48th Annual Symposium:
Care of the Professional Voice
May 29 – June 2, 2019
SYMPOSIUM INDEX: ←All you need to know is found here
The Symposium Program Check In opens at 1:00pm on May 29, 2019
Sessions begin Wednesday at 2:00pm
Sessions begin Thursday – Sunday at 8:00am
Sessions End as follows:
- Wednesday: 7:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30pm
- Friday: 5:25pm
- Saturday: 7:30pm
- Sunday: 5:00pm
What do I do when I arrive?
Upon arrival, come to the registration room (Independence Room) to check in.
Registration is on the 1st floor at the Westin Hotel: take the elevator one floor up from ground level, enter and turn left.
Keep going left past the bar and you will come upon our Registration Room on the right. Welcome!
- If you have already registered and paid: you can check in and receive registration materials, a program book, internet information and a big welcome from us.
- If you registered, but need to pay: you can pay at the desk and receive registration materials, a program book, internet information and a big welcome from us.
- If you have not yet registered: You can register, pay at the desk and receive registration materials, a program book, internet information and a big welcome from us.
Wednesday afternoon tutorials are designed to help you understand the research to be presented Thursday – Sunday
Thursday includes Basic Science Voice Research, the Quintana Award Lecture, the Keynote Speech, our wonderful Poster Session and a Special Session in the evening.
Friday we have the Friday Morning Special Session, Van Lawrence Presentation, and about 30 Workshops in the afternoon at the Academy of Vocal Arts (Directions to WORKSHOP) before the Voices of Summer Gala in the evening.
Saturday sessions feature Medical research sessions, Panels, Award Ceremony, the G. Paul Moore Lecture and Speech-Language Pathology Sessions. In the evening there are two panels, a vocal Master Class and a Sing Along!
Sunday sessions begin with Medical research, Panels and Voice Pedagogy research sessions, bringing the five days to a close.
Conference Hotel: The Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
Situated in the heart of a city rich with history, The Westin Philadelphia elegantly enhances its desirable Rittenhouse Square address with comfort and style. Steps from upscale shopping, award-winning restaurants and conveniently connected to the offices at Liberty Place, The Westin provides guests with the premiere downtown location. Museums and historical attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Constitution Center, promote the cultural wealth of Philadelphia.
This is where the action is. Networking opportunities are around every corner and in every elevator. Save time getting to and from the meetings and exhibits, even going back to your room between events to make phone calls and check emails. Please make your reservation at our conference hotel where we have negotiated contracts to give you the best value and service. If you book outside our block, we might fall short of our contractual obligations and may be required to pay fees to make up the difference, which in turn will hurt our organization and the benefits we provide.
Rooms go quickly, so please visit: Our Dedicated Site
or call (215) 575-6915 and mention The Voice Foundation
Reservations must be made by May 1, 2019, to receive discounted room rates.
Traditional Single/Double Room: $255.00 per night (regular rate: $299.00 or more per night)
Contact our office at 215.735.7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help coordinate your stay.
Please go directly to the Jefferson Short Term Housing page for more details on very limited dormitory housing at Jefferson University
From the Airport
Public Transportation The single best way to get from Philadelphia International Airport ( PHL ) to Center City is via the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Airport Regional Rail Line (formerly R1). It stops at every terminal at the airport except F (just walk over to E), runs every half-hour from 6 AM to midnight, and is Airport Regional Rail fare: Purchased on-board (most common): $8.00; purchased in advance, $6.50, or One Day Independence Pass ($12.00). The fare is paid to the conductors on board the train. You cannot purchase tickets prior to boarding the train at the airport. (If you are travelling to the airport from downtown, buying tickets at the station reduces the fare as you have purchased in advance.)
After one stop right outside the Airport, it stops at the University of Pennsylvania campus and 30th Street Station (where the Amtrak trains for New York and Washington stop). It then stops at Suburban Station at 16th Street and JFK Boulvard, just two blocks from City Hall and very near several hotels including the Westin (17th & Market Sts.), Crowne Plaza hotel (18th & Market Sts.), the Wyndham Hotel (17th & Race Sts.), the Four Seasons (1 Logan Square), the Sofitel (17th & Sansom Sts.),The Rittenhouse (210 W. Rittenhouse Square), and many others. This is the commercial and shopping section of the city with many fine restaurants, interesting shops, and sights nearby.
Fares from the airport to Center City are fixed at a flat rate of $28.50 for the first person, plus $1.00 for each additional person. If you are not going to Center City, ask the cab driver to estimate the fare before you leave, or check the Philadelphia Taxi Fare Finder for an estimate.
Hint for taxis at 30th Street Station: If the line for a cab is long, and there are no cabs in the queue, walk over to Market Street and hail a cab. Market Street will be to your right as you come out of the station to stand in the cab line.
Some popular shuttle services (in alphabetical order), are: Daves Best Limousine, Lady Liberty Shuttle, Mozio Shuttles & Limos, SuperShuttle. All offer door-to-door shared shuttles to and from PHL airport.Shuttles can have anywhere from a few passengers to a van full, and may make multiple stops, depending on the passengers’ pickup points and destinations. When making your plans, especially for getting to the airport, be sure to consider the possibility that a shuttle may take longer than other modes. The trade-offs are price/convenience/time
Renting a car in Philadelphia is not necessary if you are planning to stay in Center City. If you choose to rent one, however, from the airport exit, take either 76 West to 676 East or 95 North to 676 West.
Amtrack Service to and from Philadelphia
Amtrak has been transporting passengers along America’s railways for 40 years. When it comes to traveling along the Northeast corridor, there’s no easier way then hopping aboard an Amtrak train and riding the rails.
If you need to get to Philadelphia quickly, Acela Express trains running between Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, are the way to go. Amtrak offers quick, comfortable travel between the cities seven days a week.
Amtrak service in Philadelphia originates at the beautiful 30th Street Station. Click here for 30th Street Station details.
Information and reservations available at (800) 872-7245 and www.amtrak.com.
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SYMPOSIUM INDEX: ←All you need to know is found here