Register for 2024 Bench Bar Conference

June 4, 2024

Registration for the 2024 Bench Bar Conference, which will be held at Crystal Mountain Resort from Wednesday, September 18, through Friday, September 20, 2024, is now open.  Please use the form below to register online and submit your payment via PayPal.  If you would prefer to pay by check, click here to access a paper registration form.

You must separately book your room reservation at Crystal Mountain Resort. Standard rooms start at $159, plus resort fees and taxes. Rooms are based on availability. The rate runs from 9/16/24 to 9/21/24. An advanced deposit of one night’s room, tax, and fee is required to confirm your reservation. You can make your reservation by calling Crystal Mountain’s Reservations Department at 1-855-520-2974 and reference our group number – 46K4B5. Or, you can book online here. (Please note that this link prepopulates an arrival date of September 18 and departure date of September 20.) All guests will be asked for a credit card upon check-in. Also, any changes or cancellations greater than seven (7) days from arrival may be subject to a $10 administrative fee, and within seven (7) days of arrival will result in the penalty of the first nights charge.

If you would like to purchase a meal package for a guest joining you at the conference, please contact Melissa Rabidoux at melissa_rabidoux@fd.org.

  • The 2024 Bench Bar Conference Registration fee includes a cocktail and hors d’ oeuvres reception Wednesday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. For prior Bench Bar Conferences, the reception and meals were included with the lodging rate, rather than the Conference fee. The combined rates for 2024 for lodging, meals, and registration, however, are comparable to prior years’ overall costs per person.
  • Round trip transportation to Iron Fish Distillery with distillery tour and/or transportation to St. Ambrose Cellars on Friday, 9/20. A 40-passenger shuttle bus will depart the resort at approximately noon and 1:00 pm and make returns at approximately 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The tour of Iron Fish Distillery starts at 1:15 p.m., which follows the grains from field to glass, starting in the distillery and ending with tasting three award-winning spirits in a rickhouse.
  • Please include an extra $35 per person attending with your registration payment.
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