#LRA2022 – Know Before You Go

The 2022 Annual Meeting is fast approaching! Below are some useful tips to help you prepare so you can have the best conference experience possible.


The address of the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85055.

Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Grand is easily accessible via I-10 and US-60, offering quick connections to numerous other major freeways.

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa does not provide a shuttle to and from the airport. An Uber/Lyft fare is estimated to be $20-$30 depending on the time of day. Alternatively, you can contact the resort’s Valet Services to assist with transportation arrangements at 602.438.9000.


Other nearby accommodations to the conference site include (all within one mile): Ramada by Wyndham Tempe/At Arizona Mills Mall, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tempe at Arizona Mills Mall, SpringHill Suites Tempe at Arizona Mills Mall, Sonesta ES Suites Tempe

Note: These hotels do not provide shuttle transport.


Projected Weather:

Sunday, November 27 – High: 69 Low: 46

Monday, November 28 – High: 69 Low: 45

Tuesday, November 29 – High: 67 Low: 45

Wednesday, November 30 – High: 68 Low: 44

Thursday, December 1 – High: 75 Low: 51

Friday, December 2 – High: 73 Low: 48

Saturday, December 3 – High: 68 Low: 43


In addition the dining options at the property, there are a number of places nearby. Below is just a sampling of places close to the Arizona Grand.

Starbucks – 2415 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

In-N-Out Burger – 2405 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

Arizona Mills Shopping Center – 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85282

Fry’s Food and Drug – 2700 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

Chanpen Thai Cuisine – 2700 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

Boba & Donuts – 2700 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283


The association is thrilled to hear from LRA President David Yaden, Oscar S. Causey Award Recipient Arlette Willis, Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient Guadalupe Valdés, the esteemed Bryan Brayboy, the acclaimed Angela Valenzuela, and an Integrative Research Review Panel which includes panelists Allison Skerrett, Catherine Compton-LillyMarcus Croom, and Mary McVee


The online program can be viewed on LRA’s All-Academic site. The pdf program will be released in the coming days. Registrants will be notified as soon as it is published.


Voted one of the “Top 10 Fitness Facilities in Arizona” the 20,000 square foot Arizona Grand Athletic Club is open from 5am – 8pm Monday thru Friday and from 6am – 8pm Saturday and Sunday.


Please do not tape, tack or pin paper, signs, or any other materials to walls or structures belonging to the hotel. Doing so damages paint and wall paper by leaving holes, adhesive or peeling.


You can view the latest COVID recommendations here. To register for the LRA conference, please visit the LRA website.


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