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Seminars and Meetings at the Atlanta Summer NABC

There is more to the game at the NABCs when Members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational programs. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Club and Cruise Directors Course (July 30, 31 and August 1)

This is a comprehensive course that prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (www.baronbarclay.com). Pre-register online by July 22 at www.acbl.org/directorcourse, or contact Joyce Stone at 662-253-3138, or send an e-mail to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – July 30, 31 and August 1
Time: 1-10 pm Tuesday with dinner break
9 am-10 pm Wednesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 am - noon Thursday followed by lunch break and testing

TourneyTRAX Q & A (Saturday, August 3; Tuesday, August 6 and Friday, August 9)

Tournament Volunteers have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on TourneyTRAX.
Time: 8:30 am – 9:45 am

ACBLscore+ Q & A (Saturday, August 3)

Free of Charge to All Club Managers, Directors and Owners -
You are encouraged to attend this session to see how ACBLscore+ will impact clubs. Nicolas Hammond, ACBLscore+ Project Manager will be presenting the initial previews of the program and encourages your input.
If you are playing in the bridge game at 3:00, please feel free to bring your snack/lunch and beverage to eat during this time.
1:45 to 2:45 pm
Free of Charge

Zero Tolerance Workshop (Tuesday, August 6)

This workshop will focus on handling zero tolerance and behavioral issues in club games. Please pick up something to eat at the Snack Bar and bring it with you.
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Club Director Refresher Course (Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7)

This is a continuing education course for bridge directors to increase their skills. Participants must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7
Time: 9:00 am – noon, both days

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers (Friday, August 2)

This is the ACBL's "thank you" reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are encouraged to attend.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, August 2
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The TAP -- Teacher Accreditation Program (July 31 and August 1)

This is an introduction to the ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBL’s premier teachers in this 10-hour interactive learning course which includes three hours of hands-on experience. Learn the business side of teaching bridge and be introduced to 64 weeks of class material and more! There are even techniques to move your students into duplicate faster. Leave with the tools needed to develop a successful teaching career.
Use the link following link www.acbl.org/tap to pre-register, or contact the Education Department at 662-253-3115 or education@acbl.org for more information.
Fee: $125 (Previously ACBL Accredited Teachers and players 25 and younger are free)
Date: Wednesday and Thursday – July 31 and August 1
Time: July 31, 1 pm – 8 pm and August 1, 8 am -10 am

Learn Bridge in a DAY? (July 30 and August 4)

A seminar designed to move new bridge players quickly along the initial learning curve. Typical participants include true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences, and those merely wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play. No pre-registration required. For more information contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or call 404-735-4779.
Fee: $20 covers textbooks and door prizes; discounted valet parking available for $15
Date: Tuesday, July 30 or Sunday, August 4
Time: July 30, 5:30 pm – 9 pm or August 4, 1 pm – 6 pm

Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, August 3)

Audrey Grant – Saturday, August 3, 10 am – noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Monday, August 5)

Audrey Grant – Monday, August 5, 10 am – noon

Celebrity Speakers (August 1 – 10)

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:15 am and 6:45 pm
Free.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details.