With just a week and a half to go before the start of the National
Collegiate Conference, registration is running very well.
As of Sunday March 24, there are 606
registrants, of which 427 are students and 55
The event counts are:
IBM Enterprise Systems
Systems Analysis and
Due to the sudden and unplanned closing of over 400 guest rooms at
the St. Louis Millennium Hotel, a great number of conference attendees with
confirmed reservations for the National
Collegiate Conference will be relocated to either the Hyatt at the Arch or
the Hilton at the Ballpark hotels. The official statement from the hotel is as
Millennium Hotel St. Louis will be undergoing an immediate comprehensive room renovation
of the hotel. This will cause a substantial reduction in the hotel's guest room
inventory during the AITP conference over the dates of April 3-6, 2013. Many of
the attendees with room reservations during this conference will need to be
relocated. The hotel has secured alternate accommodations at the Hyatt Regency
at the Arch or the Hilton at the Ballpark to accommodate the relocated rooms.
You will be contacted by the hotel directly should your existing reservations
be affected by this situation. We appreciate your understanding and apologize
for any inconveniences.”
The room rates will be the same as quoted for the Millennium Hotel
contracted rate of $135.00/night plus taxes. Any additional charges assessed by
the alternative hotel will be billed directly back to the Millennium Hotel.
The conference hotel was originally due for this major guest room
renovation last fall but sadly, that never happened and the hotel owners opted
to start the project immediately and notified us 4 weeks out from the
conference. Additional information about this decision can be found by viewing
this article in the St. Louis Business Journal <article
The AITP NCC staff regrets any
difficulties this may cause some conference attendees and additional steps are
being taken to provide walking escorts to and from the hotels in the evenings.
Yikes! On a good note, we stay at the Hyatt Regency (formerly Adam's Mark) every year and it's better than the Millenium in every way except it does not have a pool (it was located on the roof and they turned it into a dance floor 6 years ago). I think it was to attract more business people and deter families, it probably worked. Hilton is a little farther and I hope nobody ends up there because it's less than convenient to the conference. I have to admit, conferences were one of my favorite fun things about college and were overlooked by most students. Attend as many of these as you can, Have some crazy fun!>)