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Registration

Registration Fees and Descriptions

Online registration is available at: https://asalh100.org/events/2015-national-underground-railroad-conference/

Please Note: Conference registration is being handled by our partner, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). To register for the conference, you will need to register with ASALH. There is no fee associated with this step of the process.

To register by mail or fax, print and complete the registration form.


Registration Item

Fee

Early Bird

Location: Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description: Includes admittance to all conference keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions and meal functions (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, and banquet) on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. Also, includes admittance to Monday evening reception.

$225

Late Registration (starting June 1)

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description: Includes admittance to all conference keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions and meal functions (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, and banquet) on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15.Also, includes admittance to Monday evening reception.

$275

Teacher/Student Registration

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description: Includes admittance to all conference keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions and meal functions (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, and banquet) on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15.Also, includes admittance to Monday evening reception.

$200

One-Day Registration

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description: Includes admittance to all conference keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions and meal functions (breakfast, lunch and breaks) for the registered day (June 14 or June 15). Does not include reception or banquet.

$150

Monday Opening Reception (included with full conference registration)

Date and Time: Monday, June 13 (6:30 pm –8:30 pm)

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa, Ocean Front Deck

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description: Kick off the 2016 National Underground Railroad Conference at the Conference's Opening Reception. Mingle with other attendees during a night of socializing, food, and drink.

$40

Banquet (included with full registrations)

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 14 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa, Ocean Front Deck

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

$60

Tour 1-The Roots of Reconstruction and the Development of Community

Date and Time:Monday, June 13 (8:30 am-5:00pm)

Location:Meet in Hotel Lobby

Description:

Tour the Low Country of South Carolina with stops at Mitchelville and Fort Howell on Hilton Head Island (Network to Freedom sites) and Penn Center on St Helena Island (National Historic Landmark), with a driving tour of Robert Smalls sites in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Set foot on the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in this country. Mitchelville was established in 1862 as a population center of the Port Royal Experiment. Fort Howell was created to protect Mitchelville from possible confederate raids in 1864. Travel to Penn Center, established in 1862 as the first school in the South for people newly freed from slavery and enjoy a traditional low country boil for lunch.Learn how the partnership between formerly enslaved African Americans and northern missionaries established a safe haven for the transition from slavery to freedom.Discover the educational evolution of the Penn Center and its 20th century roll as an incubator for the Civil Rights movement.

$70 (lunch included)

Tour 2- Land of Escapes, Freedom and Community:Savannah, Georgia

Date and Time: Thursday, June 16 (8:00 am-5:00 pm)

Location: Meet in Hotel Lobby

Description:

Journey to Savannah to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument (NPS and NTF site), historic First African Baptist Church, and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Discover Fort Pulaski, which became a destination site for freedom seekers in 1862 when Union General Hunter issued an unauthorized General Order #7 which allowed emancipation of slaves in coastal Georgia.Learn about the exploits of March Haynes who became involved in reconnaissance for the Union Army, conducting numerous missions into the heart of Savannah to uncover Confederate troop movements and area camp while also helping enslaved people escape to Fort Pulaski. Visit First African Baptist Church, organized and active since 1773, where Haynes was a member and later became a deacon. As the largest gathering place for blacks during segregation, the building was the site of many events and the courageous work needed during the Civil Rights Movement. Have lunch on your own at the adjacent City Market district (http://www.savannahcitymarket.com/ )before following the freedom story to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

$40 (lunch on your own)

Exhibit/Vendor

Date and Time: Monday 6:30 pm to Wednesday, 5:15 pm

Set up: Monday, 2:00 pm Tear down: Wednesday evening

Location:Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Description:

Each exhibitor/vendor will have a 6-foot skirted table and a chair. Price includes 1 ticket for the following events: Monday reception, Tuesday Breakfast, Tuesday Lunch, Wednesday Breakfast, and Wednesday Lunch. Does not include banquet.Does not allow admittance to sessions.

$150 for exhibitors not registered for the conference.