Registration for the 2012 Conference, Housing, and Childcare
- Conference Registration
Conference Registration Includes:
- All sessions and session materials for adults and children
- Childcare for children under age 6
- Breakfast, lunch, and beverage breaks on Thursday and Friday (Family and Friends Banquet tickets Thursday are extra)
- Friday Teen Dinner Dance, Tween Karaoke Social (no dinner), Adults with type 1 Social, College Age Social
- Friday Dessert with the Faculty
- Saturday Family Day at the Marriott World Center
- Farewell Breakfast on Sunday
- One t-shirt per registered person
- Friday Off Site Day for teens (park ticket, lunch and snack included)
Cancellations prior to June 1, 2012 will be refunded minus a US$75 processing fee. After June 1, 2012, no refunds are available.
Online registration is now closed. You may register on site beginning Tuesday, July 3.
- Early Registration is $310 per family through December 31, 2011
- Regular Registration is $360 per family from January 1 through June 17, 2012
- On Site Registration is $450 per family after June 17, 2012. Registrations will not be accepted between June 17, 2011 and the start of the conference -- you must register on site.
- Individual Professional Registration or Single Person is $210 (CEUs are not offered)
- Conference Scholarships
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation offers scholarships for families and young adults to attend CWD's Friends for Life conference.
- Housing Registration
The Orlando World Center Marriott is one of the largest Marriott properties in the world. This venue, convenient to the Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios theme parks, offers plenty of convention meeting space for Friends for Life as well as tremendous vacation and recreational opportunities for families who wish to 'stay and play' for a few days before or after the conference. The resort boasts six swimming pools and a 106' water slide at the main pool. There are outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts as well as tennis courts. The Orlando World Center Resort Spa offers a wide variety of treatments and services as well as a quiet spa pool; it is adjacent to the state of the art fitness center. For those who enjoy golf, the Hawks Landing Golf Club is right on site.
The Marriott World Center's luxurious hotel rooms include 2 double beds or a king bed (some rooms have pull-out sofas), high speed internet (fee for service), mini-bar, coffee maker, and cable with pay per view movies. There are several restaurants on site as well as a Pavilion Pool Bar which is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a Starbucks in the lobby.
Room rates are $159 + tax. This rate is available 3 days before and after the conference for those families who might want to extend their vacation.
Larger Suites may be reserved for hospitality events or entertaining, subject to availability. Suites are also available for larger families, again subject to availability. There are different types of suites and they have different prices; please contact the hotel directly for availability and pricing.
For housing reservations, call Marriott reservations directly at 800-266-9432 or 506-474-2009, or use the Marriott's Online Reservation System. If you are calling, be sure to say you are with the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference. The Children with Diabetes room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that you are only in the CWD room block – and only have the perks of being in the room block - if you make reservations through these phone numbers or website. Perks for the CWD group include:
- Free self-parking at the hotel
- 20% off all spa treatments
- 20% off golf green fees
- 15% off the in-hotel restaurants Hawks Landing, Tuscany, and Mikado (alcohol not included)
Also, please note that this year's conference week includes the busy July 4 holiday. The Marriott World Center Resort will be quite crowded and will likely sell out for both weekends. If you plan to vacation for a few days around the conference, please make your reservations as soon as possible.
- Childcare Registration
Childcare is limited to the first 100 children. You must fill out the registration form (Word or PDF format) and return it according to the instructions in the form. Childcare Registrations will be accepted only after you have registered for the conference.
Childcare Registration in Word 2003/2007 format
Childcare Registration in PDF format
- Childcare Medical Information Sheet
The Childcare Medical Information Sheet is required for every child in child care and due by June 15, 2012.
Childcare Medical Information Sheet in Word format
Childcare Medical Information Sheet in PDF format
- Conference Waiver
Every family must provide a signed waiver that covers all family members attending the conference. You may print the waiver, complete it, sign it, and hand it in at registration, or you may fill it out at registration.
Waiver in Word format
Waiver in PDF format
Friends for Life 2012 Conference and Expo Introduction - Registration - Exhibitors - FAQs - Sponsors - Convention Center Map (PDF) Faculty - Youth Faculty - Grandparents Faculty - CWD Staff - Sports Central Staff Schedule: Parents & Adults - Youth Registration - Teen Driving Clinic - Retinal Screening Signup - Childcare Form (PDF) Reports from 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001
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