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The 39thAnnual Conference & Trade Show
Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. Albuquerque, a stop on Route 66, is known for its desert conditions, high elevation, and its relatively low humidity… And it is the site for the 39th Annual NAOSMM Conference and Trade Show.Get energized and recharged at the NAOSMM Conference and Trade Show!
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact MaryAnn Stoll, conference host, at email@example.com or call MaryAnn at 208-232-0168.
Conference & Trade Show Hotel
The Hyatt Regency
To make reservations go to the exclusive NAOSMM conference attenders website:
Choose ATTENDEE for type of guest, enter the check-in/check-out dates, click the search button. In addition to the first two choices at the conference rate of $129/night you will find other room options for an additional fee. Internet is complimentary in the guest rooms.
On-line reservations are preferred but reservations can also be made by calling: 888-421-1442.
The deadline for the conference rate of $129/night is June 24th 2012, so don’t miss that deadline!
Transportation to Albuquerque and The Hyatt Regency
The airport code for the Albuquerque airport is ABQ.
The hotel is a 10 minute cab ride from the airport; expect fares of $18 - $22. Within six weeks of the conference, NAOSMM will arrange an on-line bulletin board for those who wish to share a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Transportation can also be pre-arranged with Sunport Shuttle at http://sunportshuttle.com/
Parking rates at the hotel for overnight guests are $5/day.
Join us for the tours and do a little networking at the same time.
The Sunday bus tour (cost: $25) will take us to some of Albuquerque's highlights. Click here for details. On Friday tour we will visit Los Alamos via the Jemez Mountain Trail and enjoy scenic views as we travel back through Pueblos and the outskirts of Santa Fe all for just $65. More information here.
Helpful Information for First Time Attendees
First time attendees should be aware that there are ways to reduce the cost of the conference. Travel grants are available but you must apply by April 20. Click here for critera and application
The Hospitality Committee coordinates a room-share program. Contact Mary Toth, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
Dress code is business casual for the daytime conference events and trade show. For evening events dress appropriately for the venue – we have attended ball games, museums, comedy clubs, riverboat cruises, etc. so watch for these details.
The Thursday banquet is a dress up occasion for your “Sunday best”; men in suit and tie and women in dressy attire (formal evening wear is not necessary) For the Sunday and Friday optional tours, shorts and sandals are acceptable. You can view pictures from the past conferences on our website: http://www.naosmm.org/confer/minnie/photos/index.html
Many meals are provided throughout the week. Information will be posted as the conference draws closer. For those with special dietary needs, please provide your requirements when you register for the conference so the catering service can meet your needs. If any evening events are hosted outside the hotel, this information will be passed along as well. Coffee makers are available in the hotel rooms.
Remember to bring at least 100 business cards. You will need these for the trade show and networking.
For those of you who are bringing family or other companions, there are many things to do and see in Albuquerque while you are busy at the conference. We do not plan companion trips but NAOSMM will provide a message board for companions looking to connect. Of course, Albuquerque would be a great location to add some pre or post-conference vacation time. Following are a few of the highlights in the immediate area.
The charming Old-Town district houses centuries-old adobe buildings, cool and intimate bars and neighborhood saloons, traditional shops that sell Indian-made jewelry and fashions, and is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your visit to Albuquerque.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a must-see for anyone considering a trek through New Mexico and the purchase of Indian pottery or arts and crafts. This center gives an introduction to each Pueblo and provides an interesting look into their histories. The IPCC also has an art wing with the finest examples of Pueblo art, a gift shop and retail gallery. You can be assured of the 'real thing' here.
Also make sure to go downtown to Central Avenue. A revitalized section of town, the most amazing authentic Mexican cuisine is here, as well as a plethora of chic shops, antique malls and the pulse of Albuquerque.
Take a trip up Sandia Peak. A tram takes regular trips to the summit, where you can dine any time of year, or ski during the winter IF enough snow falls. Kids absolutely love the thrill of the tram and will also enjoy the Albuquerque BioPark.
The BioPark has a zoo, aquarium and botanic gardens all in one area and on one ticket for a one-day adventure.
Albuquerque also has Cliff's Amusement Park, a more family-friendly park than many of the larger venues of this type. A toddler-friendly water park is included.