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Registration deadline for ATA conference is fast approaching September 23, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Business practices.

I just wanted to remind you that if you are planning on attending the ATA conference it is time to get your registration in before the Early Bird deadline this Friday. The registration fee is $325 until Friday, when it rockets to $390. Still a bargain compared to most other professional development and conference fees for other professions, but all the same why spend more when you can save some cash by being on the ball… I just registered this morning, after spending the last few weeks hemming and hawing about when I wanted to arrive and whether I wanted to attend a preconference seminar. I decided to bite the bullet and just arrive early for the preconference seminar on SAP. One of my specializations is computers and IT, and since SAP is a language unto itself I decided to take the plunge.

My hotel room has been booked to accommodate the preconference seminar for several months now. If you haven’t booked a room yet, the conference hotel has long been booked out, but there might be a cancellation. It doesn’t hurt to call and ask. Also, be sure to check out the other hotels that ATA has negotiated lower group rates. The Paramount Hotel is across the street and has rooms starting at $239. The Westin is three blocks from the conference hotel and has rooms starting at $259. And the Muse Hotel is a block from the conference hotel and has rooms for $239. Plus New York does have lots of bargain hotels and hostels as well. If you are looking to save money, I highly recommend rooming with a fellow conference attendee. You can find a suitable roommate using ATA’s Roommate Referral blog. I hope to see some of you there!



1. sarah - September 23, 2009

Excellent! I wish I was going to be there– I’d love to meet you! I was so excited that ATA was finally coming to my part of the country, but it’s so close to my due date that I won’t be able to make it up to NYC. I’ll tell the CETRA crew to send my regards to you!

2. Susanne Aldridge III - September 23, 2009

If you are looking at hotel rooms, I checked with Hotwire and you can still get good rooms (3.5*) in Midtown for around $250. Hotwire sounds scary to some, but if you crosscheck with http://www.betterbidding.com, you can see what you’ll get. I’d say most Midtown 3.5* hotels are pretty good. Last time in Chicago we got the Hard Rock Hotel and before that we got The Drake.

3. Alejandro Moreno-Ramos - September 24, 2009

Already registered! Though only a one-day registration. My wife have never been to the US and we want to do some tourism together.

Thanks for the tips (also to Susanne), we are staying 8 nights at New York and a great part of our budget will be inevitably committed to the hotel 😦

4. Craig - September 24, 2009

What good does it do? That sounds expensive…

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