DETC 87th Annual Conference
April 14-16, 2013
The Mark Hopkins Hotel * San Francisco
The Distance Education and Training Council will be holding its 87th Annual Conference April 14-16, 2013 in San Francisco, at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. During the Conference, there are several events Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni should attend, including an Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni Focus Group Breakfast and the Graduates/Alumni Panel Presentation & Awards Luncheon. Keep reading for more information on those events, and to learn how to register for the meeting. And once again, Congratulations on being chosen as your institution's Outstanding Graduate/Famous Alumni for 2013!
Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni Breakfast
New at this year's Annual Conference, there will be an Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni Focus Group Breakfast. Taking place in the California/Powell Rooms from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16th, the breakfast will be a chance for you to visit with your fellow honorees and talk with DETC staff about your distance learning experience. Please contact DETC Associate Director Sally Welch via email if you are unable to attend the Focus Group Breakfast.
Panel Presentation & Awards Luncheon
As part of the Conference, there will be a panel session featuring Oustanding Graduates and Famous Alumni. The session, DETC Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni Tell Their Story, is scheduled for 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16th. You should plan to be at the Confernece Registration table the Florentine/Garden Rooms by 10:45 a.m. on April 16th.
After a representative from the institution introduces you, you should be prepared to give a 4-5 minute presentation about your educational experience with your institution. Please feel free to include a brief summary of the write-up in the DETC Outstanding Graduate booklet. If you’d like to accept your award at the Luncheon, but not participate in the panel, please contact DETC’s Information and Accounts Specialist, Patrice Wall, via e-mail or via phone at (202) 234-5100 ext. 100.
Immediately after the panel session will be the DETC Annual Awards Luncheon, taking place in the Mark Hopkins Hotel's Top of the Mark restaurant. During the luncheon, a representative from your institution will present you with a plaque commemorating your selection as this year's Outstanding Graduate/Famous Alumni. At the conclusion of the Annual Awards Luncheon, please meet at the front of the stage to take some photos with your plaques.
Annual Conference Registration
As an outstanding graduate/famous alumni, you are entitled to one complimentary Conference registration (including all meetings and social functions). The rate for additional Conference attendees (spouse, family members, etc.) is $300/person. If you would like to attend only the Panel Session and Awards Luncheon, there is no cost for your meal (additional registrations to the Panel/Luncheon are $50/person). You can register for your complimentary Conference registration (and purchase additional attendee/luncheon attendees) using the online registration system.
Select ‘Outstanding Graduate’ as your attendee type, and complete the registration information on the following pages. You must complete your conference registration by Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to receive the complimentary Conference registration.
Reserve a Hotel Room
You are responsible for your own hotel accommodations for the Conference. Rooms at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel are available to DETC Annual Conference attendees at the special rate of $239/night plus tax.
You can reserve a room online, by using the link in the left hand navigation bar, or by clicking here. Please note, rooms must be reserved by MARCH 13, 2013 to receive the special Conference rate.
Before completing the online registration or reserving a hotel room, you should check with your institution to see if they will cover any or all of these costs.
Please contact Patrice Wall, DETC’s Information and Accounts Specialist, via e-mail or via phone (202-234-5100 ext. 100) with any questions about the Annual Awards Luncheon or Panel Presenatation.
Congratulations again on being selected as one of the DETC’s 2013 Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni!
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