On-line registration will open later this year.

On-line registration will open later this year.

The “Helpful Details” document covers such things as the airport shuttle, driving directions, nearby churches and restaurants, local weather, sightseeing, etc.

Saturday Evening Banquet: $20 Per Person

 Saturday luncheon is included in your Registration fee, but the evening Banquet is an optional extra. If you come with someone who will not attend the Conference, he or she is welcome to attend the buffet Banquet. If you are buying admission for two ​people, for example, yourself and a friend, click on the window just above the “Add to Cart” buttton to buy a second admission. There will be a cash bar at the Banquet.

On-line registration will open later this year.

Extra Table: $25

 One table should suffice for most vendors. But if you  have an extraordinary variety of merchandise, click on the “Add to Cart” button just below to rent another 6' table.

General Registration: $65 Per Person

 If you are a presenter or a vendor, do not take this option. Note that your registration includes a box lunch, and you have several menu choices. Click anywhere on the first selection (“Blackened Chicken Salad”) and the others will appear. Select the one you prefer.

… or register and pay on line​!

​Follow instructions below. All major credit cards accepted. Mail-in registrants should also read the first six items.

The 2017 Holmes, Doyle, & Friends Conference was a splendid success, setting an attendance record!

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Watch this page for news later this year about the 2018 HD&F. Meanwhile, be sure to return frequently to this site for a slide show, coming soon, of  photographs from the 2017 event, taken by our indefatigable chronicler, MARCY MAHLE.


On-line registration will open later this year.

Presenter Registration: $55

 If you plan to make a presentation, select this option. There is a limit of twenty (20) minutes ​on presentations. Please wire Martin.Arbagi (at) GMail .com, chairman of the Program Committee, with a summary of your talk. All decisions of the Committee are fi​nal. Let Mr. Arbagi know if you need Power Point or a similar program. (Windows only, unless you bring your own computer. Mac and Linux machines generally have an “Export” option that  permits saving files in a format readable by Windows .) We shall have a screen and digital projector. See the Speakers’ Guide, below. Note that your registration includes a box lunch, and you have several menu choices. Click anywhere on the first selection (“Blackened Chicken Salad”) and the others will appear. Select the one you prefer.

Vendor Registration: $55

If you have merchandise to sell, select this option, which  includes one 6-foot display table. Vendors requiring more than one table for their merchandise may rent an extra one (see the next option, just below). Note that your registration includes a box lunch, and you have several menu choices. Click anywhere on the first selection (“Blackened Chicken Salad”) and the others will appear. Select the one you prefer. If you plan to be both a Vendor and a Presenter, there is no need for a second registration. One fee takes care of both.

March 9 & 10, 2018

On-Line or traditional Mail-In

Registration Opens in October!

Whether you choose conventional or on-line registration, here are some things to remember:

  •  General Registration is $65, unchanged from 2016. There is a $5 “early bird” discount for registering by 3 March. If you register by mail, we must have ​received payment by 3 March for the discount. (ATTENTA: The $5 early registration discount has now expired! However, Vendors’ discounts still apply.)
  • If you are both a Vendor and a Presenter, you need not register twice. One fee covers both. Please note that the early bird” discount does not apply to Vendors or Speakers, who receive their own separate discount. Also, if you plan both to present and to be a vendor, please check the vendor ​box. (That helps us determine the number of tables we need.) Then click on the long blue button above, labeled: “Click Here for a Speakers’ Guide to the 2017 HD&F,” and follow the instructions therein. Check the presenter box if you plan to be a speaker only, and do not wish to sell anything. Of course, you too should read the Speakers’ Guide, printing it if necessary.
  • 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); coffee and tea service Saturday 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. (There will be a shuttle, however.) Company 7’s most recent award 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. (“Your beer should be excellent if it is as good as your BBQ.” —BLUE [slightly modified])
  • Hotel registration is separate from Conference registration. ​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. As with almost anywhere else in this country, all room rates quoted are subject to sales and occupancy taxes. Room rates are unchanged from 2016. Clarion Inn management informs us that as a result of ongoing renovation, most rooms will have remodeled bathrooms in 2017.
  • If you choose the conventional registration form, click on the blue button above, download and print the form, check your arithmetic before writing your check or money order and finally, mail to the address shown on the form.
  • You’ll find on-line registration below. Those of you who are familiar with Pay Pal can go right to it. Those who are unfamiliar with Pay Pal, read on … 
  • Have a credit or debit card on hand. Pay Pal, the service we use, accepts all major cards.
  • Y​our registration takes the form of an imaginary “shopping cart.” After making a selection, you may either click the “Continue Shopping” button (for example, to purchase another Banquet admission) or proceed to the checkout.
  • You can inspect the contents of your cart at any time by scrolling to the bottom of the on-line registration form and clicking the “View Cart” button on the left. (It may be in a different position on a smart phone or tablet.) If you have made a mistake or changed your mind about something, you may add or remove items from your cart.
  • Pay Pal does the arithmetic, but you will have a chance to review everything and make last-minute additions or corrections before “checking out” (registering). 


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On-line registration will open later this year.