January 20, 2011

Convention Returns to Philly in 2012

from press release

BALTIMORE – The US Lacrosse National Convention, the world’s largest lacrosse-specific educational and networking event, will head to Philadelphia in 2012. US Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau signed a three-year contract and will host the annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through 2014.

Dates of the US Lacrosse National Convention are as follows:

January 13-15, 2012
January 11-13, 2013
January 10-12, 2014

The host hotel for the 2012-14 conventions is the Philadelphia Marriott. The overflow hotel is the Philadelphia Courtyard Marriott.

The US Lacrosse National Convention is no stranger to the City of Brotherly Love. The event was held in Philadelphia 1999-2002 and 2004-2008. US Lacrosse completes its three-year contract with the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau this year, closing out its record-breaking run at the Baltimore Convention Center, 2009-11.

“We look forward to bringing this growing event back to Philadelphia for the next three years,” said Beth Porreca, US Lacrosse’s director of special events. “Philadelphia is an accessible city for travel and the Pennsylvania Convention Center is a state-of-the-art host venue. We know our Convention goers will be pleased with the city, the Convention Center and the hotel accommodations.”

“Philadelphia is thrilled to welcome back the US Lacrosse National Convention to an expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center for three years beginning in 2012,” said Jack Ferguson, president & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Philadelphia is a passionate sports city, and we are excited about renewing this tremendous partnership and US Lacrosse’s continued confidence in Philadelphia as a convention destination. We look forward to showcasing Philadelphia as The Complete Package for US Lacrosse National Convention attendees.”

The US Lacrosse National Convention is the world’s largest lacrosse-specific educational and networking event for coaches, officials, program administrators and lacrosse enthusiasts. The 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention will take place Jan. 21-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. Learn more at www.uslacrosse.org/2011convention.

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), www.PhiladelphiaUSA.travel, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for conventions and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.


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