Our 2018 Austin Families Association Conference will be held this year in beautiful and historic Philadelphia, August 16th - 18th. Early arrival activities, such as trips to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the National Archives will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th. There will be a Social hour to kick things off on Thursday evening, and we will continue with speakers and workshops on Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th. The conference will conclude with a dinner Saturday evening.
Our conference hotel is Marriott’s Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. This hotel, which is listed on the “National Registry of Historic Places”, was built in 1926 as the Annex to City Hall and operated as a governmental building for almost 60 years. In the late 1990’s, in a joint project between Marriott and the City of Philadelphia, the building was completely restored, reopening in 1999. Across the street in Center Square, the center of downtown Philadelphia, is City Hall—said to be the largest municipal building in North America. The Conference rate is $149 + tax for standard rooms (1 King or 2 Queen beds) with a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker/tea service and complimentary hi-speed internet. A block of rooms is reserved, at the conference rate, for Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18. This room rate will also apply 3 nights before and 3 nights after the conference dates, but on a space-available basis. Reservations must be made by July 26. Reservations made after July 26 will be on a space-available basis, at the prevailing room rate.
Contact Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 or the hotel at 1-888-887-8130, and be sure to refer to the Austin Families Association Conference. The conference registration fee is $100 per person, which includes Friday and Saturday speakers and workshops, the Thursday social hour and the Saturday night dinner.
2017 AFAOA Banquet Attendees
View more photos from the 2017 conference.