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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:
It has come to our attention that a number of independent organizations have contacted exhibitors and sponsors for the upcoming Friends For Life conference implying that they are working with, or have been contracted by, Children With Diabetes to provide travel assistance or can help with hotel booking. This is not the case. The only organization that is authorized by Children With Diabetes to book your hotel room is Disney. We strongly suggest that you ignore any solicitation from an outside party about Friends for Life. If you have any questions about anybody offering travel assistance, please contact us immediately for clarification.
Registration for the 2017 Conference, Housing, and Childcare
- Conference Registration
Conference Registration Includes:
- All sessions and session materials for adults and children
- Childcare for children age 5 and under
- Wednesday Grand Opening Reception (6:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday First Timers Reception (late afternoon)
- Thursday breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks
- Thursday Family and Friends Banquet
- Friday lunch and snack breaks
- Friday Off Site Day for teens
- Saturday events
- Sunday Farewell Breakfast
- All of the various receptions/socials (Teen Dance, Tween Social, Dessert with the Faculty)
- One t-shirt per registered person
Cancellations prior to June 1, 2017 will be refunded minus a $25 per person processing fee. After June 1, 2017, no refunds are available.
Registration Dates and Pricing:
Children up to age 5 at the time of the conference are $50. For everyone age 6 or over at the time of the conference, the price is:
- $150 until December 31, 2016
- $175 until June 22, 2017
- $200 on site registration beginning Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Online registration is now closed. On-site registration begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
- Conference Scholarships
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation offers scholarships for families and young adults to attend CWD's Friends for Life conference. Information about scholarships will be online in early 2017. For more information, please contact the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. Do not contact Children with Diabetes -- we do not run their scholarship program.
- The Conference Venue and Hotel Reservations
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is located near Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Five swimming pools are on the hotel grounds, including a huge, feature-pool complex with southwestern theme. A children's playground is on site, as is a large game arcade and fitness center. A jogging trail winds around the 15-acre lake. Complimentary Disney bus transportation, Disney’s Magical Express, is available between the Hotel and all Disney Theme Parks, as well as between the Orlando International Airport and the Hotel.
Sleeping rooms include two queen beds or a king bed, refrigerator, complimentary wireless internet, ceiling fan, coffee maker, wall safe, and telephone. Wireless high speed internet is also available in public areas of the hotel, including the lobby, conference center, and swimming pool.
Room rates are $153 + tax. This rate is available from July 1, 2017 to July 11, 2017 for those families who might want to extend their vacation. In support of the Friends for Life conference, $8 per room night will be donated by Disney back to CWD.
CWD rooms will be located throughout the Coronado Springs Resort in the Casitas, Ranchos, and Cabana buildings. We do not have designated rooms in specific buildings. If you have a physical disability which requires close proximity to the Convention Center, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Suites may be reserved for hospitality events or entertaining, subject to availability. There are different types of suites and they have different prices; please contact the Hotel directly for availability and pricing.
You may reserve a room online at resweb.passkey.com/go/2017FriendsforLife.
- Ground Transportation
You may book Disney’s Magical Express reservations by visiting www.disneyconventiontickets.com/disneyworld/transportation/ or by calling (407) 827-6777 with your flight information AFTER your hotel reservation has been entered into the system and you have received the Resort Confirmation email.
- 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 format
Childcare Registration in PDF format
- Childcare Medical Information Sheet
The Childcare Medical Information Sheet is required for every child in child care with type 1 diabetes and is due by June 24, 2017.
Childcare Medical Information Sheet in Word format
Childcare Medical Information Sheet in PDF format
- Conference Waiver
Every family must sign a waiver that covers all family members attending the conference. The waiver is included within your registration packet.
Friends for Life Orlando 2017 Conference Introduction - Registration - Sponsors - Exhibitors - Convention Center Map - FAQs Información en Español - Registro para la Conferencia - Facultad Sesiones Español - Programa Faculty: Parent & Adult - Youth - Spanish Track - Grandparents - Nightscout - Sports Central - Retinal Screening - CWD Fellows - CWD Staff Conference Schedule: Parents and Adults - Youth - Meet Ups - Childcare Form Reports from 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001
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