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Scottsdale CPE Conference
Scottsdale, Arizona | October 23–27, 2017

Early Bird Pricing
SAVE $150!*
Expires 4/30/17 | Use Coupon Code WCEB17

The rugged Sonoran Desert landscape, with the McDowell Mountains as a backdrop, provides a beautiful setting for explorations in arts and culture, outdoor adventures, savory cuisine, and trend-setting boutiques in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale is known as a mecca for art, upscale shopping, and challenging golf courses. With dozens of restaurants, lounges, and clubs, downtown Scottsdale delivers diverse and exciting nightlife options as well. Whether you’re looking to hit the links or treat yourself to some of the finer things in life, in Scottsdale, options abound. We’ll be staying at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Fashion Square, and McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s two championship courses. From here you can easily explore all that Scottsdale has to offer, or simply relax at the resort and enjoy the spa or one of their pools as you soak in the Arizona sun.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
  • More than 60 Golf Courses
  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
  • Art Museums and Performing Arts Center
  • Southwestern-Inspired Shopping and Cuisine
  • Off-Road Tours and Hiking
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Just a brief jaunt away from championship golf courses and bustling downtown Scottsdale you’ll find the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, our home for the conference. The hotel is a Mediterranean Spanish themed resort with multiple pools, lighted tennis courts, a relaxing spa, and wonderful vistas of the Camelback Mountains. You’ll be right next to all the action in Scottsdale in a quiet, estancia-style setting to relax when you’re done playing the links or on the town. For more details, download Western CPE's Travel Guide »
CPE Escape Rate
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*To secure our Escape Rate, please make your room reservation as early as possible. Due to market demand, Western CPE does not guarantee room availability and rate. Rate does not include taxes and fees.
Custom-Planned Local Activities to Complement Your Conference
You deserve a break! That’s why we carefully select and plan premium after-class Group Activities for conference attendees and their guests. After all, all work and no play is never a good plan! So join the fun, experience something unique, make new connections, or reunite with old friends. This is your vacation—we want you to enjoy every moment!

Sunday | October 22, 2017

Conference Reception
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week.

Monday | October 23, 2017

Golf at Camelback – Ambiente Course
Tee time at 1:39 p.m. | $78.00

Designed by notable golf architect Jason Straka, the Ambiente Course offers eye-catching elevation changes with significant drops throughout the course. This course was renovated last year with conservation and resource protection in mind. In fact, “Ambiente” is the Spanish word for “environment.” With its beautiful mountain backdrop, this 7,225-yard, par-72 desert jewel will test your skills while offering a rewarding golf experience.

Price includes: Green fees, cart rental, range balls, and tax. Club rentals available for $45.00.

Tuesday | October 24, 2017

A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale Food Tour
5:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tickets $119.00, Transportation (optional) $15.00

A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale is a food and cultural tour where we’ll sample great food and beverages while traveling through time. We’ll walk the same streets traveled by early settlers during the frontier days and learn how Scottsdale has grown into one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the country. Along the way, we’ll sample fine wines and an array of intriguing dishes from some of Old Town’s unique and upscale locations.

Price includes tour guide, tastings, tax, and gratuity. Transportation available for an additional fee.

Wednesday | October 25, 2017

Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School Class and Meal
3:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Tickets $79.00, Transportation (optional) $15.00

Join us as we prepare a fabulous gourmet meal with one of the chefs from Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School. After the hands-on class, we’ll sit down and enjoy a meal, a margarita, and the company of our fellow participants. Best of all—there’s no clean up involved! We’ll be cooking from Sweet Basil’s “Southwest Flavors” menu, featuring tortillas and guacamole; black bean, roasted corn, and mango quesadillas; shredded pork and mushroom enchiladas with ancho chile cream sauce; sautéed Southwestern vegetables; and green chile macaroni. Be sure to save room for dessert when we’ll enjoy chocolate-ancho crème brûlée.

Price includes cooking class and meal. Please note: Menu is subject to change. Transportation available for an additional fee.

Thursday | October 26, 2017

Taliesin West
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $75.00

If you ever wanted to visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural marvels, you’ll have that chance on our guided tour of historic Taliesin West. Constructed in 1937, this famous compound sits on 600 acres in the Sonoran Desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. During our tour, we can walk through Wright’s house, sit on furniture he designed, and see the dramatic living room where he entertained.

Price includes: Round-trip transportation and 90-minute guided tour.

Please note: Prices are subject to change. Prices include service fees and taxes, where noted. Activity fees are nonrefundable.
Register Early! Tickets and transportation for our optional Group Activities may be limited and are sold on a first come, first served basis.
1 Day $549
2 Days $949
3 Days $1,249
4 Days $1,449
5 Days $1,649
Group Discounts
Western CPE offers registration discounts to organizations that send 5 or more people to a conference. Attendees can choose the same or different conference destinations and still qualify for the group discount.

 5-9 People: 5% off

10-19 People: 10% off

20+ People: 15% off

Call 844.690.2167 for more details or to register
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have updated many of our conference policies. Please see the Conference FAQs and Refund Policy updates to ensure you are familiar with the details.

*Conference sale ends April 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET and applies to registrations of 3 or more days. Discount is applied at checkout with conference coupon code WCEB17. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash, applied to a previous purchase, or combined with any other discount. Western CPE reserves the right to change conference locations, accommodations, instructors and course offerings. Conference registrants will be notified of any such changes should they occur.