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13NR27 - Meeting of the Minds Registration Deadline

19 August, 2013

Contact:Carol Downs, Director of Conferences & Events

Meeting of the Minds Registration Deadline

Meeting of the Minds pre-registration deadline is August 26, a week away. This is also the last day to make hotel reservations at our preferred rate. Meeting of the Minds will take place this year September 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio. It will be hosted by ABATE of Ohio. There is a great lineup of speakers and workshops. A copy of the agenda can be found at; click on 2013 Conference Information.

There are a couple items that stand out on the agenda.

First, the Friday night Fundraiser will benefit MRF Awareness & Education. The AMA will be hosting this event with ABATE of Ohio at AMA headquarters in Pickerington. For those who do not have their own transportation, it will be provided. You may purchase your ticket for the private function at registration. Second item of note is the Tug of War itís back. Although last year I claimed the event was over, I heard too many complaints, so the competition continues. Letís all work to make this a good fundraiser for the MRF.

The Conference will take place at Crowne Plaza Columbus North. Our room rate is $95.00 a night and includes the breakfast buffet. Since the contract was signed, the facility has discontinued shuttle service. No need to worry, it is still available to our group. When you make your reservations, you are sent to a general reservation line that does not know the details of our agreement and will tell you there is no shuttle service. I assure you there is. Please take the hotel phone number with you (614) 885-1885 (please note phone # correction)and when you have gathered your luggage call the hotel for pick-up.

Crowne Plaza Columbus North
6500 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
(641) 885-1885

I really encourage you to register for the conference prior to August 26th. Not only will you save $10.00 on your registration, you will greatly assist our hosts in planning for the event. The more accurate a number provided, the easier it will be to assure they print workbooks for every attendee, not to mention stocking up on food and beverage for the Hospitality Room. Please assist them, and me, by pre-registering.

I look forward to seeing everyone in about a month. Ride careful!


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