2019 Annual Conference

Exciting Agenda Shaping Up for Charlotte

A large number of subject experts as well as a new generation of Travelers Aid agency leaders will address the 2019 Annual Conference in Charlotte on June 12-14. A busy agenda is scheduled with nearly 20 educational sessions. The bios of the speakers are now posted on the website. Continue to check the website for the latest information.
 
The educational sessions will begin on Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte. All of the meetings will be in the bank’s conference facilities. The Springhill Suites Uptown is the host hotel for the conference and the site of the Wednesday evening networking reception.
 
Travelers Aid International is again offering Barrington scholarships to assist some members to attend the 2019 Annual Conference. The Board has revamped the scholarship program this year. Funds have been earmarked to cover the $300 member registration fee for up to 5 individuals. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and a simple application must be completed and returned by Wednesday, May 16. The scholarships will be awarded by May 18. The application is also available on the website.
 
Registration continues for the conference and the hotel rooms. Our discounted hotel rate is $149 per night plus taxes. Reservations must be made by May 22 to secure the discount. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are included in the daily charge! As the host, the room block is being held in Community Link’s name.
 
To further emphasize that the Travelers Aid network of members and locations is truly “One Travelers Aid,” the Board has created a special registration rate exclusively for our volunteers to encourage their participation in the 2019 Annual Conference. The fee of $150 is one-half of the regular member registration rate.
 
Other registration options include a reduced fee of $250 for each subsequent agency attendee and $200 for each guest. There is an option to pay upfront with a credit card.
 
As you finalize your travel schedule, plan to arrive in Charlotte on Wednesday with enough time to first go to the Springhill Suites to check-in and drop off your luggage. And, then proceed to the Federal Reserve Bank. Registration at the Federal Reserve begins at 12:30 p.m. Because it is a federal building, all attendees must pass through security and luggage will not be permitted inside.
 
Learn more about Charlotte, the Queen City, and the things to do and places to eat.