Special WODCON room rates at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel are $109 per night for single and double occupancy; government rate: $95. These rates apply for three days prior and three days after the event (May 24 through June 4.) The $10 per room per night resort fee has been waived. (If asked you are not required to pay the resort fee.) There is a tax of 11.5% that will be applied to your room charge. That is the one thing we can’t fix.
Although our room block/room rate has a cutoff date of April 27 2007 we have a clause in our contract that says: “However reservation will be accepted and credited to the room block at the group rate until all available rooms in the hotel are sold.” Therefore if someone tells you that our room block is sold out and offers you a room at a higher rate that means they have not sold all the rooms and you are entitled to a room at our group rate. Please contact the WEDA office if the hotel attempts to charge you a higher rate.
A draft of the technical program will be available prior to the conference.
The following activities are available for all attendees and guests.
Kennedy Space Center: Sunday May 27 tour of the Kennedy Space Center and lunch with an astronaut. Limited to the first 200 to sign up. Cost of the tour is $91.00 and includes lunch and transportation. For more information contact the WEDA business office for a registration form.
Mystery Dinner Theater: Tuesday May 29 at the Lake Buena Vista Hotel. This is a hosted dinner including audience participation in solving the mystery.
The show is free to all WODCON XVIII delegates and limited to 300 guests per show. Should the guest list exceed 300 a second show will be held on Wednesday night. Tickets for the Tuesday show will be available to all paid delegates on a first come first served basis. A registration form is available on the WEDA web site.
Port of Tampa Tour: Wednesday May 30 from noon to 6:00 pm. This excursion includes a tour of the port from both the land and water sides. Tour is free to all delegates. A sign-up form is on the WEDA web site. Contact information: Lawrence M. Patella executive director Western Dredging Association. P.O. Box 5797; Vancouver WA 98668-5797 USA; phone: 360-750-0209; fax: 360-750-1445; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.westerndredging.org click on WODCON XVIII.