You are kindly invited to the 13th Meeting of the Women in Fire Service and Rescue Services in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. The meeting will be held on May 22 and 23, 2018 and is co-located with the bi-annual conference of the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Service (iWomen). The iWomen conference takes place from May 23 to 26, 2018 and offers various workshops, sessions and classes. From past experience it is an event worth visiting and welcomes not only women but also men. 

The tentative meeting schedule:
  • Monday May 21, 2018: arrival in the afternoon/ evening.
  • Tuesday May 22, 2018 sessions;
  • Wednesday May 23, 2018 sessions;
  • Thursday May 24 2018 departure or attendance of the iWomen conference.
The official meeting agenda will be sent out later.

If you need a visa https://www.usembassy.gov/ or ESTA http://visitusaestavisa.com/visa-form.php to enter the USA please make sure to apply for it early enough.

If you have any questions or would like to have more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Mrs Mira Leinonen (mirafoni112@gmail.com) or Mrs Mona Hjortzberg (mona.hjortzberg@kommunal.se), and Susanne Klatt (s.klatt@feuerwehrfrauen.de)

The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2018.  We look forward seeing you in Fairfax 2018!

* 1. Participant

* 2. Arrival

Everyone is responsible for their own transportation since the meeting is probably about 15 minutes from Dulles airport and Supershuttle or Uber is not really expensive to and from the hotel. Nevertheless, if we know your arrival dates and times we're happy to organize a shared ride.

* 3. Departure

* 4. Hotel

Accommodation is available in the Sheraton Tysons or the Quality Inn. The participants are responsible to book their own room. 
The conference hotel is the Sheraton Tysons with a conference room rate of 119 $ per night. It’s possible to share rooms with 2, 3 or 4 persons so the room rate would be lower for each person. The Sheraton must be booked through the iWomen homepage to get the conference rat  https://www.i-women.org/conference/hotel/
There is also another hotel about 15 walking minutes from the conference hotel, the Quality Inn. The single room is 78 $, a double room about 115 $. These rates might change daily! https://www.choicehotels.com/virginia/vienna/quality-inn-hotels/va282?source=gyxt

iWomen Conference

There are different conference packages available:

May 24-26 - Full Package with HOT Classes or Workshops
iWomen MEMBER or CTIF delegate ($475)
  • Wednesday Evening Meet & Greet
  • Opening Ceremony (uniform is appreciated)
  • HOT Classes or Workshops, Thursday
  • Thursday Evening Networking Event
  • Friday & Saturday Sessions
  • Friday Evening Banquet & Auction
  • Does not include Nozzle Forward or Stress Exposure
May 25-26 - Full Conference
iWomen MEMBER or CTIF delegate ($375)
  • Thursday Evening Networking Event
  • Friday & Saturday Sessions
  • Friday Evening Banquet & Auction
May 24 - HOT Classes or Workshops only
iWomen MEMBER or CTIF delegate ($160)
  • HOT Classes or Workshops, Thursday
  • Thursday Evening Networking
  • Nozzle Forward or Stress Exposure not included
Special Events
Attend one of these great events for 40 $ each
  • Wednesday Evening Meet & Greet
  • Thursday Evening Networking Event
  • Friday Evening Banquet & Auction
More information and registation about iwomen conferens can be found at https://www.i- women.org/conference/

* 5. iWomen Conference
I booked/ will book the following conference package

* 6. Comments/ Questions/ Suggestions

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