Is your family thinking about matching?
The Family Matching Convocation (FMC) is an opportunity for you!
The FMC is a great opportunity for parents and their young adult child to understand the Matching Process, learn from families who have had successful matching experiences, network with other families, and consider possible matching candidates. This national Family Matching Convocation will be held at UTS in Barrytown, New York on May 19-20, 2017.
Who Is It For?
Parents are invited to attend the FMC together with their young adult child or with their spouse. Parents are also welcome to come without a child. Young adult children older than 18 are also welcome to attend without a parent. Parents of younger children are encouraged to attend to familiarize and educate themselves about the matching process.
Matching Supporter Training – May 21
In addition, a Matching Supporter Training will be held on Sunday, May 21 at the conclusion of the Family Matching Convocation. The Matching Supporter Training will be held on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Those wanting to be trained must also attend the entire Family Matching Convocation from Friday to Saturday. Register here for the Training
Registration – Save by Registering Early!
To encourage prompt registration and facilitate planning and organization, participants can save money by registering early. You can pay directly online by credit card:
- Early Bird – Register by Monday, May 8: $100 /individual; $180/couple; $60 for each additional family member
- Register after May 8: $120/individual; $200/couple; $70 for each additional family member
The registration fee covers the convocation program and materials, including the Family Matching Handbook (choose English or Japanese). Snacks and refreshments during the program and four meals will be included as well (Friday dinner through Saturday dinner). For those who choose to stay overnight on Saturday, breakfast can be paid separately at the dining hall.
Onsite registration will open at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 19. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The program will begin at 7:30 PM that evening and will close at 9:30 PM on Saturday night, May 20th. For those who are traveling long distances and wish to stay overnight at UTS, they will be able to choose an extra night at registration below.
Accommodations are the responsibility of each participant. Lodging choices at UTS.
$12.50 per person/per night: Bunkbed-style dorms, must bring own bedding, pillow & towel.
$25.00 per person/per night: Nicely renovated dorms with bedding, pillow & towel.
$35.00 per person/per night: A small number of private rooms for 1 or 2 persons or four family rooms with private or semi-private bathrooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve these, contact Kate Korda, UTS Hospitality at: email@example.com or call cell phone: (845) 332-8539.
The best way to reach UTS is by car, and free parking is available. However, if you can easily take a shuttle bus from all three NY airports (JFK, LGA, EWR) into NY Penn Station in Manhattan. Then, take the Amtrak Train from Penn Station (NYP) to Rhinecliff Station (RHI) for $21-$40. (Travel time from Penn Station to Rhinecliff is approximately 1 hour 45 min). We will provide transportation from Rhinecliff Station to the UTS Conference Center. NOTE: If you are flying into the Albany Airport, you will need to organize your own transportation to UTS.
UTS Conference Center
30 Seminary Drive
Barrytown, NY 12507
For additional information visit the registration site or contact firstname.lastname@example.org