APA’s 2009 Annual Spring Conference: “Tourism in Planning”

Registration is now underway for the 2009 Annual APA Spring Conference
March 25 – 27 in Orange Beach, AL. Brochures will be mailed soon. You
can register online at www.una.edu/continuing-studies
(select Alabama Planning Institute) or call 256-765-4862 to register by
phone. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Please share this
email with others who may be interested.

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association’s
2009 Annual Spring Conference
“Tourism in Planning”
Course Number: 09-PZAPA
March 25 – 27, 2009
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, AL
Cost:
Early Bird Fee if registering on or before February 23, 2009 -$249
Fee if registering after February 23, 2009 – $279
Student & Retired Planners Fee – $79
Fee for Awards Dinner & Reception Only – $59

TOPICS INCLUDE:
Growth of Tourism on Alabama’s Gulf Coast
Benefits of Historical Tourism
Explore, Experience, Protect, Eco-Tourism
Discovering Alabama Community Planning
Greenspace as a Cornerstone of Tourism
The Hidden Secrets in Alabama’s Planning Legislation

MOBILE WORKSHOPS:
Tourism & Economic Growth at the Wharf
Getting Back to Nature: Trails & Bird Watching at Gulf State Park


EXHIBITOR SPACE IS AVAILABLE!
Please call or email Meghan Fike at 256-765-4289 or mmfike@una.edu to obtain an Exhibitor Registration Form. The following sponsor packages are available.

Gold Sponsor – $1,000 or more
This highest level of Chapter support and recognition provides the sponsor with the following:
Full Page Ad in the Alabama Planner (1-year)
Spring Conference Exhibit Space
Two full Conference Registrations
A Link or Advertisement on the Alabama APA Web site
Company name and contribution listed on the Alabama APA Web Site & in Spring Conference Booklet
Logo on Conference T-Shirt
Prominent display at Awards Dinner & Reception

Silver Sponsor – $500 – $999
This advanced level of Chapter support and recognition provides the sponsor with:
Half Page Ad in the Alabama Planner (1-year)
Spring Conference Exhibit Space
One full Conference Registration
A Link or Advertisement on the Alabama APA Web Site
Company name and contribution listed on the Alabama APA Web Site & in Spring Conference Booklet
Logo on Conference T-Shirt

Bronze Sponsor – $250-$499
This noteworthy level of Chapter support and recognition provides the sponsor with:
Quarter Page Ad in the Alabama Planner (1-year )
A Link or Advertisement on the Alabama APA Web Site
Company name and contribution listed on the Alabama APA Webs Site & in Spring Conference Booklet

Standard Sponsor – Less than $250
This essential level of Chapter support and recognition provides the sponsor with:
Company name and contribution listed on the Alabama APA Webs Site & in Spring Conference Booklet

HOTEL INFORMATION
The Perdido Beach Resort is located at 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama 36561.

PERDIDO BEACH RESORT RESERVATION PROCEDURES:
The Perdido Beach Reosrt is offering a standard room rate of $157 plus tax per night. Reservations will be made on an individual basis or through Internet reservation. The Perdido Beach Resort has a toll free Group Reservations Telephone Number (800) 634-8001. Please use this number when making reservations and be certain to identify yourself as a participant of UNA APA 2009, Booking ID #6043 in order to receive the group rate.

HOTEL ROOM CUT-OFF DATE:
The Perdido Beach Resort will accept reservations until Monday, February 23, 2009, at which time any unreserved rooms will be released into general availability. The group rate will no longer be available after the cutoff date and the prevailing hotel rates will apply to any reservation(s) made after Monday, February 23, 2009. Group reservation requests made after the cutoff date will be honored on a space available basis.

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