Due to unforeseen circumstances with the host hotel’s renovation project (originally slated for completion in 2022), ALDAcon Planners and the ALDA Board exhausted all viable options and made the tough decision to shift our dates. Originally planned for Nov. 1-5, 2023, ALDAcon will now take place Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2023.
While we have been planning the event for more than a year, this unexpected turn of events only surfaced within the past few weeks. Our team took swift action to explore all options in order to find a resolution that would cause the least amount of disruption to the ALDA family. Our goal is to ensure the ALDAcon experience is as great as it has been for the past 30 plus years.
Ideas such as keeping our dates and changing hotels were ruled out due to the fact that Austin is in high demand and other hotels with meeting space are sold out. We secured our 2023 ALDAcon contract at the end of 2021, and its quite likely many other groups did too.
While we sincerely regret the inconveniences this may cause, we hope you can still join us! Rest assured, if you’ve already registered, and can no longer attend you will be given a refund promptly. We are also working with the hotel on any concessions they may offer in order to lessen the burden of this change. We hope to have news on this in the coming weeks. Please check for updates on our FAQ web page.
For those who have already registered for ALDAcon and/or booked the hotel, please take NOTE of the following:
- FULL conference registrations will automatically transfer to the new dates. You will receive an email confirmation from the ALDAcon Registration Chair, Diane McDonagh.
- To cancel or amend your ALDAcon registration in any way, please contact the ALDAcon Business Manager, Joe Linder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The hotel advised they will be canceling reservations for those with existing reservations. Those already registered with rooms will also receive a notice directly from the Sheraton. These notices have been a coordinated effort thanks to our convention Planners. We thank them for processing all the extra work this has made! Once the hotel contacts those with existing reservations (which means they have canceled those reservations), you will need to make a NEW reservation for the dates that you want (See link in next paragraph). Reminder, ALDAcon is Oct 30-Nov 3, but the ALDA room rate of $189.00 is good from Oct 26-Nov 6, 2023.
- Click here to book a new reservation under the ALDA Group Rate.
We thank you for your understanding. Please watch for more information on our Facebook page, our ALDAcon FAQ web page, and in your e-mail Inbox (from MailChimp).
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