Conference Information for Therapeutic and Behavioral Schools and Programs
(including therapeutic post-secondary and transitional schools and programs, and transport services.)
IECA's Fall Conference
November 6-8, 2014 • Orlando, Florida
Registration for our fall conference is now open. To better ensure that registered conference attendees have first access to rooms in our conference hotels, you will receive the hotel and reservation information on the final screen of the registration process. See "Hotel Information" below for rates and additional information.
To register for the conference, respond to your e-mail invitation or click on the link below.
(per person; fees include 1 table space per program at the Friday Information Swap)
Early Bird (through August 31): $525
Regular (through October 1): $565
Late Fee (after October 1): $50
Guest for Thursday Beach BBQ+Epcot® IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: $85 adult / $65 kids 3-12
IECA Cancellation / Refund Policy
Please note that IECA must receive written notification of cancellation by mail, fax, or e-mail to: [email protected]. Refunds will be issued based on the following schedule; we cannot apply fees to future events. Conference cancellations received by August 31: 100% refund minus $20 cancellation fee; received from September 1 through October 1: approximately 50% refund; received after October 1: No refunds/credits for future events.
IECA has arranged for attendees to receive special discounts to the Disney Theme Parks. These discounts include late afternoon and evening tickets, specifically designed for those who wish to go to the parks (or join family already there) after the conference program concludes. For information, click here. Note that discounts must be purchased by 9:00 p.m. EDT on October 31. See the Families section below for additional information for those bringing family members to Orlando.
At this time the IECA Conference hotel, the Walt Disney World Dolphin (and its connecting property the Walt Disney World Swan), is sold out. Luckily there are good alternatives for conference-attendees: approximately five miles (10 minutes) away you will find the Marriott Village. Within the Marriott Village there are three hotels all with availability over our conference dates. If you do make a reservation anywhere other than the Swan & Dolphin, please be sure to check back periodically as rooms may open up as we get closer to the conference.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village
Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone for reservations: 1-800-227-1500 or 407-934-4000 (indicate you're attending the IECA conference)
IECA Rate: $195 single/double + $5 resort fee, includes guestroom internet access; Room rate is good until October 15th while rooms are available.
Click here to go to the Walt Disney World Dolphin's special IECA page to reserve a room online.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 22 miles from the conference hotel. Taxis are readily available and will cost around $60. A more affordable alternative is Mears Motor Shuttle. With special pricing for IECA conference attendees, round trip fair is just $32 (with coupon). Visit the Mears website for details.
Self Parking - Day Rate: $16.00 + tax (each exit)
Self Parking - Overnight: $16.00 + tax (per night)
Valet - Day Rate: $26.00 + tax (each exit)
Valet - Overnight: $26 + tax (per night)
Bringing the Family to Orlando? Here's what you need to know.
We know that many of you will have children, spouses, grandkids and others joining you in Orlando. We hope you have a wonderful time, and to ensure we're all on the same page, here's some information to make your stay--and the experience for your colleagues--more pleasant.
Educational sessions are designed for professionals. Whether a general session, a round-table discussion, movie, or a breakout, let's leave the family members outside so that attendees can get down to business. Only registered conference attendees will be admitted to all educational sessions. Let's understand how frustrated the little ones would feel sitting silently in the back of a room when the hotel offers several pools, a game room, miniature golf, a beach, an ice cream parlor and so much more (including Disney parks a walk or boat ride away!) Educational sessions end early each day (ranging from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) to plan your adventures.
Thursday night is our exciting blowout event—family members are invited! Guests are invited and that includes all family members. The evening starts with a beach barbecue (right on hotel property) where there will be an extensive menu, including options for kids of all ages. We'll then take a short 10-minute walk (strollers are fine) to a private area of Epcot® right at the World Showcase Lagoon where we'll have a lavish dessert buffet and front row viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Guest pricing for family members: Adults (age 13+) - $85; Kids (ages 3-12) - $65
Other Meals including sit down meals and buffets, including breakfast each morning and food served during the School and College Fair and the Information Swap are for registered conference attendees only. We are not able to accommodate children or guests at these meals.
Disney Park Tickets: For attendees who wish to purchase regular priced tickets on site, a Disney representative will be available at a booth off the hotel lobby so attendees can avoid long lines and purchase park tickets before leaving the hotel. For advance purchase savings, please click here.