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updated wed 31 mar 04

 

The Sherman's on tue 30 mar 04


I am concerned that there is no designated hotel for the event next year. I
plan to make it my first, in spite of probably being in the middle of a move
at the time. I've participated in a number of large oncology nursing
conferences (3500-4000 attendees) and have found staying in the designated
conference hotel to be an advantage: within walking distance, satellite
events generally held there, and easy access to eateries/parties.

I have been to several of the ACC shows in the Baltimore Convention Center
and have found that there are a number of hotels within easy walking
distance. You definitely don't want to drive to the convention center!
Parking is expensive and limited. I'm planning to drive down and park in
the hotel lot and leave the Blazer there unless we want to head somewhere
for a day trip. The convention center is huge and long. There are a number
of entrances to the center and which area of the center the events will be
held can add significant walking time and distance from your chosen hotel.

Is there anyway we could find out which part of the convention center will
be used and the Clayart powers that be select a "Clayart" hotel close by?
It would be great to have us clustered together and we could have the
Clayart events in that hotel as well. I, for one, am wiling to spend a few
more dollars a day for the ability to go back to my hotel during the day to
unload goodies, rest, and freshen up. The further away the hotel is the
more it costs in metro/taxi monies and you wind up with no "economy" at all.

Just my thoughts.

Marcey Sherman
Zephyr








lpskeen@LIVING-TREE.NET writes:

<< FYI in case you didn't know, NONE of the hotels is going to have NCECA
events; all the NCECA stuff will be in
the convention center, and the hotels are apparently all around it from
what
the coordinator is telling me. >>

Susan Giddings on tue 30 mar 04


Well, I have the same concerns as Marcey. I don't do very well walking, and
I am thinking I may have a motorized scooter to get through the event.
Surely, I am not the only one with these concerns? Isn't someone else in the
group in a wheel chair?
It is probably way too soon to worry about this level of planning, but it
would ease my mind. I've never stayed in Baltimore but have been to my share
of conferences and have always stayed in a convention hotel just for the
proximity and ease of getting around. I will also very likely be driving in
but would prefer to just leave the car parked at the hotel. I would
certainly be willing to join a group wanting a specific hotel in the
immediate convention area. Anyone familiar with the area I sure would
appreciate any advice you'd care to share.


>From: The Sherman's
>I am concerned that there is no designated hotel for the event next year.
>I
>plan to make it my first, in spite of probably being in the middle of a
>move
>at the time. I've participated in a number of large oncology nursing
>conferences (3500-4000 attendees) and have found staying in the designated
>conference hotel to be an advantage: within walking distance, satellite
>events generally held there, and easy access to eateries/parties.
>
>I have been to several of the ACC shows in the Baltimore Convention Center
>and have found that there are a number of hotels within easy walking
>distance. You definitely don't want to drive to the convention center!
>Parking is expensive and limited. I'm planning to drive down and park in
>the hotel lot and leave the Blazer there unless we want to head somewhere
>for a day trip. The convention center is huge and long. There are a
>number
>of entrances to the center and which area of the center the events will be
>held can add significant walking time and distance from your chosen hotel.
>
>Is there anyway we could find out which part of the convention center will
>be used and the Clayart powers that be select a "Clayart" hotel close by?
>It would be great to have us clustered together and we could have the
>Clayart events in that hotel as well. I, for one, am wiling to spend a few
>more dollars a day for the ability to go back to my hotel during the day to
>unload goodies, rest, and freshen up. The further away the hotel is the
>more it costs in metro/taxi monies and you wind up with no "economy" at
>all.
>
>Marcey Sherman
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Susan Giddings

"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are
others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot
into the sun." Pablo Picasso

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Susan Fox-Hirschmann on tue 30 mar 04


Please do not worry: If you can stay at the Marriott, which is just a block
away, or the adjoining Hyatt hotel that connects with the Convention Center by
an above ground breezeway , you will have much shorter distance to go to
attend the Convention center events. The other hotels are a bit farther.
I do hope this info will help you, and that you will be able to stay at
either of these hotels for their proximity to the convention center.
Best regards,
Susan


Susan Fox Hirschmann
Art Pottery
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