REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP FEES
By April 30 - $249
After April 30 - $299
By April 30 - $199
After April 30 - $249
JOIN AND SAVE $$$ Annual Membership – $50
NON-MEMBER RATE - $349
HOW TO REGISTER
1. Register from this web site and then
2. Pay online via credit card at www.columnists.com (www.columnists.com/?p=9662)
1. Complete the registration form and mail it with
2. Check (payable to NSNC) or credit card number to:
Include one copy of a column to be included in the Columnist Booklet. The booklet will be given to all registrants. Important: The column must fit completely on one 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper.
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION
The 2011 Columnists Conference will be held at the historic Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel. Make your reservation now. Room rate is $124 per night plus tax.
Amenities will include discounted valet parking and free in-room Internet access. The discounted rate – the current charge to book a room that week is $379 per night – will be offered three days before and after the conference, as well.
The Book-Cadillac is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. The Italian Renaissance style hotel was built in 1924 by the Book brothers, quickly became the tallest building in Detroit, as well as the tallest hotel in the world at the time. It also was the headquarters of the Jewish mobsters who made up the infamous “Purple Gang,” so the place has seen worse behavior than a bunch of columnists can dish out.
The hotel was a derelict shell of its former self, with several feet of water in the basement and untold dates with the wrecking ball, until a recent, years-long multi-billion restoration restored it to its former glory.
HOW EASY IT IS TO GET TO DETROIT
Flying into the Detroit Metro Airport
Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; car rentals, taxis and chauffeured car service is available.
Taxi from airport to hotel
Approximately $45 per person one way.
Renting a car at the airport