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51st Annual NFA Convention
August 3-6, 2023

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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"Beyond Borders" in Phoenix!

We are kicking off the next 50 years of the NFA in Phoenix, AZ and we hope to see you all there! Join us as we go "Beyond Borders" for the Convention theme this year and celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity of our global flute community.

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Phoenix will be sizzling hot, but in the coolest way!

Trust us when we say that your experience in Phoenix will be unlike any other! This year, we are looking forward to...

  • Meeting amazing flutists from around the world
  • A spectacular blending of multi-media, multi-disciplinary performances with a delightful mix of musical genres, an international infusion of new works, workshops and panels, plus exciting headliners!
  • The opportunity to play in Symphony Hall at the Sunday Closing Gala with the Usonia Flute Orchestra
  • The themed cabaret events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Jazz, Latin, Irish, Brazilian and more surprises to come)
  • Late night jams of different flavors
  • The introduction of the 'Zona ArtSpace, where music, street art, architecture, Native American flute, and the breathtaking Arizona landscape will all blend together
  • The return of the Life Members and Legacy Circle reception (by invitation)
  • The reimagined Gala Awards Celebration – a party to honor our Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service awardees (ticketed event with tiered pricing)
  • The Flute Lovers' Lunch with Tony Duncan and Food for the Day's Journey with Kim Scott (ticketed events)
  • The introduction of event tracks - for those who are first-time attendees or would like to narrow their focus. 
  • Youth Flute Day!
  • The 52 steps it will take to get from the hotel to the Phoenix Convention Center

...and so much more!


Special Events

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Opening Night Gala Concert

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Friday Night Gala Concert


Gala Concerto Concert

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Exhibitors & Sponsorships

Make sure your organization is included in the excitement! You are invited to exhibit your products and services in our vibrant exhibit hall, achieve greater exposure, and access other valuable benefits all while showing your support for the NFA and connecting with our members. Start below!

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Current Sponsors


Volunteering, Internships, & Registration Assistants


Volunteering at the NFA Convention is a fun way to meet new people, learn about behind-the-scenes operations, and give back to the flute community. Volunteer sign up is coming soon!

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The NFA’s convention internship program will be in full swing again this year. A total of 16 internships will be offered. Interns work in the areas of equipment management, marketing, and customer service and receive free registration and a hotel room (double occupancy). Applications open on March 1 and close on April 1.

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Registration Assistants

The NFA is hiring Registration Assistants to assist with the onsite registration of presenters, performers, exhibitors and attendees at the 51st NFA convention. Registration Assistants will work directly with the NFA Membership Manager to ensure a smooth registration process for all those participating in the convention. 

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The City of Phoenix

Plan ahead! Book your hotel accommodations today and explore what the city of Phoenix has to offer.

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Hotel and Travel

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Local Attractions


The Convention Center

The Phoenix Convention Center is ranked amongst the top-10 convention center facilities in the country. Offering ample meeting and exhibit space, a food hall, ballrooms, and the 2,312 seat Phoenix Symphony Hall all within the facility. NFA Convention attendees will hardly need to leave the comfort of this accessible and sustainable convention center.

We acknowledge that our gathering is located within the ancestral territories of indigenous peoples including the Akimel O'odham (Pima) and the Piipaash (Maricopa) communities.

Accessibility at the Convention

The 2023 NFA Convention will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, located at 100 North Third Street in Phoenix, AZ. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is an accessible facility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, The NFA has secured hotel room blocks at both the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown and the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Both hotel offer accessible rooms and common areas. 

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