Each year, the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) hosts two large conferences called SpringFest, and FallFest, which rotate between Southern New England (CT, RI, and MA) and Northern New England (VT, NH, and ME.) At these events, NEHA provides educational programming for adults, teenagers (13+), youth (6–12 years old), and childcare (newborns–5 years old). We are expecting about 250-300 people to attend this meeting. NEHA is thrilled to be hosting this year’s FallFest in Hartford, CT at the Marriott Hartford Downtown on Saturday, October 14 until Sunday, October 15!
Our keynote speaker is Ryan White's mother, Jeanne White-Ginder. Educational sessions at FallFest will speak to needs identified by the community and feature programing from New England HTC physicians and nurses, health and wellness workshops, breakout sessions, and much more!
The room rate at the Marriott Hartford Downtown for $128 a night is full. We have secured another block at the Hyatt House starting at $109 a night (this is about a ten minute drive from downtown Hartford). Book a room here: https://hartfordnorth.house.hyatt.com/bdlxwneha.htm
Please note: The Hartford Marathon is the Saturday of FallFest (October 14). Hotels room throughout the city are expected to fill up quickly. We strongly encourage you to book your room as soon as possible.
Please note that registration for FallFest will close on Friday, October 6.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How much does it cost?
Registration is free for NEHA members, and only $10 a person for any non-member. Please note, if you are registered but can no longer attend, please notify us immediately. If a cancellation occurs within 72 hours of the event, you will be charged with a $30 fee.
Q. Does NEHA offer financial assistance to FallFest?
Yes! If you are need of financial assistance, we can with help travel costs to and from the conference through our "100 for 100" program. A $100 lodging subsidy can be offered to anyone traveling more than 100 miles roundtrip to Hartford. You must reserve and pay for your hotel room(s), and then provide NEHA with a receipt and proof of the 100 miles driven. A check for $100 will be mailed out after the event.
Q. Is childcare provided?
Yes, childcare is provided by NEHA at no additional cost to you and your family.
Q. Will there be an event on Saturday night?
Yes, NEHA is working to provide a family friendly Halloween dance on Saturday evening at no additional cost. Please bring your Halloween costumes!
Q. How do I learn more about NEHA?
Go to www.newenglandhemophilia.org or call us at 781-326-7645.