DEAF SENIORS OF AMERICA 2013 CONFERENCE DATES CHANGED
The 2013 Baltimore Conference Management (CMT) is announcing a change in dates from August 28-September 3, 2013 to August 22-27, 2013 for the DSA 2013 Conference. Lance Fischer, conference chair, states that the new conference dates will prevent a time conflict with the Grand Prix auto races in Baltimore.
During a meeting with the management staff of the Baltimore Hilton Hotel, the CMT members were offered these new dates because the hotel wanted to be able to host prospective attendees of the Baltimore’s Grand Prix auto races during the Labor Day weekend, which had been originally reserved for the DSA conference. The hotel would then be able to return to its room rates for Grand Prix fans. (The rates for the 2011 Grand Prix weekend ranged from $300 to 400 per night.)
The CMT members chose the week of August 22-27 that they knew would be most attractive to DSA members, not only for the reasons above, but that the hotel offered incentives. The most important incentive is a reduction of room rates by $10 per room per night. The new room rates are now $159 per night for two people in a room, $179 per night for three, and $199 per night for four. The hotel also is offering the same room rates to all DSA conference attendees who may want to attend the Grand Prix auto races after the DSA conference ends.
The CMT team saw sound advantages in the date change. First, this would place the DSA conference a week prior to the Labor Day weekend that would give working people the opportunity to attend the conference. Secondly, DSA registrants would save $10 per night to stay at the hotel. Thirdly, during the conference, they would have the fun of going outside the hotel to see Grand Prix pre-race activities going on. The CMT believes that this is an opportunity too good to pass up.
Keep an eye on the DSA 2013 Baltimore Conference website for more information on the Conference. Information will be periodically updated to keep interested persons fully informed of all developments.