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20th Annual Conference & Trade Show

March 29 - March 31, 2016

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Savannah, Georgia

Conference Description

The 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition will take place March 29 - March 31 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah, GA and will include panel discussions designed for development, construction and management / compliance professionals. Events include Golf, Women's Affordable Housing Network Event (TBD), Cocktail Reception and Trade Show.

Register Early

Registration for the conference and hotel begins in early January. The deadline for Hotel registration is February 28th and all attendees must identify themselves as being part of the Coalition conference. Discounted hotel rates of $210 per night for conference attendees.

Member Cost: Before February 17th: $495 per attendee After February 17th: $525 per attendee
Non Member Cost: Before February 17th: $545 per attendee After February 17th: $575 per attendee

Note: Registration for the conference is required in order to participate in the conference and activities (panel discussions, lunch, etc.). Registration for just the Trade Show will allow you to participate in the Trade Show only. If you wish to participate in the conference and exhibit at the Trade Show, then you need to register for both activities.

Cancellation: Registered members cancelling before February 28th will get a full refund. No refunds after February 28th.


March 29
1:30pm - 6:00pmGolf Tournament
4:00pm - 6:00pmWomen’s Affordable Housing Network Event - Tour of Beautiful Downtown Savannah by Bicycle
5:00pm - 7:00pmMeet and Greet at the Midnight Sun Bourbon and Chocolate Lounge at the Westin

March 30
7:30am - 8:45amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:50am - 9:15amWelcome, Ken Baggett
9:15am - 9:35amBreak
9:35am - 11:45amGeneral Sessions
11:45am - 1:10pamLunch
1:15pm - 3:30pmPanel discussions
3:30pm - 3:45pmIce Cream and Beer Social
4:00 - 4:45pm"The Struggle Continues"
5:00pm - 7:00pmCocktail Reception and Trade Show

March 31
7:30amChampagne Breakfast Buffet Available
9:15am – 11:15amDCA Update
11:15amDrawing and Adjournment

Hotel Description

The renovated 403 room, 16 story Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is Savannah’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel. From its perch at Savannah Harbor, our waterfront resort is a haven of Southern elegance and inspires relaxation. Indulge in PGA TOUR golf and treatments at The Greenbrier Spa® at Savannah Harbor, ride the water ferry across the river to Historic District shops and restaurants, or simply unwind by the resort pool.

The Westin Savannah Harbor’s guest rooms and suites offer picturesque vistas and amenities reflecting our AAA Four Diamond status. Enjoy Westin’s Heavenly Bed® with down blankets and plump pillows, and Westin’s Heavenly Bath® with a custom shower. Service Express® provides everything you need with a simple phone call, and casually elegant dining options invite you to savor freshly prepared seafood and river views.

The deadline for Hotel registration is September 6th and all attendees must identify themselves as being part of the Coalition conference. Discounted hotel rates of $210 per night for conference attendees.

Click here for the Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel website to secure your reservations now.

Alternative Accommodation

There are a number of hotels/motels in Savannah "across the river" that might be preferable for some guests. Click on and enter "Savannah" in the Destination box.

Golf, March 29, 1:30pm Tee Time

The Golf Tournament will begin at 1:30pm on Wednesday March 29. Foursomes will be designed by our own in-house golf pro. Be sure to indicate your handicap on registration. There is a limit of 80 players this year so be sure to register for golf early. Fee for play is $185. Club rentals are $50.

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Women’s Affordable Housing Network

The Women's Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) invites you to tour beautiful downtown Savannah by bicycle! A group from this conference participated in the ride last year, and had a blast! You have a chance to do it again - or try it for the first time, on Wednesday March 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Meet up with your colleagues at Savannah Pedals, 526 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA 31405, and then in groups of 15, set out to see historic downtown Savannah by the power of 30 feet pedaling through the streets.

Sign up at Savannah Pedals The cost is $29 per person, and interested participants can register themselves directly.

Also on March 29 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, please stop by a Meet and Greet, at the Midnight Sun Bourbon and Chocolate Lounge at the Westin. Enjoy a beverage and conversation with other members of the WAHN. Networking is a great way to kick off the conference!

Trade Show, March 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibitors will be provided a booth/table and the opportunity to network with literally hundreds of company decision makers in the industry. Regular booths cost $500, and Premium booths cost $750. Electricity is available for $50. Closing date to register online for a booth is March 10, subject to availability. If booths are still available after March 10th, you can register by calling Maureen Mercer on 404 509 7177.

Register prior to March 10 to ensure firm name gets printed in program; trade show participants who register after March 10 are not guaranteed to have their names on signage.

Exhibitor set-up will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on March 30. Hotel will accept delivery of trade show materials no earlier than March 25. Be sure to include Ga Affordable Housing Coalition Trade Show on your mailing label. Exhibitors must break down after the show. For more information on the trade show, contact Maureen Mercer (404 509 7177 or

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Sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,500 to $15,000+. Click here to learn more.


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