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Registration ongoing for BLET regional meetings in Austin, Nashville

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 18 — Registration remains ongoing for the BLET’s two regional meetings taking place in 2021: July 12-16 in Austin, Texas; and August 2-6 in Nashville, Tennessee. For both meetings, CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance.

The deadline to make hotel reservations for Austin is June 18, and the deadline for Nashville is July 1. Reservations can be made by using the BLET’s regional meeting website, http://bletregionals.org. In Austin, guests will stay at the Hilton Austin (500 East 4th St., Austin, Texas 78701, telephone: (512) 482-8000). If making hotel reservations by phone, use group code “BLET2021” for Austin. In Nashville, guests will stay at the Grand Hyatt Nashville (1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, telephone: (615) 622-1234 or (888) 591-1234). If making hotel reservations by phone, use group code “G-BLET” for Nashville.

The BLET, along with Hilton Austin and Grand Hyatt Nashville, are taking a number of precautions to help you enjoy your visit, while at the same time ensuring that we comply with CDC, local, Hilton, and Hyatt Corporate policies and regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions. While these polices and regulations may change, the wearing of facial masks is currently required in the common areas of the hotels and at many of the restaurants on and off the property. The BLET and each hotel have arranged to have social distance style seating at the open and closed meetings, and during meals and training classes, to help minimize any issues or concerns. If you have any specific questions, please email them to: regionalmeeting@ble-t.org. You can review additional information and a video from each hotel at http://bletregionals.org.

As with past regional meetings, both the Austin and Nashville meetings will be scheduled on a Monday through Friday basis: Registration and welcome reception (ticket required) on Monday (July 12 in Austin and August 2 in Nashville); opening ceremonies in the morning and a closed meeting for BLET members in the afternoon on Tuesday (July 13 and August 3); family day/golf outing on Wednesday (July 14 and August 4); training classes for BLET officers throughout the day followed by a dinner dance in the evening on Thursday (July 15 and August 5); and travel home on Friday (July 16 and August 6).

There is no cost for BLET members who wish to attend just the meetings on July 13 and August 3 and only the workshops on July 15 and August 5; however, there will be fees for those members who choose to attend the meals. The cost of full registration is $225.00 per person at Austin and $225.00 per person at Nashville (the cost includes all meetings, workshops, the dinner dance and all BLET sponsored meals). The cost is $175.00 per person, per meeting to register for all of the above EXCEPT the dinner dance. Reduced children’s registration and a la carte meal registration options are also available.

Please visit the BLET website, Facebook page, and http://bletregionals.org for the latest information.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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