69th UFDC 2018 Convention Passport to Adventure

The 69th UFDC 2018 Convention Passport to Adventure – Travel to Exotic Places, or Travel Through Time! takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, July 17-21, 2018, hosted by the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Bring the family and enjoy 5 whole days of a unique adventure in the Arizona desert!

Attendees will enjoy a variety of events and activities, including a Cocktail Fundraiser, Special Exhibits, Silent Auction, Workshops, Seminars and more! Every convention gives us the opportunity to meet old friends and new, and we are confident that this will be the best year yet!

While in Phoenix, you can enjoy the local scenery, dine out at a wide variety of restaurants, swim & play in the hotel’s numerous pools and water features! Meetings and gatherings can be held in one of several beautiful and spacious areas within the resort. Guest rooms and suites are comfortable and inviting. And a free shuttle bus stands at the ready to transport you to Phoenix’s interesting and versatile Desert Ridge Marketplace for shopping.

The UFDC salesroom is something to look forward to. Dealers from near and far are set up offering all types of dolls and accessories during the five days of the convention.

On the first day of the UFDC 2018 Convention, early morning attendees will convene in the Hotel Lower-Level to board buses for the arranged tours of local attractions the Heard Museum and Musical Instrument Museum. Fans of the UFDC exhibit From East to West, Native Americans will enjoy seeing the Native American art collection at the Heard Museum.

Convention guests will have the opportunity to attend several seminars and workshops. To mention just a few:

  • Karakuri: Japanese Automata;

  • Black Dolls, A New Conversation, A New Journey, and

  • The History of Design, Creation and Production of the Barbie Doll Wardrobe.

  • Peddler Doll, by Pat Boldt;

  • Playtime at Claudia’s Bali Resort, by Rosemarie Ionker, and

  • Dressing & Wigging a 3 Doll House Doll, by Jennie Sykes.

There is even a Junior Workshop – Make a Jumper for Your Doll

The Competitive Exhibits are always a big hit with doll lovers and this year is no exception. It is a wonderful place to see and learn about unusual, beautiful and rare dolls and experience the fun and adventure of travel through the special displays of dolls in their regional, folkloric or country-of-origin costumes.

These are only a few highlights of the UFDC 2018 Convention. If you haven’t already registered and reserved your spot at the convention, please do it now. You can easily download the registration form from the Convention page. If you have any questions please contact the UFDC office via email or telephone (816) 891-7040, and be sure to check our Facebook page! Join us for an exciting experience with friends and family for 5 fun-filled days of educational activities, world-class salesroom, themed meal events and sightseeing opportunities!

All members may register for the UFDC 2018 Convention. Information about full convention activities will be sent with registration confirmation.

Thank you for supporting the UFDC 2018 Convention.

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Convention Registration Form (Paper Form)

Frequently Asked Questions

Helper Donation Form

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