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Photo: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

340 North 3rd St.
Phoenix AZ 85004

Rooms still available for as low as $139/night. Reservations 866-837-4213 or online registration.

RV Parks 

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"In Mesa, we stayed at Mesa Spirit RV Park, and it is excellent. The only problem is that it is about a 30-minute drive from the convention center, but I think it's a better choice than any of the Phoenix parks that are closer to downtown. The Mesa area is know for good RV parks..." ~AAW Member

Shipping, Printing, Office Supplies

A UPS store is onsite to meet your printing, shipping and office supplies needs.
The UPS Store Phoenix Convention Center
125 N 2nd Street, Ste 110
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602.251.0135 Tel
602.251.0136 Fax

Requirements for Transportation of Wood
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urges AAW Symposium participants to learn the requirements for bringing their wood and wood products across state lines and/or into the United States. Fact sheet.







Visit Phoenix

Area Map

Parking & Ground Transportation 

Phoenix Convention Center Parking


  • Largest airport shuttle in the U.S.  From Sky Harbor Airport, claim luggage and proceed to outer island marked "Van Service." From Mesa Gateway Airport, (advance reservations required) claim luggage and proceed to "ground Transportation." To make a prepaid reservation, call 800-258-3826 or visit SuperShuttle.com.
  • Online reservation discount


Valley Metro Light Rail

  • Fares range from $2 for a single ride to $4 for an all-day pass. Senior discounts available. Nine park and ride locations along route. View route map. For more information or to plan your trip, call 602-253-5000 or  visit valleymetro.org

Attractions Near Station 11
Irish Cultural Center/Museum
Roosevelt Row Arts District

Attractions Near Station 14
Arizona Science Center

Attractions Near Station 18
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport
PHX Sky Train
Pueblo Grande Museum & Archeological Park

Attractions Near Station 19
Papago Park (connect by bus)

Phoenix Botanical Gardens (connect by bus)
Phoenix Zoo (connect by bus)

Attractions Near Station 21
Downtown Tempe/Mill Avenue District
Tempe Beach Park
Tempe Center for the Arts

Attractions Near Station 28
Arizona Museum of Natural History (connect by bus)
Mesa Arts Center  (connect by bus)


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Symposium Contacts

©2014 American Association of Woodturners
American Association of Woodturners
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St. Paul, MN 55102 651-484-9094