Date & Venue

CADF 2023 will take place on September 25-27 in San José, Costa Rica.


Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belén
700 meters west from Bridgestone/Firestone, La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica



Registration is now open for the 2023 Central America Donors Forum.

$460 | until May 18 (20% discount)

$489 | until July 6  (15% discount)

$518 | until August 24 (10% discount)

$546 | until September 7 (5% discount)

$575 | beginning September 8



Participation in CADF 2023 is by invitation only

Please use the registration code found in our most recent CADF newsletter to access the registration page. Invitations are non-transferable.

Request an invitation to CADF 2023

To request an invitation to join CADF 2023, please fill out our contact form and Seattle International Foundation will contact you as soon as possible.


Save your spot at this unique regional convening for Central America and take part in shaping the region!

Register for CADF 2023

Hotel & Transportation

Hotel & Room Booking

Discounted rooms for the following rates at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belén are sold out:

[SOLD OUT] Single: $197.00 USD + taxes
[SOLD OUT] Double: $217.00 USD + taxes

Additional rooms are available at the Marriot and are priced dynamically. Please visit the Marriott hotel website to view the current rates or to make a direct reservation.

To contact the Marriott hotel directly for reservation and other miscellaneous questions, please email their reservation department at [email protected] or call +506 2298 0880.

Additional Lodging

In addition to the Hotel Marriott Hacienda Belén, we also recommend staying off-site at the following nearby hotels:

AC Hotel by Marriott Heredia Belén
Estimated cost from: $219 + taxes (breakfast included)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +506 4036 7200
Time to arrive at Hotel Marriott Hacienda Belén: 5 minutes

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San José
Cost: $127 + taxes (breakfast included)
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] 
Phone: +506 2209-1042
Time to arrive at Hotel Marriott Hacienda Belén: 10 minutes

Hampton by Hilton San José Airport, Costa Rica
Single Room: $115 + taxes (breakfast included)
Double Room: $120 + taxes (breakfast included)
Click here to book your room via the Hampton by Hilton Hotel´s website
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +506 2436 0001
Time to arrive at Hotel Marriott Hacienda Belén: 12 minutes

Hotel City Express by Marriott San José Costa Rica
Cost: $75 + taxes (breakfast included)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +506 209-2300
Time to arrive at Hotel Marriott Hacienda Belén: 12 minutes

When to Arrive

We encourage attendees to arrive on Sunday, September 24 to take advantage of all CADF 2023 activities and events.

Beginning at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 24, early arrivals are welcome to beat the rush and grab their badges and printed programs, and then join Seattle International Foundation and other attendees later that same evening to unwind with a drink after a long day of travel at the welcome reception between 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

CADF 2023 will officially kick off on Monday, September 25 at 9:00am, but includes multiple free breakfast sessions beginning at 7:30am.

For more information and specific times regarding this year’s programming, explore the CADF 2023 Agenda page.

Shuttle from the Juan Santamaría International Airport

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen is located just a 15-minute drive away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). For registered guests of the hotel, the shuttle’s designated pick-up area is located after you exit customs, on your right, in front of the Malinche restaurant. The transportation van is identified with the hotel’s logo. Hotel and airport departure times can be found here.

Additionally, the Marriott offers a taxi service called CCT between the airport and hotel for $20.


Free on-site parking is available for all CADF attendees. Valet parking is also available for $10.

Speaker Costs

To ensure the sustainability of CADF, speakers are expected to cover their own expenses. Speakers will receive a 20% discount off of the registration fee, totaling $460.

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) offers limited complimentary tickets to participants that would otherwise not be able to cover their costs to participate in CADF. If you are seeking a complimentary ticket to attend CADF, please submit this form.

Please note that SIF is unable to cover traveling and lodging expenses associated with participating in CADF. Priority may be given to participants accepted to speak in a session. 

Networking App

Connecting with fellow attendees is an important and valuable part of the #CADF2023 experience.

This year, all attendees have access to a free networking app, Whova, where you can view the agenda, post to a community message board and reach out directly to other participants.

To download Whova and begin networking today, download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play on your phone and enter the access code provided to you upon registration.

Important Dates

March 20

CADF 2023 announced

March 27

Sponsorship opportunities available

April 25

Theme and tracks announced

May 9

Request for session proposals begins

June 20

Host Committee announced

June 23

Request for session proposals closes

August 14

Agenda released

September 25-27

CADF 2023 held in San José, Costa Rica

Event Policies

The following policies and conditions apply to all CADF events, both online and in person. To help facilitate your participation at CADF and as a condition of registration, you will be required to acknowledge and accept the policies below.