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North Central Section of the AUA, Inc.
97th Annual Meeting
October 12 – 15, 2023
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona

Airport Information

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately 9 miles from the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn or 20 minutes by car.

Taxicab Services

Several taxi companies operate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Taxi rates for a one-way transfer to the hotel cost approximately $40.00.

Rental Car Information

Avis® Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for this Annual Meeting. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600, and use the code “J901055” to receive the discounted rates.


NCS AUA is happy to offer complimentary self-parking and valet at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn.

Tourist Information

For more information on local area attractions and things to do while you’re in Scottsdale, please refer to the Experience Scottsdale website.


The average high temperature in Scottsdale in October is 89°F. The average low temperature is 56°F.

Local Restaurants

Dave & Buster’s

Great food and big fun served up by the friendliest people in town.

Ocean 44

Located at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa partner Scottsdale Fashion square, Ocean 44 is seafood reinvented in a vibrant upscale atmosphere specializing in world-class seafood and great steaks.

Old Town Tortilla Factory

Built from a historic 85-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and a distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest. A beautiful firewater patio along with a world-renowned tequila bar that offers 140 premium tequilas, including an award-winning margarita, lends itself to being the perfect place to accommodate your needs. During the winter months there is an abundance of patio heaters which keep the patio at a spring-like temperature. During the summer months there are state-of-the-art misters that keep the patio at a refreshing temperature. The cuisine is southwest with Sonoran influence, a favorite dish being the Mahi Mahi Tacos.

Unbaked Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream

Dessert with attitude! Ice cream, edible cookie dough, shakes/floats, BOOZY shakes/floats, custom ice cream sandwiches, house-made cookies and more.

Unbaked has won "Best Ice Cream" by Phoenix Magazine, as well as "Best Baked Goods & Sweets" and "Best Frozen Treats" by Arizona Foothills Magazine. Come see what all the buzz is about, and get Unbaked!

Bourbon Steak
A Michael Mina Restaurant at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and Executive Chef Sara Garrant, present an upscale, contemporary American steakhouse like no other at BOURBON STEAK. Indulge in a tantalizing menu with modern fare featuring the finest cuts of beef, poultry, and fish, all slow-poached in butter, grilled and finished over seasoned wood-fueled flames.

Modern classic American side dishes are complimented by a unique wine list and handcrafted cocktails. Signature classics include the Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Jidori Chicken with Truffled Mac & Cheese, American Kobe Beef Filet and Certified All-Natural Angus Beef. Family-friendly dining is available. Also featuring newly renovated sleek bar and lounge as well as outdoor patio and fireside terrace seating, semi-private dining rooms, and a 3,000-bottle wine cellar.


SumoMaya combines the magnificent flavors of Asia with the robust culinary traditions of Mexico and essences of South America into a dynamic fusion concept featuring craveable tapas-style plates.

At SumoMaya we celebrate the distinctive Mexican and Asian flavors with our unique, seasonal fusion cuisine. Come with us as we travel through these regions on a chef-driven culinary adventure. The Chefs recommend you choose three to five dishes each to enjoy on your own, or share with the table, in order to maximize your experience. Our unique free-form dining style is designed to heighten and arouse your senses.

Veneto Trattoria Northern Italian

Veneto Trattoria is an independent restaurant modeled after the traditional trattorias of Northern Italy. The authentic menu features fresh, flavorful dishes, all lightly prepared, and are very healthful and satisfying without a heavy, filled feeling.

Olive & Ivy

Time slows down as soon as you step into Olive & Ivy. Inspired by the French Riviera, our approach to dining allows you to enjoy a few stolen moments with those who matter most while sipping on sangria and nibbling on our Mediterranean food. No matter what you are here for, we’re here to welcome you to a space that is as inviting and relaxing, as it is grand and sophisticated.

Roaring Fork

The Roaring Fork’s Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. In the Old West, the best food was prepared on a simple wood fire. This same spirit, freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish we serve. Select from lamb, chicken, beef, pork and fresh fish entrees all perfectly prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting.

Add to this our impeccable service and an atmosphere as inviting as our food, and you’ve got a dining experience you’ll come back for again and again. Roaring Fork’s ideal blend of energy and intimacy has made it a favorite for over a decade.


AZ/88 is a most contemporary bar and popular destination for both locals and traveling visitors. For 35 years the bar has been a mainstay for martinis, crafted cocktails, and consistent cuisine. Uniquely off the beaten path in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ88 also features ever-changing works of art much like its two neighboring museums.

Chelsea’s Kitchen

Chelsea’s Kitchen, found in an adobe brick building, could have been a 1940s dance hall. It’s now repurposed as a roadhouse celebrating the cuisine of the great American Southwest.

Showcasing the bounty of the region’s farms, ocean and pastures, Chelsea’s Kitchen features a wood-burning rotisserie and grill, as well as a unique smoke yard that greets your arrival. A full bar featuring craft beer and an extensive wine list is paired with a stunning outdoor patio and fireplace, delivering the best of causal modern dining for a one-of-a-kind Arizona experience.

True Food Kitchen

At True Food Kitchen, our menu is carefully crafted so that every bite and every refreshing sip serve up big flavor, an abundance of fresh ingredients and a taste of the unexpected. Our artisan chefs create crave-worthy classics alongside a steady rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of naturally ripe fruits and vegetables so their flavor is full and their nutrients, rich. Creative, hand-crafted beverages built around seasonality, quality ingredients and simple preparations complement every occasion from brunch, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert. Always room for dessert.