AGPC’s 28th annual convention will be in Saratoga Springs, New York. Our main 2012 convention events take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2012. Plus, there will be optional pre-convention events in the days before.
Saratoga is best known for the three Hs:
- HEALTH due to the Spa Resorts and spring mineral water,
- HISTORY for the 1777 battle of Saratoga, and
- HORSES for the Saratoga Race Course and Harness Track
Saratoga Springs is also the birthplace of potato chips and Saratoga Spring Water. There are plenty of places to explore in and around Saratoga Springs: historical sites, museums, shopping, antiques stores, and restaurants. Saratoga Springs is close to the Adirondacks mountains and Albany, the Empire State’s capital.
The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa will be our convention venue. The Gideon is located in the Saratoga Spa State Park and is a long-favored vacation destination. This distinctive Saratoga Springs resort offers guests a wealth of desirable amenities that include newly renovated accommodations, casual upscale dining, Roosevelt Baths & Spa and gracious service.
The convention theme will represent the Saratoga Springs’ spirit of the three Hs: Health, History, and Horses. Plan to bring items for Show & Tell with these themes and to share and play and solve with your fellow AGPC convention participants.
Renowned word puzzler extraordinaire Will Shortz will be the 2012 recipient of AGPC’s prized Sam Loyd Award. (Photo by Don Christensen.)
Every AGPC convention is absolutely fun and a great escape. We’re all looking forward to Convention 2012 in Saratoga Springs.
Additional information, including fees and payment options, will be coming in September 2011. In the meantime, reserve the dates April 20-22, 2012 on your calendar plus a few days before for pre-convention events as well!
Thanks to the 2012 Saratoga Springs convention planning committee: Ron & Grace Dechant and Dick & Ellie Moody and Kelly Taylor.