IHLRN 2017 CONFERENCE DETAILS
For our 48th annual conference we shall return to the Pacific Northwest. Our site is the
really fabulous Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon. Several of our board members know this resort and recommend it highly!
Home to three championship golf courses, this year-round resort is in Central Oregon’s
sun-splashed high-desert country, 15 miles from Bend and 18 miles from Mount Bachelor’s ski runs and hiking trails.
Bicycling, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, miles of paved walking paths, and golf
are among Sunriver’s myriad outdoor activities—all on a 3,800-acre expanse of pine forests, meandering streams, meadows, and mountain vistas. Spacious guestrooms all include gas fireplaces, balconies or patios, complimentary wireless Internet access, and mountain, golf course, or resort views. Please check out their website: http://www.sunriver-resort.com
There is a charming Town Square on the property with cafes, shops, grocery store,
restaurants and medical care, all walkable from the Lodge where our rooms are.
Conference details as follow:
Place: Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707 , phone: 541-593-1000. If you fly into Portland International airport, it is a scenic easy 4 hour drive to Sunriver.
Dates: October 8-15, 2017. The conference will begin with dinner on Sunday evening, October 8, and end after breakfast on Sunday October 15.
Rates: $1715 single; $1225 per person in a double; there are no triples unless people are willing to share queen beds. There are no sofa beds! These rates include: conference registration, room, seven breakfasts, six lunches (no lunch on Sunday), seven dinners, the resort fee, all taxes, as well as the annual $25 IHLRN association fee.
Reservation Deadline: Please send your paperwork in by May 30, 2017. Reservations will be accepted after this date on a space available basis.
Tips: Some tips for the banquet staff are included in the hotel contract. Our tradition is to provide additional tips for housekeepers, front desk staff, engineers, maintenance staff, gardeners, chefs, cooks, dishwashers and other hotel staff that work with us during the 7-day conference. If you are able, be generous and include tips for these workers on your
Payment: Our contract requires the full week reservation (no partials). All payments must be made in US dollars. Foreign registrations must be drawn in US dollars on a US bank or international money order.
Cancellation Policy: Prior to August 15: Complete refund less $50 per person (administrative and annual association fees). After August 15: Same as earlier refund minus any extra expense to IHLRN from the site due to your cancellation. Late cancellations may not be refunded until post conference.
Mailing List: If you are NOT attending the conference this year but wish to remain on the mailing list and continue to receive notice of future IHLRN conferences you must return the mail list form and a $25 check for the annual fee; this covers the cost of sending your copy of the IHLRN mailing list, What’s in the Pot? for the 2017 conference, and other association expenses. If you attend the conference these fees are included in your registration fee.
NOTE: If you live outside North America and want the print version of our newsletter,
WITP?, please add $5 to your $25 to cover the additional postage and increased printing
expense. Otherwise you will receive an email copy of WITP? Early Arrival/Stay After: You are welcome to come in early with the IHLRN Board of Directors on Friday and have a quiet weekend before the conference begins. If you choose to arrive early, you must make arrangements through M.A. The cost is $138 per room per night.
Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credit Hours will be offered for select workshops/programs.
Transportation: Fly into the Bend/Redmond Regional airport, about 39 miles away, and you maycall ahead (855-420-8206) to arrange for a shuttle, taxi or to rent a car there.
Scholarships: The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is May 30, 2017. PLEASE request one if you need one! To request one for yourself or someone you would
recommend, fill out the scholarship application form.
Weather: The Sunriver weather in October is delightful. The average temperature is in the 60s. It should be lovely sunny autumn weather!
For more information: Call our conference coordinator, M.A. Bjarkman at 317-850-5111, California time zone!
We REALLY hope you will join us and be part of our 48th annual IHLRN Conference/family reunion. Act now because we expect to fill quickly and we don’t want you to end up on a waiting list.