SMA “Old Guys Rule” Conference
Punta Mita, Mexico, April 23-29, 2018
Conference Coordinator: Bill Jones, PhD, Phone: 831-601-7873
Who: This is a conference for older members of SMA. (But younger SMA members with an interest in geriatrics can attend) It is also a “couple” friendly conference in a beautiful location. So if you know another couple or two, you can get a suite together as there are 2 and 3 bedroom condos. (26 people maximum attendance, if demand is there, a couple more perhaps)
What: This conference will focus on the aging surfer with emphasis on “Surfiatrics”
Where: CONDOMINIOS Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico (Low season and rates are better)
But surf is still happening, during these dates in 2017, I had shoulder to above head high for several days. South and SW swells still come in. All conference programs will be held at the Condominios
When: April 23-29, 2018 (Program is Tuesday, April 24 to Friday, April 27)
Why: The founding SMA members and second wave of membership are in the 50 to 75 age range with some giving up surf and water activities. The SMA, at several conferences, has had discussion groups and presentations on the Aging Surfer and it is a topic of interest as member’s age. Also SMA wants to attract new members and older members can serve as mentors to these new SMAer’s.
HOW to ATTEND: NEW Procedures
Please read this all the way through, as there are details you will need to follow.
Pay Conference fee to SMA. $350 couples and $275 singles. This conference is refundable with the exception of a $50.00 donation and processing fee. Conference fee includes conference polo shirt.
Go to SMA website to pay Conference fee
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS 2&3 ARE DONE ON YOUR OWN.
Contact the Hotel To book your accommodations. Be sure to say you are with SMA group and you would like to share a condo with another couple.