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General Conference Information

Conference Hotel The convention will take place at the Princess Hotel & Casino, Newtown Barracks, King's Park, Belize City, Belize. Tel. (501) 223-2670 Fax (501) 223-4322, www.princessbelize.com

Conference Registration Wednesday, Nov. 15 Thursday, Nov. 16 Friday, Nov. 17

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to noon

King Foyer

Saturday, Nov. 18

8:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Registration includes all convention sessions and materials; interpretation; local transportation to convention events; Thursday Awards luncheon, Old Belize Cultural and Historical Center reception-dinner & tour; Friday lunch, Government House (House of Culture)-Belize-Michigan 40th Anniversary Dinner and Show; Saturday workshops and dinner dance; coffee breaks. Breakfasts and Saturday lunch are not included in the convention fee.

Participant Badges Participants and their registered spouses, dependents and friends will receive name badges, which are required for admittance to all convention events. The badges will be stamped to indicate paid events. Daily and individual tickets can be purchased at


Special Events: Friday, November 17

Volunteer Community Project:

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Noel Ferguson Park

Participants will spend the afternoon together with the local community refurbishing and beautifying a children's playground. We will fix the park’s equipment, paint the benches and walls, and do some landscaping. The occasion will also be used to launch the nationwide Belize Partners Moringa Tree Project. Volunteers will also be able to assist in the planting of Moringa Trees at a nearby school and senior citizen home. The Moringa Tree is a ‘Miracle Tree’, which has been shown to have immense nutritional and health benefits.

40th Anniversary Belize-Michigan Partners: 7:30 - 11:00 pm

Government House

Join in the festivities at the House of Culture, formerly the British Governor's Residence. Dinner and Entertainment sponsored by the Belize-Michigan Partners. Special guests: Governor General Sir Colville Young and Lady Norma Young

Saturday, November 18

Tour to Altun Ha (optional):

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 pm

Meet in Lobby

A spectacular Jade Head, the largest jade carving ever found in a burial site was discovered at this Mayan trading center boasting Temples from as far back as 250 BC. Lunch enroute at BelizeRUs river resort. Those wishing to spend the afternoon on the

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