[blindlgbtpride] Convention News Network Vol. Two
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BLIND LGBT PRIDE INTERNATIONAL
Visit us at www.blind-lgbt-pride.org
CONVENTION NEWS NETWORK
In this edition:
Airport to hotel shuttle information
One of our own and the FIA Talent Showcase
Blind Pride's hospitality suite
Grand Canyon tour
AIRPORT TO HOTEL SHUTTLE INFORMATION
To & from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Discount Valid: July 2-23, 2010 SPECIAL RATE: $10.00 per guest, per direction GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED
Identify yourself to the SuperShuttle agent / Driver as being with the "ACB National Convention" to receive the Special Rate.
Also, to arrange a pickup simply book online at www.supershuttle.com
and enter your discount code OR call 1-800-258-3826 / 602-244-9000.
SPECIAL RATE DISCOUNT CODE :VM33N
NOTE: The group MUST identify themselves to receive the discount.
The discount code is not necessary to receive the Special Rate.
Arrival SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Van Service 1. Claim your luggage.
2. Proceed outside Baggage Claim at each terminal to sign marked "Shared Ride VAN SERVICE."
3. Guest Service Representative will arrange SuperShuttle service to your destination.
Identify yourself to the SuperShuttle agent / Driver "ACB National Convention Group".
Departure SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Van Service
1. Please be ready at your hotel designated shuttle/taxi pick up location.
Please ask the front desk if you do not know its location.
2. SuperShuttle will arrive within the 15 minutes of the pick up time
selected when booked online.
ONE OF OUR OWN IN THE FIA TALENT SHOWCASE
George Ashiotis, Blind Pride's own, will be one of the over 25 participants strutting their stuff in this year's Friends In Art (FIA) talent showcase. The FIA showcase is one of the most well attended events during convention week. Don't miss it! Get your tickets for the talent showcase for Tuesday evening.
A Diamondback baseball game and Lunch is on the agenda for Sunday the 11th at this year's convention in Phoenix. And yes, the ballpark is about 3 blocks from the hotel.
There will also be a tour of the park during the week.
For details, see convention program materials.
To reach the form, go to
and follow the Conference and
Convention link. When you first enter the pre-registration area, you will
be on the Convention Scope page. There will be basic information,
instructions on how to make hotel reservations, tour descriptions and more.
When you go to the actual pre-registration form, you will find that all of
the fields for entering your basic information, all of the events, and all
of the spaces where you order things like T-shirts, newspaper delivery etc.
are on one page. You may read up and down as much as you like; you are
welcome to use it for informational purposes, since if you don't want to
complete the form right away you can just leave the page and nothing is
The third page is for your credit card information. Remember that your
registration is not completed until you pay for the items you have ordered.
BLIND PRIDE'S HOSPITALITY SUITE
Again this year, the Blind Pride hospitality suite will be open to members and friends from Sunday through Friday. Stop by and take a break from your hectic convention schedule and meet old and new friends. Our mixer, tenth anniversary party and the private screening of the movie "Milk" all will be held in the hospitality suite.
Those who would like their room on the same floor as the Blind Pride Suite, should let Don Brown know at president at blind-lgbt-pride.org, before July 6th.
GRAND CANYON TOUR
The tour will leave the hotel on Friday morning, July 9, about 6:30 a.m. and
return just before midnight. The tour includes a stop at a Navajo
reservation, where you will have a lunch and some time to shop. You will
arrive at the canyon's south rim in the early afternoon, and will enjoy a
special program planned for our group. Dinner is at the canyon, and you
begin your return to Phoenix between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Cost of the tour is $95 per person, and this includes transportation, lunch
and dinner. You will want to bring along extra cash for souvenirs and maybe
a snack or two, just as you would on any other day-long tour.
This tour is wheelchair-accessible.
See convention program materials for more details.
Acb 2010 Conference and Convention
July 9 - 17, 2010
Phoenix Downtown Sheraton Hotel
Room Rate - $89 per night, plus tax
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