National Association Of Hearing Officials

NAHO 2015 Annual Conference

October 25-28, 2015 • Scottsdale, Arizona

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Southwestern Skies: The National Association of Hearing Officials 2015 Annual Professional Development Conference

October 25-28, 2015 • Scottsdale, Arizona

NAHO will be conducting its 2015 Conference at the Chaparral Suites in sunny and beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona from October 25 to 28.  Adjacent to Phoenix in central Arizona, Scottsdale is a top-rated destination.  The Chaparral Suites has a wonderful conference facility and is close to Old Town Scottsdale, which features great restaurants and unusual shops and art galleries.  Chaparral Suites also provides a free full breakfast each morning for all guests and as well as a happy hour at the end of the day.

This annual gathering provides NAHO members and others who are involved in administrative hearings with training and professional development and is a forum to meet and discuss ideas and issues that impact the hearing process.  The Conference is structured to provide an array of educational courses on topics of generalized administrative law and hearing practice and specialized topics, such as: dealing with difficult lawyers and hearing participants; ruling on objections; decision-writing; ethical challenges for hearing officials; preparing and preserving a solid administrative record; managing a high-volume caseload; and discovering and dealing with your biases as a hearing official.

NAHO prides itself on the quality of its faculty.  Instructors include professors who are recognized experts in their field and lawyers and other hearing officials who are experienced practitioners and teachers in the wide range of subject areas offered at the Conference.  The Conference also includes interactive roundtable and panel discussions featuring hearing officials with knowledge gained through specific experience to share with Conference attendees. 

Registration Fee
$425 - NAHO members (Arizona NAHO members $400)
$465 - Non-members (Arizona non-members $440)

$106.00/night, plus prevailing local and state taxes

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If you need a hotel room, the following overflow hotels are offering the rates listed from Oct 24 to Oct 28.

Best Western Plus – Sundial
Reservations: 480-994-4170 or
$106 per night, plus taxes

Courtyard - Scottsdale Old Town
Reservations: 1-800-321-2211 or 480-429-7785 before October 2.
Identify yourself as part of the NAHO Overflow Room Block; also identify hotel name and address if calling “800” number.
$113.00 per night plus taxes

Hilton Garden Inn – Scottsdale Old Town
Reservations: 480-481-0400 (hotel line) or 1-800-445-8667 (international 800 line).
Group code is NAHO; must provide to get rate!
$129.00 per night, plus taxes


If you have having any problems with hotel registration, please call 612-937-8728 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


There IS FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM CHAPARRAL SUITE HOTEL. Call the hotel at 480-949-1414 after your luggage has been picked up.
Tell Guest Services you are with the “National Association of Hearing Officials” and you will then be told where to meet the driver and the estimated pickup time.
After arriving at the hotel, you must sign up at the front desk for a return shuttle.


Please be advised that the hotel has changed the BOOKING LINK AND CODE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS.   Click here for the current booking link. (If you need it, the booking code is NAH88.)

Conference Brochure: Download
Faculty Biographies: Download