Accommodations and Activities

Science in Session Oct. 11 | Now, New, Next  Oct. 12–14 | REGISTRATION | RSVPS

CRN's events will take place at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria resort in Phoenix, Arizona—read on for details. Click here to learn more about group activities.

Building on the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural style, the Arizona Biltmore has been transformed into a resort of innovative delight. Updated with a chic edge of its very own, the Biltmore is for those seeking elegant adventures beautifully wrapped in a level of personalized service and attention to detail not typically found in resorts of this size.

Hotel Booking Information

CRN's room block with our special rate at the Arizona Biltmore closed as of Sept. 23, but rooms may still be available. Please contact the Arizona Biltmore directly to book your room online or call 800-950-0086 (mention the CRN event if you call). 

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Guests must modify or cancel reservations no later than 2 days before arrival to avoid penalty charge. Early departures may incur a fee. All changes to room reservations, including cancellations, must be made directly with the hotel.
Room reservations and the CRN event group rate are subject to availability. We strongly recommend you book your room as soon as possible. To be eligible for CRN’s room block and the group rate, you must be registered for Science in Session and/or Now, New, Next. If you are not registered for the event, you will receive notification that your room reservation will be cancelled.

Event Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel, if you do so by August 15, 2022, you will receive a full refund, minus a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations between August 15 and September 12, 2022, will receive a full refund, minus a 35% administrative fee. There will be no refunds provided if cancellation occurs after September 12, 2022 (5 pm ET). If you need to cancel after September 12, 2022, due to extenuating circumstances, please contact Maya English (



Wednesday, October 12

  • Sunrise Yoga—Rise and shine by exploring yoga for fun and health with your industry colleagues.
  • Golf Tournament—sponsored by Balchem 
    • The Links Course—The younger course of the Biltmore family, Links’ smart and fresh layout has quickly earned a reputation as a premier Arizona golf course. The par 71, 6,300-yard Links course offers undulating fairways lined with luscious pines and serene lakes through some of the most stunning homes in Phoenix. Sign up when you register ($245). 


  • Networking Pavilion
    • Use the space for any prescheduled meetings or stop in and see what connections you make spontaneously. The room is stocked with refreshments and is meeting ready.
  • Pickleball 2:00 – 3:00 pm ($40/person)
    • Pickleball Pro on site to help create matches, round robin or competition ladder games. New to pickleball? Not a problem! The pro provides instruction on play, technique, and scoring in small games. Open to all fitness levels!

  • Power Circuit Fitness Class 2:00 – 3:00 pm ($20/person)
    • Intense cardio conditioning and core strengthening with equipment finesse. Space is limited!
  • Biltmore Boot Camp Fitness Class 3:30 – 4:30 pm ($20/person)
    • Bursts of intense training, alternating with intervals of lighter work will take you on a journey through the Arizona Biltmore Fitness Center. A high intensity workout experience. Space is limited!


Thursday, October 13

  • Kyowa Hakko Fun Run & Walk—Details to come
  • Volunteer Event at St. Mary's Food Bank 1:00 – 3:30 pm
    A chance to #Act4Access with your CRN colleagues: Spend part of your afternoon volunteering at St. Mary's food bank, the world’s first food bank. Their volunteers can pack over 1,400 emergency food boxes within our 2 hour shifts! The boxes are then distributed all throughout Arizona to families needing assistance. Please note dress code for the event: close toed shoes (sneakers suggested) and all shirts must have sleeves (no tank tops).
  • Immersion of the West 2:00 – 5:00 pm ($95/person)
    Take a Ride in an Open Air Cart with local experts and we will transport you back to Old Town during the 1900s. Meet some of our founding family members, learn about Scottsdale’s beginning, cowboys, native culture and immigrant families that built Old Town Scottsdale and sample some local Arizona Wines.
  • Desert Botanical Garden 2:00 – 5:00 pm ($75/person)
    Desert Botanical Garden is here to help you enjoy the beauty of the desert and care about it. There's so much to do at this outdoor venue. Take a self guided tour throughout the Sonoran Desert nature/hiking paths. Enjoy 50,000+ plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits. Immerse yourself in colors and fragrances of the Garden.  Group will enjoy a welcome custom beverage in the Garden.