2014 Fall Conference

  • 10/27/2014
  • 3:30 PM
  • 10/30/2014
  • 10:00 AM
  • The Claggett Center, Buckeystown, MD


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Attendance for one day only
  • We are especially pleased to welcome life members to the fall conference! There is no program fee for Life Members.
  • Choose this registration option for the first person to register from your center.
  • This is for the successive registrants from a center; do not choose this for the first registrant from a center.
  • This option is intended to spouses who accompany a Conference Center professional, but who are not themselves in Conference Center work.

Registration is closed


The Claggett Center

October 27-30, 2014

Adamstown, MD

Physical Address:
Bishop Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710

Mailing Address:
Bishop Claggett Center
P.O. Box 40
Buckeystown, MD 21717

phone: 301-874-5147
fax: 301-874-0834

Our host, The Claggett Center is a unique site as it offers a brand new facility complimented by historic buildings that still serve guests and effectively deliver the Conference Center experience. Our centers carry a vast inventory of facilities with many that are in need of updating and renovation.  What impact does a new facility have on the remainder of the campus...on level of service, maintenance and staff, and in establishing rates for your guests? The Conference begins with a Keynote Panel that kick starts the conversation of "Facilities" Idea to Occupancy".  The Keynote Panel will show case the project management process of Claggett's new facility. 


You have your choice of three airports that are close to The Claggett Center in Adamstown, MD:

  1. The nearest airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD / KIAD). This airport is 37 miles from the center of Adamstown, MD.  Even though this airport is closer, there is sometimes more traffic than Baltimore.
  2. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA / KDCA) Washington, is 50 miles from Adamstown, MD.   This airport is right in the center of Washington, D.C. and has the most traffic of all three airports.
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI / KBWI) is 60 miles from Adamstown, MD.  Even though 60 miles away, it an easier airport to get in and out of and has less traffic than the other two airports above.    


Funds raised from the Fall Conference Auction provide much needed scholarships for members of IACCA.  Since 2005, over $20,000 has been used to support the professional development of our community members.  Thank you for your generosity.  Let's keep the process going this year with the bidding.          



Monday - Oct 27

Tuesday - Oct 28

Wednesday - Oct 29

Thursday - Oct 30

-Welcome/Check-in at

The Inn 3p-5p

-Morning Watch 7a-

Silo Chapel

-Morning Watch 7a-

Silo Chapel

-Morning Watch 7a-

Silo Chapel

-Dinner 5:30p-Sugarloaf Room

-Breakfast 7:30a-8:30a- Sugarloaf Room

-Breakfast 7:30a-8:30a- Sugarloaf Room

-Breakfast 7:30a-8:30a- Sugarloaf Room

-Team Building (Clive from Upward Enterprises)

7p-8p-Monocacy Room

-Keynote  9a-10:30a- Monocacy Room

-Breakout 9a-10p- Shenandoah & Potomac Room


-Collection of Silent

Auction Items

-Group Photo 10:30a-


-Snack & Auction

10a-10:30a-Last Bids

-Additional Day Trips (Optional)

-Welcome/Overview-Expectations/Mentor & Points System 8p-

Monocacy Room

-Tour of The Inn Facility 10:40a-11:30a

-Breakouts 10:30a-11:30a-Shenandoah & Potomac Room

-Ice Cream social 8:30p Sugarloaf Room

-Breakouts 11:30a-
-Shenandoah  & Potomac Room

-Summary Gathering - Conference TakeAways 11:30a-12p-Monocacy Room

-Informal Hospitality & Refreshments–The Inn

-Lunch 12:30p-1:30p- Sugarloaf Room

-Lunch 12p-1p-Sugarloaf Room

-Free Time 1:30p-2p

-Off Site Menu of Activities (See Below)

-Breakouts 2p-3p- Shenandoah & Potomac Room

-Civil War Option- Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry

-Business Mtg. 3:30p-5p- Monocacy Room

-Local Option- Hike to Maryland Heights

-Banquet Dinner / Awards 5:30p-Sugarloaf Room

-City Visit Option- Baltimore Inner Harbor

-Entertainment 7p- Monocacy Room

-Conference Center Visit Option- Other Centers (i.e. Pearlstone, others)

-Informal Hospitality & Refreshments-The Inn




            As part of free time for Wednesday afternoon, the following options are available. Carpooling will be used for the various options:  

A. Gettysburg National Military Park--This is your chance to tour the historical battlefield site.  The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".  You can start your tour that day by browsing the Museum and Visitor Center and then tour the rest of the park with a guided tour, a self-guided tour, an audio tour by car, or touring the Soldier's National Cemetery where Union soldiers are buried.  The IACCA group does not have to stay together once you get there if you would rather visit the site on your own.  For further information on Gettsyburg go this website,

B.  The Inner Harbor in Baltimore offers a 45-50 minute cruise.  These tours are offered by three separate cruise companies.  Besides a cruise you could visit the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, the Maritime Museum, the Fort McHenry Shrine, or take in views from the World Trade Center or just shop in the many stores available at the Inner Harbor.  To find out more information and what is available at the Inner Harbor go to the website,

C.   Hiking at Claggett is an optional activity that allows you to stay in the area of The Claggett Center and hike the hills of Maryland Heights.  This hike will be led by one of Claggett's staff.  Another option is to stay at the Center and relax and take in the views of the rolling hills.  Here is the website of The Claggett Center:

D. Visit other Conference Centers in the area. If you’re interested in touring another nearby Center or if you’re trying to obtain points with a visit to a center for Certification, you can visit many of the conference centers that are close to Claggett, such as Pearlstone.

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