CHICAGO (January 21, 2005) – U.S. Soccer has launched an online registration site for its Annual General Meeting, allowing attendees of its 2005 AGM to submit their registration and payment securely online at http://www.ussoccer.info/agm2005. Guests may also book their hotel reservations online for the event, which will be held from March 10-13 at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, by visiting a special group booking page set up by the host hotel at http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/private_groups/orldw_usc/index.jhtml.
Advance registrations will be accepted via mail until March 1, 2005, and online until March 9, 2005. To receive the Discount Registration pricing level, the registration form and payment must be received by February 9, 2005. Registration will continue at the Standard Registration rate from February 10, 2005. Registration fees are non-refundable.
On-site registration at the host hotel will begin on Thursday, March 10, and continue on Friday, March 11, followed by a U.S. Soccer Board of Directors meeting. The 40-person board will meet to consider policy changes and conduct the normal business of the Board of Directors. Other meetings taking place include Regional Youth and Adult Meetings, Council and Committee Meetings and a Town Hall Meeting. The AGM concludes with a National Council Meeting on Sunday (March 13). Complete information on the AGM, including a tentative itinerary, is available at /governance/agm/index.jsp.html.
U.S. Soccer Federation group rates for the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort are available on a space-available basis until February 8, 2005. Reservations requested after this date may be available only at standard hotel rates. The Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort is located adjacent to Downtown Disney and is an ''official'' hotel of Walt Disney World. Located in the downtown Disney area and connected to all Disney theme parks by complimentary and continuous transportation, the Hilton is set amid 23 beautifully landscaped acres steps from Downtown Disney featuring the Disney Marketplace, Pleasure Island, and Disney's West Side. Guests at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort are provided with complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Hotel amenities include a whirlpool spa, an indoor volleyball court, an outdoor jogging trail and two outdoor pools. Preferred rates for AGM attendees apply from March 6, 2005 to March 15, 2005. See http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/private_groups/orldw_usc/index.jhtml for more information and to book your room.
More information about the 2005 Annual General Meeting, including a registration form, can be found on ussoccer.com by clicking here.