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An HD convention awakens you to the possibilities:
....the joy....the happiness....the love....
the tears....and the friendship
available from all those living with HD
gathered together in one place,
sharing their hearts and soul!!


17th Annual Huntington's Disease

 National Convention
May 31, 2002 through June 2, 2002
 Hosted by the Ohio HDSA Chapter the 2002 HDSA convention will be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614/463-1234
The room rates for the convention are as follows (Amounts are in US currency):

1 adult - $112
2 adults - $115
3 adults - $125
4 adults - $135

There is limited availability on Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday nights. There are 15 ADA accessable rooms in this hotel, one per floor.

Online reservation code:
After entering the arrival/departure dates and other appropriate info, there is a field asking for a group number. The code to use is "g-glen"

Cut off date for reservations at the Hyatt convention rate is May 6. Reservations may be made by calling the Hyatt directly at 614-463-1234 or on line (see above code).

Other Hotels in the area may have cheaper room rates. Some possibilities are listed on this website, courtesy of the Indiana HD chapter:
The Hyatt is five blocks north of the State Capitol and the center of downtown at Nationwide Plaza. Just seven miles from the airport (Port Columbus), the hotel is accessible within a half-mile radius from I-70, I-71 and Routes 33 and 315. Neighbors of the Hyatt include Short North Arts District, Columbus Brewery District, Nationwide Arena and Goodale Park, providing entertainment and recreation opportunities. MapQuest Driving Directions click here
If you are looking to share a room at the hotel during the convention, please contact Sue Leck (
)  Sue is coordinating with travelers.
Please  "2002 Convention Agenda" to see the agenda.

Convention Registration
& Costs:
HDSA has changed the registration fee schedule by reducing the costs for families (two or more adults and adults with children) to attend. Based on figures from last year's Convention, about 45% of attendees were with a family. This number is expected to increase this year and HDSA wants to provide as much financial support as possible to families. The below full registration fees INCLUDE all convention events such as the Friday night social gathering and the Saturday Generation 2000 Dinner.

For Early Bird Registration * Sorry, Too Late!
Postmarked by March 29, 2002
Individual $ 140
Family -per adult, 19+ years $ 110 per person
Family - $110 per adult and $75 per child 18 & younger

Full Registration * Hurry and you can make this date!
Postmarked between March 29 and May 17 2002):
Individual $ 160
Family - per adult, 19 + years $130 per person
Family  - $130 per person and $75 per child 18 & younger
Late or On-site Registration *
After May 17, 2002
Individual $ 200
Family  - per adult, 19+ years $150 per person
Family  - $150 per adult and $75 per child 18 & younger
Friday or Saturday Only - Individual $ 80
Does not include Generation 2000 Dinner
Generation 2000 Dinner Only:   Per person $ 65

Payments:  may be made on-line at the below link or by requesting a registration form by calling HDSA at 212-242-1968 or 1-800-345-4372.

Please indicate if special meals will be needed in the space provided on the registration form when you register for the convention. For cancellation and other information: https://www.nyic.com/hdsa/events/Convention.pl

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision,
but today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope ~ Unknown