Unless I've missed a message somewhere along the line, (ARSC list is constantly dropping me and at least once a week I have to re-subscribe and I don't get messages that came in while I was dropped), this is the first I've heard of the ARSC room rate, (in fact I don't even know what the room rate is as it's not indicated in this letter). Usually we are informed about the conference rates far ahead of time. I've called the number but, (not surprisingly since it's 4:45 AM), there's nobody there.
On Friday, April 10, 2015 4:40 PM, "Nelson-Strauss, Brenda" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
RE: 49th Annual ARSC Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 27-30, 2015)
The ARSC room block at the Westin Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh is nearly sold out and they will not be able to provide us with any additional rooms at the conference rate. By the time you receive this message, the peak nights of Wed.-Fri. may well be completely sold out, though we have plenty of rooms available on Tuesday and Saturday. The hotel has started a wait list - you will need to call reservations to be placed on the list: (412) 560-6365.
I currently have one female attendee with a double room at the Westin (5/27-5/31) seeking a roommate. If anyone else is seeking a roommate please let me know as soon as possible. Please provide me with the dates of your stay, let me know if you've already booked a room, and if you have any other preferences.
I am currently obtaining quotes from 3 nearby hotels, but probably won't be able to finalize an agreement for overflow rooms until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Meanwhile, I'd like to start a list of those still seeking rooms. This will help me to estimate how many overflow rooms are needed so I can negotiate a favorable contract. Send me a short email at the address below a.s.a.p.
ARSC Conference Manager
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