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AAHGS 2013 Conference Information

AAHGS 2013 Conference Information

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Details on the October 2013 AAHGS National Convention to be held in Nashville, TN.
Details on the October 2013 AAHGS National Convention to be held in Nashville, TN.

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AFRO AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
34
TH
NATIONAL CONFERENCEOctober 10-13, 2013 – Nashville, TennesseeThe Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
150 Sounds of Freedom
 
 From the Conference Planning Committee
On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to inviteyou to the 34th National Conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. We are planning an exciting and informative series of workshops and programs. For 33 years, AAHGS has held a nationalconference to assist African Americans in the search for their roots.
 Join us in October for “150 Years of Freedom” 
Sincerely,Chajuan Fitzgerald, President – AAHGS Nashville Chapter Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis, National PresidentCo-Chairs, 2013 Conference Planning Committee
General Information
Conference Location
All conference workshops and activities will be held at The Inn at Opryland, AGaylord Hotel. 2401 Music Valley Drive Nashville, TN 37214. Direct Number 615-889-0800. On-site parking is complimentary.
Transportation
The city boasts the world-class Nashville International Airport, which is sevenmiles from the hotel and is serviced by major carriers. It has 385 daily flights toand from 78 markets. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the city’stop two carriers. Other airlines that daily fly into the city are USAirways,Continental, Delta, Northwest, Skyway, United Express, Frontier, Air Canada,and Jazz. $20 airport shuttle, including to downtown locations. Because of itscentral location, with Tennessee being bordered by eight states, more visitorsdrive to Nashville than fly.
Room Rate
Special room rates of $108.00 (single/double) are available for AAHGSconference registrants. The conference room rate is available beginning onMonday, October 7
th
through Monday, October 14, for individuals wanting toarrive early to conduct personal research or attend the pre-conference tourswhich events take place October 8-10. There is a sales tax of 15.25% and $2.50city tax on each guest room.
Please Note:
Make your reservations early,
eventhough the rate is available until September 7, the rooms may not be
. O
ncethe room block for AAHGS has been met
you will have to makeaccommodations at a different hotel, you can always cancel if you can't attend.You have several options of placing your reservation which can be made onlineat http://cwp.marriott.com/bnagi/afroamericanhistorical/
, 
 by calling the CentralReservation Service at 1-855-584-3466 or by contacting the hotel directly at615-889-0800. When making reservations, be sure to request the AAHGSconference rate. The deadline for receiving this room rate is September 7, 2013.Rates cannot be changed at check-in or checkout for guests who fail to identifytheir affiliation at the time the reservation is requested.
Special Needs
Special dietary needs must be detailed in writing and submitted with theregistration form.
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be in writing and postmarked no later than 1 August,2013. All cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee.
An incredible national conferencefor African Americansresearching their family histories.All conference activities will take place at The Inn at Opryland, AGaylord Hotel.
 
10 tracks, 40 sessions focused on resources, research methods,and historical events that willhelp build your family’shistory.
 
Experienced genealogicalspeakers.
 
Pre-conference historical tours
 
Vendors featuring genealogysoftware, resource books,clothes and ethnic collectibleswill be available.
 
 Networking opportunities.
 
Plan now to join us for whatwill be a great genealogicallearning experience. October10-13, 2013.
 For further information contact:
 
Chajuan Fitzgerald 
,
Co-Chair 2013 Conference PlanningCommitteeEmail: info@aahgsnashville.org
Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis
,
Co-Chair, 2013 Conference PlanningCommittee501.425.5578Email:ttenplewis@aol.com
 
 
Meal Selections
 
(when not included in registration)
 
[please check each meal selection
]
 ____Reception $25 ___Saturday Luncheon $45 ____Friday Luncheon $45 ___Saturday Evening Ball $60 ____Friday Bookfair $50 ___Sunday Farewell Lunch $45
Fees and Payment Information
Registration Fee $ ________Meal Selection Total $ ________Single Day Registration Only $ ________Membership Fee $ ________
Total Fees $
 ________ 
Full Conference Registration Fees:
With Meals No Meals
On/Before After On/Before After 10 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep
Member: $250 $300 $175 $200Non-Member: $300 $350 $250 $275Lifetime Member: $200 Youth (age 12-23): $150
College students, ID required
Full Conference Registration: (Includes Thursday evening reception,Friday and Saturday Authors Luncheon, Friday Bookfair, SaturdayEvening Ball and Sunday Farewell Luncheon)
2013 AAHGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
October 10 - 13, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee
 
Please use one registration form for each person. This form may be duplicated. Please print name as it should appear on badge.
LAST NAME (PLEASE PRINT) FIRST NAME MIDDLE INITIAL ADDRESSCITY STATE ZIPEVENING PHONE NUMBER AAHGS MEMBERSHIP NUMBEREMAIL __________________________________________________________ 
SURNAMES BEING RESEARCHED(INCLUDE NAME, COUNTY, STATE) [LIMIT 3 NAMES]
If mailing, please select Method of Payment: Check Money Order Visa MasterCard American ExpressName
(as it appears on credit card)
:Credit Card Number:_____________________________________Exp. Date:Signature
(required)
:
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be in writing and postmarked no later than 1 September 2013. All cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee.
Please check if you have a disability or condition that requires special accommodations or services to fully participate inthis conference. AAHGS staff will contact you to discuss your specific needs.Please indicate if you have any special dietary needs. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Single Day Registration Fees:
Check day: ___FRI. ___SAT.With Meals No Meals
On/Before After On/Before After 10 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep
Member: $150 $175 $ 75 $100Non-Member: $175 $200 $125 $125
REGISTER ONLINE atwww.AAHGS.org
Or mail with ament to AAHGS, PO Box 73067, Washinton, DC 20056-3067
 
M
EMBERSHIP
 
Individual ($35/year)Organization ($45/year)Family ($40/year)Lifetime ($1000)
I do not want my name, address, or email printed inthe directory of conference participants.I do not want my telephone number printed in thedirectory of surnames.I am attending my first AAHGS conference.
Join AAHGS right now and take advantage of thelower Conference fees for members
.

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