Happy Holidays from the Convention Committee, by Janet Dickelman

As 2015 draws to a close, the convention committee wishes to thank you for your participation in the 2015 convention, whether it was in person or via ACB Radio. We look forward to the 55th ACB conference and convention next July in Minnesota.
 
Convention dates are July 1st through 9th. The site of the 2016 convention is the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.  Those of you who were able to attend the 2007 convention remember all the restaurants in close proximity to the Hyatt and the ease of getting around the hotel.
 
We are beginning to plan numerous fun and educational tours; affiliates and committees are starting to discuss programming; and the program committee will be meeting to discuss the agenda for our general sessions.
 
There will be much more information to come. In the meantime, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, super solstice or a joyous Kwanzaa.  We hope that part of your happy and healthy new year includes a trip to Minneapolis in July.
 
Stay Connected
 
Once again this year, the convention announcement list will be filled with information about the convention. Subscribe to the list today by sending a blank e-mail to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. If you’ve been on the list in the past, you need not subscribe again.
 
Don’t have e-mail? No problem! Convention updates will also be featured on ACB Radio and by telephone through Audio Now at (605) 475-8130.
 
Hotel Details
 
Room rates at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis are $89 single or double. There is an additional $10 per night charge per person for up to four people in a room. Applicable state and local taxes are currently 13.4%.  For reservations by telephone, call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, and be sure to mention you are attending the ACB convention in order to obtain our room rate. To make reservations online, visit www.acb.org and follow the 2016 convention link.
 
Convention Contacts
 
2016 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740, amduo@bellsouth.net
2016 advertising and sponsorships: Margarine Beaman, (512) 921-1625, oleo50@hotmail.com
 
For any other convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059, or via e-mail, janet.dickelman@gmail.com.