$75 – $250

2019 Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance Conference

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Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

305 E. Washington Center Road

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

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The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance is proud to present our second independently hosted and produced Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. Our theme this year is "Risky Business: building a safe future".

This conference is designed for senior level staff at U.S. big cat sanctuaries to come together to share best practices, find innovative solutions to shared problems, and learn from one another.

We hope you'll join us for 3 days of informative presentations from our sanctuary colleagues and other experts, followed by a tour and dinner at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary.

The conference is open to the public for the first time ever! Please share and bring as many staff from your sanctuary as you'd like.

INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION

Conference registration includes lunches each day, plus transportation, sanctuary tour, and dinner on day two. Breakfast is included in room reservations if you stay at the conference hotel.

TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS & VISITOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is proud to welcome BCSA conference attendees to our home in northeast Indiana! Please use the interactive map we have created to help you plan your visit. We encourage you to extend your stay and enjoy all that makes the region a great place to live, work, and play! Whether you seek the amenities of Indiana’s second largest city, Fort Wayne, or want to explore a little north to “lakes country”, there is something for everyone!

Additional resources:

CONFERENCE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
305 E. Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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DISCOUNTED RATES: We have 60 rooms blocked for check-in on September 16 and check-out on September 19. Those who wish to book for the full conference can book online using this link:

>>>>>> 2019 BCSA CONFERENCE – HOTEL RESERVATIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) – 25 minutes to hotel
Served by American, Delta, United, and Allegiant with direct connections to:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
  • Myrtle Beach (MYR) - seasonally
  • New York City/Newark (EWR)
  • Orlando/Sanford (SFB)
  • Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA)
  • Punta Gorda/Fort Myers, FL (PGD)
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg (PIE)

Other regional airports include:

  • Detroit (DTW) – 2.3 hours to hotel

  • Indianapolis (IND) – 2.5 hours to hotel

  • Chicago (ORD) – 3.3 hours to hotel

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

Free airport shuttle:

To arrange for free airport shuttle to/from the conference hotel, call (260) 484-0411 and provide your airline, flight number, and arrival/departure times. The hotel will track your flight(s) and provide transportation accordingly. Shuttle is free, but it is important to call and provide these details; shuttles do not run automatically to/from the airport, only by ‘appointment’.

Rental cars:

Avis, Enterprise, Alamo/National, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar are all available at Fort Wayne International airport, on-premises.

Taxis:

Uber and Lyft both have operators in Fort Wayne. Local taxi companies that serve the airport include: A-1Deluxe, American Taxi, Economy Taxi, Royal Taxi, Taxi by Simone, Yo Taxi, and 1st Class Taxi.

FYI FOR BCSA STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Committee members arriving earlier (on Sunday) and any conference attendees who will not be staying for the full conference will need to call to reserve at (260) 484-0411 and ask for the BCSA Conference room rates ($92, should include breakfast buffet daily).


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Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

305 E. Washington Center Road

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

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