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  2012 Seminar Announcement

AFTE 2012
43rd Annual Training Seminar
June 24-29, 2012

Hosted by
The Upstate New York Host Committee

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 856-1234

Ground Transportation

From the Airport: The hotel is 9 miles from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. The ITA Shuttle Service runs for a current cost of $36 round-trip to the hotel ($18 one-way). Taxis are approximately $35 one-way. The Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) operates a non-stop Airport-Downtown Express Shuttle. The service is $1.75 and on weekdays only with a stop in front of the Hyatt. There are also Greyhound and Amtrak stations nearby.

Around Town: The NFTA also operates the Metro-Rail system that runs through the heart of Buffalo, with a stop directly in front of the Hyatt at the Fountain Square stop. The Metro Rail runs every 10 minutes and is free along the above ground portion of Main Street.

Room Rate

The room rate for a single/double occupancy room will be $100. Rooms will be subject to the current prevailing local and state tax rates (currently 13.75%). Cancellations must be made by 4PM EST, 24 hours prior to arrival.  The group rate will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the seminar based on availability. To book your reservation identify yourself as part of AFTE 2012. Reservations must be booked by June 8, 2012 to be eligible for the group rate.

Online Reservations: Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Phone Reservations: 1-888-421-1442      

Guest Services

The Hyatt’s Guest Services includes concierge, refrigerators and microwaves upon request, front desk safe deposit boxes, soda and ice machines, and laundry and dry cleaning services. The hotel has two on-site restaurants, a Starbucks Coffee Bar, and room service available from 6:00AM-11:30PM. There is also a 24-hour fitness center, pool, and a day spa available to guests. In-room internet is complementary for seminar attendees.

Guest Parking

Hyatt Valet Parking with full in/out privileges - $20/Day

Augspurger Ramp (Diagonal from Hyatt) (No in/out priviliges)

$1.25 per hour (6am-5pm)

$2.00 flat fee (5pm-6am) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

$5.00 flat fee (5pm-6am) Thursday, Friday, Saturday

$6.00 maximum daily rate

Saturday - free from 6am-5pm (unless there is a special event)

Sunday - free (unless there is a special event)

Surface Lot (Across from the Hyatt) - $15/day (No in/out privileges)

Note: These are the current rates, however all rates are subject to change.

Attractions and Activities

There are over 30 restaurants within 5 blocks of the hotel. Coca Cola Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons AAA baseball team, is a short, free Metro Rail ride away. The Hyatt is blocks from Buffalo’s famed Chippewa Entertainment District as well as Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Both Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gaming district are a 20 minute drive from downtown Buffalo. Additionally, the Niagara and Finger Lakes Wine Regions are within driving distance. Other nearby activities include the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, The Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Servicemen’s Park, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Six Flags Darien Lake. Don’t forget a visit to the home of the original Buffalo Wings—the Anchor Bar.

Host Committee

Hotel Facilities
Jennifer Coombs -
Stu Easter -

Mark Shaw -

Technical Program
Justine Kreso -
Dennis Lyons -

Matthew Kurimsky -
Justine Kreso -

Workshops/Armorer's Courses
Eric Freemesser -
Matthew Kurimsky -

Friends & Family Program
Mike Dujanovich -

Banquet & Social Events
Michelle Hunsinger -

Garry Rathman Golf Tournament
Mark Shaw -

Stu Easter - s
John Clark -
Rich Hoepfl -

Web/Computer Support
Jay Stuart -

Mike Coakley -

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions


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