2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting

Registration for the Arthritis Foundation’s 2015 Annual Meeting is now open. We’re excited to invite you to join us in New Orleans, November 19-20, at the InterContinental for a dynamic program that you don’t want to miss.

This year marks an important time in the Arthritis Foundation’s rich history, building upon our Annual Plan with focused efforts around our four pillars: Scientific Discovery, Advocacy & Access, Juvenile Arthritis and Help & Support. The Annual Meeting gives us a chance to celebrate our accomplishments, salute the dedicated volunteer and staff leaders who made it happen and share our vision for the future. 

Meeting highlights include:

  • Plenary sessions focused on strategic direction, mission impact and scientific discovery.

  • Workshops focused on engaging volunteers, generating dollars and changing lives though our mission.

  • Evening of Honors, featuring the Arthritis Foundation’s highest volunteer recognition with the Charles B. Harding Award, the Lee C. Howley Prize for Arthritis Research and other tributes.

  • “Recognizing our Champions” Lunch, acknowledging top fundraising event leadership, community impact and promising partnerships.

Special Guests include:

  • Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Mission

  • Comedian/Actor Matt Iseman, Host of Television’s “American Ninja Warrior”

  • Author Jason Saul, Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement

Volunteers like you are the lifeblood of our organization. You really do make a difference, and we can’t wait to personally welcome you to New Orleans and thank you for being a true Champion of Yes.


Ann M. Palmer

President & CEO, Arthritis Foundation

Michael V. Ortman

Chair, Board of Directors

MEETING REGISTRATION – Deadline October 23

Registration Fees (includes all meeting materials and meals (lunch and dinner on 11/19; breakfast and lunch on 11/20)

  • $100 per person - Early registration fee prior to October 1

  • $150 per person - Registration fee between October 1-23

  • After October 23, registration is subject to availability and fee will increase to $200.

  • Evening of Honors Only: Guests - $100

Reserve your hotel room by October 23 for guaranteed room rate of $172+/night.

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View Presentations and Resources

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Questions? Please contact Becky Bosworth at bbosworth@arthritis.org.