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Welcome to Metanexus’ 10th Annual international, interdisciplinary conference.

We are so pleased that you are joining us as we forge ahead in our collective work to advance transdisciplinary approaches!

Below are travel, registration, and other relevant logistical information to help in planning attendance.

From all of us at the Metanexus Institute, we warmly welcome you and thank you for participating in Cosmos, Nature, Culture A Transdisciplinary Conference. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or specific needs that you may have. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you!

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Holy Ghost Holy Week, by Stu Jenks.

The 2009 Metanexus Conference will feature a one-of-a-kind photographic exhibition by Tucson-based artist Stu Jenks. Jenks will be exhibiting works from his series, “Sacred Spaces” and “Circles, Hoops & Spirals.” This exhibition will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center and is free to all conference registrants. To learn more about Stu Jenks, visit his website at

Air Travel

Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). This airport is located three miles east of the central business district of Phoenix, AZ and is only ten minutes from the Tempe Mission Palms.


Transportation from Airport

Hotel Shuttle - The Tempe Mission Palms provides complimentary airport transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located just 4 miles from the Hotel. Shuttle Transportation is available from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm. Upon arrival, contact the hotel to request shuttle transportation.

Taxis - Taxis are also available. Taxi terminal access is as follows: Terminal 2: North curbside, Terminal 3: North curbside and Terminal 4: Level 1, north curbside.

The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

  • AAA Cab: (602) 437-4000
  • Allstate: (602) 275-8888
  • Discount: (602) 266-1110

Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.10. Each hour of a traffic delay is $21. The minimum fare is $15. Each per trip airport surcharge is $1.

Driving - If you are driving, valet service for hotel guests is complimentary.

Here is a map for the hotel: View Map

For other options, please visit Phoenix Transportation Information.


Conference Registration

Attendees should plan to arrive before 4 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2009. There will be a bus trip to the Heard Museum departing at that time.

Register for the conference here.



Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks. Evening meals will be on your own. For a list of restaurants in the area, please visit



July is one of the hottest months in Phoenix, but it is not humid. Minimum Temperatures are around 24ºC (75ºF), with maximum temperatures around 39 ºC (102 ºF). Actually it could get quite hot, even in the evenings, but the weather is unpredictable and some cooler weather could also be possible. Due to heavy air-conditioning in most public places it is good to have a light jacket at hand. Rain is not probable in July, but sometimes there might be a quick summer storm. Casual business to everyday casual clothing and good walking shoes (especially for the tour at the Heard Museum) are recommended. You may wish to bring an alarm clock and an umbrella.


What to Bring

  • Casual business to everyday casual clothing
  • Good walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Alarm Clock
  • Eye drops
  • Light jacket for air-conditioned areas
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle



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