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ARMCUMS is pleased to invite college and university employees employed in mail services, or a related department, to join us at the 2023 conference, being held in San Diego, California at The Dana on Mission Bay.
The 2023 conference is co-hosted by the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego.
Our theme for the 2023 conference is Mail Services ReimaginedYesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
We'll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of ARMCUMS as we take a look at where we
where we
are today, and where we see ourselves headed in the future.
This conference is shaping up to be one of the best yet and we hope you'll make plans to join us!

Fees for the 2023 conference are most likely the lowest cost and best value you'll find for any conference of this type.

  • Members: $219 for the first attendee and $199 for each additional member from the same institution.
    • Register by August 15, 2023 and take advantage of the $20 early bird discount for the first attendee.
    • A $75 discount on the conference registration fee will be awarded to any current ARMCUMS member who leads an approved conference session.  Click here to submit a session proposal.
  • Non-Members: $239 for the first attendee and $219 for each additional person from the same institution.
    • Fee includes ARMCUMS membership for the remaining months of the 2023-2024 fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023.
    • Register by August 15, 2023 and take advantage of the $20 early bird discount for the first attendee.
  • Guests: $75 per guest, includes attendance to the Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 ONLY!
    • No other meals or events are included.

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Business Partners . . . Please see the Business Partners tab for your registration information.
This page is for college and university conference attendees.
Thank you!

Registration Is Now Open!

Early Bird Deadline is August 15, 2023.

Hotel reservation deadline is August 25, 2023.

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Hotel Info 

Conference rate of $169 plus tax per night. 


  • The deadline for hotel reservations at the reduced conference rate is August 25, 2023 - make your reservation soon!
  • The early bird deadline for conference registration is August 15, 2023 - use coupon code: eb2023 for a $20 discount.
  • The $32 daily resort fee is waived for conference attendees staying at The Dana.
  • In addition, the $25 daily parking fee is waived for any of our attendees staying at The Dana.
  • If you choose not to stay at the Dana, the $25 daily parking fee will apply.
  • Tax rate is 12.695%.
  • Reservation deadline is Friday, August 25, 2023 and must include payment of first night's room and tax.
  • Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm.
  • Hotel check-out is 11:00 am.
  • You have 48 hours to cancel any room reservation without penalty.
  • After 48 hours there is a penalty equivalent to one (1) night's room and tax for each room canceled.
  • First event begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2023.
  • Last event ends at 11:00 am on Friday, September 29, 2023.
  • Please plan to join us from start to finish as we have 10 great educational sessions planned throughout the conference, not to mention some exciting tours.
  • Please note that this is a pet friendly hotel.

San Diego
International Airport

Terminal 1

Frontier Airlines Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines Sun Country Airlines

Terminal 2

Air Canada Alaska Airlines Allegiant Air
American Airlines British Airways Edelweiss Air
Delta Airlines Japan Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
Lufthansa JetBlue Airways
WestJet United Airlines

Airport/Hotel Transportation

There are many options to get you from the airport to the hotel and back.

  • The Dana does not offer shuttle service to/from the airport.
  • We recommend a taxi cab.  A cab will cost approx. $20 one-way.  Follow the signs in the airport leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.
  • Uber is certainly an option, however, please know that their rates will fluctuate based on how busy they are.  You might get one for less than $20, however, most times it will be more than the cost of a cab.
  • We found that the shuttle services tend to be much higher in cost than a cab or uber, however, if you have a group arriving around the same time, you might be able to get a group rate for less.

Conference Schedule

subject to change | session info will be filled in as it's confirmed.

Conference Registration 2:00-6:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Foyer
Session 1 - Introductions (brainstorm 'Hot Topics' - what are you here to learn this week?) 3:00-4:30 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Foyer
Opening Reception 4:30-6:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Terrace
Dinner on your own
Business Partners setting up Exhibit Hall 2:00-10:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Board Meeting for Board Members 6:00-9:00 pm Bayside Conference Room
Conference Registration 7:00-8:30 am Mission Bay Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast | Exhibitor introductions 7:00-8:30 am Mission Bay Ballroom
Exhibit Hall - door prizes 8:30-10:00 am Mission Bay Ballroom
Session 2 10:00-11:00 am Mission Bay Ballroom Foyer
Exhibit Hall - door prizes 11:00 -12:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Lunch - keynote speaker 12:00 -1:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Exhibit Hall - door prizes 1:00-2:30 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Session 3 2:30-3:30 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Foyer
Exhibit Hall - door prizes/Grand prize 3:30-5:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Exhibit Hall Breakdown 5:00-10:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom
Awards Dinner
*Pre-registration required
6:00-7:30 pm Marina Garden
Breakfast 7:00-8:00 am Marina Room
Session 4 8:30-9:30 am Pacific Room
T-Shirt Exchange | Group photo 9:30-10:30 am Sunset Lawn
Session 5 10:30-11:30 am Pacific Room
Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Terrace
Session 6 1:30-2:30 pm Pacific Room
Session 7 2:30-3:30 pm Pacific Room
Dinner on your own
Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am Marina Room
Session 8 9:00-10:30 am Pacific Room
Annual Membership Meeting 10:30-11:30 am Pacific Room
Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm Mission Bay Ballroom Terrace
Tour of University of San Diego, University of California, San Diego and possibly Amazon 1:30-5:00 pm off-site
Dinner on your own
Continental Breakfast in conf room 8:00-11:00 am Marina Room
Session 9 - Panel led discussion - Answers ('Hot Topics' from Session 1) 8:30-10:00 am Marina Room
Session 10 (Closing) 10:00-11:00 am Marina Room