30th Annual Procedure Symposium
June 18-22, 2018
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston
Charleston, SC

Other Meeting Information

Charleston, South Carolina Weather



Registration is scheduled for Monday from 4-6pm.  For anyone that will not be arriving during the scheduled registration time, the registration desk will be set up each morning during breakfast.

Registered Guests

The guest registration fee of $200 allows your guest to attend all sponsored events with you.  If your guest only wishes to participate in the Wednesday evening dinner cruise, you can register them for $75 for the one event.  This will need to be completed prior to the event by contacting Carolee Schmidt (cschmidt@ppaweb.org) or during regular registration on Monday.

Monday Evening Dinner

All PPA symposium attendees are invited to gather for a Welcome Dinner on Monday evening, following registration.  A buffet-styled dinner will be set up at 7:00pm.

Dress for The Event

Dress for the symposium is business casual.  Remember, meeting room thermostats are usually set fairly cool, so you may want to consider bringing a jacket or wearing long sleeves.

Dinner Cruise

Wednesday evening, PPA members and their registered guests will embark on a dinner cruise aboard the Carolina Queen.  This will be a 3-hour harbor cruise.  Dress for the dinner cruise is cruise casual.  The boarding area is approximately 1 mile from the hotel.  There is a parking lot onsite that is owned by the city.  It is not very large, so if you are unable to walk to the boarding area, you may want to carpool or call Uber for a ride.  Parking $7.00 for 3 hours.

Information About Charleston, South Carolina

Check out all of the attractions and fun things to do in Charleston while you are on your trip, from strolling through the Historic District to taking a romantic carriage ride through the city. Visit the nearby Charleston museum to take in some Southern history, or visit the renowned South Carolina Aquarium. Take a venture outside of the city, and visit nearby historic plantations. Our downtown Charleston hotel is conveniently located next to the bustling City Market.

The famous Hank's Seafood is next to our hotel, and the exquisite Brasserie Gigi and Peninsula Grill are mere steps away. Enjoy a delicious hot Southern breakfast buffet at our on-site Lighthouse Cafe.

The DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District is located 12 miles east of CHS Airport. Conveniently located on the corner of Church and Market Street, adjacent to the Charleston City Market, the hotel is in the center of Charleston's bustling tourist district. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, our Charleston, SC hotel rooms are some of the largest in the historic district. Stay at our DoubleTree by Hilton and experience the beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

Other Useful Information

City Market - Located right outside our hotel is the famous City Market with vendors selling local merchandise.

Port of Charleston - Taking a cruise? The Port of Charleston is only blocks away where you can board a Carnival Cruise.

South Carolina Aquarium - Explore the South Carolina Aquarium and see exhibits like the Coastal Plain and Saltmarsh Aviary.