2018 Conference - yes 2018! New Orleans

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2018 Conference - yes 2018! New Orleans

Postby Susan Smith » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi all,

Our conference for 2018 will be Thursday and Friday (full days) May 3-4, 2018 in New Orleans at the Drury Inn. This Drury, like the one in San Antonio, is in a beautifully restored historic building which used to house the Cumberland Phone Building. Their website is here if you'd like to look:
https://druryhotels.com/locations/new-o ... ew-orleans

Here's the deal: May is still part of New Orleans' high season. Although Mardi Gras is in February, there are still music festivals and other special events happening through May. On May 3-4 for THIS YEAR 2017, the hotel is booked solid. SO...the Drury, which is usually pretty lenient about reserving rooms, WILL hold us to the rooms that we reserve and we may have trouble adding rooms right before the conference as the hotel may be full. This time, we need to plan ahead and I need YOUR INPUT. Normally, we reserve our room block for Wednesday and Thursday nights. But because this is a new destination for us, some of you may want to stay longer or come earlier - at the group rate - to do some sight-seeing. In order to do that, I need to reserve rooms for those extra nights as well. (You can always take your chances closer to the event, but that's up to you. I'm not risking it, myself.)

Anyway...
Please go to this survey link ASAP to let me know your intentions for the 2018 conference. This will allow me to reserve adequate rooms for our needs, but not so many that we have to pay for the unused rooms. I will be signing the contract at the end of the week, so the survey will be active for a few days.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFTSVGC

Thanks everybody! I'm pretty excited about this location and I hope you are as well!

-- Susan

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Re: 2018 Conference - yes 2018! New Orleans

Postby Gabriel » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:14 pm

New Orleans usually does their Summer Jazz Festival that first week of May! That means there will probably be even more Jazz music everywhere then there usually is! I can't wait!

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Re: 2018 Conference - yes 2018! New Orleans

Postby Susan Smith » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:22 pm

Good to hear, Gabe! Make sure that you and Laura fill out the survey ASAP! Thanks! I'm getting a little excited myself :)

-- Susan


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