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Attend the 2012 DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree: February 24-26, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Gilfand, FITE Regent
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2012 DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree – February 24 – 26, 2012

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE) invites you to attend the 1st Annual DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree, February 24-26, 2012 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It is a great opportunity for DPMA/AITP members to get together, renew old acquaintances and have a lot of fun.

The Early Bird Registration Discount has been extended through February 8.  The Hotel reservation deadline has been extended through February 10.

The Jamboree is built on the ideas behind the "DPMA Leader Reunion” events, principally organized by past DPMA leaders like Howard and Dorothy Smith, Sam Luke and John Foertschbeck that were held in 2008 (Honolulu) and 2007 (San Jose, CA). The First DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree will be an opportunity to have another "reunion”; celebrate long-standing professional relationships and long-lasting friendships; and learn how you and your estates can benefit IT students and future IT leaders through donations and beneficiary declarations to the DPMA Legacy Society. Detailed information about the DPMA Legacy Society will be provided during the Saturday night group dinner but you can also check it out at http://www.edfoundation.org/.


Event Schedule

Friday 2/24/2012

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Welcome Reception with cash bar
  • 7:30 pm +: Dinner "on your own” (see entertainment discount offer below)

Saturday 2/25/2012

  • 7:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast Buffet with fellow attendees
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: "Attendee free time” to do what you would like on your own or with fellow attendees
    • 9:00am - 2:00pm: Optional bus trip (extra $40 per person fee) to Hoover Dam.
    • Saturday afternoon: Lunch "on your own”
    • Alternative suggested self-guided/planned sites include Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston Natural Area, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort or just a few Casino's to visit/experience in the area
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: FITE Hosted Happy Hour
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Dinner and Program
  • 8:00pm +: Fabulous Las Vegas awaits YOU

Sunday 2/26/2012

  • 8:00am+: Golden Nugget Champagne Brunch (served 8:00am – 3:30pm)

Registered Jamboree attendees are also eligible for a special discount to the Golden Nugget's amazingly funny headliner, Gordie Brown!! Go to http://goldennugget.com/specials/eblasts/ggs.html to take advantage of this great deal! For questions about this offer, please contact the Golden Nugget ticket office toll free at 866-946-5336. The cost of this show is NOT part of the Jamboree fee.

The FITE regents will be available in the hotel lobby and at all scheduled activities as your hosts from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning for onsite Jamboree registration check-in and assistance.


Costs

Registration:

  • Just $195 per person if pre-registered and paid by 2/8/2012
  • $225 per person after 2/8/2012 and on-site

Hotel : The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel located on Freemont Street in historic downtown Las Vegas (rates and reservation details are listed below)

Transportation: (see below)

Optional Saturday Outing: $40 per person payable with the registration fee.
Depending on how many people sign up for the Saturday outing, the cost to FITE could be slightly cheaper. If so, we will convert the outing to a private tour bus and/or give a credit/refund on site.


Jamboree Registration


Hotel Information

  • Reservations must be made by February 10, 2012.
  • Reserve rooms by calling the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Reservations Department at 800-634-3454
  • Identify yourself as being with the "DPMA Legacy Society Jamboree”
  • Website: http://www.goldennugget.com/LasVegas/
  • Want to come to Las Vegas earlier and/or stay longer? The hotel has extended the rates for up to 3 days before and after subject to availability and they will ALL be at the Weekday cheaper rates too!
  • Complimentary safe and convenient parking for Hotel guests
  • Click here and click here for detail information about the Golden Nugget.
  • Dining Options at the hotel in addition to MANY others in and around the Freemont Street Experience (http://vegasexperience.com/)
    • Vic & Anthony's steak house
    • Chart House seafood
    • Lillie's Asian Cuisine
    • Red Sushi
    • Carson Street Café
    • In addition to the buffet, a grille and a Starbucks
  • Hotel rates:

Hotel Tower

Thursday
2/23/2012

Friday
2/24/2012

Saturday
2/25/2012

Sunday
2/26/2012

Carson Tower

$49.00

$89.00

$89.00

$49.00

Gold Tower (based on availability)

$59.00

$99.00

$99.00

$59.00

Rush Tower King (based on availability)

$79.00

$119.00

$119.00

$79.00


The Golden Nugget requires a first night's deposit of room and tax, per room, to guarantee individual reservations. The Hotel accepts all major credit cards for the deposit and the credit card will be charged for the stipulated room and tax at time of reservation. Guests may cancel individual reservations up to 48-hours prior to arrival without penalty. Cancellations received inside of 48-hours of arrival will forfeit first night room and tax deposit. All guests will be required to provide either a credit card imprint or cash deposit upon check-in.


Transportation

  • Airport: McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Shuttle:
    • Bell Transportation $8.00 one way ($15 round trip)
    • http://www.bell-trans.com/
    • 800-274-Ride (7433)
    • Located at Terminal 1 – Outside Baggage Claim Door #9


We know you want to make arrangements as soon as possible. Please complete the form below to register. Make your travel and hotel reservations. Please contact Nita Adams at Nita.Adams@Comcast.net or 217-529-3341 with your questions.

We will publish and share the growing list of attendees so as to get everyone excited about the next DPMA Reunion event!

The Foundation for Information Technology Education looks forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for a weekend of fun and reflecting on the many DPMA memories and experiences of yesteryear!


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