The 2021 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention

August 11 - 14, 2021

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

74-855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA  92260

Chaired by Aleshia Hunley, Brian Michaelsen and Jim Taylor


Join us in fabulous Palm Springs to celebrate two social media powerhouses. Their images saturate social media, shout style, and spark the imagination in all of us. In the Insta-worthy Coachella Valley, we invite you to hang poolside, take a selfie with your friends, and to celebrate two of the world’s most iconic influencers, BARBIE® X KEN®. 

800+ Attendees; $425 early registration; $475 after Dec. 31, 2020

Join Barbie®, Ken® and their friends in Palm Springs!

Experience the beauty of the desert in this refreshed, luxury hotel featuring lavish common areas, reimagined venues, and family-friendly amenities including 8 full-service restaurants, 10 retail shops, and 450 acres of lush resort grounds and lakes. 

$149 per night - single/double/triple/quad; $10 daily resort fee + tax; self-parking included

The hotel is in the heart of the Coachella Valley and is convenient to downtown Palm Springs, the Arial Tramway, and world-class shopping and dining. For those wishing to extend their vacation, day trips to natural wonders like Joshua Tree, seven major amusement parks including Disneyland, and cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, are just hours away.


Palm Springs International Airport is served by ten airlines with non-stop flights from twenty destinations.


An update on 2021 Registration

One year ago we were going about our daily lives, commuting to work, gathering with family, meeting friends for dinner, and more. Who would have thought that so much could change in such a short time. We wanted you to know that we are committed to navigating these challenging times together. Though the situation changes almost daily, these remain our guiding principles.


  • To prioritize the health and well-being of our community. 


  • To provide clear information in a timely manner so that people can make informed decisions.


  • To ensure any events are compliant with government regulations, CDC guidance, and help mitigate the spread of the virus.


  • To bring you as much as possible of the convention experience that we all know and love.


So what does this mean for you? Given the uncertainty of the pandemic at present, we have decided to continue the postponement of registration for now. Although we know this is disappointing for some, we did not think it fair to ask anyone to commit to a future event with so many unknowns. We are working to determine as definitive a timeline as possible including any options for a virtual event and hope to share that with you in the near future.


Although this global crisis has presented many challenges as we all strive to ensure the health and safety of our friends and family, we have no doubt that your resiliency, commitment to our community, and love for convention will carry us through no matter what. And for that we thank you.


Brian, Aleshia, and Jim

Your 2021 Convention Chairs

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