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October 1st, 2018 - October 3rd, 2018
All Day Event
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71st Annual Convention
October 1-3, 2018
Westin Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

Online Registration is open!

We are excited to be in San Antonio this year!  The Steering Committee led by Rene Hunter, MDV SpartanNash, is working on a few new enhancement to the Convention agenda!  For travel purposes, here is an outline of the event:

Monday, October 1st
12:00pm Alamo Chapter Wounded Warriors Appreciation Golf Tournament (registration details below)
4:00 – 7:00pm ALA Convention Registration
4:30pm – 5:30pm VIP Reception
5:30pm – 6:30pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 2nd
8:00am – 4:00pm General Session
12:00pm – Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon
12:00pm – Government Partners Luncheon4:30pm – 5:15pm – Women’s’ Networking Reception
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Cocktail Reception
6:00pm – 8:30pm – Awards Dinner - NOTE THE NEW DATE!* 

Wednesday, October 3rd
8:00am – 4:30pm – General Session
12:00pm - Networking Luncheon

*In an effort to provide a greater number of Convention attendees the opportunity to attend the ALA Awards Dinner, the ALA Board of Directors voted to move the Awards Dinner from the final night of the Convention to the second night of the event.  This year, the ALA Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday, October 2nd!

Alamo Chapter Golf Tournament
Want to spend a few hours networking with colleagues?  The Alamo Chapter is hosting a Wounded Warrior Appreciation Golf Tournament on Monday, October 1st at the Silverhorn Golf Course in San Antonio.  Enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers before you tee off at 12:30pm.  Sponsorships are available!  Proceeds to benefit Wounded Warriors. Goody Bag donations are welcomed! Download the registration form for details.

Hotel Information

The Westin Riverwalk, located at 420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, is the headquarters hotel for the Convention.  The Westin Riverwalk is offering a discounted group rate of $209 single, plus taxes.  To take advantage of the group rate, call 1-888-627-8396 and mention "American Logistics Association 71st Annual Convention". The group rate will be offered until 5pm local time on September 7, 2018, or until the ALA block fills, whichever comes first.  Hotel rooms are reserved on a first come first served basis.  Attendees are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible for best availability.

Marriott Rewards at the Westin  
If you have not heard, Marriott has purchased Starwood Hotels  (which includes Westin!), and will merge their rewards programs into one unified points program in August.  So you will be able to earn and use your Marriott Rewards at the Convention in October.  For more information, visit  the unified rewards site. 

Earn Extra Points - Make a Green Choice

Conserving water, energy and other resources is great for the environment, and at the Westin Riverwalk, rewarding for you. Make a greeen choice at the Westin Riverwalk and earn a voucher or points. Enjoy a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage outlets or 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® awarded at checkout for each night you decline housekeeping (except day of departure).  For more details, visit Westin/Green Choice.
Visiting San Antonio 
First time in San Antonio?  Or seasoned visitor looking for something fun?  Before you book your hotel stay, consider some of the things San Antonio has to offer! The city is rich with history – visit the Alamo, the San Fernando Cathedral, Mission Concepcion, and Mission San Jose.  Or prefer to explore history inside?  Visit the Briscoe Western Art Museum.  In fact, this museum is just next door to our host hotel.  Check out San Antonio trip ideas!

History has left its mark on San Antonio’s food scene as well!  Find Mexican and European flavors and traditions from generations past incorporated to create dishes that are both innovative and reminiscent of a past time throughout San Antonio. Plan your culinary adventure today!   

Did you know that the San Antonio Riverwalk boasts over 15 miles of continuous linear trail along the river? That'sright,there’s more than just shopping and dining along the San Antonio Riverwalk!  Download the details.

Not adventurous, not interested in history, not a golfer, but still want to enjoy a day or two in San Antonio?   The Riverwalk is lined with pubs, restaurants, shops and theatres.  Take a walk and see what you can find!  Or take it easy and coast along the river one of the cities many River Boat Tours.  Get the Riverwalk Guide.  

Industry Registration Form (for checks only)
GPD Hotel Reservation Form
 (for military/government employees only)



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