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The ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference & Expo is less than one week away! Here is some important information to Know Before You Go.

On-Site Registration

ACCED-I Annual Conference registration is located at East/West Registration Desk at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830.

Registration hours are:

Saturday, March 25: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 26: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, March 27: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Getting to the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Transportation from Orlando International Airport:

Approximately $18 one-way
DISCOUNT CODE: DDLAN: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations here. Your discount gives you 10% discount off your reservation made online.  Discount does not apply to exclusive vans (which are already discounted).  

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.  

SuperShuttle Shared Ride: After collecting luggage, customer must call 1 (407) 513-0230 to notify local dispatch of his/her arrival and coordinate pick-up.


Approximately $47-$55 one-way

Located on the A-Side of the Terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level) 1, at Commercial Lane parking spaces: A5-A8 and A22-A25

Located on the B-Side of the Terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level) 1, at Commercial Lane parking spaces: B5-B8 and B30-B34

Currently, Uber’s agreement with the airport only allows their livery products—UberSELECT and SELECT XL—to pick up at MCO.
UberSELECT – approximately $57-$72 one-way
UberSELECT XL – approximately $67-$85
Uber drivers pick-up at Express Pickup Tunnel on Level 1 and find the Express Pickup Tunnel located directly next to the rental car counters.

For more information on using Uber from Orlando International Airport, click here. 
Rental Car

AVIS is providing a discount for 37th Annual Conference attendees on car rental. To make a reservation, please call (800) 331-1600 and provide the reservation agent with the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number of D005659 or make an online reservation online here

Download the Mobile App!

Download today to get full access to the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference in Orlando including:

Exhibitors and Sponsors
Attendee List
and more!

Downloading is easy from your smart phone/tablet app store.

Go to your app store and acced-i events or open your web browser and enter
Select ACCED-I
Tap the + sign next to the 37th Annual Conference to download the 37th Annual Conference app
Login using your email address and the password accedi2017

Get Your Camera Ready!

Social Media is a great way to stay connected to ACCED-I during the conference. New this year during the conference we are encouraging people to join our various social media platforms. Start following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Event App.

During the three days of the conference we are doing a selfie photo contest! Post your best pic to the Attendee App or Instagram by 10 am ET on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Pictures can be of individuals or groups. Write a clever caption and include #ACCEDI2017 to be sure your photo is seen. Creativity counts! Two winners will be selected and announced at the Awards and Recognition Luncheon.

Name Badges

Name badges are your ticket into all ACCED-I events, please make sure you are wearing your name badge throughout the Annual Conference, including the closing event at Cuba Libre.

Handouts & Attendee Lists

We will not be printing handouts for distribution. Handouts will be available on the Annual Conference page of the ACCED-I website and through the mobile app.

Click here for the attendee list. Attendees will also be able to connect with each other through the ACCED-I event app. The attendee lists are intended to be a resource for conference attendees and are not to be distributed.


Be sure to visit the expo on Sunday, March 26 between 12:00 PM and 6:30 PM and learn about the many products and services that can help your operation. We will have games, product and cash giveaways to add value to your time in the expo. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards as many exhibitors will have drawings for great prizes! Click here to see who is exhibiting!

One-on-One Exhibitor Appointments

On Monday March 27th from 8:00 AM - Noon, you have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with exhibitors by appointment. Check out the companies offering one-on-one appointments. Click here to learn more!

What Should I Pack?

Business casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at the Annual Conference. The closing event at Cuba Libre is casual.

Meeting rooms can be cool, so please plan accordingly and bring a sweater or light jacket. Check the weather forecast as the conference approaches for an accurate forecast.


You must have pre-registered to attend the Beyond Camps: A Comprehensive Look at Leading and Emerging Practices for the Protection of Minors on Campus Institute. If you are interested in adding this to your registration, you may check on-site if there are still spots available. Institutes are designed for the experienced professional to explore topics in-depth. For more information, click here.


Included in your conference registration fee are: brunch and reception on Sunday, lunch on Monday and lunch and dinner on Tuesday.

Meet, Greet and Off to Eat
Saturday, March 25, from 5:30-7pm

Meet Greet and Off to Eat is the only way to start off the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference with your best foot forward. Socialize with the greatest event planners in the country over the best food Disney has to offer!

Join one of four groups in the hotel lobby at 4:30pm to walk from the hotel to Bongos, Paradiso 37, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, or Wolfgang Puck for dinner and networking. Reservations are Saturday, March 25, at 5:30pm and limited seats are available. Email Hannah Uram ( to reserve your seat at the table. You don’t want to miss this!

Hospitality Activities

Make plans to take advantage health and wellness activities planned by the 37th Annual Conference Hospitality Committee:

Sunday, March 26th, Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

There’s no reason to slack on your New Year’s resolution while at #ACCEDI2017.  Zumba into your day for FREE!  This energizing dance workout class is in the Crystal room on the lobby level.  Space is limited, so get there early to save your space! 
Find Your Running Buddy

Don’t let the #ACCEDI2017 conference networking stop just because you’ve got to keep to your running schedule. Visit our ‘find a friend’ board at hospitality during the conference to connect with a running buddy and hit the pavement. 

Pause for Pups

Monday, March 27th - 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Stop by and say hello to some fluffy puppies!  Take a few minutes out of your day to de-stress and visit the puppies from New Horizons Service Dogs Inc., this year’s Act of Caring.  How can you resist playing with puppies at #ACCEDI2017?

Discounted Park Tickets

Want to explore one of the Disney Parks before or after the conference, or during your free time Monday night? Conference attendees can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.
Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket prices changed for 2017, however, they are pleased to be able to provide you with a "Grace Period" if you would like to purchase your Disney tickets at 2016 prices until Saturday March 25th at 5 PM EST.  After this date, the new ticket offers and pricing will go into effect.

To place your Disney ticket order please click here. For more information or to order your tickets by phone, please call 407-566-5600.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Diana Hakenholz, CMP at See you in Orlando!


Thank you to 37th Annual Conference Sponsors

Master Level Sponsor

Certificate Level Sponsor