Details About the Conference
Health Action 2009 begins with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, January 28, from 7-10pm. The conference officially opens on Thursday, January 29, at 9am and ends on Saturday, January 31, at 2:30pm. There is a Special Early Bird Registration of $375 available until Friday, December 19. After that, registration is $425. This fee includes three continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, afternoon snacks, music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, a dessert and dance party, a thumb drive chock full of resources—and a great meeting of like-minded people, working for justice and health care for all of us.
Location: The conference is being held at the historic Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The Mayflower, located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW in the heart of the business district, is the largest luxury hotel in Washington, DC. It is in close proximity to the White House, Smithsonian Museums, the Capitol Building, national monuments, neighborhood restaurants, shopping, and with easy access to three metro subway lines. This hotel has a non-smoking policy.
There is a special conference rate of $179 per room (single or double) per night plus taxes until January 2. (After that date, you may have to pay a higher rate if a room is available.) If more than two people share a room, add $30 per person per night, with a maximum of 5 occupants. You must guarantee your reservation with a credit card. (Reservations may be canceled without penalty prior to 4:00pm EST on the day of arrival.) Make your reservations with the hotel directly. Call 202-347-3000 or 1-800-HOTELS1. If you need an accessible room, tell the hotel when you make your reservation. Be sure to tell them you're with the Health Action 2009 conference to get the special room rate.
Looking for a roommate to share the cost of a hotel room? Check off the appropriate box on the registration form and let us know if we can give your name and number to other advocates who want to share a room or call Regina Wise for more info.
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $39 per day and can be charged to your room. If you want more reasonably-priced parking or, for those who drive vans carrying wheelchairs, a PMI Parking Garage is located just around the corner from the hotel on DeSales Street. It costs $15 per day and it has spaces for vans outfitted for wheelchairs. For driving directions to the hotel, click here.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Conference registration fees will be refunded (less a $75 processing fee) for written cancellation requests emailed or faxed no later than January 23, 2009. Refunds will not be issued after that date or for conference no-shows. If you are unable to attend and wish to send a substitute, you may do so at no charge, as long as you let us know. (Note: if you reserved a room, you must call the hotel directly to cancel, 202-347-3000.)
"When it comes to health care in America, doing nothing is what's impossible." --Sen. Barack Obama, January 25, 2007, Health Action 2007 Conference