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[Sticky] 2021 Convention
35th annual National DeSoto Club Convention
July 28 – August 1, 2021
Reserve your rooms now at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel for the 35th annual National DeSoto Club convention! Special NDC room rates are $109 + taxes per night for either a single king with a pull-out sofa or two double beds and are applicable for up to three days before and after the convention. Located only 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee, the host hotel has an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, ample car/truck/trailer parking, and is directly off I-94 in close proximity to Brookfield Square shopping mall and many other food and shopping locations.
Host Hotel Address: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 South Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
Host Hotel Phone: (262) 364-1100 (you may need to provide a mini code of "DSO" when you call)
Reservation Link with NDC Rate: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1602697603611&key=GRP&app=resvlink
If you have any issues with reservations or special requests, please contact myself or Dick Bradley (Sheraton) at email@example.com.
Expect at this time that the majority of event details and pricing will remain the same as was originally published for 2020. Use these details and your 2020 registration forms to start making your preliminary plans. Fresh 2021 forms will be available in the beginning part of 2021. Obviously COVID-19 will continue to be a huge factor in proceeding with a convention, but we are still a long way off from July and have hope that things will improve before then. Plans should continue to be made with the assumption we are having a convention next year.
Well, we thought about coming in 2021...but to book it at the same time as Airventure at Oshkosh...pretty much kills it for us...
I'm sorry that is a conflict for you and I can appreciate wanting to maximize time at both events. I think though that most people will see this as a bonus and not as a conflict, since generally one can see most of the Airventure event in one day. Oshkosh is only about 1.5 hours away from Brookfield, so I think most people will appreciate the two events lining up. Even for an avid air enthusiast, one could spend up to 3-4 days at Airventure and still attend the entire NDC convention if they so chose. Perhaps that also is an option for you being that they are so close.
In all honesty, the dates were chosen based on what we had originally scheduled for this year and also availability of the host hotel, as well as my own availability. Only major similar interest events like Iola, Chryslers at Carlisle, or the Airflow Convention were considered, otherwise we would never find an open date since car shows and other events happen every weekend all over the country all year round.
We will have to just not agree on this point. As someone who has attended Airventure on on multiple occasions I find the following is always true:
1. A few days is fine if you are just going to look at airplanes. However, if you go to also sit in on the forums, listen to the speakers, do the workshops, comb the swap meet and do some flying with friends...a week is hardly enough.
2. Commercial Flights in and out of the area, hotels in the area, rental cars in the area are all more expensive with the 500,000 people attending Airventure.
I think scheduling to not set up a conflict was in order. Having the convention before or after a major other venue would have done nothing to the convention and may have enticed some to come who otherwise would not drive a long distance or pay for a long ticket just for the Desoto Club Convention.