Register now for APA's Annual Convention, Aug. 7-10--the second revamped, shorter, one-venue convention.
Toronto--the "place of meeting" for the Huron Indians--is a diverse city that's among the safest and cleanest in North America. It offers many attractions, including the CN Tower, the world's tallest free-standing structure; SkyDome, the world's first fully retractable domed stadium; the Hockey Hall of Fame; and the waterfront along Lake Ontario.
The city is home to outdoor markets, ethnic neighborhoods, the Toronto Islands and Centreville, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and numerous theaters. And the current exchange rate of approximately $1.50 Canadian dollars for each US dollar helps make the city's dining and shopping affordable.
OUT WITH THE OLD
APA is continuing the new convention structure initiated in 2002. In response to Members' requests, the convention is shorter--Thursday through Sunday--and most of it is located in one complex. There are three levels of programming: divisional programming, thematic tracks developed by groups of divisions and plenary sessions. In addition, there are more opportunities for earning continuing professional education credits.
As stated in the Association Rules, the purposes of the annual convention are (a) to provide a forum in which members may present their scientific and scholarly work, (b) to present a general program that will be informative and of interest to all members of the association, (c) to facilitate the exchange of experience relating to the applications of psychology, and (d) to provide a place where the business of the association can be carried on efficiently.
Convention programs are developed by the several substantive divisions of APA and include symposia, paper and poster sessions, invited addresses, discussions, workshops and more. Meetings for the 111th Convention are scheduled in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre Hotel, the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel.
Transportation from Lester B. Pearson International Airport is available by taxicab, airport limousine and airport express bus. Individual airport limousine service in large, comfortable cars costs $43-$44 plus tip. The taxicab fare to downtown Toronto is approximately $39 plus tip, with no extra charge for additional passengers.
The Airport Express bus provided by Pacific Western to the Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre, Fairmont Royal York, Sheraton Centre, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Colony Hotel, Metropolitan Hotel-Toronto, Holiday Inn on King and Delta Chelsea Inn operates between 4:55 a.m. and 12:45 a.m., leaves every 30 minutes, and costs $14.25 one way and $24.50 round trip. Connector service from the aforementioned hotels is available to the Best Western Primrose Hotel, Bond Place and Days Inn Toronto Downtown at an additional cost. All buses are wheelchair accessible and have front-kneeling doors for easier access. The trip takes about 30 minutes. See www.torontoairportexpress. com for more information. For those driving to Toronto, 24-hour guest parking at the APA headquarters hotels costs between $23 and $30. Attendees who take the train to Toronto will arrive at Union Station, which is directly across the street from the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Note: All prices listed above are in Canadian funds and are subject to change.
ENTRY INTO CANADA
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States can usually cross the border without difficulty or delay. However, certain types of identification are required by both the Canadian and U.S. immigration departments. You will need proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a U.S. passport or original or certified copy of your birth certificate and photo identification. If you are a naturalized citizen and do not have a passport, you should travel with your naturalization certificate. A driver's license or Social Security card is not valid proof of citizenship. All U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country must have a valid passport. Permanent residents of the United States who are not citizens should carry their Resident Alien Card (I-151 or I-551). Temporary residents of the United States who carry a Temporary Resident Card (Form I-688) or Employment Authorization Card (I-688A or I-688B) will need a passport and may also need a visitor's visa for travel to Canada. Citizens or permanent residents of other countries must have a valid passport and/or a valid visitor's visa. Visas must be obtained at a Canadian Embassy, consulate or mission outside Canada--they are not available at the border. Information regarding visas is available at http://cicnet.ci.gc.ca.
The temperature in August in Toronto ranges from a high of 79 degrees (24° C) to a low of 63 degrees (15° C). Toronto has a clean, efficient public transportation system composed of the subway, buses and streetcars. You can purchase five or 10 tickets or tokens for $9 or $18, respectively, or pay $2.25 per ride. See www.city.toronto.on.ca/ttc for more information. A limited number of Toronto Transit Commission passes for unlimited rides over a period of days at special convention rates will be available for sale at the APA registration area. For visitors to Toronto, there is a procedure for obtaining rebates on the 7 percent goods and services tax on accommodations or goods taken out of Canada. Details on applying for tax rebates will be available at your hotel and at the APA registration area. There is also a provincial sales tax of 5 percent.
Note: All prices listed above are in Canadian funds and are subject to change.
CONVENTION PROGRAM AVAILABILITY
The convention program will be mailed only to advance registrants and individuals who specifically request a program. Individuals who are not planning to attend the convention but would like to receive a convention program should complete the mailing label on page 68. Programs will be available in early to mid-July, after the advance registration deadline of June 23. Convention pre-registrants should bring their copies of the program to the convention. There will be a charge of $5 for additional copies of the program. Our supply of programs in Toronto will be limited. If you are uncertain about whether you will attend the convention, highlights of the program will appear in the May and June issues of the Monitor.
APA has selected United Airlines and Air Canada as the official air carriers for the 2003 Annual Convention in Toronto. United Airlines is offering special discounts for APA's Convention in Toronto.
You may choose a 5 percent discount off any United or United Express published fare, including first class, or a 10 percent discount off the unrestricted midweek coach fare. As an extra bonus, an additional 5 percent discount is available if you purchase your tickets at least 60 days in advance of travel. Or you may choose Area Pricing, a fixed airfare rate to the meeting based on geographical location. Area Pricing must be purchased at least seven days in advance. Reservations should be made as early as possible, as seats are limited. Restrictions may apply. Fares are guaranteed at the time of ticket purchase. Simply call or have your travel agent call United for reservations and assistance. In the continental United States, Hawaii and Canada, call (800) 521-4041 daily, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Refer to Meeting ID number 597BD.
Air Canada is offering discounted round-trip fares for travel to Toronto from the United States and from other cities in Canada. The earlier you call, the better your choice in flights and fares. Contact Air Canada's North America toll free number noted below, or your travel agent and take advantage of special discounted airfares. In the continental United States, Hawaii and Canada, call Air Canada (weekdays, 8 a.m to 8 p.m. EST, (800) 361-7585 or (514) 393-9494. Refer to Convention Number CV030820.
Beginning March 14, you can register online at the APA Convention Web site. Convention attendees are urged to register for the meeting in advance. Advance registration not only assists APA in planning for the convention but also offers savings for the registrants. In addition, registration is required in order to enter the Exhibit Area.
Registration fees are required to support the costs associated with the convention, as well as to comply with the association's rule that the convention be a self-sustaining service of the association. People who request a replacement badge during the convention will be charged $2 each time the request is made. Nonmember spouses/equivalents and dependents under age 18 may register by paying a nonrefundable processing fee of $10 per person if their names appear on the registration form of a fee-paying registrant. The registration fees for the 2003 convention are as follows:
For those registering before June 23:
$185--APA member, fellow or associate; APA international affiliate; CPA/OPA member
$215--Nonmember of APA
$60--APA student affiliate
$85--Full-time student; APA high school teacher affiliate
$10--Nonrefundable processing fee for nonmember spouses/equivalents and dependents under age 18, if noted on the form of a fee-paying registrant.
For those registering on-site in Toronto:
$240--APA member, fellow or associate; APA international affiliate; CPA/OPA member
$270--Nonmember of APA
$70--APA student affiliate
$95--Full-time student; APA high school teacher affiliate
$10--Nonrefundable processing fee for nonmember spouses/equivalents and dependents under age 18, if noted on the form of a fee-paying registrant.
The convention badge, with name and institutional affiliation, the Expocard and the convention program will be mailed in advance of the convention to those who preregister. Advance registrants need only obtain a badge holder at the APA registration area in Toronto to complete the procedure and avoid delays.
Complete registration facilities will be maintained at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Exhibit Hall-North Building, Upper Level:
Wednesday, Aug. 6 (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 7 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 8 (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 9 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 10 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Because of administrative delays, APA will not accept purchase orders for payment of convention registration fees.
Refund policy: Advance registrants who are unable to attend the convention may request a refund of their registration fee if a written request is received before Aug. 10. A full refund of the registration fee will apply to requests received by June 23; a 75 percent refund will apply to requests received between June 23 and July 31; and a 50 percent refund will apply to requests received between July 31 and Aug. 10. After Aug. 10, no refunds will be issued.
APA recognizes that you have a number of options when securing hotel accommodations for the annual convention. The association has made a major commitment to the city of Toronto and to the hotel community in order to secure a large block of quality hotel rooms at competitive prices in convenient downtown locations. APA is legally bound to fill these rooms. Not to do so has severe financial implications for APA and affects its negotiations and your costs for future conventions. If you require a hotel in Toronto, please review the list of APA hotels and reserve your room through the APA housing service, ExpoExchange.
IMPORTANT : Hotel reservations may be made directly through ExpoExchange, APA's housing service, by Internet, fax, mail or phone beginning March 14. Only Advance Convention Registration Forms are to be sent to APA for processing.
In cooperation with APA, all of the convention hotels have set aside substantial blocks of rooms. These rooms are available only when reservations are made through ExpoExchange. To take advantage of the special APA room rates for the convention, be sure to book your reservations through ExpoExchange by July 3. After July 3, the official APA blocks will be released, and the hotels may charge significantly higher rates. Hotel rooms for those arriving in the city at the last minute will probably be expensive, scarce or nonexistent. To ensure having a room in a convention hotel, we strongly recommend that individuals obtain hotel reservations early.
During past conventions, the headquarters hotels have been filled by early May. It is anticipated that the headquarters hotels will also be filled early in Toronto. Housing requests received toward the end of the advance registration period have typically been assigned alternate housing.
Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All rates are quoted in Canadian funds, are per room night and are subject to a 5 percent provincial sales tax and a 7 percent goods and services tax. Bedding preferences and other special requests will be assigned by the hotels at check-in. There is no guarantee that persons will obtain a room in the specific hotel requested, in the type of room requested or at the rate requested. If accommodations are not available at the hotel of your choice, comparable reservations will be made at other contracted hotels.
Please note that the availability of rooms for those arriving before Aug. 7 may be limited. Therefore, if you are attending preconvention activities, ExpoExchange will make every effort to accommodate your needs but cannot guarantee rooms for those with early arrival dates.
Requests received after July 3 will be processed on a space-available basis. To reserve a room for the APA convention choose one of the following methods:
Internet. Fill out the Hotel Reservation Form and use the interactive Web site at the APA Convention Web site to submit the form directly.
Telephone. Call ExpoExchange on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST at (800) 424-5249 (toll free) or (847) 940-2155 (international). Phone reservations are limited to five per call.
Fax. Send a completed Hotel Reservation Form, using one form per reservation request, to (800) 521-6017 or (847) 940-2386.
Mail. Send a completed Hotel Reservation Form, using one form per reservation request, to ExpoExchange, 108 Wilmot Road, P.O. Box 825, Deerfield, IL 60015-0825.
All hotels require a guarantee with each reservation request. Housing forms received without a credit card for the required guarantee will not be processed. Please fill out the credit card information in its entirety. Credit cards must be valid through August 2003 to be processed and considered a proper deposit. Payment can be made by providing an American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or Diners Club credit card number on your Hotel Reservation Form. Due to varying exchange rates, no checks, money orders or wire transfers will be accepted for deposit payments.
ExpoExchange will send you a confirmation. Review it carefully for accuracy. Room confirmation will be sent only to the primary person requesting the reservation. If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail, fax or mail within 14 days of sending your request, please contact ExpoExchange at (800) 424-5249 or (847) 940-2155; e-mail: email@example.com.
People sharing a room are requested to send in only one Hotel Reservation Form with the names of all of the occupants of the room. By law, there is a limit of four people to a room, and some hotels will not accept reservations for four people in a room. Room confirmation will be sent only to the person requesting the reservation. Colleagues who wish to stay in the same hotel should submit their forms in the same envelope.
Changes and cancellations: Changes or cancellations made on or before July 16 should be made directly with ExpoExchange. After July 21, you must contact your confirmed hotel directly. Reservations cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night's room and tax to the credit card that was used to guarantee the reservation.
Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre Hotel: Newly renovated, deluxe business-class hotel connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Steps away from the SkyDome, CN Tower, the Harbourfront, major theaters, numerous restaurants and the fashion district. Fabulous full-service spa on property. Health club with an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $30).
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel: Historic luxury hotel located in the heart of Toronto's downtown shopping, business, entertainment and sightseeing district; across from Union Station and connected to underground shops and subway. Health club with indoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $25; self-park $21 with no in/out privileges). Five-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel: Newly renovated, deluxe hotel located downtown on Lake Ontario. Close to numerous restaurants, theaters and major attractions. Health club and spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, squash court and tennis court. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $23; self-park $16). Twenty-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Best Western Primrose Hotel Downtown Toronto: Moderately priced hotel with larger than average rooms. Primarily rooms with two double beds or with a king bed and a pull-out sofa. Exercise facilities with outdoor pool and sauna. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $15). Twenty-five-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Bond Place: Well-maintained, moderately priced downtown hotel. Steps from the Eaton Centre, the theater district and numerous restaurants. With the exception of suites, all two-bedded rooms are twins. No cots or king beds are available. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $12). Twenty-five-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Colony Hotel Toronto: Business-class hotel located downtown near Eaton Centre, the theater district and numerous restaurants. Children under 12 eat free. Health club with both an indoor and outdoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $20). Twenty-minute walk or five-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Days Inn-Toronto Downtown: Recently renovated, moderately priced downtown hotel. Located within walking distance of the Eaton Centre and the theater district. Children under 12 eat free and have a special menu. Exercise facilities with indoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $15). Twenty-five-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Delta Chelsea Hotel: Recently renovated, first-class hotel that is extremely family friendly. Located near the Eaton Centre, theater district and numerous restaurants. Fitness center with two indoor pools (one for adults only with Jacuzzi and sauna). Children's Creative Centre with supervised scheduled activities (9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $27; self-park $25). Twenty-five-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Hilton Toronto Hotel: Recently renovated, deluxe business-class hotel with contemporary décor and high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms. Connected to underground shopping and conveniently located near major attractions and numerous restaurants. Health club with an indoor/outdoor pool and sundeck. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $22). Twenty-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Holiday Inn on King: Business-class hotel with contemporary architecture and traditional décor in the guest rooms. Conveniently located in the city's theatre, shopping and entertainment district. "Stay Sure" safety program and amenities for female business travelers. Pet-friendly. Exercise facilities and outdoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $18). Five-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Metropolitan Hotel-Toronto: Luxury hotel conveniently located near shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. Award-winning Chinese restaurant on the premises. Maximum of two people to a room. Health club and indoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $24; self-park $18). Twenty-minute walk or five-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Novotel Toronto Centre: Business-class hotel located downtown near Lake Ontario. Close to numerous restaurants, theaters and major attractions. Complimentary breakfast for children 15 years old and younger. No roll-away beds available. Exercise facilities, indoor pool, squash and racquetball courts, and aerobic classes. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (self-park $16). Fifteen-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Renaissance Toronto Hotel at SkyDome: Recently renovated, deluxe business-class hotel with state-of-the-art leisure and business facilities and contemporary décor. Located within the SkyDome sports and entertainment complex--steps away from the world-famous CN Tower. Exercise facilities and indoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $25; self-park $18). Five-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Sheraton Centre Toronto: Deluxe business-class hotel with classic décor. Located in the city's most vibrant shopping, theater and entertainment district. Health club, ($7.50 per day or $15 per stay) indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sundeck and sauna. Full-service spa on premises. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $27). Twenty-minute walk or five-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
Strathcona Hotel: Newly renovated, economy-class hotel conveniently located to many major attractions including the SkyDome, CN Tower and the Convention Centre. Maximum of two people to a room. Access to Wellington's Fitness Club next door ($10 per day). Twenty-four-hour guest parking nearby (self-park $15). Five-minute walk to Convention Centre.
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel: Recently renovated, deluxe business-class hotel with classic décor. Direct indoor access to the Eaton Centre mall, and conveniently located near the theater district and numerous restaurants. Fitness center and indoor pool. Twenty-four-hour guest parking (valet $20; self-park $16). Twenty-five-minute walk or 10-minute cab ride to Convention Centre.
NOTE: Parking rates are subject to change without notice.
The many attractions available in Toronto make it an ideal vacation spot for families. For registrants bringing their families, family plan accommodations are available at the hotels noted below. Children under the ages stated below may stay with their parent or parents without charge if no additional equipment is brought into the room. Some hotels have rooms with two double beds, which need to be requested on your housing form. See hotel descriptions for information on limited space and bedding. When completing the Hotel Reservation Form, registrants must indicate the number and ages of the children and must request family plan accommodations.
Under 14 years of age: Best Western Primrose Hotel Downtown TorontoBond Place
Under 16 years of age:Novotel Toronto Centre (includes free breakfast for up to two children per family)Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel
Under 17 years of age:Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre HotelThe Fairmont Royal York HotelWestin Harbour Castle Toronto HotelStrathcona Hotel
Under 18 years of age:Colony Hotel TorontoDays Inn-Toronto DowntownDelta Chelsea HotelHilton Toronto HotelMetropolitan Hotel-TorontoRenaissance HotelToronto Hotel at SkyDomeSheraton Centre Toronto
Under 19 years of age:Holiday Inn on King
GREEN/ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOTELS
The city of Toronto endorsed a plan to protect and enhance the natural environment in 2000--"Clean, Green, and Healthy: A Plan for an Environmentally Sustainable Toronto." All of the city's hotels participate in recycling and conservation practices to some degree. The following hotels are currently participating in the Canadian Hotel and Motel Association's "Project Planet" program--which promotes recycling, use of environmentally friendly products, availability of smoke-free guestrooms and the option to reuse towels and linens to conserve energy and water--or are committed to the environment and practice energy and resource conservation:
Best Western Primrose Hotel Downtown Toronto
Colony Hotel Toronto
Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre Hotel
Days Inn-Toronto Downtown
Delta Chelsea Hotel
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Holiday Inn on King
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel
ARRANGEMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
APA's Council of Representatives has adopted "Guidelines on Physical and Social Accessibility," prepared by the APA Task Force on Psychology and the Handicapped. In compliance with these guidelines, the Board of Convention Affairs asks people with disabilities who are planning to attend the convention to identify themselves and to provide information on how APA can make the convention more accessible for them. Please check the appropriate box on the Advance Convention Registration and Hotel Reservation forms if you are disabled and would like assistance in facilitating your attendance at the convention. A note outlining your specific needs should accompany the Advance Convention Registration and Hotel Reservation forms. APA will provide a van with a lift as transportation for people who use wheelchairs, interpreters for hearing-impaired individuals, and escorts and readers for people with visual impairments if specific requests are provided at the time of advance registration. During the convention, people with disabilities who desire a place to relax or assistance with wheelchair repairs, readers, escorts, interpreters and so on may visit the APA Resource Room for Persons With Disabilities.
To facilitate hotel reservations for those who need wheelchair accessibility and visual or hearing aids, the Board of Convention Affairs has compiled information on the headquarters hotels. It is strongly suggested that people who are in need of wheelchair-accessible accommodations request housing at one of the following hotels. Additional information regarding accessibility of supplemental hotels and a detailed report on accessibility of headquarters facilities may be obtained from the APA Convention Office in Washington, D.C.
Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre Hotel
Main entrance: Accessible.
Braille signage: No Braille on elevator panels. There are raised numbers outside elevators to indicate the floor.
Sleeping rooms: 10 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility: eight with king beds and two with two double beds. All accessible rooms are near the elevator. No roll-in showers.
Meeting rooms: Accessible.
Aids: Assistive listening device kits are available; shower benches are available.
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Main entrance: Not accessible. Use East entrance that has an elevator to the lobby level.
Signage: No Braille inside elevators, but numbers and letters are raised.
Sleeping rooms: 15 rooms have been designed for wheelchair accessibility and an additional eight rooms have been partially modified for access. Flashing fire alarms are installed in the bedrooms.
Meeting rooms: Accessible; wheelchair lift is available to the Imperial Room.
Health Club: Wheelchair lift to the Health Club cannot accommodate a scooter.
Aids: Assistive listening device kits are available; bath benches are available.
Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel
Main entrance: Accessible, but located at top of steep driveway. Accessible entrance on street-level requires valid guestroom key for entry or phone for assistance.
Restrooms: Public restrooms in the North Tower, main level not accessible.
Sleeping rooms: 10 rooms have been modified for wheelchair access; two with roll-in showers. Size of rooms is acceptable, but furniture should be reconfigured for improved access. Roll-in showers have a raised lip at the base that could pose a challenge. Flashing fire alarms are installed in the bedrooms.
Room 2627 is only accessible for someone in a small chair. Room 517 is a large king-bedded room with space for a roll-away and a large bathroom with roll-in shower. There are no accessible rooms with two double beds.
Aids: Assistive listening device kits are available; bath benches are available.
Rooms designed for wheelchair accessibility are also available at the Colony Hotel Toronto, Delta Chelsea Toronto, Hilton Toronto (very nice roll-in showers), Holiday Inn on King, Metropolitan Hotel and the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Hilton Toronto and the Holiday Inn on King seem to provide the best access among the supplemental hotels.
EMPLOYER EXHIBIT BOOTHS
Job opportunities for attendees can be found in the APA Exhibit Hall. Employer exhibit booths will be located in a section of the APA exhibits in the Exhibit Hall-North Building, Upper Level, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Employers who are interested in obtaining a booth may request information from Jodi Ashcraft, APA Exhibits Manager, at the APA address; (202) 336-5565.
For financial reasons, APA will not provide on-site facilities for a children's hospitality center in Toronto. Parents who require child care during the convention may make arrangements with existing child care services in Toronto. Although APA is providing the name of a resource that is located in Toronto, APA is not endorsing this company or liable for services provided by it. Parents may call directly to make arrangements in advance.
Improv Care Services for Children, 1009 Scarlett Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9P 2V3; (416) 243-3285; fax: (416) 249-2786, provides high-quality care for children by experienced early-childhood educators, child and youth workers and teachers. While you are attending the conference, Improv Care staff can design and implement interesting and creative activities at your hotel and around the city of Toronto. Fees: $25 per hour per family, with a three-hour minimum.
Transportation for each child-care provider after midnight is $10. Method of payment must be VISA or MasterCard credit card. Due to the time of the year, it is strongly recommended that you book your child care no later than Aug. 4. A fee of $75 will be imposed for any cancellation made within 24 hours of the starting time. To find out more about services and staff, visit www.improvcare.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
Continuing Professional Education Workshops, designed to offer a broad array of continuing-education topics for practitioners and scientists, will be offered during the convention. Sponsored by APA's Continuing Professional Education Committee, the workshops are designed to upgrade the skills and knowledge of clinicians, academics and those in research. Participants earn continuing-education credits for these workshops. All workshops are scheduled for either a half day (four hours) or a full day (seven hours). Complete information about the activities offered and an enrollment form will be in a special tear-out booklet in the May issue of the Monitor. Call the Continuing Professional Education Office at (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991, if you have any questions prior to that time.
You may wish to contact one or more of the following people before or during the convention:
Brian L. Wilcox, PhD, Chair, Board of Convention Affairs, c/o APA Convention Office, at the APA address.
Candy Won, Director, APA Convention/Meetings, at the APA address; (202) 336-6020.
Brennan Harmuth, Continuing Professional Education Program, APA Continuing Professional Education Office, at the APA address; (202) 336-5991.
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