AMBUCS National Conference

AMBUCS National Conference
Birmingham, Alabama
Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27!

Registration Now Open!

Regular Rate: $150

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Conference Venue: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel!

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Note: The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel is currently sold out for our conference dates, but there are a number of hotels in the area. If you need help finding nearby accommodations, please contact us.

Conference Schedule of Events:

Subject to change.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

  • 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Great Birmingham Amtryke Build – Phase 1. If you’re arriving early, please join us in preparing 100 Amtrykes for excited recipients in the Birmingham community! All skill levels welcome, from novice to master mechanic.
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Conference Registration Table Open (Pick up your name badge and packet)
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – First Timers Meeting
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – National Big Hat Club Executive Committee Meeting (National Big Hat Officers, Region Big Hat Directors, and Black Hatters only)
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner/Opening Event – Bite into Birmingham as we enjoy some traditional Southern fare with flair, and dance the decades away, from the 1920’s to the 2020’s. Dress to impress from your favorite decade!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – National Big Hat Club Business Meeting (Big Hatters only)
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am – General Business Session (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – National Big Hat Club Lunch and Auction (Big Hatters only. No spouses or guests. Separate registration required. Cash bar.)
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch on Your Own (For all conference attendees, other than Big Hatters attending National Big Hat Lunch and Auction)
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Important Amtryke Update (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Great Birmingham Amtryke Build – Phase 2. No matter what your skill level may be – from novice to master mechanic – please join us in preparing 100 Amtrykes for excited recipients in the Birmingham community!
  • 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Free Afternoon. If not participating in the Amtryke Build, check out local attractions such as Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Vulcan Park and Museum, Top Golf, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Birmingham Museum of Art.
  • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Dinner and Special Event. Will include special recognition of Past National Presidents, Vic Menendez –2019-2020 and Sue Haywood – 2020-2021, since we were unable to hold in-person National Conferences during their years of leadership.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am – General Business Session (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 11:30 am – 4:00 pm – Golf Outing. Enjoy an afternoon of golf at historic Highland Park Golf Course in the heart of downtown Birmingham. (Includes lunch. Separate registration required.)
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch on Your Own (For those not golfing)
  • 1:00 pm – Until – Free Afternoon/Evening. Check out local restaurants and attractions such as Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Vulcan Park and Museum, Top Golf, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Birmingham Museum of Art.
  • 7:00 pm – Until – Past National Presidents’ Dinner with Cash Bar – Location TBD. (PNP’s and Spouses/Guests only)

Friday, August 26, 2022

  • 8:30 – 9:45 am – Regional Caucuses
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Foundation Program (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Special William L. White and Amtryke Ambassadors Luncheon (Giving Society Members Only. Introduction and special recognition of living family members of William L. White.)
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch for General Attendees (For those not attending the luncheon for Giving Society members)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Educational Sessions (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – Educational Sessions (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Awards Program (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 7:00 pm – Until Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, August 27, 2022

  • 7:00 am – 9:00 am – Volunteers Needed to Move 100 Amtrykes to Convention Center
  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am – 17th Annual Trek for Trykes Walk-A-Thon (Separate registration required)
  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am – General Business Session (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Brunch/Lunch on Your Own
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Training for Therapists and Select Giveaway Volunteers (Brunch/Lunch provided)
  • 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Amtryke Giveaway – Children 12:00 – 2:45, Veterans 2:45 –4:30 pm (Open to all National Conference attendees)
  • 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – President-Elect’s Reception (Cash Bar)
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm –  President’s Dinner, Achievement Awards and Officer Installation. Dress is business casual to semi-formal. (Open to all National Conference attendees. Cash bar.)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 Time to go home! See you next year!



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