Chuck Posted April 28, 2015 Share #1 Posted April 28, 2015 * 2015 Nautical Research Conference * Fellow Guild Members, CONFERENCE 2015 - SAVE THE DATES The 2015 Conference will be in Mystic, Ct. on Thursday October 22 thru Saturday October 24. We are preparing special tours on Thursday not offered to the general public at the Mystic Seaport. The tours will be: 1) Inside the Archives/Library 2) Model Collection - models not on public display 3) Small Craft Collection 4) Inside the Shipyard Each tour will be approximately one hour and will be conducted through out the day in a round-robin format such that about 100-120 members can take part in groups of 25-30. Tour times starting at 9am and ending around 4:30pm with an allowance for lunch on your own. As the tour space is limited, we urge that spouses who are not interested in the special tours not to sign up so that those interested are not closed out. There is plenty to do elsewhere in the Seaport. The special tour arrangements will pretty much fill the day Thursday, so if you wish to tour the rest of the Mystic Seaport attractions available to the public you will want to plan this for the Wednesday before the conference or on Sunday following the conference. All who register for the conference will receive free admission to the Mystic Seaport Wednesday through Sunday. There are plenty of things to do and see in Mystic including the Aquarium and Mystic Villages located right across the street from the Hilton. Even though these attractions are within walking distance, others such as the Seaport will require a car. It's just a mile down the road and the Hotel does have a shuttle but renting a car for your stay would allow you to visit so much more. You will need to get yourself to the Seaport for the tours on Thursday. Many will have cars but you can take the shuttle. Its best to rent a car however. There are two Casinos within 30 minutes drive of the hotel along with the New London submarine base. Not to mention many area restaurants including the Famous Mystic Pizza. Click here to download a list of Mystic area attractions. The Mystic Hilton will be the conference hotel and the location for the Modeler's Tech Sessions on Friday and the General Sessions on Saturday as well as the Model Display and Vendor Room. Registration information and details on the speakers, topics and tech sessions will be posted very soon. Below is a partial list of speakers - several are yet to provide final confirmation: Melbourne Smith - Naval Architect Paul O'Pecko - Mystic Seaport Archivist Douglas Brooks - Expert on Japanese Small Boats David Antscherl Grant Walker - Curator / Rogers Collection Steve Wheeler Chuck Passaro Kurt Van Dahm Nic Damuck A list of the Vendors that will be attending the show: Syren Ship Model Co. - Ship model Blocks, Rope and fittings Sea Fever Books - Nautical books - new and used Crown Timberyard - Milling services and wood for Ship Models Bluejacket Shipcrafters -Ship model kits and supplies Byrnes Model Machines - Ship Model Power Tools SeaWatch Books - Nautical history and Ship model books Ship Ahoy Models and Miniatures - Models, canons and tools Don't Forget to bring your Ship Models to the Conference. Displaying your ship models is a very important and enjoyable part of the conference. Everyone looks forward to it. If you intend to bring some please fill out the section of the registration form with all of the details. Room will be limited so please register your models early. Once the tables fill up we can't accept any more for display. Mystic Hilton Hotel Information 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic Connecticut 06355 Call hotel direct to make reservations: 1-860-572-0731 (This skips all the prerecorded Hilton choices on the national reservation line). You must use the GROUP CODE - NRG14 to get the special $145.00 room rate if you reserve rooms on the Hilton Web site. http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/connecticut/hilton-mystic-MYSMHHF/index.html AIRPORTS Hartford, CT and Providence, RI are the major airports serving Mystic with each being 50 - 60 miles away. Neither airport has shuttle service to Mystic. A cab/car service or rental car will be needed to get to Mystic from either airport. Thank You and Happy Modeling!!! The NRG Board of Directors email@example.com avsjerome2003, Rustyj, trippwj and 6 others 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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