The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.

Delta Conference Group Hotel and Registration Information for Jan. 30-31, 2008

Posted on October 12, 2007 at 01:53 PM

The group hotel for the January 30-31, 2008 Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus annual conference will be the Comfort Inn &Suites Downtown at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. We have negotiated a reduced group rate of $76 a night, and you would only need to stay the night of Jan. 30. You can get from the Comfort Inn to the Clinton Library by a short taxi ride and the hotel also has a shuttle. Information on the group hotel is below.

We would encourage people to send in their registration fees soon, and if you need a hotel, to make the hotel reservations as soon as possible. With participation from the Presidential campaigns, Gov. Mike Beebe, the Hon. Rodney Slater, and a line-up of influential local leaders from all over the region, it is looking like the conference will be even more crowded than usual, and we have to reserve spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. Our RSVP count is already at 80 people, with three and a half months still to go. To reserve a space, send in the registration fee to the address listed below.

To get the reduced rate of $76 for the night of January 30, call the Comfort Inn at (501) 687-7700 and say you are with the Delta Caucus and call BEFORE JANUARY 7, 2008. After that the rate goes up and you are not guaranteed a room if the hotel gets full. We have the group rates for January 30 and January 31, in case anyone wants to stay for a second night in Little Rock. However, you would only need the room for the night of Jan. 30, 2008. You can check out the morning of Jan. 31, store your luggage and go to the main session at the Clinton Library, and then come back that afternoon to pick up your luggage.

With the reduced rate and only needing to stay one night, this will help keep down the costs of the conference.

The opening session will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the main session will be at the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 from 9 a.m. to about 3:45 p.m.

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This conference will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday, as opposed to the Thursday-Friday timing in previous years. Hopefully this will lead to a larger crowd at the last session on Thursday afternoon.

The main sessions have been quite crowded the last two or three years, and our space is limited. We have to do this on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please send your registration fee check of $85, made out to “Delta Grassroots Caucus,” with a note “For 2008 conference,” and mail the check to:

Delta Grassroots Caucus

(Attention: Lee Powell)

5030 Purslane Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

Group discounts: If a large group from a particular area would like to register as a group, we would offer a discount for groups of 15 or more, and would reduce the registration fee for each person from $85 to $60. For even larger groups we would offer a larger discount.

For a group discount, send us a check based on $60 per person, and list the names of the people you are registering.

For our planning purposes, it is very important to know how many people are coming as early as possible. Last year the total turnout was about 300 people who came to at least part of the conference, with the packed crowd at the main luncheon over 220 people. Thanks very much. Lee Powell, Executive Director, MDGC (202) 360-6347