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16th National Family Reunion Conference, 3/15-3/18

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    HAVE YOU HEARD??? The 16th National Family Reunion Conference, presented by Temple University s Family Reunion Institute (FRI) is coming back to Philly...
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      HAVE YOU HEARD???

      The 16th National Family Reunion Conference, presented by Temple
      University's Family Reunion Institute (FRI) is coming back to Philly...

      DATE:
      March 15-18, 2007

      SITE:
      Marriott Philadelphia Airport
      Philadelphia, PA
       
      Temple 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 Philadelphia
       
      Be certain to read this e-mail message in its entirety to find out how
      you can participate in the confab as an individual, business, member
      of 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 chance
      to see some of what Philly has to offer.

      REGISTRATION INFO:
      --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/person
       
      NOTE: 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 to
      Philly, the organizers have needs & opportunities of which you might
      want to take advantage.
       
      * Moderators & Panelists: The Conference Planning Committee is
      looking for qualified individuals to serve as moderators and panelists.
      Check the conference web site, http://www.temple.edu/fri, for the
      complete list of workshops. The deadline to submit names for
      consideration is Friday, January 5th (or until all slots are filled). For
      more 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 working
      to build on the concept of family? Do you have products or services for
      families? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then becoming
      a sponsor of the Conference may be for YOU! Conference attendees
      and speakers come from all across the U.S. These representatives
      oversee large and small family reunions; have spending power totaling
      millions of dollars; and are a prime target audience for products, services
      and family oriented destinations. For more info, contact Bruce Rush of
      The Marketing Store at (215) 913-2212 or marketstor@....
       
      * Ad Book Opportunity: The conference provides resources and info for
      families who want to start a reunion tradition, or have held reunions for
      years 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 workshop
      leaders, as well as ads for companies, organizations and destinations
      who want to get their messages to family reunion planners. The booklet
      is also distributed beyond the conference in conjunction with FRI
      appearances and other venues. Prices for camera ready ads range
      from $200 for a half page B&W ad to $1,500 for a two-page full color
      center spread ad. The ad deadline (both payment & ad copy) is
      February 16, 2007. For more info, contact Bruce Rush of The
      Marketing Store at (215) 913-2212 or marketstor@....
       
      * Vendor Opportunity: There are a limited number of vending spaces
      in the Marketplace for anyone interested in selling clothing, services, or
      other merchandise that may be of interest to conference attendees. For
      more 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 or
      is looking for ways to make an existing reunion more popular and
      meaningful to current and future generations, then someone in your
      family needs to attend this conference.

      DON'T MISS THIS EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL GATHERING!

      If you would like to have a Family Reunion Institute representative
      come out to speak to your organization or constituency about the
      conference, or provide conference literature and info for you to post
      and distribute (e-mail or hard copy) through your network, call (215)
      843-1984 or e-mail UXWORD@....

      INFO:
      http://www.temple.edu/fri
      215.204.8703

      SEE YOU IN PHILLY FOR THE CONFERENCE, MARCH 15-18!
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      To subscribe to the TMS Online E-Mail Announcement List,
      send a blank message to
      TMS-Online-on@....
       
      Bruce B. Rush
      Publisher & Editor
      TMS Online Announcement Lists
       
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