Luncheon Menu Choices

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).​​

Banquet Admissions

Questions about the airport shuttle? Driving directions? Nearby restaurants or churches? Weather? Tourism? Etc.?

Click or tap below.​​

On-Line Registration & Instructions Below

News flashes!

2020 Speakers!

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.​​

Frequently-asked questions.

When I attempted to register, the drop-down menu “froze” on the default luncheon entreé choice (Croissant Club Sandwich). What to do?

Unfortunately, when designing a Web site, one occasionally finds idiopathic problems. Idiopathic is medical terminology meaning “cause unknown.” One suggestion: try a different browser. The three most popular are Chrome®, Edge®, and Safari®. Each is free. Chrome is the most widely used and works on the greatest variety of operating systems.

I have never purchased anything on line. Will you guide me through the process?

  • First and foremost, read the directions further up on this page.
  • HD&F uses a secure service called “Pay Pal” for on-line registration. If you look carefully (as Sherlock Holmes would) you will observe that registration and payment take place at Pay Pal’s Web site, not ours. Look for the image of a padlock with a circle around it. Although Pay Pal’s site is secure, your information must traverse the Internet before Pay Pal can record it. Accordingly, the sleuths at the Agra Treasurers’ Agency recommend against your using most wireless connections! An exception: your own residence’s password-protected wireless network.
  • Y​our registration takes the form of an imaginary “shopping cart.” Put something in your “cart” by clicking or tapping the “Add to Cart” button. After doing that, you may either click or tap the “Continue Shopping” button at the top right of the Pay Pal Web site, for example, to register someone else or buy another Banquet admission; or proceed to the checkout. (If you continue shopping, you may get a message like this: “The Page you are on is trying to close this tab. Do you agree?” Click or tap the “Yes” button.)  If you have made a mistake or changed your mind about something, you may place items in or remove them from your “cart” before payment.
  • Have a credit or debit card at hand. ​ Pay Pal accepts all major cards. When paying, click or tap on the “Pay​ Without a Pay Pal Account” option. (You wouldn’t be reading this if you have a Pay Pal account.) Enter your credit or debit card numbers with or without spaces. Pay Pal does the arithmetic.

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?

  •  All registrations include: the Friday evening Welcome Reception with wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d’œuvres ​(you can make a light meal from them); Saturday coffee and tea service until noon; and Saturday luncheon. Attendees who lodge at the Clarion will also have complimentary breakfast.
  • The Conference Banquet is extra. If you are coming with a spouse or friend who will not go to the Conference, he or she is welcome to attend the Banquet on Saturday evening upon purchase of a second Banquet admission. The event will be held at Company 7 BBQ, an award-winning restaurant an easy walk from the hotel. (However, there will be a shuttle.) Company 7’s most recent award, in 2017, was being named one of the 37 best BBQ eateries in the USA … and the only ​one in Ohio! There will be a cash bar. Company 7 prides itself on a wide selection of craft beers, some locally brewed. (“Your beer should be excellent if it is as good as your BBQ.” —BLUE [slightly modified])

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.