With the exception of the Friday Social Hour’s appetizers and the Saturday Night Banquet, please plan for all other meals or snacks. For those of you staying at the Best Western Plus Lake Front, because this hotel advertises room and breakfast, and their restaurant is not open until 5:30-6:00 a.m. (depending on weekday vs. weekend), they will be offering us “Grab & Go” bags (muffin, water and a piece of fruit) to take with us each morning at 5:00 a.m., to be picked up at the Front Desk by showing your room key. They will also have coffee available at 5:00 a.m. at this same location.
No host bars will be available both Friday and Saturday night for the evening socials. Friday’s Appetizers and the coffee/tea service are included in your registration.
The Saturday Banquet Dinner is $45.00 per person, which includes gratuities.
We hope that you can join your fellow birders for a delightful meal and presentation! You will be able to buy additional meals during your online conference registration process for those accompanying you to the banquet, but who are not registering for the Conference itself. Unfortunately, it will NOT be possible to purchase banquet meal tickets during the Conference itself as the hotel will have already been given our final numbers and is unable to vary from this count. Meal tickets with your meal choice that have been purchased at time of registration will be included in your packet.
Boxed lunches from the hotel will not be available this year. Please plan on bringing items from home (there are fridges in each hotel room) or purchasing food at local restaurants or grocery stores.