GFWC 2017 Annual Convention

June 23-26, 2017


√  Endless sunshine
√  Beautiful landscape
√  Activities for all

You can see all these at once from your window at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California. GFWC California hosts the 2017 Annual Convention from June 23-26, 2017 in the greater Palm Springs area. A location and property not to be missed, the JW Marriott holds a luxury spa, world-class golfing and tennis, and dozens of on-site shops and eateries just minutes from your room. You never have to leave the grounds…but if you do, Palm Springs has fabulous shopping, celebrity home tours, and hiking trails.

Friday, June 23
Board of Directors meeting
and GFWC California State Night

Saturday, June 24
Opening Ceremony

Monday, June 26
Gala Banquet

GFWC Rate of $145 per night!

Click here to view a video from the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa.

Traveling to Convention
It’s not too early to start looking and booking. Search early and often to get the best flight deals. Many travel websites and apps have price alerts. Type in your projected travel dates and they’ll send you a text or email when prices drop.

Recommended Arrival Dates
Wednesday Evening, June 21 – if you are doing the early Thursday tour
Thursday, June 22 – most popular arrival day
Friday, June 23 – for those not doing tours but still want to attend State Night later that evening or the Opening Ceremony the next morning

Recommended Departure Date
Tuesday, June 27 – Convention concludes after the Monday Gala Dinner

The nearest airport is Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), about 20-25 minutes from JW Marriott Desert Springs. PSP has daily non-stop flights from the following cities:

Dallas (1), Phoenix (7), San Francisco (5), Salt Lake City (2), Denver (2) and Los Angeles (1)

Seattle, Portland, and Bellingham WA offer service to PSP on select days.

Remember, self-parking is complimentary at the JW Marriott. The list below shows other regional airports. Given your travel preferences, it may be more affordable or convenient to fly to these airports and rent a car.

ONT: Ontario International Airport
1 hour 15 minute drive

SNA: John Wayne Airport – Orange County
1 hour 30 minute drive

LAX: Los Angeles International Airport
2 hour drive

SAN: San Diego International Airport
2 hour 15 minute drive

LAS: McCarran International Airport
4 hour drive

PHX: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
4 hour drive


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