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February 22-24, 2013
 
 The Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf | San Francisco, CA



 Join us for ShelterBox USA’s 2013 Annual Conference & Humanitarian Awards Dinner!
 
Become a disaster expert
Discover the science behind disasters 
• Learn the importance of adapting in the field
• Hear from SRTs and other NGO leaders 
Enjoy fellowship with volunteers and staff
Make connections around the world




 

 
  
REGISTRATION
 
Click here to register
 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 
View the schedule with details here.

 
 
Overview:


THURSDAY, FeBRUARY 21
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Early Arrivals -Stop by the Spressi Bar meet fellow volunteers, board members and staff.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Board Meeting -Portions of this meeting will be open to volunteers.(Seating is limited.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 
DAY 1
 
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pre Conference Activities
  • Dynamic Planet: Earthquake Exhibit & City Tour
  • ShelterBox Response Team Member Training: Beyond Deployment, Part I (SRTs only, please)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                              
  • Conference Kick-Off
  • The Science Behind Disasters
  • ShelterBox Update
  • Domestic Deployments and Your Role
  • Applying to be an SRT Member

OPTIONAL: Committee Breakouts -ShelterBox Committees will have an opportunity to meet for hourly meetings at 5, 6 and 7pm.

OPTIONAL: ShelterBox Social

 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
DAY 2
 
OPTIONAL: ShelterBox 5K
 
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    
  • ShelterBox Around the Globe
  • Deployment: Behind the Scenes
  • Disaster Scenario Exercise
  • Partners in Disaster Relief
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      
Lunch (Provided)
 
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.        
  • Ready, Set, Fundraise!
  • ShelterBox and You (A session for our special guests)
3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. 

Breakout #

  • Inspire, Educate and Fundraise: A Session for Newer Ambassadors
  • ShelterBox is Social
  • Engaging the Next Generation


4:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Breakout #2

  • More Than a Pretty PowerPoint
  • Don’t Fear Fundraising
  • SRT Member Training: Beyond Deployment, Part II (SRTs only, please) 
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                    
Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dinner & Awards Program
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24  
DAY 3

OPTIONAL: Team Coordinators Best Practices Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    
  • Working with the Media
  • Learn from Your Peers
  • Hands-On Kit Demo
  • Your Personal Success Plan

HOTEL INFORMATION
 

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
  
Book your room now for a great
rate of $135
(up to double occupancy; $20 additional person)! 

Room rates are exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, currently 15.6% and subject to change at any time.
 
Special group rate
cut-off date is Feb. 7. However, rooms at special rate may sell out before Feb. 7. 
(Group rate code: ShelterBox USA)

*Group rates avail. nights of Feb. 21-24. Book online or call (888) 627-7024.

Group rates on other dates subject to availability; contact Maayan Cohen at maayan.cohen@interstatehotels.com or (415) 627-6507.
  
Self-parking is available at a special discounted rate of $25 per vehicle per day for ShelterBox USA guests.
  


NEAREST AIRPORTS
 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
(800) 435-9736
 
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
(510) 563-3300
  
Directions between airports and Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

  
 
TRANSPORTATION
 
Airport Express 
Shuttles to/from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports ($17-$30 per person when booked in advance) 
Click here or call 415-775-5121 for details. 
  
 
  
SAN FRANCISCO

Attractions  Dining  Shopping 
 
Discounted attraction tickets, dining information, shopping maps and more coming soon!
 

 
Thanks to our 2013 sponsors!
  
 
 
RECEPTION SPONSORS:

Jim and Nancy Carriere

Martin Postma


 
 
BREAK SPONSOR:
  

  
  
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR:

The Used Blues Band


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