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General Information  - (in alphabetical order) Download a PDF pdf
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Airport:

Spokane International Airport (airport code: GEG) - located 7.6 miles from Spokane Convention Center

Airport Transportation:

Aglow does not have an agreement with, nor endorsement of the below listed businesses to and from airport:

  • Avis Car Rental - discounted rates to Aglow attendees. Please be sure to check Avis Hours of Operation with your flight schedules.
    • www.avis.com – Group discount code: J944930
      • Avis reservation phone number: 1 (800) 331-1600
        Attendees should provide Avis reservation agents with the discount number to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates.
      • Discount effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event.
  • Hotel Shuttle: Spokane does not have a Shuttle Service from the Airport to/from Hotels.
    • Each of Aglow’s conference hotels have their own hotel shuttle that will pick up/drop off at the Spokane International Airport.
    • The Davenport Grand and Doubletree by Hilton shuttles charge a fee for airport service.
    • The Centennial Hotel Spokane (formerly called the Hotel RL) airport shuttle service is complimentary.  
    • Shuttle service is first come/first serve at all three hotels.
    • Please make arrangements as soon as possible, leaving time for delays and unexpected wait times.
      • Doubletree by Hilton Airport Shuttle Service:
        • Daily round trip shuttle service to/from Spokane International Airport (GEG) is available for a fee. Shuttles run on a fairly regular basis however we recommend that guests call the hotel from the airport (or the day of arrival) to let us know that they have arrived and will need a shuttle. The best number to call is 509-455-9600 x 3.  
        • The operator has direct communication with the shuttle drivers and will be able to give the guest an estimated arrival time. Guests can get on the Shuttle at one of the two ground transportation sites. For the Alaska terminal, ground transportation is located outside of baggage claim and for the main terminal ground transportation is located on the east end of the airport past baggage claim and the rental car counters. The fee is $15 one way and $20 round trip per room.
      • Centennial Hotel Spokane (formerly called the Hotel RL): We provide complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport 24 hours a day. We do also offer complimentary shuttle services within a 2 mile radius of the hotel, based upon availability.
        • Airport Pickup: When arriving to the Spokane International Airport, we ask that the guest’s first pickup their luggage from baggage claim & then call the hotels front desk for transportation to the hotel. Transportation from the hotel, to the airport must be arranged with a front desk agent or guest services agent.
        • Hotel at the Park: 509-326-8000 ext.”0”
      • Davenport Grand:
        • Airport transportation is $25 per way per room.
        • Reservations should be made in advance as the hotel cannot guarantee transportation without a reservation.
        • The trip is about 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel.
        • Guests can make reservations by calling 800.918.9344 and asking for transportation services.
  • Other Ground Transportationhttp://spokaneairports.net/ground-transportation/
  • Uber – A popular option in Spokane, WA. To access Uber customers must first download the app from Google Play store or the Apple App Store. 
    • https://www.uber.com/cities/spokane/
    • Average rate to downtown Spokane from Airport is $17 - $22
    • Downloading/activating Uber requires a credit card to be entered into your Uber app. The payment is taken directly from this card-tipping is not required. Once the app is on the device people will be able to see:
      • Closest Uber to their location
      • Approximate wait time
      • Cost to destination
      • Picture of the driver
      • Reviews of the driver
      • You can select the Uber you would like to use and be picked up within the time provided. The credit card on file is charged the appropriate fees and no cash exchanges hands. After the ride the passenger has the opportunity to rate the driver AND the driver has the opportunity to rate the passenger.

Brochures:  

Please send requests with name, phone number, address, and quantity of brochures required to Janae Lovern, Aglow Int’l, PO BOX 1749, Edmonds WA 98020. Or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dining:

There are many economical dining options close by and in Spokane Convention Center, and also in the hotels.

Emergency Contact:

During Aglow’s conference in Spokane, WA there will be an emergency land line phone at Aglow’s Information/Lost & Found table outside the General Sessions exhibit Hall & Marketplace Hall. This phone number is available for you to provide your family & friends in case of an emergency where they may need to reach you. This phone will only be available for emergency calls, and will NOT be available for regular phone use. The phone number to this line is: 509-279-7252.

Housing/Hotels:   

Housing opened, Sunday, April 1, 2018. All reservations must go through Spokane Housing Services. Housing information will be found in the brochures and posted on the web site. Reservations can be made the following way:

See the Housing page for more information.

2018 Conference Registration:

Registration opened on April 1, 2018. Registration can be made by mail, phone, or Internet. Internet registration is highly encouraged.  

  • Internet: https://aglow.org/events/us-national-conference-2018/registration
  • Mail: Aglow International, Conference Registrar, PO Box 1749, Edmonds, WA  98020
  • Phone: 800.755.2456 – Christie (ext. 205) or El Tora (ext. 206) or Diane (ext. 208)
  • Your registration for conference constitutes your permission for Aglow International to use your picture, in the event your image appears in a video or still picture. Personal recording of general sessions, in either audio or video format is prohibited.

See Registration page for more information

Schedule

View the full conference schedule

Scooters/Wheelchairs:  

Wheelchairs and More (A Division of Western Medical Specialties)

  • Contact Name: Mike
  • Contact Phone: (509) 489-6879
  • Carts are subject to availability
  • Scooters will run $163.20 plus tax for one week (7 days or less)
  • Electric wheelchairs are also available to rent, cost for one week (7 days or less) is: $163.20
  • Rental includes delivery and pick-up to/from the Davenport Grand, Doubletree and/or the Hotel RL

Signing:

Sign Language for the hearing impaired will be provided at all General Sessions.

Temperature:

Average temperature in Spokane, WA during the month of November– 43o F for the average high - 32o F for the average low.

Time Zone:

Pacific Time Zone (UTC: -8:00) - Note: Pacific Standard Time starts at 2AM, November 4, 2018. Our last General Session is on Sunday, November, 4, 2018.

Tips:

We encourage Aglow constituents to bless those in the service industry in the conference city for all of their hard work in making Aglow feel welcome. Please visit the Emily Post Tip Guide as a handy reference.

Tours:

Tours offered by Group Coordinators. Reservations can be made online on the Aglow website Tours page.
Note: Lunch is not included in the cost of the Spokane City Tour or the Private Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene.  

Spokane City Tour

This tour includes a majestic cathedral, beautiful parks, Bing Crosby’s childhood home and memorabilia, elegant mansions, and rich stories of the people and places from Historic Spokane’s “Age of Elegance”.

  • October 30 & 31 (Tuesday & Wednesday are identical tours)
  • 1 PM to 4 PM @ $28 per person (lunch not included)

Historic Homes and High Tea

Experience life back in the late 1800's during Spokane's "Age of Elegance" as we travel through Historic Browne's Addition where the rich came to build their homes. Stop and tour the historic Roberts Mansion, built in 1889, in the Victorian Queen Anne style. Next to Silver Spoon Tea House, located in an historic home, feel the nostalgia of another era as you sit down to formal tea service on resplendent china, lavish trays of assorted finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, preserves, salad, and confections.

  • October 30
  • 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM @ $71 per person
  • Tour price includes High Tea with fresh scones, wild greens, fruit salad, and a 3 tiered platter with four tea sandwiches per person, two desserts, and a variety of teas.

Green Bluff Orchards, the Pumpkin Patch and Farm Lunch

Visit the unique area of Green Bluff where over 30 small growers and ranchers open their doors to the public. First, stop at Seimer’s Farm where we’ll go out into the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin. Next, off to High Country Orchards for a farm lunch with fresh apple pie ala’ mode for dessert. After lunch, we’ll decorate our pumpkins at the table, which will then be delivered to a charity of your choice. Shop in their great gift shop before departing. Last stop is a cider haus to see how apple cider is made, then have a glass!  

  • October 31
  • 9 AM to 1:30 PM @ $60 per person (includes pumpkin and decorations, lunch & cider)

The Historic Silver Valley and the Crystal Gold Mine

Learn about the boom days of the late 1800’s on the way into the richest Silver Mining District in the world. Along the way, view beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene with its world-class Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Tour the Cataldo Mission, the oldest building in the State of Idaho, built by the Indians and Catholic Missionaries and completed in 1853. At Old Mission Park see the world-class exhibit “Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet & the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West.” The exhibition includes artifacts from some of the most important museums in the world including the Smithsonian and Museum of Natural History. Enjoy lunch at the Enaville Resort, built in 1880 for the fur traders and early miners during the Mining Rush. Then head to the *Crystal Gold Mine, an authentic 1890’s underground gold mine. Pan for gold and precious gem stones that are native to Idaho.

  • October 31
  • 9:30 AM to 3 PM @ $81 per person (includes lunch)
  • * Crystal Gold Mine: You walk into the side of the mountain, the ground is flat, and it is fine for seniors and wheelchair accessible.

Private Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene

Travel to Idaho where you’ll board your boat for a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. National Geographic reports this as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Along the way, see secluded lake homes of celebrities and sports stars, watch for eagles and osprey and pass by the famous floating green at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Then, enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Browse through the shops in the downtown area and have lunch on your own in one of the many restaurants downtown.

  • November 4
  • 2 PM to 7 PM @ $66 per person
  • Lunch on your own (not included in tour cost). Price range: $6.00 and up.
  • * Crystal Gold Mine: You walk into the side of the mountain, the ground is flat, and it is fine for seniors and wheelchair accessible.

Webcasting:

Webcast registration will open this summer. As it is updated, all webcast registration information can be found online at www.aglow.org.   

Web site:

You will find additional conference information and flyers available for download on our 2018 Conference website.

Last but not least and definitely not out of order:  Pray!

We declare that:

  • God can provide financial resources for those called to attend!
  • Those who are called to volunteer will follow that calling!
  • Housing and registration will run smoothly!
  • Weather will be beautiful and not hinder anyone from attending!
  • Our attendance numbers will be more than we could ask or think!   
  • All staff and volunteers will be in good health and strength!
  • Aglow will find favor with our vendors and suppliers!

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Janae Lovern at 1-800-755-2456, ext. 231 or 1-425-275-0231