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2024 NAEAA Annual Conference Registration, Lodging, and Excursion Information

Registration

Early Bird Registration (before or on March 29, 2024)

Registration without NAEAA membership                    $150
Registration with NAEAA membership (+$35/year)      $185
Student registration (meal costs only)                           $85

Regular Registration (between March 30 and May 25, 2024)

Registration without NAEAA membership                    $165
Registration with NAEAA membership (+$35/year)      $200
Student registration (meal costs only)                           $85

Optional Excursions

Philadelphia Horse Tour - Tuesday, May 28th (9am-3pm)
Includes breakfast and lunch
$70

Includes visits to:
Northwestern Stables, home to the nationally-acclaimed Work to Ride community-based prevention program that aids under-resourced urban youth through constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports and education.


Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding programs and equine-assisted services (EAS) for children and adults with disabilities, diagnoses, and those in at risk populations.


PARX Racing, formerly Philadelphia Park, featuring year-round Thoroughbred racing on dirt and turf tracks. We will tour the facility and take in some live racing!

Devon Horse Show and County Fair - Thursday, May 30th (4pm - evening)
General admission - $85
General admission plus reserved seating for the FEI Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon - $135 (only available with Early Bird Registration)

Spend the afternoon at the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in the United States while shopping at over 50 unique vendors. Buses will leave the DVU campus approximately 30 minutes after the NAEAA conference awards luncheon concludes and return to the DVU Campus at 8pm and 10pm.

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School Tour - Friday, May 31th (9am-5pm)
Includes breakfast and lunch
$95

We will spend the day at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, an internationally-recognized center of excellence for veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. To include a tour of the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab, Hoffman Center for Animal Reproduction, other equine-related centers, and the main Veterinary Hospital. Additionally, discussions are planned with Center personnel on topics such as how we as equine educators can better prepare our pre-professional students, how we can support and collaborate with practicing veterinarians, and best practices for how university equine programs and vet schools can work together.

Lodging Information

DVU Dormitory Housing
South Hall

Dormitory housing is available on a per night basis from May 26th through June 1st for the price of $75/night (single occupancy; double occupancy $37.50 with one person registering and providing contact information for the second person). Rooms are air-conditioned, ADA compliant, and may or may not be en-suite.   All extra-long twin bed linens, pillows, and bath amenities must be provided by guests. There is no charge for parking. No meal service is available, but breakfast is provided as part of any optional tours, and on conference mornings.  

 

Dormitory rooms must be booked separately here:  https://secure.touchnet.net/C23067_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=80&SINGLESTORE=true

Hampton Inn Doylestown
1570 Eastern Rd, Warrington, PA 18976

The Hampton Inn Doylestown is located less than 5 miles from the DVU campus. A block of rooms is available at the price of $119/night +tax. This hotel is conveniently located within a short walking distance to restaurants KC Prime (same parking lot) and TJ Smith’s (across the street). To reserve your stay, please call (215) 343-8400 or book online at https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dylpahx-hampton-doylestown/ and use “NAE” as a group code.

How to get to the conference

Nearby airports

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)                45 miles, approximately 1 hour drive

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)              28 miles, approximately 1 hour drive

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)         61 miles, approximately 1.5 hour drive

Regional Rail

The regional rail (SEPTA) has a stop on the DVU campus, very close to South Hall. Conference attendees staying in dormitory housing may want to take the train from PHL to campus (estimated cost $20-$30 round trip). Please see www.SEPTA.org for pricing and schedules.

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