Phoenix World Burn Congress 2018

Conference Location, Hotel, and Registration Information

In 2018, the world's largest gathering of the burn community will return to Grand Rapids, MI. Join Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors in our hometown for the 30th Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress!

Location & Registration


September 12 - 15, 2018

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



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Please Note: All Phoenix UBelong age groups are currently at capacity with the exception of 14-15 year-olds. Please register your child as soon as possible to participate in the program.

Registration fee includes the following:

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Saturday evening’s Closing Celebration

Registration cancellation must be made in writing to the Phoenix Society. An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for cancellations. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after August 24, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Access Registration PDF here.


Contact Hours

For information about nursing contact hours, please contact Pam Peterson at the Phoenix Society at (800) 888-2876 or via email at To receive nursing contact hours, registration fees will be $385 on or before August 15, 2018, afterwards the cost will increase to $485.  

Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) (OH-275, 2/1/2021)


Hotel Information

Amway Grand Plaza

187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The official hotel for the Phoenix World Burn Congress is the Amway Grand Plaza.  Although you may be solicited by other hotels, transportation and other services for Phoenix World Burn Congress are only provided via the Amway Grand Plaza.

Our hotel block is sold out at this time. Check back prior to August 24 at 5PM EST for cancellations. If you would like to be put on a waiting list and contacted as rooms become available, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the following information: name, dates of arrival/departure, number and type of rooms, and number of people.

If you plan to cancel your hotel room, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) directly. Do not release your rooms to the hotel so that we can use the rooms for those on the waiting list.

If you're having trouble with your hotel reservations, please contact Pam Peterson at (800) 888-2876 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Pam Peterson at (800) 888-2876 or via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 1, 2018.


Customize your Phoenix World Burn Congress experience to best meet your needs and goals!  New this year, you'll see specified "tracks" that tell participants what type of experiences and information they can expect. From Education & Support to Wellness to Social tracks, attendees can pick and choose a combination of experiences that will help them get the most out of #PWBC. Learn More.

2018 Phoenix WBC Schedule


In preparation for the conference, we are requesting that city business owners, hotel staff, volunteers, and community members view a 20-minute presentation, Phoenix World Burn Congress Sensitivity Training, to assist us in welcoming our attendees to your city. This presentation is designed to introduce the general public to the burn survivor community.


Be sure you join the Phoenix Society's mailing list for email updates on Phoenix World Burn Congress and other Phoenix Society programs!  You may also receive updates from the Phoenix Society via USPS mail by calling us at 800-888-2876.