The Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada is proud to announce that after a one year hiatus the Living History Conference and Trade Show will be returning to the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel in Toronto, Ontario on March 2nd and 3rd 2007.
The schedule is similar to the 2005 conference with a pub social on Friday night including period music, period games, a history trivia contest as well as a great evening to reacquaint yourself with old and hopefully meet some new friends. Saturday will feature our key note speaker Rick Green and 20 seminars to choose from being led by your fellow friends and peers on various historical topics covering times periods from the French & Indian War to World War I. Saturday evening will once again feature a period dinner and ball with period music and entertainment.
Our trade show area will once again feature various period merchants, museum displays, exhibits, re-enactment recruitment displays and other related booths. We have booked the International Foyer area of the hotel which is located right in the middle of the hotel and conference areas to allow for maximum exposure for all trade show participants attending. We will also have security on Friday evening to patrol the trade show area to allow merchants and exhibitors to set-up on Friday after 4:00pm. Period merchants will be charged a small fee for setting up. All registered trade show participants will be featured on our website with a picture and description of his or her products and services available.
We are also looking for potential partners and sponsors for the event to help offset the cost of operating the event. We will have various sponsorship packages available as well as selling ads in the conference brochure, flyers and on our website. We are also looking for another member to join our executive committee to be in charge of fundraising, grant applications and sponsorship for the event. If you or anyone you know has experience in the fundraising department and would like to be part of our executive committee please have them contact any member of our executive committee for more information.
Our website is up and running and includes all the information you need to sign up and register for the event. Please check out our website daily for new information and updates at http://www.livinghistoryconference.com. We also have online registration for everyone who wishes to attend and payment can be made using your visa or MasterCard.
Doubletree International Plaza Hotel,
655 Dixon Road
Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada
(Not-for-Profit Registered Charity)
Fees for the 2007 Living History Conference and Trade Show include:
Conference Fee: $40.00 a person (pre-registration)
$45.00 a person (no pre-registration)
Period Banquet/Dance Fee: $45.00 a person - Cash Bar $80.00 a couple: Cash Bar
Period Merchants Fee: $25.00 includes a 10 X 10 space
Exhibitors: Free (no selling or fundraising)
Museum Displays: Free (no selling or fundraising)
Recruitment Displays: Free (no selling or fundraising)
Hotel Rooms at the Doubletree Plaza Hotel have been block booked at a rate of $125.00 night for single or double occupancy. If you are interested in staying at the hotel please call to reserve your room and mention you are with the conference to get the discounted rate. Normal rates for the hotel range from $164.00 a night and up. If you are looking for hotels with lower rates there are many located nearby as we are close to the Toronto International Airport. Other accommodations choices will be available on the website in the near future.
Parking at the hotel is $10.00 a day.
For lunches, snacks etc., there are five restaurants located in the Doubletree Plaza Hotel as well as many restaurants including Wendy's, Harvey's, Tim Horton's, Swiss Chalet, etc. located within a block of the Conference Centre itself.
We encourage everyone to attend in period attire and they will receive a special draw ticket to win some great prizes. We will also be having a silent auction, a 50/50 draw to raise some funds for the conference and possibly an open public auction.
In addition, the first 150 individuals to pre-register and pay will receive a free 2007 Living History Conference and Trade Show traveling coffee thermos mug!
If you have any questions and suggestions for activities or ways to improve the conference feel free to contact us anytime and don't forget to keep checking the website for updates and the confirmation of seminar leaders and our key note speaker.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!