AACA - The Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel has been a great partner during the past several decades in supporting Their Annual Convention. The management and staff have treated them well and the AACA looked forward to being able to put on their traditional convention this February. However, multiple recent issues and mandates within the city of Philadelphia instituted on January 3rd have severely impacted the possibility of holding the event in that city. After several serious discussions by the AACA Board of Directors, it was decided that even at this late date, it was best to find an alternate location. If you made reservations at the Sheraton in Philadelphia, you will need to cancel them – the phone numbers for the Sheraton are 215-448-2000 or (800) 325-3535.
As such, the AACA is moving the convention to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the same dates. They will be based at the Wyndham Hotel and Courtyard Marriott, where they have held several successful events in the past. Their plan is to host the very best convention possible despite the challenges of the move and using a smaller hotel. There will still be seminars, trade show vendors, First Lady’s breakfast, AACA merchandise, Region Presidents’ Dinner, membership meeting and, of course, the Saturday-night awards gala.
The hotels have given the AACA a great rate of $118 plus tax and there is NO parking fee at either hotel. The Wyndham is where most of the activities will take place. BWI (Baltimore) airport is about 1½ hours away and MDT (Harrisburg) airport is about 1 hour. Philadelphia is 2½ hours from Gettysburg.
The phone number for the Wyndham is (717) 339-0020 Dial 0 and ask for the AACA rate. The hotel is located at 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg PA 17325. The phone number for the Courtyard is (717) 334-5600 and ask for AACA rate. The Courtyard is at 115 Presidential Circle and is located just a few steps next door to the Wyndham.
The AACA is still in the process of calling all those already registered with them and the hotel in Philadelphia. They are also calling all the national award winners. A revised registration form is now available to all NEW participants – click here to download it. For those already registered and now planning to attend in Gettysburg, The AACA will simply move your registration to the new venue. (Reminder: you will need to make your own hotel reservations though.) For activities that were offered in Philadelphia but are not able to be offered in Gettysburg, refunds will be made onsite at the convention.
The AACA sincerely hopes that this change does not cause undue hardships for members to attend. For those who wish to come for the day only, you can register now or on the day of onsite. However, they would prefer to know sooner than later for planning purposes.
REMINDER: You must be a paid 2022 AACA member in order to register for the Annual Convention. If you need to pay your dues, please call AACA National HQ at 717-534-1910 and they will renew you over the phone with a credit card.
AACA Annual Convention, February 10-12
Click here for the NEW registration form
Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-0020 Dial 0 and ask for the AACA rate
Click here to make reservations online
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