CSG East’s 2022 Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting General Information

Please review the information below. If you have any questions please contact us at ercannualmeeting@csg.org. Registration will open Wednesday, March 16, 2022. We look forward to seeing you this summer in Manchester, NH.

 

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Hotel Accommodations

Please register for the meeting first. You will receive the links to the hotels’ reservation sites in your registration confirmation email. The 2022 CSG East Annual Meeting business sessions will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel in historic Manchester, New Hampshire. The Doubletree is located at 700 Elm Street in the heart of downtown Manchester within walking distance of the main street full of restaurants, cafés, and theaters. Most of the hotel bedrooms are at the Doubletree. Additional rooms can be found at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, located at 101 South Commercial Street, one-quarter mile from the Doubletree, adjacent to the baseball stadium.

The conference rates for the room block at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel are:

  • Singles/doubles are $179
  • Triples are $189
  • Quads are $199

If the room block fills, additional rooms are available at the Doubletree, the rates for conference attendees are:

  • Singles/doubles are $219
  • Triples are $229
  • Quads are $239

Please note:

  • All rooms are subject to 8.5% tax.
  • Due to the pandemic, the Doubletree currently has a limited airport shuttle schedule, (7 a.m. noon), which may expand during the summer. If you arrive at the airport, and collect your bags during their shuttle schedule, you may call the hotel at (603) 625-1000 to arrange a pick-up. Please allow 15-30 minutes for the pick-up. The van holds up to 10 passengers at a time. You may NOT book the shuttle until you arrive at the airport.
  • Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
  • Parking at the Doubletree is $6 for day parking only, and $12 per day for overnight parking.
  • There is an early departure fee of $75 should you check-out earlier than the originally booked check-out date.

The conference rates for the room block at the Hilton Garden Inn is $179:

  • All rooms are subject to 8.5% tax.
  • Self-parking is complimentary in the hotel’s open parking lot. There is no indoor or valet parking.
  • There is NO airport shuttle to and from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Adult Guests

Adult guests at the Annual Meeting are invited to attend activities, selected just for them, on Monday and Tuesday, August 15 and 16. Join us for one or both days! Events include a tour of the New Hampshire General Court capitol building in Concord; lunch at and a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury; a tour of Manchester’s millyards and the Millyard Museum, as well as a private gallery tour at the Currier Museum of art, and a chocolate tasting with Manchester’s own master chocolatier at the Dancing Lion Café. Please check back for more details, we will be posting the daily schedules soon! If you have any questions, please contact us at ercannualmeeting@csg.org.

Travel

For those who cannot drive to the meeting, you may fly to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, about 15 minutes from downtown Manchester by taxi.

If you fly into Boston Logan International Airport or take Amtrak to Boston South Station, you may take Greyhound or Boston Express from the airport or South Station Bus Terminal to Manchester, NH. The Manchester Transportation Center is approximately 3 blocks from the Doubletree, and a quarter mile from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual for all meetings and receptions, and casual for social program activities.

Meeting badges are required at all Annual Meeting functions. Please pick-up your badge and wear it prominently throughout the meeting. Badges are available onsite at the registration desk, and the registration hours are:

  • Saturday, August 13, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 14, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A Safe and Healthy Meeting

The Council of State Governments (CSG) advocates the responsible use of alcohol and designated drivers by all participants at CSG functions.

CSG East advocates following current New Hampshire Department of Health COVID guidelines, and the current meeting venues and hotels’ rules for COVID mitigation. CSG East is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all 2022 Annual Meeting participants and staff. Although the rates of COVID-19 may be declining in some areas at the time of this meeting, it is still a major health concern especially as our participants will be traveling from states and territories where transmission risk may be higher. To reduce the risk of becoming infected or spreading infection, we are asking that all attendees, unless contraindicated, be fully vaccinated including boosters if eligible. In addition, masking is strongly recommended regardless of vaccine status when: 1) indoors except when eating, drinking, or presenting; 2) outdoors in groups when physical distancing is not possible. Physical distancing, especially when unmasked or indoors, is another important safety measure. Special care should be taken by those at higher risk or those caring for young children or more vulnerable adults.

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