NERFA Conference Updates:
- --> Guerrilla Showcase Host Registration available August 1st.
- --> 2018 Conference Registration, Volunteer, Hotel Reservation, Community Meals and Exhibit Hall Tables now available. See FALL CONFERENCE menu above.
- --> Folk DJ Showcase Applications are Closed
- --> Formal and Semi-Formal Showcase Applications are Closed.
The time has come to put all the rumours to rest. It is true! NERFA has found a new home at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Stamford, CT. This fascinating new venue for our conference has many advantages over our former site. However, arranging all the logistics of this move has been extremely time consuming, much more complicated than we could have imagined and has created a situation which has set us back from getting the usual information out to you in a more timely manner.
Therefore, in consideration of our tardiness, ALL DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED !!
The deadline for Formal Showcase Applications has been extended to June 15, 2016.
The deadline for TriCentric Showcase Applications has been extended to July 15, 2016.
The Workshop and Panel Discussion Proposals deadline has been extended to June 15, 2016.
We expect to have the conference registration form available in the next few weeks. Even though we are adding many additional features this year, the registration fees will be the same as last year. The hotel reservation form has to be redesigned to accommodate the different options at the hotel and hopefully will be available in about a month.
While the cost for renting a hotel room will be slightly higher than the Hudson Valley Resort, this recently renovated hotel is a very short train from NYC and right off I-95 if you are driving. Thus - no more expensive car rentals to get to a secluded location There are no super cheap rooms like the Maples. All the rooms are laid out the same way and are the same price. There are also Junior Suites and Executive Suites available on both the showcase floors and the quiet floors. In addition, some of the conference rooms are interspersed with the sleeping rooms and will be available for Guerilla showcases.
To apply for a Formal or Tri-Centric showcase, select a menu item in the right-hand column. If you are viewing our Home Page full screen, the radial buttons will be on the right-hand side of our Home Page. If you are viewing in a contracted window or screen, such as on a cell phone or some tablets, those buttons will be at the bottom of our Home Page. All showcase entries must be submitted online. Please don’t forget - because we include all meals as part of your hotel bill at the conference, you are almost guaranteed a captive audience.
We are also accepting ideas for workshops and panels to be held during the conference at this time. If you have topics you would like to have addressed at NERFA, we want to hear from you! Fill out the form entitled “Program Proposal.” This will give us ideas for topics as well as panelists you would like to see and hear at NERFA.
Here’s hoping you will really love our new home.
Dianne Tankle, Director
22nd Annual NERFA Conference
November 10, 11, 12, 13, 2016 at the Stamford Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stamford CT