Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC

AIIP'S 2019 Annual Conference is held in a World Heritage City rich with history. Within walking distance of the hotel, there are several major historical attractions sure to make your stay special.

HOTEL: Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

We're at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, 400 Arch Street (between Independence Mall E. and 4th Street). It will be a most comfortable home for our conference, offering free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, restaurant and bar, onsite parking, and an outdoor pool for the brave. (It's April, after all.)

  • Take a sneak peek here.
  • Hotel checkin/checkout times are 4 pm/11am.
  • AIIP registrants receive a discounted rate of $20 plus tax for overnight parking (standard is $30 plus tax). Rate includes in/out privileges.

BookBook your room using this link.

Extend your stay: The conference room rate is valid for three days before and after the conference, so you can make a mini-vacation out of your trip.

Share a room: AIIP members can log-in to Find a Roommate on a private forum.

We encourage participants to book at the conference hotel: Attendees tell us that staying at the conference hotel is an asset to networking. Be where the action is to fully experience the conference and build valuable relationships with fellow AIIPers.


GETTING THERE

The SEPTA rail system serves all the airport terminals and runs every thirty minutes. Cash fare only, ~$8 one way. The ride to downtown is about 25 minutes. Get off at Jefferson Station. If you are taking a train from out of town, you want to end up at Jefferson Station.

  • At Jefferson Station, go out the FILBERT STREET exit near the corner of 10th street. Walk 2 blocks north on 10th to Arch Street and turn right (east). The Wyndham is about 5 blocks east on Arch St. (If you happen to end up at a different exit, just head north until you come to Arch St.)
  • On SUNDAY, trains leave Jefferson Station for the airport at 20 and 50 minutes after the hour.

Cab: Flat fee $28.50, $1 per extra person, max 3 (competes with SEPTA fare if 3 people share).

For additional details and options, visit the Philadelphia Airport website http://www.phl.org/.


RESTAURANTS & DINE-AROUNDS

Conference participants can sign up to dine with colleagues or go it alone.

  • To take part in a Dine-Around, SIGN UP by 5:00 pm on the sheet at the AIIP Registration desk. If four or more people sign up, AIIP will arrange the reservation for you in the name of AIIP.

The list includes six Dine-Around choices plus other recommended restaurants. Each listing includes the website link and contact information for making your own reservations.

 


AREA ATTRACTIONS

Conference attendees can make a mini-vacation out of their visit by staying an extra day or two or three. The conference room rate is valid for three days prior to and after the conference.

Read about the Philadelphia historic district:
https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/official-historic-philadelphia-trail/

Top FREE things to do in Philly:
https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/top-free-philadelphia-attractions/#vp-article-section--item-1

Top attractions in Philly:
https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlv2G1u6D3AIVkYJpCh34ygpbEAAYBCAAEgIsQPD_BwE

 


LOCAL GIVE-BACK – FAMILY SUPPORT LINE

It is a proud tradition for AIIP members to support a chosen local non-profit group during our Annual Conference. AIIP's local conference team members have selected Family Support Line for our 2019 Give-Back.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/pZko3L5Zdvs

AIIP members may make an online contribution or donate on-site. When donating online, please click on the "Make a Donation" button at the top of the page and use the Special Instructions field on the last page of the form to note, "Donation from a member of AIIP".

We are delighted to have Family Support Line Executive Director Pat Kosinski speak to us about the program at the Saturday evening Gala Dinner.

About Family Support Line

Family Support Line has a 30+-year history of serving child sexual abuse victims. Family Support Line understands what others don’t about child sexual abuse.

There are four facets to Family Support Line’s programs:

  1. Preventing the Harm – giving children and teens the tools to help them stay safe,
  2. Training the Healers – offering workshops that explore advancements in the treatment of sexual trauma,
  3. Healing the Hurt – helping victims become survivors through support groups and counseling services, and
  4. Coordinating the Response – ensuring children will have the best environment to disclose their stories.

Our story doesn’t end with these four facets—it just begins there. We serve a community with one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse regions in the state of Pennsylvania. One of our school districts has identified over 90 different languages spoken at home by their students prompting us to create a resource - Many Languages, One Voice - that has translated sexual abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment materials into 28 languages, including sign language. (These translations are available to everyone with easy download from our website.) Because we are serving an area within the Philadelphia metropolitan region with access to major highways and cities (NYC and DC), we are keenly aware of the signs of a trafficked child, provide hope and healing to them, and teach law enforcement and others how to recognize the signs of a trafficked child. Our message to all child sexual abuse victims is simple: Help is available. Healing is possible. We are able to provide our programs free of charge because of the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and other agencies.

http://www.familysupportline.org/
http://fsl-mlov.org/ (Many Languages, One Voice)

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