Annual Conference

Register for the 2019 MAPDD Conference

   Early registration: $325
   Late registration (after April 5th): $375
   Spouse Registration: $100

 

Conference Hotel Reservations

   Room rate: $149 per night (includes resort fee)
   Rate guaranteed until March 29, 2019


Betsy Ann Riverboat Cruise

As part of the MAPDD Conference activities, the Betsy Ann Riverboat will be offering gulf cruises for conference participants on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 or 2:00-4:00. The cruise will feature a two-hour historical and ecological cruise between Deer Island and Biloxi with a focus on its local history, the seafood industry, the Barrier Islands, and wildlife that flourish in the Mississippi Sound Estuary. Listen to the captain as he describes the local characters that lived on Deer Island, how the islands got their names, and other little-known facts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enjoy beautiful scenery and delightful wildlife sightings including dolphins, brown pelicans, and herons.

Valley Golden Gator Golf Tournament

The 2019 Valley Golden Gator Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, April 23 at the Gulf Hills Golf Course in Ocean Springs.  Golfers are required to register for the tournament. 

Early Bird Reception

Join us for a night of food and fun with the Biloxi Shuckers! Conveniently located across the street from the Beau Rivage, our Tuesday night event will take place in the left field Terrace of the MGM Park. Tickets are required for all attending this event but will be included in your registration fee.


Accommodations

Conference participants will stay at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.  To make reservations use the hotel reservation link above or call the Beau Rivage at 1-888-567-6667.  Be sure to mention that you are with the Mississippi Planning and Development Districts Conference to receive the group rate of $149 per night.  This rate is guaranteed until March 29, 2019 and requires a first night deposit.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, APRIL 23
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Valley Golden Gator Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Valley
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  
– Betsy Ann Riverboat Cruise
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  – Valley Early Bird Reception at MGM Park (tickets required)
Sponsored by Valley

Wednesday, APRIL 24
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Morning Pastries
Sponsored by Valic
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – Opening Session
10:00 a.m.-Noon – CE Hours for Social Workers
10:00 a.m.-Noon – General Concurrent Sessions
Noon – Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – CE Hours for Social Workers
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – General Concurrent Sessions
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – Cocktails on the Terrace

Thursday, APRIL 25
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Morning Pastries
Sponsored by Valic
8:00 a.m.-Noon – Registration
8:00 a.m.-Noon – CE Hours for Social Workers
8:00 a.m.-Noon – General Concurrent Sessions
Noon – Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – Closing Session
Sponsored by Oxford Healthcare
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
– Gala Reception

Friday, APRIL 26
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Closing Breakfast

For more information regarding the 2019 MAPDD annual conference contact MAPDD staff here.

2019 Sponsorship information can be found here.