Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2010 Society of Professional Obituary Writers Convention

Read the latest about the Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW) Convention that will take place at The Philadelphia Inquirer April 22-24, 2010, on the SPOW Convention page at http://www.obitwriters.org/convention.html.

We expect to announce the complete program schedule, including speakers and topics as well as registration information, before the end of January.

Please note that we have not contracted for a block of hotel rooms, but we are designating Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport as our convention hotel. Room rates at downtown hotels near the Inquirer building are exceptionally high the week of our convention. Four Points and most other airport-area hotels offer much lower rates and special promotions.

Four Points also has a lobby, lounge and restaurant where conventioneers can hang out and meet for purposes of carpooling and cab-sharing to travel downtown.

We'll set up an online site for registration after the program is announced. We'll confer with those who register early to determine the site of our kickoff dinner and more.

We'll post updates as they become available. Contact me at convention@obitwriters.org or my personal email address for more information and to offer suggestions.

5 comments:

daniel said...
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Sanjay Maharaj said...

Is this conference open for registeration to th egeneral public or do you have to be a member to attend?

Alana Baranick said...

You do not have to be a member of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW) in order to attend the 2010 SPOW Convention or to be eligible to enter the 2010 SPOW Awards competition.

The convention is open to anyone who is interested enough to pay a registration fee. Details on that will be posted very soon.

dhirendra said...
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