Embassy Suites Tempe AZ
4400 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282

To receive the Summit rate  of $118.00 USD plus tax reserve your hotel room before August 21, 2017 by 5:00 PM EST. These rates are available for September 10-17, 2017.  In order to guarantee you receive the appropriate group rate please either call the hotel directly to make your reservation at 480-897-7444 and mention your group code IAB or you may visit us online via the Personalized Booking Page that has been established on your group’s behalf.

In choosing the Embassy Suites Tempe, you will be enjoy the following amenities:
·          Spacious  Two Room Suites including a microwave and refrigerator
·          Sofa Bed in Parlor Area
·          Two 37” Flat Screen Tv’s
·          Newly renovated hotel with new lobby, restaurant and meeting space
·          Daily Complimentary Full Cooked to Order Breakfast
·          Daily Complimentary Two Hour Evening Reception (5:30pm – 7:30 pm)
·          Urban Craft Restaurant and Lounge featuring innovative American Favorites
·          Complimentary Airport Shuttle
·          HHonors Points and Miles Program
·          Outdoor Resort Style Pool
·          Fitness Center Featuring Leading-Edge Cardio and Resistance Training Equipment from Precor
·          24-hour Business Center with Complimentary internet
·          Complimentary Internet in Guestrooms
·          Complimentary Parking

Should you wish to extend your stay past the group dates we will be honoring the group rate 3 days prior to the group arrival as well as 3 days after the group departure. Simply make your reservation within the group block and call so that we can change your dates and honor the group rate.

Book your group rate for IdeasAmerica Summit 75th Annual Conference now!

or Call 800-897-7444 for reservations 

Here's a preview from Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey from the world reknowned Barefoot Wine.


07:30 – 08:30 am        Breakfast
08:30 – 09:00 am      Annual Business Meeting
09:00 – 10:15 am      General Session 5
10:15 – 10:45 am       Refreshment - Break & Exhibits
10:45 – 12:00 pm      General Session 6 
12:00 – 02:00 pm     SEER Award Recognition Luncheon
02:00 – 03:30 pm     General Session 7
03:30 pm                   Summit Review & Announcements 
06:00 – 06:30 pm     Pre-Award Banquet Reception
06:30 pm         Awards Dinner & Summit Closing (Semi Formal Attire)


07:00 am                  Breakfast
08:00 – 08:30 am     Summit Opening Last 75 Years-NASS-EIA-IA
08:30 – 09:00 am     Introduction of International Guests
09:00 – 10:15 am     General Session 1        
10:15 – 10:30 am     Refreshment - Break & Exhibits
10:30 – 11:45 am     General Session 2
11:45 – 01:00 pm      Lunch     
01:00 – 02:15 pm     General Session 3
02:15 – 02:30 pm     Refreshment - Break & Exhibits
02:30 – 03:30 pm     General Session 4
03:45 pm                  End of day announcements

This year IdeasAmerica supports the local non-profit organization, Homeward Bound, a transitional housing and social service facility for families with children fleeing domestic violence and/or homelessness. Make your donations when you register or at the registration desk during the Summit. For more information about Homeward Bound go to http://www.homewardboundaz.org

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Pre-Summit Sessions

  • Idea of the Year Finalists Judging
  • Certified Administrator of Suggestion Systems Certification (CASS)
  • Basic Concepts: How to Start A Suggestion Plan Process
  • 75th Anniversary Mix & Mingle at a nearby location following the Pre-Summit Sessions

Leaders in Ideas, Innovation & Involvement

Summit Highlights

IA Annual Summit

  • Barefoot Wines Co-founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey
  • Savannah River Nulear Solutions, Paula Crooms and Cynthia Boler-Melton
  • BMW, Suzy Clark and Veronica Taylor
  • Certifications for Suggestion Plan Administrators
  • Strategies for developing or revamping a Suggestion process
  • Informative General Sessions & Workshops
  • Networking with professionals in ideas management & international guests 
  • Idea of the Year Awards