May 19, 2017

2017 ACA Annual Convention Burlington, VT

ACA’s 2017 convention will take place in Burlington, Vermont, September 8-10, 2017. Your hosts, GAMESTER [vicepresident (at) cryptogram (dot) org] and BREAKER [blueexplorer76 (at) hotmail (dot) com], are making arrangements and plans to ensure this is a pleasurable and enlightening event.

Lodging
The convention hotel will be the Best Western PLUS Windjammer Inn located at 1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403; telephone: 800-371-1125. We have negotiated a rate of $129.95 per night (plus taxes). These rates apply for up to two days prior and two days following the convention dates.

Best Western PLUS Windjammer Inn
The hotel offers its guests all of the typical amenities, including free shuttle service to and from Burlington International Airport (BTV) that is available 24-hours a day; complimentary hot breakfast, air-conditioned, free parking, smoke-free, business center, fitness center, and more.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations may be made now, but must be made by August 8, 2017, to be eligible for the group rate. Please call the hotel directly at 800-371-1125 and identify yourself as a member of the “ACA (American Cryptogram Association)”. (Do not make your reservation through a travel agent or on-line: This will ensure that you get the group rate. It also gives the ACA credit with the Best Western for your attendance).

Convention Registration
The paper convention registration form will be in the July-August 2017 issue of The Cryptogram. But if you prefer, you can register and pay by using the online form Convention Registration.

Sightseeing
A wide range of activities is being considered for the Krewe that include the following area attractions:

  • A special cryptographic tour of the area by BREAKER
  • Segway tours including the Lake Champlain waterfront
  • Aquarium and Science Center
  • Ethan Allen Homestead
  • Ghostwalk
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
  • Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Tour

Contact GAMESTER (vicepresident (at) cryptogram (dot) org) if you would like to make a presentation or have any questions.