The ABTA in Atlanta Again!
Plans for the ABTA 2018 convention in Atlanta, Georgia are in place! Details and Registration Form will be included in the Spring Issue of the Quarterly. The registration form is available here. The convention registration fee is $215 but is discounted to just $200 if you sign up by June 1. There will be another workshop/seminar this year, on Tuesday afternoon and evening and is included in the convention price.
Linda Green is our Program Chair and has once again worked her magic!
The Welcome Brunch on Tuesday, July 24 with first and second time convention attendees as well as all board members invited is scheduled to take place at Ray’s in the City. Cost is $35. This event is hosted by our President-elect, Henry Meguid, as a way to give the newcomers a chance to meet a few other members in a less structured setting designed to allow for more interaction.
In addition, there will be Wednesday evening entertainment event. Co-hostesses Mary Catan and Patty Tucker, our immediate past president, have planned a 4:30 tour of the Fox Theatre for just $11 followed by dinner next door at Baraonda at 5:30 for $50, and for those who wish to join them drinks at the Georgian Terrace hotel after dinner
Awards and Pro-Panel Banquet will be held at the host hotel, the Marriott Marquis. The cost of the banquet is included in the convention registration. The cost for the banquet alone is $105 for guests.
July 23 – Monday
Evening – Work party by Board Members
July 24 – Tuesday
11:00am – 1:00pm Welcome Lunch at Ray’s in the City for 1st and 2nd time attendees and Board Members, cost $35
12:45pm – 1:30pm Registration and Check-in
1:30pm – 4:45pm – Afternoon Workshop “Using Technology for Teaching Bridge”
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Evening Workshop “Teaching Jacoby 2NT” by Patty Tucker Continental
July 25 – Wednesday
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Wednesday through Friday
8:30am – 4:00pm Convention begins
8:30am Annual General Membership Meeting
4:30pm Tour of Fox Theatre followed by dinner at Baraonda and drinks at the Georgian Terrace Hotel
July 26: Thursday
9:00am – 4:30pm Convention
Evening – Awards Banquet
6:30pm -10:00pm Pro-Panel
July 27 – Friday
9:00am – 11:00am Convention