Please purchase your ticket now for the 2018 SD Wing CAP Conference and North Central Region Conference. There are four things for you to do:
- Register for the Conference.
- Register for special pre-conference and post-conference activites and classes.
- Register for the Banquet with your meal choice.
- Call the hotel and reserve your rooms.
BANQUET INFO: You have a choice for the banquet meal. You can pick New York Strip Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or a special meal if you have any diatary restrictions. There will be a cash bar at the Banquet. *** BE SURE TO PURCHASE BOTH A CONFERENCE TICKET AND A BANQUET TICKET. THE CONFERENCE TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BANQUET TICKET. ***
PRE-CONFERENCE AND POST-CONFERENCE INFO: We have several classes availalble on Friday the 13th, and on Sunday the 15th. Be sure to get a ticket for the classes you want to attend.
- Friday: Blue Polo Shirt / Cadets: BDU's
- Saturday: Light Blue Short Sleeve Shirt or White Aviator Shirt. Optional: Service Dress or Blue Polo Shirt.
- Saturday Banquet: Messdress, Semi-formal Service Dress, Suit and Tie or Cocktail or Formal Dress.
- Sunday: Blue Polo Shirt or Flight Suit / Cadets: BDU's
EARLY BIRD INFO:
Save $20.00 by purchasing your ticket and registering for the conference no later than March 21.
The block of rooms we had contracted at the Springhill Suites by Marriott for the SD Wing/ NCR Conference, was sold out. The contracted rate was only good for a specific number of rooms that we guaranteed that we would fill. We were able to rectify the situation by re-negotiating the contract today.
We have 20 more rooms added to the block – but you only have until March 21 to make the reservations.
At Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort
5 @ $99.00 plus taxes
5 @ $109.00 plus taxes
At SpringHIll Suites by Marriott
10 additional rooms @ $119.00 plus taxes
Please call the hotel at 605-571-2203 and ask for Kelli Nold, Monday through Friday she is out of the office on Saturday and Sunday. You can leave a voice mail and she will call you back on Monday to make a reservation if necessary.
We wanted our cadets that needed rooms to be staying in the Springhill Suites. If they’re in the Cadillac Jack’s, they need to walk through the casino to get to the meeting rooms.
If you don’t call in time, and all the rooms are gone, there are still several hotel rooms left in Deadwood, and there is a scheduled trolley that joins all the major hotels. On the weekends, the trolley starts at 0800, and runs either hourly, or every 30 minutes, or every 20 minutes, depending on the time of day. Here’s a link to the trolley info: http://www.cityofdeadwood.com/index.asp?SEC=407CFDAA-63DD-4B39-989D-FD81677F2441&Type=B_BASIC
Some of the recommendations for hotels if you can’t get into the Cadillac Jacks or Spring Hill Suites listed by shortest walking distance to the Springhill.
- First Gold Hotel
- Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort (The Hampton has free parking!)
- Mineral Palace
- Celebrity Hotel
- Historic Bullock Hotel
The last one on the list, is 0.7 miles from the Spring Hill, about a 15-minute walk.
There are many more hotels, and I recommend looking at these websites to find what you want:
And consider these too:
We apologize for the snafu with the hotel. We had a contract with this hotel before we knew that the NCR Conference was going to be held in conjunction with the SD Wing Conference. Please don’t delay any longer in registering for your hotel, or for the conference. Here’s the link to register for the conference. Remember to register for the conference, the banquet, and any of the free pre- or post-conference classes you’d like to attend, too. http://events.eventzilla.net/e/2018-south-dakota-wing-and-north-central-region-conference--2138941677
SCHEDULE: The schedule is subject to change, but can be accessed by clicking on this ---> link.
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Who can attend?
A: The conference is open to any current or retired Civil Air Patrol meber and invited guest. The conference has seminars designed with the member in mind. Members are also encouraged to bring their families. There are fun things to do and see in the Black Hills of South Dakota .
Q: Can I share a room?
A: Sharing a room is a great way to save on cost and it is encouraged. We don't have any room sharing or ride sharing system set up on this website. Work with your squadron or wing leadership to coordinate room sharing, and then call the hotel directly to reserve your room.
Q: Can I cancel if I need to ?
A: The hotel allows individual cancellations without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival rate. You can cancel without penalty up to April 10th.
Q: How soon do I need to register?
A: The sooner the better. You can register for the Conference, register your choice of banquet meal, and any pre and post-conference training you desire with the links on Eventzilla.
Early Bird registration ends March 21, 2018. After March 21, the price goes up by $20.
Q: Where will we stay?
A: You have the choice of two hotels. (They are under the same management and are connected). All cadets should plan to stay at the SpringHill Suites so they can avoid walking through the casino. (if it is unavoidable, there is a breezeway between the hotels.)
Officers can say at either the SpringHill or at Cadillac Jack's. Cadillac Jack officers a Microwave and refrigerator in each room.
Q: How much are the rooms?
A: A King Suite is $79.00 plus tax. A Queen Suite is $99.00 plus tax
Q: Do Cadets need spending money or additional paperwork to attend?
A: Yes, cadets should bring some spending money for snacks and soft drinks/coffee if desired. Lunch is provided in the registration fee. Cadet must also have unit approval to attend and must be chaperoned by a senior member or family member. Conference staff is not responsible for cadet supervision. A CAPF 32 must be collected by supervising senior member. Cadets who do not have a supervising senior member or parent will be sent home.
Q: Who do I call if I still have questions or can't afford to go, but really want to?
A: Cadets need to let their Squadron Commander know if they have additional questions and also if they need any assistance at all. We want you to attend.
Q: Who do I call if I still have questions or can't pay on line?
A: Call the SD Wing Headquarters office at 605-393-4215 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org