Registration is now open for the 27th Annual AALJ National Educational Conference
October 30 – November 1, 2018
Major Body Systems II: Neurological Disorders and the Brain
Charleston, South Carolina at the Francis Marion Hotel
THE CONFERENCE AGENDA AND MATERIALS FOR THE CHARLESTON CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND IN THE MEMBERS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE LOG IN AND ACCESS THE EDUCATION TAB IN THE MEMBERS SECTION. CLICK ON “2018 EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE” TO ACCESS EITHER OR BOTH THE ZIP FILE CONTAINING ALL THE MATERIALS OR THE PDF AGENDA WHICH WILL HAVE LINKS IN IT TO THE MATERIALS ON THE WEB AT GOOGLE DOCS, WHICH YOU CAN USE DURING THE CONFERENCE ON THE HOTEL WIFI.
As noted, your registration fee includes three days of programming/classes, a welcome reception on Monday evening, as well as breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks for the three conference days. If you wish to have a guest attend the luncheon with you, you can purchase a guest lunch on the registration page. The registration page also offers you an opportunity to donate to our scholarship fund. We certainly hope you will contribute.
There will be a cancellation fee of $100.00 for cancellations made after October 15, 2018.
The Francis Marion Hotel, with its central downtown location across from Marion Square (see above), is an easy walk to antebellum homes, magnificent gardens, antique shops and boutiques, and world-class restaurants. This historic hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924. Built by local investors at a cost of $1.5 million from plans by noted New York architect W.L. Stoddard, the Francis Marion was the largest and grandest hotel in the Carolinas. The 1920s was the Golden Age of railroads, radio and grand hotels, and the Charleston Renaissance was in full bloom and the Francis Marion Hotel was “the place to be”. The hotel was meticulously restored in 1996 with a $12 million National Trust for Historic Preservation award winning restoration, the Francis Marion Hotel now combines 1920’s style and grace with 21st Century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square. There have been additional renovations since, including the last few years.
Rising 12 stories, many of the Hotel’s 235 guestrooms and suites offer spectacular views of Charleston’s historic harbor, church steeples and legendary King Street. The room rate negotiated for Charleston is $178 per night plus tax, etc. Your room rate includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, as well as complimentary use of the hotel fitness center. This rate will also be offered for at least three days prior and three days after the conference for your convenience. Please do not contact the hotel at this time, as reservations cannot be made until the Early Bird conference registration ends. We will send conference registrants a link to register on or about 4/16/18 – 4/17/18, after the Early Bird Registration ends.
A free trolley system circles the downtown area, which is easily accessible across the street from the hotel. A two-day guest program will be arranged (City Tour, Harbor Tour, Plantation Tour) with an optional third day excursion. Our block is only a portion of the hotel’s 235 guestrooms and suites, so we encourage you to register as soon as the Early Bird registration begins, as this is sure to be a sell-out.
If you send this E-mail to your home or mobile phone, you can view these informational videos on downtown Charleston (won’t work in the office):
https://youtu.be/-3siWhMFcLE (Radcliffeborough, Charleston)
https://youtu.be/grJy1-plwAg (French Quarter, Charleston)
https://youtu.be/SKydQJVCzLs (Ansonborough, Charleston)
https://youtu.be/YdGzQZvicYU (Harleston Village, Charleston)
2018 Educational Conference Committee
Michelle Marcus, Chair
With help from Ted Morriss, Charleston OHO