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CONFEDEX 2018 - Leading in Uncharted Territory


December 1-3, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

Leading in Uncharted Territory

Welcome to CONFEDEX 2018 as we meet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe. This year we will explore the theme Leading in Uncharted Territory. CONFEDEX this year continues our discussion to better understand and engage the changing culture around us, the students we teach and the families we serve. We look forward to Tod Bolsinger’s sessions on Monday and hope you will join for this event!

Registration Information

As you begin the registration process, please know that the conference planning committee thanks and praises God for your ministry and service to our Lord and His Church! We have an exciting program of learning, fellowship and Bible study in store for you!

Please note that registration and payment is due no later than November 14. If you must cancel after registering, refunds of registration fees will be given at 50% of fee paid until November 18. After November 18 no refund will be given.

CONFEDEX member registration: (fees for 2018):
Member registration fee: $225 (Includes program, fees, breaks and meals)
Emeriti registration fee: $150 (Includes program, fees, breaks and meals)
Spouse meals fee: $100
Participation on Saturday / Sunday: $125 (Includes program and two meals)
Participation beyond Sunday: $225 (Includes program, fees, breaks and meals)


The DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempa
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282.
(480) 967-1441.

More hotel information:

Hotel registrations made at this link:

Each individual guest must make their own reservations at the web address above or by calling 1-800-528-6481 by November 13, 2018. Room rate: $109.00 per night, plus tax (currently 14.07%).

The hotel provides a 24 hour complementary airport shuttle yo and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. If you rent a car, parking at the hotel, as well as wireless internet access, is complimentary.

Program Highlights

CONFEDEX 2018 begins on Saturday afternoon at 1pm for Placement Directors and 4pm registration for attendees. See agenda.

The conference speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger.

Saturday includes pre-conference placement directors meeting, dinner and brief program.

Sunday includes breakfast at the hotel, worship and Bible study, presentation, lunch, CUS placement discussion, time with the Office of National Mission, and confedex business. Late afternoon and evening is yours to explore the Phoenix area.

Monday following breakfast and morning Bible study, we will delve into our conference theme with presentations and applications that can be applied back in our ministries, interspersed with breaks and lunch, ending with sending blessings at 4:00pm.

For your flight planning into Phoenix, please plan to arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Saturday late morning / early afternoon and depart Tuesday morning or Monday evening if flights are available. The hotel is about two miles from the airport.

For information on the Phoenix area, please see or

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix in December. May God richly bless your ministry and service in His name, to His honor and glory, and the blessing of many.

Your CONFEDEX planning team: Galan Walther, Trip Rodgers, & Alan Freeman

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