Hi Well Spouse® Friends –
We are very excited to announce that the 2017 Well Spouse® National Conference will be held from 10/27/17 to 10/29/17 in Philadelphia , PA. The event will be located at the Embassy Suites, Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia (just off I-95).
Please make your own room reservations directly with the hotel, as soon as possible, and no later than September 27, 2017, for the WSA rate. Please call 1-800 EMBASSY or 215-365-4500 for front desk. This is a very popular destination which books up early. Ask for the WSA block. Rooms include free breakfast, cocktails, lobby canteen and free parking. Please book early to assure the discounted rate. Room rates are $119 King or $129 Double, All Suites (plus tax). After Sept 27th rooms will be released to the general public and will be on an availability basis only at $159 and up. Cancellation only requires 24 hour notice.
If you are planning on arriving on Thursday, October 26 or leaving Monday, October 30, please call our Sales Coordinator, Robin, directly at 215-796-6010. The front desk or 800 # computer cannot book Thursday or Sunday at our rates. You must make your reservation with Robin for our rates. You will not pay more if you book now. They are space available only. Cancellation only requires 24 hr. notice.
New Museum of the American Revolution in Old City (https://www.amrevmuseum.org) and Barnes Museum (www.barnesfoundation.org/visit/philadelphia) in the art museum area and other attractions REQUIRE ADVANCED tickets. Please search your destinations early and get tickets early so you don’t miss out.
If you are flying to PHL you will see the hotel shuttle in Zone 4 after you pass thru the baggage claim area. The shuttle should be there in 15 to 20 minutes. If you are arriving by train in Philadelphia (Amtrak, or NJ Transit or other local train), you will need to transfer to the airport line on South Eastern Pa Transit Authority (SEPTA). This can be done in Center City or 30th St. Station. You will take the airport train to the next to the last stop. Your stop is EASTWICK station. The airport and the train are approx. 1 mile from the hotel. You can call the hotel front desk and let them know you arrived. You may need small bills for fares collected by the conductor.
If you are driving, just find I-95 and follow to Philadelphia. From the south take exit 10 for Bartram Ave. and go left 1 mile to the hotel at 90th ST and make a right into the hotel. From the north take exit 12 B for Cargo City and turn right on Bartram Ave. to the hotel on 90th St and make a right into the hotel. The street address is 9000 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., 19153.
The conference registration is on the website and published in Mainstay. Please print it out and mail it to the office for your conference registration with WSA. Also on the website are some of the highlights of the workshops we have planned. You will have time for sightseeing on Saturday. You can use the train or we will also be planning some carpools into Center City for sightseeing. The Art Museum area or the Historical area or the new Museum of the American Revolution are very popular destinations you can check out. Timed tickets may be required, so advanced planning is advised.
If you would like to share a room, either note that on the registration form or call the office at 800-838-0879. While we cannot guarantee a roommate, the office will keep track of any requests and try to match up potential roommates.
We hope to see you there!