Traditional Registration: Click or tap on the button below, print the form, ﬁll it out, and mail with your check or money order. (Gold or notes not accepted.)
On-line Early Vendor Registration: $55 … SOLD OUT!
Pick this if you have merchandise to sell. It includes everything in the General Registration plus a 6' table, which is sufficient for most vendors. For an extra table, see below. (Select your luncheon entreé from the pop-out menu).
Questions about the airport shuttle? Driving directions? Nearby restaurants or churches? Weather? Tourism? Etc.?
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On-Line Registration & Instructions Below
The Programme is now closed.
The Speakers’ Guide is for those thinking about applying in 2021.
On-Line Banquet Admission(s): $20 … spaces still open!
The Banquet on Saturday evening is not included in your Registration Fee. Click or tap on the “Add to Cart” button on the right for one Banquet Admission. If you come with a spouse or friend who will not attend the Conference, he or she is welcome to attend the Banquet. Click or tap on “One Banquet Admission,” and a pop-out menu will appear, allowing you to buy up to three Banquet admissions.
Additional 6' Table: $25 … SOLD OUT!
If you have an extraordinary variety of merchandise, you may rent one (and only one) additional 6' table, if space permits.
On-Line Early General Registration: $60 … spaces still open!
This is the choice for most attendees. It includes the Friday evening Welcome Reception, Saturday Luncheon (click or tap on “Croissant Club Sandwich” to select your entreé from a pop-out menu), and coﬀee and tea until noon. Technical limitations require that when registering more than one, you must go through this step for each person.
When I attempted to register, the drop-down menu “froze” on the default luncheon entreé choice (Croissant Club Sandwich). What to do?
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I have never purchased anything on line. Will you guide me through the process?
Why is there so little mention of the hotel on the mail-in conference registration form … and none at all in on-line registration?
Reserving a room at the hotel is separate from Conference registration. You must make your own reservation, but do not use the chain’s (800) number. Instead, please call the Clarion Inn directly at its local number, (937) 832-1234. Mention HD&F when making your reservation to obtain the special discount rate, unchanged since 2016, of $89 per night plus tax. (Unfortunately, the tax rose by .25% in 2019.) In response to requests from attendees who wanted to stay over the Sunday after HD&F for sightseeing or to visit friends in the region, the Clarion Inn now guarantees our rates for three nights, from 27 through 29 March.
I went to the hotel’s Web site and noticed that rooms are sometimes available at a lower price than HD&F’s guaranteed rates. Why?
At times because of special promotions, you may indeed reserve rooms at lower rates. In view of 2019’s sellout, the hotel will probably not run a promotion during our weekend. Even if it did, such promotional reservations usually are nonrefundable. (Read the ﬁne print!) If you reserve a room at the HD&F rate and later ﬁnd you cannot attend, you may cancel your reservation until noon of the day you would have arrived. Notify the hotel of cancellations as quickly as possible so the room can be re-assigned.
Exactly what does my registration fee include?
Why is there an “early bird” discount?
Early registrants help us to plan for HD&F. We return the favor with a discount. The price of the Banquet, however, remains the same even after the expiry of the discount after 13 March.
Do members of THE AGRA TREASURERS of Dayton and the nearby TANKERVILLE CLUB of Cincinnati receive discounts? Do HD&F staff get in free?
“Our professional charges are upon a fixed scale. We do not vary them, save when we remit them altogether.”
We shamelessly borrow much of the following from our colleagues at A Scintillation of Scions: HOLMES, DOYLE, & FRIENDS is a fan-run event. All involved with managing HD&F are volunteers, and pay their own undiscounted registration fees, unless they are also speakers. Proceeds from registration are used to cover conference expenses, including maintenance of our Web site. THE TANKERVILLE CLUB of Cincinnati does indeed raﬄe oﬀ admissions to two lucky Tankervillains (sorry, we couldn’t resist that!), but the Club purchases those admissions. The only discount oﬀered is the one for early registration.