Hotel + Event Information
About the event
Do I need to make my own hotel arrangements?
Yes, convention attendees make their own hotel reservations. The official hotel and site of the convention is The Westin Birmingham on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard. The hotel room rate is $164 per night using this code: Please use this link to book your hotel reservation: Hotel Link (https://book.passkey.com/event/50275635/owner/9950830/home)
When should I get to Birmingham?
If you are attending our pre-convention event — a trip to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery — it will leave Birmingham around the beginning of the business day on Friday, thus arriving sometime on Thursday is ideal. Those close enough to drive to Birmingham may be able to drive in very early on Friday morning to get on the bus, but it is unlikely a flight will land in Birmingham early enough on Friday morning to make it for the trip.
If you are not attending our pre-convention event, being in the hotel and ready for activities by 5 p.m. is the goal. Landing by 3 p.m., to allow for travel from the airport to the hotel, check in and preparing for the evening, is advisable.
When should my departing flight leave?
The convention closes at lunchtime on Sunday; booking a morning flight out of Birmingham will result in missing the final day of convention content.
How can I get from the airport to the convention site?
You can get to the hotel from the airport by booking a shuttle service, cabs, or the ridesharing apps consistently service the Birmingham airport, which is just 5 miles from The Westin Birmingham. Visit here for more information regarding to ground transportation from the Birmingham Airport.
What is the dress code?
All events at the 2022 National Convention will be held under a business casual dress code with the exception of our Friday night dinner and opening reception at TopGolf, where the dress code will be casual. There will also be opportunities for exercise where causal wear is encouraged.
What meals are provided while at the convention?
A box lunch on Friday will be included for attendees on the pre-convention trip. Convention registration includes dinner Friday night, a continental breakfast on Saturday, lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Saturday evening’s dinner is more independent, with several restaurants within a couple of blocks of the hotel to choose from.
Travel Grant Application
Click the button below to apply for a travel grant for the 2022 National Convention in Birmingham, AL.
We have an exciting and unique opportunity for students to participate in the upcoming National Convention! We are casting students for our opening ceremony production which will help tell the story of the Society in our first 100 years while also looking towards the future. Students who are cast will receive a complimentary convention registration and hotel accommodations for three nights (October 13-15)!
Interested students should submit the information below along with a 30 sec- 1 minute video of your reading by August 15, 2022. Students cast in the production will be notified no later than September 1, 2022 by using the form linked above.
We can't wait to see your auditions! 🎭🍿🎉