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Special Guests

Colonels David E. and Sharron Hudson have been officers in The Salvation Army for 40 years.  Their education and experience has enabled them to serve effectively in a wide range of ministry settings within The Salvation Army, including corps, divisional, territorial, and national headquarters appointments.

Dave’s personal interests include reading, running, hiking and keeping active.  Sharron’s interests include singing, reading for personal development and being a grandma!

Colonel Dave is currently the National Chief Secretary. Colonel Sharron is the National Secretary for Women’s Ministries and National Representative Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS). National Headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia.


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Taxi Services

Know before you go for taxi service: 1. DO NOT TAKE A CITY CAB TO THE SUBURBS. They are the first lane at each airport arrival. Your fare easily could be double what a suburban cab fare would be. 2. Have all your luggage before calling to order your suburban taxi. You can pre-order a cab before you arrive, but you still need to call your cab company AFTER you have all your luggage.  Courtesy phones available at baggage claim also. 3. Proceed to the suburban taxi pick-up area - middle area curb next to the middle (2nd) lane. Do not wait for your cab right outside the exit doors. Again, this area is for city cab pick-ups only. 4. Look for your cab number that was given to you from your cab company after picking up your luggage. Be patient, due to terminal traffic, you may need to wait 10-15 minutes before your cab arrives. 

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American Taxi Dispatch
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Schedule

Friday

12:00 noon
Retired Officers’ Luncheon+ Ambassador Ballroom

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Onsite Registration and Credentials/Program Distribution for Delegates Inside Star Café

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5K Run/Walk 2016 Packet Pick Up Radisson Hotel Restaurant Lobby

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Resource Connection and Museum Exhibit Open Celebrity West & Center Ballrooms

5:00 p.m.
Active Officers’ Recognition Dinner+ Ambassador Ballroom

6:30 p.m.
Childcare Registration and Drop Off Armstrong/Beethoven/McCartney/Mozart/Celebrity Circle Lounge/Palace & Paradise Ballrooms/Celebrity East

7:00 p.m. - Until End of Meeting
Childcare for registered children ages 0 to 11 years** Armstrong/Beethoven/McCartney/Mozart/Celebrity Circle Lounge/Palace & Paradise Ballrooms/Celebrity East

7:30 p.m.
Keynote Session: Authentic Engagement* Star Plaza Theatre

9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Teen & Young Adult Afterglow (ages 12-29) Location to be Determined 

Saturday

6:30 a.m.
5K Run/Walk for the World 2016 with the Territorial Commander Pruzin Park

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Onsite Registration and Credentials/Program Distribution for Delegates Starbucks Lobby

9:00 a.m. - Until End of Meeting
Childcare for registered children ages 0-11 years** Armstrong/Beethoven/McCartney/Mozart/Celebrity Circle Lounge/Palace & Paradise Ballrooms/Celebrity East

9:30 a.m.
Authentic Love Star Plaza Theatre

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Resource Connection and Museum Exhibit Open Celebrity West & Center Ballrooms

4:30 p.m.
Cadet Academic Recognition & Fellowship of the Silver Star Dinner + Ambassador Ballroom

7:00 p.m. - Until End of Meeting
Childcare for registered children ages 0 to 11 years ** Armstrong/Beethoven/McCartney/Mozart/Celebrity Circle Lounge/Palace & Paradise Ballrooms/Celebrity East

7:00 p.m.
Authentic Worship - This experience will be led by a group of worship leaders from around the territory, supported by a massed worship choir, brass section, visual artist, spoken word artist, dancer, DJ and will include interactive worship stations as well as a devotional from Colonel David Hudson. 

If you are interested in singing in the massed worship choir, please register here

9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Join the Conversation (For Pre-Registered Delegates – (18 & Older) ** Ambassador Ballroom 

Sunday

9:00 a.m. - Until End of Meeting
Childcare for registered children ages 0 to 11 years ** Armstrong/Beethoven/McCartney/Mozart/Celebrity Circle Lounge/Palace & Paradise Ballrooms/Celebrity East

9:30 a.m.
Authentic Consecration - Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Light Session Star Plaza Theatre

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Ticket Window Open Star Plaza Theatre

2:15 p.m.
Authentic Service - Service of Appointments for the Messengers of Light Session* Star Plaza Theatre

4:00 p.m
Reception for New Lieutenants & Unit Commanders+ Celebrity Circle Lounge

+ by invitation only *Ticket required
**available with pre-registration only
Spanish translation provided in general sessions; transmitters available at Balcony Level Door 4