The National Denturist Association, USA
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22311 800-992- 0002
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the next Denturist World Symposium in beautiful historic Alexandria, VA. Close enough to Washington, D.C. to conveniently visit the U.S. Capital the historical monuments and the Smithsonian Institute Museums, yet resting outside the hustle and bustle of the city.
HOTEL REGISTRATION INFO
Visit the following link to register at the hotel: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=12293947
For Phone reservations call: 877-783-8258
Use the following identification code for registering at the hotel: SND
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WHY ATTEND THE WORLD SYMPOSIUM?
In 2011, Travel & Leisure named Washington, DC the #1 U.S. destination for historical sites, museums and galleries. Come and join your fellow Denturism Advocators from around the globe and fellowship with colleagues at the 9th Denturist World Symposium, presented by the NDA in partnership with the IFD, on the 16 – 19 September 2015, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Centre in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. Come and learn from the best, see the latest trends and technologies and expand your potential as a professional. Add to that camaraderie with other like-minded members of the Oral Health Team and you will appreciate why the World Symposium is a must-attend event. As an added bonus, you simply must plan extra time to enjoy what Washington, DC has to offer.
A true global village, Washington, DC is home to people of all different cultures, plus more than 150 embassies and international cultural centers. With three airports, a convenient metro system and plenty of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, DC is easy to get to and around. Regardless of your interest, DC will fascinate you with a variety to enchant any visitor, including Arts & Culture, Entertainment & Nightlife, History & Heritage, Restaurants, Food & Wine, Shopping, Sports & Outdoor Recreation, Sightseeing and also Zoo, Parks & Nature, to mention some of the more prominent categories. No trip to Washington, DC is complete without touring the celebrated US monuments and memorials. Washington, DC offers attractions and activities for everyone, including visitors on a budget. Explore 15 Smithsonian museums, plus the National Zoo – all free of charge! Put away your pocketbook. No other city offers as many fun, free attractions to fill your days.
The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States. Washington was the unchallenged public icon of American military and civic patriotism and hailed as the father and political leader of his country. One of the nation’s most recognizable structures, the obelisk-shaped memorial is made up of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss. It is the world’s tallest structure made of stone and the tallest obelisk, at 555 feet tall. The Washington Monument is free to visit day or night. The tour to the top of the obelisk is worthy.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is in very close proximity to the other memorials surrounding the Tidal Basin, including the World War II Memorial, the Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. It is within walking distance of the National Mall, which includes landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. The White House is also nearby. The Southwest Waterfront, one of DC’s most popular areas, is also nearby. See the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights at the National Archives. Check out the Library of Congress’ interactive elements, like the re-creation of Thomas Jefferson’s library. Stand where Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream.” From touring The White House to attending School for Spies, we’ve got once-in-a-lifetime attractions you should make part of your history. Visit the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. See America’s story told through stamps at the National Postal Museum. Then walk across the street to the more-than-100-year-old Union Station and be inspired by its beautiful architecture.
As far as presidents go, Abraham Lincoln was one of the coolest. Besides forever setting the U.S. on a path to freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation, he was also a photogenic character whose presence churned out tall tales and legends. With the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination coming up on April 15, this year could be your opportunity to visit the stirring Lincoln Memorial. Did you know you can tour Honest Abe’s summer home? President Lincoln’s Cottage reveals the distinctly domestic side of a historic presidency. There’s no place that matches the assortment and quality of fantastic free attractions that await you in DC, from the magnificent memorials and monuments on the National Mall to must-see sites like the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Start planning your visit to the USA NOW!!! Registration is open and waiting for your enquiries. See you there, in September…….
Submitted by: Duffy Malherbe, South Africa Editor, The International Federation of Denturist Newsletter
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