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MEDA Convention 2019

Explore Tucson, Arizona!

MEDA’s annual convention will take place this year at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona, providing attendees with an opportunity to explore this beautiful southwest setting. Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert, the only place in the world where the majestic saguaro cactus grows. A modern metropolis, Tucson's population of over 900,000 co-exists happily with Native American, Mexican and Pioneer heritage. Join us from October 31 – November 3 in this charming city for a time of growth and exploration.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

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MEDA Convention 2019 will be located in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Rugged high-desert beauty surrounds the resort, located six miles from the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Tohono Chul Park. In addition to all the thought-provoking Convention sessions, you’ll want to explore the winding footpaths which lead to ten tennis courts, five swimming pools, an Elizabeth Arden day spa, a Jack Nicklaus 27-hole golf course, and two onsite restaurants.

One of the leading day spas in Tucson: Mynd offers tailor-made beauty and wellness treatments. Try a deep tissue massage with hot stones or peel back time with an exfoliating facial and a collagen mask. From seaweed wraps and salt scrubs to specialty face serums, Mynd has something for everyone. Their experts specialize in massage therapy, body treatments, skincare, nail care, haircut and color, makeup, and waxing and are happy to customize each service. Check out their website or call 520.742.7866 to book your appointment. Mention MEDA and you will receive 10% off your service! 

Reserve Your Room Today!

Book a Room

Register now to join us in Tucson!

MEDA’s Convention room block is now closed. If you would like to attend Convention and need a room, please contact Carol Eby-Good for assistance.

Early bird convention rates are available until October 15, 2019.

Regular Attendees

MEDA Convention offers single or double rooms at a discounted rate of $175.00/night USD for all attendees - this does not include gratuities, state or local taxes.

40 and Under: Students

An additional discount is available to students for rooms with 1-4 guests at $135.00/night USD – this does not include gratuities, state or local taxes. You are asked to reserve your student room through Carol Eby-Good at

40 and Under: Young Professionals

Individuals between the age of 18-40 that are not students are eligible for a $50/night USD rebate for rooms with at least two guests. You are asked to reserve a room through the hotel and will receive your rebate at check-out. Please email Carol Eby-Good at with the name(s) of your roommates to ensure their account is credited.

Exclusive Services

The following services are available for all registrants to MEDA Convention:

  • Guestroom internet
  • Unlimited local phone calls
  • Unlimited use of the Westin WORKOUT including cardiovascular, strength training equipment and fitness classes
  • Complimentary shuttle service to La Encantada Shopping and Dining Plaza
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • $25 for unlimited driving range balls per day and complimentary clubs for the driving range
Guest Room
Tennis Courts

Bring The Whole Family!

The Westin La Paloma Family Kids Club offers fun activities and childcare

for children ages 6 months to 12 years while you attend MEDA Convention.

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Getting There

The Westin La Paloma is approximately a 35 minute drive from the Tucson International Airport in normal traffic, easily serviced by taxi or their preferred town car provider, Integrity. If you are planning to rent a car while you're in Tucson, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is at the airport and will also deliver cars to guests of The Westin La Paloma. Once at the resort, their shuttle service will take you within three miles of the resort, a radius that includes shopping and over ten dining destinations.


Contact Carol Eby-Good at

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