Joe Levine forwarded the following release about the upcoming
British-American Token Congress.
Following the great success of the First British-American token Congress held in Seattle, we are happy to announce that the Second British-American token Congress will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia in May 13-15 of 2010.
As with the previous British token Congresses, this is a great opportunity for fellow collectors to meet like minded friends to share talks, food, a bourse and most importantly, the great hobby we all share.
This time the host city is Charlottesville, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Charlottesville has a lot to offer drawing millions of visitors to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Ashlawn-Highlands, home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, home of James Madison. There are dozens of vineyards within easy reach. Forty-five minutes to the west in Staunton is the American Shakespeare Theatre that performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions. A little further out is Mount Vernon, Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. And, for Civil War buffs – there is no end of battlefields and places of interest – including Petersburg and Appomattox.
The venue for the Congress will be at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia. Similar to the previous Congress, we will start with an opening and a dinner reception on Thursday May 14th. Friday will be a full day of talks and token lore, meals and breaks, and a round table discussion. Saturday will be the second full day of talks, including breaks, a second round table discussion, and followed by a Saturday night bourse which is open to all attendees. Tables for dealers and collectors are included in the cost of the Congress. The last day will be Sunday, which will start with breakfast and talks, planning to end around lunch time - leaving enough time for people who might want to go for a Monticello tour.
Here are the details needed to sign up:
Dates: May 13-15, 2010
Location: The Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia
Cost: The Congress and all talks, reception dinner, meals and bourse is $395 for the event.
We have reserved rooms at the Omni at a discounted rate of $198.69 per night including tax. You will be responsible for making your own reservations. The OMNI Hotel has a dedicated website for registering - please contact us for details. If the Omni is not your first choice there are many other hotels and B&B's in the area – but the Omni is the most convenient.
The Congress is supported by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association, the Conder Token Collector's Club, and sponsored by the London auction house Dix Noonan and Webb.
For further information and costs, please contact the Congress organizers:
Alberto Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Groll at email@example.com
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