The 19th Annual Chromosome 18 Registry Family Conference will be held in the home city of The Registry, beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Our conference will be held downtown at The Riverwalk Marriott, situated on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. The conference will kick off on Sunday night, July 29th, with an evening welcome mixer. The conference will conclude with a farewell dinner dance on Wednesday evening, August 1st. You won’t want to miss any part of the conference, so please plan accordingly.
There is so much to do in San Antonio, making it a great family vacation destination. If you want to take advantage of the sights and activities around San Antonio, we suggest staying a few days either before or after the conference days, since many of these plans require a whole day. Our city offers historic venues like The Alamo and The Missions in the downtown area. Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World, which are northwest of downtown, are always popular picks for the whole family. We can also boast about our great zoo and beautiful San Antonio Botanical Gardens. We have picturesque phenomena like The Natural Bridge Caverns, dude ranches and many swimming holes to swing into and rivers to tube on. If you happen to be a fan of hot weather, you are in luck!! Click on this link to learn more about San Antonio attractions.
We are organizing three fun filled days of activities for the kids and exciting sessions for the adults. There will be an ice breaker session for our affected children (ages 9-16) as well as a session for our younger siblings (7-13). There will also be a planned mom’s night out (grandmas, aunts and friends are welcome too) and Dad’s night out (grandpas, uncles and friends, too).
Our conference is sure to be filled with great presentations since the home of The Chromosome 18 Research Center is also here in San Antonio at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Of course, we will have many of our favorite sessions that appear at every conference such as our sibling panel, young adult panel, Positive Exposure with our good friend Rick Guidotti, research updates, and recognition of our shining stars. We are also trying to organize a trip to Morgan’s Wonderland. Click here to learn more about this amazing inclusive, accessible, interactive park geared for fun for people of all abilities. Stay tuned for details on our conference schedule and featured sessions. Registration for the conference usually opens on-line around April 15th.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Gloria Ellwanger or Loren McCall-Campbell
The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society