available in Arizona.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.

Kitt Peak National Observatory Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is a Program of the NOIRLab. KPNO hosts the facilities of consortia that, between them, operate more than a dozen optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. The mission of the visitor center is to inspire a sense of wonder and awe about the Universe through exhibits, daytime tours, and nighttime public programs.

Shopping by Streetcar – You can also hop the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar and roll your way through the heart of Tucson, from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, along Fourth Avenue, and across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin and back. Step off and on at streetcar stops to explore shops and restaurants, ranging from funky to elegant, but always memorable.