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2016 Trauma and Dissociation Conference - Some updates

Felicity Lee
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2016 Trauma and Dissociation Conference - Some updates Empty 2016 Trauma and Dissociation Conference - Some updates

Post by felicity on 9/2/2016, 11:11 am

2016 Trauma and Dissociation Conference - Some updates

We are about a month away from the conference. www.igdid.org for more information.

The programs are nearly done and ready to go. Therefore, the schedules are intact. The programs are within binders this year. So, everyone will have a three-ring binder to keep their handouts, etc. Within the binders will be pertinent information about speakers, schedules, a personal planner for you, and other information about Seattle, the conference, etc. We hope that everyone will find this useful. We provide you with paper, pens, colored pencils and color sheets which you can also put in the binders. They are quite attractive also.

Lanyards and name tags are done and very nice. We are also working hard to make beaded landyards, bracelets, and necklaces.

We will again have handmade and paper grab bags available as well as surprise items for attendees.

At this time, about 130 people have already registered - about half are clinicians and half survivors. I wanted to get this update out there, because seats are limited. As much as I would love to see this conference 'sell out', I want to make sure that anyone planning to come is aware that the venue does not have room for anymore than 200 attendees. And, guest rooms are also limited - so, if you have registered, please book your room as soon as possible. I cannot predict how many people plan to register, but can say that we are getting about 4 a day right now, which is much different than previous years where people kind of waited for the last couple of weeks to register.

We are working closely with the hotel - the Radisson in Seattle - near the airport. They are amazing and accommodating. We can say now, for certain, that we will be able to accommodate everyone on Thursday Oct. 6th - the day before the conference begins - for meeting and preregistration most of the day and into the evening. So, if you are registered or want to register there, please stop by - parking is free and everyone is welcome.

We will be setting up AV and exhibit tables on Thursday afternoon and evening. We will have about 12 exhibit table so far. There are many amenities at this hotel - see the website link I posted above. All who register for the conference have access to these.

If you are arriving by plane, the hotel is within walking distance - it is easier to walk than getting to the shuttle, unless you prefer the shuttle. Just walk through the terminal east and out to the sidewalk. You will see the hotel right there across the crosswalk.

Clearly, we will pretty much have the entire hotel to ourself. There are no other conferences happening and our group has booked a good portion of the guest rooms.

This is going to be an amazing conference that you do not want to miss.

If you have questions, please contact me at felicity4us2@gmail.com. There are folks still looking for roommates. If you are one of those, just let me know. If you need anything else, contact me.

We are meeting weekly now with the planning committee and safety committee and the hotel staff to ensure your comfort and safety during your stay.

See you there -

Pat Goodwin,
Ivory Garden

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