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The Mariott is connected to the convention center and can be accessed
without going outside so the point is moot.

Susan Cleveland
West Jersey Health System
101 Carnie Blvd.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
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>Sent:  Tuesday, January 27, 1998 11:35 AM
>To:    Cleveland, Sue; [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Re: site of MLA conference is NOTconvention center
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>The major hotel in the host city each year is generally designated as the
>"conference site."  However, many of the meetings, exhibits, etc. still
>take place at the convention center - which is usually within walking
>distance of the hotel (Kansas City notwithstanding).
>
>I'll be very much surprised if that is not the same this time around.
>Most hotels do not have the facilities to fully accommodate a meeting of
>2,000 plus for all functions.
>
>Tom
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>On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Karen M. Zundel wrote:
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>> Readers,
>>
>> Having just read the posting from someone looking for a Philadelphia
>> roomie for the annual conference, I thought I would pass along some
>> information that was clarified for me recently.  I was under the
>> assumption also (not sure why) that the conference was being held at the
>> convention center until a colleague questioned if that was correct.
>> Buried deep on MLANET (under conference information--accomodations) is a
>> reference to the Marriott as being the "conference site".  After several
>> phone calls and e-mails, I was informed by Frieda Weise, NPC chair, that
>> indeed the Marriott is the conference site although many folks I had
>> talked to also were under the assumption that the conference would be at
>> the convention center.  I suggested to Frieda that this information be
>> more prominently displayed on brochures, MLANET and even clarified on
>> MEDLIB since it has been a point of confusion. Those folks who need to
>> reserve accomodations as close to the site as possible due to physical
>> constraints especially need to have this information.
>>
>> Hope this helps with making plans.
>>
>> --Karen
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