IMPORTANT….Change of Dates for the Vent Haven ConVENTion 2015

Mark Wade has posted that the dates for the Vent Haven ConVENTion 2015 have been changed……here’s what he’s posted on Facebook so far:

This has been the most topsy-turvy time ever in the history of the Vent Haven ConVENTion. Things have developed that make a date change necessary…but there is a silver lining! First, right on top of our ConVENTion the All-Star Game (baseball) will be the same week as our eVENT. That was bad enough, with rooms being hard to come by and things being crowded. But now today I learned that NASCAR has changed it’s dates and will ALSO be in our area the same week. With two major events along with ours, well, things will be doubly crowded. Long waits for the restaurant, along with other crowded conditions would have made our ConVENTion almost unbearable.

I also learned that since Cincinnati’s airport is not a major Delta hub anymore that airfares during this particular week (July 15-18) will be astronomical…plus once again, you must deal with huge crowds. All in all, due to cirmcumstances beyond our control, we felt it was better to move the ConVENTion up one week to July 8-11. We will have the hotel for ourselves, and things will operate in a more normal way instead of the craziness that may have ensued had we kept with the old dates. We have our block of rooms secured and you need only mention you are with the ventriloquist conVENTion to get our special discounted rate.

Bottom line: MARK JULY 8-11, 2015 as the official dates for Vent Haven ConVENTion 2015 ! Here’s the best part, while working with the hotel on this, the Marriott has agreed to roll back our room rates to $99. per night instead of the $108. per night that was projected. Also we will have plenty of rooms available..but I WOULD STILL ACT NOW to secure your room reservations. If you have rooms already booked please contact the Marriott to move them to the new, early dates (July 8-11). I have a special phone number for you to call 1-800-696-0165 or you can call the hotel directly. Please mention you are with the Ventriloquist ConVENTion and they will give you our special rate of $99.00 per night. And once again, our dates are JULY 8 – 11, 2015.

I’m sorry to put the vent community through this, but better to change now and make it enjoyable rather than to suffer through the nightmare that would have happened. We’re doing all we can to make our eVENT great for everyone! Thanks for understanding!


Mark Wade-Executive Director
Vent Haven ConVENTion


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