The Spring Regional Conference will be hosted by the LPA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Walnut Creek, CA. The conference runs from Friday, April 7th, at 3 PM through Sunday, April 9th, at noon. Complete information is available in the D12 Fall Registration Packet.
The hotel is located across the street from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with access to downtown San Francisco, and both San Francisco and Oakland Airports. The hotel rates include free happy hours and free breakfasts.
Reservations can be made by calling Embassy Suites reservations at (800) 498-7397 and identifying yourself as being with Little People of America at the time the reservation is made in order to receive our group rate. We encourage you to make reservations as early as possible, since we are excpecting a large turnout. Our cutoff date is March 8th for securing our LPA rate of $149.00 per night.
The conference registration fee includes the banquet dinner, a picnic lunch on Saturday, on-site meetings and activites, plus all the off-site events and transportation. There will be price breaks for those who register early.
Conference highlights include:
- Hospitality suite on Friday night
- Accessible playground, sporting & picnic facilities
- Teen activities
- Dances on Friday and Saturday nights
- Medical appointments with ENT’s, adult and pediatric orthopedists, among others (details to follow)
- Possible workshop topics to include Medical Panel Discussion, Fitness for LP's and Medical Insurance
- DAAA events including bocce, softball and swimming
- Picnic at Heather Farms Park
If you would like to volunteer either before the event, at the event, or have an idea about something new we should try, please send email to Jon and Sonia Welch at email@example.com.
The concerence committee also is starting a fund to keep down the cost of attending. If you would like to donate money, or do fund-raising before for the regional conference, let us know. We would love all the help we can get. Please send email to Lee Uniake at Lee.Uniacke@gmail.com.
A full conference description and registration forms will be mailed to LPA members during early 2017. You can find more information at the facebook event: 2017 LPA Spring Regional Conference.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email anyone on the conference committee:
Jon Welch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Markbreiter - email@example.com
Ben Woika - firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Giuffre - email@example.com