16th National Family Reunion Conference, 3/15-3/18
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The 16th National Family Reunion Conference, presented by TempleUniversity's Family Reunion Institute (FRI) is coming back to Philly...
DATE:March 15-18, 2007
SITE:Marriott Philadelphia AirportPhiladelphia, PATemple University's Family Reunion Institute and the Commonwealth
of PA's Tourism Office invite family leaders from across the nation to
attend the upcoming conference at the Marriott Philadelphia Airport
in Philadelphia, PA. This multiethnic, multi-cultural conference for
family leaders includes interesting workshops, stimulating keynote
speakers, wonderful tours, exhibitors and vendors -- everything you
need to plan an exciting reunion. The theme of the 2007 confab is "A
Gathering of Families."At the conference, you will:
+ Learn how to plan a first reunion
+ Learn how to add spice and fun to an existing reunion
+ Discover the history and contemporary vitality of PhiladelphiaBe certain to read this e-mail message in its entirety to find out howyou can participate in the confab as an individual, business, memberof a grassroots or community organization, or family association.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS & INCENTIVES:
* Keynote speech by music icon Kenny Gamble (The Sound of Phila.)* FREE ticket to the King Tut exhibit with paid registration by 1/15/07
* Quilt Making workshop* Scrap Book workshop* Family Online.com workshop* Engaging Youth at the Family Reunion workshop* Vendor Marketplace* AMTRAK 10% fare discount opportunity
* Complimentary hotel parking
Quite simply, this conference will be packed with stimulating content,engaging social activities, a marketplace full of vendors, and the chanceto see some of what Philly has to offer.
--Full Conference Rate, $195/person--Organization/Family Rate (4 or more), $145/person--FT Student Rate (ID required), $145/person--Sr. Citizen Rate (65+), $145/person--Daily Rate, $125/personNOTE: Rates above good through 2/28/07. All rates increase by$25 as of 3/1/07.Register by January 15 and receive a FREE TICKET to the King Tut
exhibit at The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia on Friday, March 16
(while supply lasts).(215) 204-8703
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES:
In conjunction with the Family Reunion Conference coming back toPhilly, the organizers have needs & opportunities of which you mightwant to take advantage.* Moderators & Panelists: The Conference Planning Committee islooking for qualified individuals to serve as moderators and panelists.Check the conference web site, http://www.temple.edu/fri, for thecomplete list of workshops. The deadline to submit names forconsideration is Friday, January 5th (or until all slots are filled). Formore info, contact the FRI office at (215) 204-8703.* Sponsorship Opportunity: Do you have a strong interest in family?Are you actively looking for an opportunity to associate with a family-oriented organization that brings together family representatives workingto build on the concept of family? Do you have products or services forfamilies? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then becominga sponsor of the Conference may be for YOU! Conference attendeesand speakers come from all across the U.S. These representativesoversee large and small family reunions; have spending power totalingmillions of dollars; and are a prime target audience for products, servicesand family oriented destinations. For more info, contact Bruce Rush ofThe Marketing Store at (215) 913-2212 or marketstor@....* Ad Book Opportunity: The conference provides resources and info forfamilies who want to start a reunion tradition, or have held reunions foryears but seek new ideas. Attendees receive a colorful, 8 1/2 x 11,high-quality, first-class conference booklet that serves as a memento.It includes biographies of keynote speakers, presenters and workshopleaders, as well as ads for companies, organizations and destinationswho want to get their messages to family reunion planners. The bookletis also distributed beyond the conference in conjunction with FRIappearances and other venues. Prices for camera ready ads rangefrom $200 for a half page B&W ad to $1,500 for a two-page full colorcenter spread ad. The ad deadline (both payment & ad copy) isFebruary 16, 2007. For more info, contact Bruce Rush of TheMarketing Store at (215) 913-2212 or marketstor@....* Vendor Opportunity: There are a limited number of vending spacesin the Marketplace for anyone interested in selling clothing, services, orother merchandise that may be of interest to conference attendees. Formore info, contact Sylvia Ford-George of Portfolio Associates at (215)627-3660 or sfordgeorge@....THE FINAL WORD:
Bottom line, if your family is thinking about planning a reunion oris looking for ways to make an existing reunion more popular andmeaningful to current and future generations, then someone in yourfamily needs to attend this conference.
DON'T MISS THIS EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL GATHERING!
If you would like to have a Family Reunion Institute representativecome out to speak to your organization or constituency about theconference, or provide conference literature and info for you to postand distribute (e-mail or hard copy) through your network, call (215)
SEE YOU IN PHILLY FOR THE CONFERENCE, MARCH 15-18!
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