The General Assembly (GA) Housing Reservation System will open on March 3, 2014.
By using the General Assembly Housing Reservation System, attendees earn meeting space for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) at the hotels and the convention center. Additionally, the UUA is able to negotiate on behalf of our block of attendees for sustainability and accessibilities requirements. We are also able to assist attendees booking rooms within our block with housing issues they may encounter during General Assembly.
The General Assembly Office will try to arrange dormitory style housing at a local college. More information will be posted here when available.
Local Providence congregations will be organizing to provide low-cost, bed-and-breakfast style accommodations with host families during GA.
Although offerings are not professional bed-and-breakfast facilities, travelers will be welcomed into homes to enjoy a friendly environment and meet fellow Unitarian Universalists (UUs). Proceeds collected will benefit the host’s congregation.
The UUA-GA email list is a non-official electronic bulletin board for members of the GA community (for UUs to share GA-related information, questions and discussion, as well as look for roommates, rides etc.).
Those in need of accessible hotel accommodations make reservations using the same housing reservations system as all other GA attendees. Read Instructions for Reserving an ADA Room.
The General Assembly Planning Committee seeks to plan our meeting in concert with our shared values of responsibility, inclusivity, and equality. We demonstrate our institutional commitment to these values by actively working toward making our meeting more environmentally sustainable, by practicing care and concern for the issues related to accessibility, and by acting consistently within our constituency.
To those ends, we seek convention hotels that have committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression; that demonstrate diversity in all levels of employment, including upper management; that feature accessible facilities in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations; and that can offer low cost options for those attendees whose attendance depends on the economic accessibility of the available accommodations.
The Planning Committee evaluates all housing options for GA considering the ease of getting around and physical accessibility to the convention area. Each facility completes an initial screening for ADA compliance and an onsite follow-up accessibilities survey is conducted. We seek sites that are free of architectural barriers to the maximum extent possible and that give careful consideration to the needs of the elderly and the young.
Hotels are required to demonstrate a commitment to the environment through recycling, energy conservation, and water conservation programs.
The UUA supports union labor and a fair wages for hospitality industry workers and we consider local industry conditions when conducting hotel searches.
For more information contact gahousing @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
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Last updated on Monday, August 26, 2013.
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