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Betreff: 2013 SORP-FFP Conference Update
The IUFRO Conference on Forests for People and
the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
Early Bird Registration Extended to May 1
The federal sequestration has put many potential federal conference attendees on hold
while they sort out the budget implications. So we extended the early bird registration
to May 1. The early bird rate for SORP and IUFRO members will increase from $385 to $485
on May 2. The non-member rate will increase from $485 to $585. Register now and save
Attention Conference Speakers
Quite a few of you have registered already, but many of you have not. All speakers are
expected to register for conference and pay their way. We do not have any funding to help
with travel expenses. Please let us know right away if you cannot attend conference. The
conference program goes to print in a few weeks and we want it to be as accurate as
The conference program has been updated -
Click here to download a copy.
We have quite a few lodging reservations for attendees that have not registered for
conference yet. The room block at the Park Place Hotel is just about full and many
attendees are contacting us because they cannot get a room.
If you made a hotel reservation and have since found out that you cannot attend. Please
call now - (231) 946-5000 - and cancel your reservation so someone else can use that room
and get a great rate. The conference group rate expires this Friday, so time is of the
If you are one of those folks looking to get into the Park Place, we suggest you call them
each day through this Friday and ask if there are any rooms available in the SORP block.
If you are unable to get into the Park Place, here are a few hotels that are close to the
Park Place and Hagerty Center, where the conference sessions will be conducted. Be aware
that there are no conference room rates at these hotels.
Holiday Inn West Bay Traverse City - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 10 minute
walking distance from the Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel.
Guests staying at the Holiday Inn can get complimentary transportation to and from the
Traverse City airport. www.tcwestbay.com
Bayshore Resort - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 15 minute walking distance from the
Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel. Guests staying at the Bayshore
Resort can get complimentary transportation to and from the Traverse City airport.
Northwest Michigan College Campus Housing - 1.6 miles from the Park Place Hotel and 1 mile
from the Hagerty Center. $35/night for a double room in dorm style lodging. Complimentary
bikes available. https://www.nmc.edu/student-services/housing/summer-housing/index.html
Lisa Eiden at leiden(a)nmc.edu.
Grand Traverse Resort - 8 miles from the Park Place Hotel and Hagerty Center (Requires a
car or bicycle via the Traverse Area Recreational Trails). No conference room rate at this
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX