The American Numismatic Association will move its annual convention banquet from Saturday to Friday night, beginning with the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago this summer.
The banquet will be held Friday, Aug. 19, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, with cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets are $80 before July 1 and $90 after.
“We felt by moving the banquet to Friday that more collectors, exhibitors and dealers would be able to attend,” said Conventions Director Rhonda Scurek. “The banquet is an important event where some of the association’s most coveted awards are presented, and we want to encourage the best attendance possible.”
The World’s Fair of Money is Aug. 16-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont. It will feature more than 1,000 dealers, a variety of educational programs and exhibits, mints from around the world and the ANA’s Museum Showcase.
For more information on the convention, or to register for the banquet, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com, or call (719) 482-9848.