Meetings General Information

The Shock Conference
The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, from June 9 – 12, 2018. The hotel is a short cab ride from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This spectacular Scottsdale resort offers easy access to a variety of popular attractions, including the Scottsdale Arts District, Desert Botanical Garden and upscale shops and restaurants of Downtown Scottsdale. Guests who enjoy exploring the great outdoors will appreciate the convenient location near hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms has been secured at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort for SHOCK attendees at the discounted rate of $179 per night, plus 13.17% tax (currently). Book your room by May 7, 2018.  

Visitor's Information
For visitor’s information, please visit the official travel site of Scottsdale, Experience Scottsdale.

ADA Compliance
The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  While FASEB/Shock will make every effort to meet the needs of the physically challenged, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.

Banking and Foreign Exchange
The official currency in the United States is US Dollars. The US Dollar ($) is divided into 100 cents; notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1. Banking hours in the United States are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. A few banks are open on Saturdays as well. You can withdraw money from ATM bank machines using your credit card and make purchases in stores and restaurants. Signs display accepted credit cards or you can ask the retailer. Check with your local financial institution to verify if you are able to use your home bank card or credit card prior to travel.

ATM bank machine service is available at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort. 

City Map
See the Scottsdale City and Area Map. For other helpful maps, click here.
 
Climate
In Scottsdale, the month of June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 98°F to 105°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 111°F or dropping below 90°F.
 
CME Credits
Shock does not offer CME credits.  You can pick up a certificate of attendance from the onsite registration desk to keep track of your credits.  
 
Conference Attire
The dress code for the Conference is business casual (slacks, casual dress).  Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort.  We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.
 
Dialing Codes
The USA country code is +001, while Scottsdale landlines start with a 480 area code, followed by a 7 digit number.  The International access code for the United States is 1. While in the United States, you can call the directory information service number 411 for assistance in finding a phone number. Calls to area codes 800, 877, and 866 are toll-free in the United States. To make an international call, dial 011 followed by the country code, city code, and telephone number.

Eating Out
Scottsdale has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants in metro Phoenix, so it should come as no surprise that the city offers numerous options for delicious take-out meals. For dining information, please click here.
 
Electricity
Voltage in the United States is 120 voltage (60 HZ). Outlet sockets use either a Type A plug which is a class II ungrounded plug with two flat parallel prongs, or a Type B plug which is a class I plug with two flat parallel prongs and a grounding pin.

Emergency Services
In case of an emergency, police, ambulance and fire brigade can be contacted by dialing 911.
 
Language
The official language of the Conference is English. Translation service will not be provided.
 
Name Badge
The Shock Society Conference badge must be worn at all times for admission to all sessions and events.  It is recommended that you remove your badge when leaving the hotel.   
 
Public Transportation
There are several public transit options in Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s Trolley System provides transit services in Scottsdale. Valley Metro, the Phoenix metro area’s regional public transit system, provides bus service to, through and from Scottsdale to and from other Valley Communities. For more information about transportation, click here.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is banned in all public places including all enclosed or partly enclosed public areas.
 
Tax
The combined sales tax rate for Scottsdale, AZ is 7.95%.
 
Time Zone
Scottsdale’s time zone is Mountain Time Zone (UTC-07:00).

Tipping
Restaurant prices do not generally include a service charge, unless dining with a large group. It is customary to leave a tip of 15-20%.

Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only nine miles from the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort. The airport handles more than 1,200 aircraft operations a day, 110,000 passengers and more than 800 tons of cargo.

Getting to and from the airport is easy as most major rental car companies are available at PHX. Other standard transportation options include taxis, shuttles, limousine services, Tri-Rail, Sun Trolley and more. Click here for rental car information.

 
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